Beauty and Hairdressing

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Kia ora, We offer a suite of professional programmes from pre-apprentice hairdressing to beautician qualifications. Learn about our programmes, the staff who teach them, our salon days and much more.

  • New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Salon Support) (Level 3)

    Learn fundamental hairdressing and customer service skills to enable you to begin a hairdressing apprenticeship. Includes substantial practical experience to support the essential theory delivered. LEVEL 3

  • Certificate in Beauty Therapy

    Learn essential theory and gain practical experience working on real clients. Includes the National Certificate in Beauty Services (Beautician) (Level 4) and the opportunity to sit the City & Guilds Diploma in Beauty Therapy. LEVEL 4

  • Certificate in Beauty and Hairdressing

    Learn about make-up, cosmetics, beauty products and hairdressing. Graduates can enter the beauty industry, gain a hairdressing apprenticeship or go on to further study. LEVEL 3

  • Certificate in Work Skills (Retail and Cosmetic Services)

    Learn skills in retail and cosmetic services to progress on to further study or work in the retail area. This is a classroom based programme for youth interested in a career in Retail. LEVEL 2

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Beauty, Hairdressing and Retail Programmes

Programme Manager

Neil Gardiner


Lead Tutor

Rachael Broad



Jolie Gunn

Gerry Hannah

Cathie Johnson

Helen Johnston

Anne Lindsay



 Whitireia and WelTec have formed a strategic partnership to develop a network of tertiary learning throughout the Wellington region.

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Whitireia and WelTec have formed a strategic partnership to develop
a network of tertiary learning throughout the Wellington region.
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