NZ Certificate in Hairdressing (Emerging Stylist) [Level 4]

Study Options



1 year


Level 4

We are still contactable about this programme

Interested in this programme? Gayle Simon the programme secretary is working remotely and can still be contacted via phone: (06) 8301562 – or email:

Go Places with World Class Styling Skills

Develop your creativity, gain expert knowledge and skills. Graduates can pursue a professional career in hairdressing or work in associated beauty industries.



February, July

Career Opportunities & Outcomes

Graduating with the Certificate in Hairdressing will open up a wide variety of future opportunities in hairstyling and hair-care. Following completion of the programme you’ll be well placed to enter the dynamic and glamorous world of professional hairstyling. The world will be your oyster and you could end up working:

  • In a contemporary salon locally, nationally or internationally
  • As a personal hairstylist for a celebrity
  • In the TV and film industry
  • In your very own hair salon


The purpose of this qualification is to provide the hairdressing industry with individuals who have obtained sufficient knowledge, practical skills and attitudes to perform salon and client services that contribute to the effective operation of the salon. 

This qualification is suitable for learners with prior knowledge of salon support and client support services in a hairdressing salon, who wish to develop skills and knowledge towards becoming a hairstylist.

Graduates will be capable of operating at an intermediate level under broad guidance.

Students will used project based learning in a salon environment to prepare to be an emerging stylist in the industry.

Complex long and short hair styling, hair cutting techniques using scissors, razor and clippers, perming and relaxing techniques, advanced colouring techniques, advanced  hair and scalp conditions and treatments, advanced reception skills.

Come in and have a chat about your study options with the staff at our Hawke’s Bay campus. Or, simply give us a call on 0800 22 55 348. And you’re most welcome to visit EIT to view our facilities at any time.



  • Successful completion of the New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Salon Support) [Level 3].


All applicants are required to:

  • Sign a declaration that they are in good health (having no medical, physical or psychological conditions that would preclude working with vulnerable clients).

If the declaration identifies any issue that may impact on the student’s ability to complete the programme, the student can discuss these with the programme coordinator at an information session. EIT reserves the right to decline entry to the programme should an applicant’s health difficulties be such that they would be considered unsuitable for the type of work undertaken whilst on this programme or by graduates of this programme. The guidelines on which this decision will be based are the relevant professional association or industry requirements.


Applicants for whom English is not their first language must have an acceptable level of English language fluency prior to enrolment in the programme. This may be demonstrated in a variety of ways, including successful study of a programme in which English was the language of instruction, completion of a New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 3), approved scores on IELTS tests (5.0 Academic with no band score lower than 5.0), completion of accepted international equivalents, or completion of an EIT assessment.

Academic Learning Services

Academic Learning Services is here to assist you on your journey towards the successful completion of your studies at EIT. Our aim is for you to become confident, competent and independent learners.

We have dedicated advisors who can assist with your learning.

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Hawke’s Bay Campus


EIT offers a variety of scholarships across various subjects and programme levels.  Some scholarships are based on your age, some are specific to the subject you want to study.  Not all scholarships are based on your academic ability and anyone wanting to study should investigate what scholarships are available to them.  

You can find a list of EIT scholarships here however there are many more scholarships offered nationally.  Information about these is on an database called “givME”. givME is accessible at EIT or at some public libraries. If you would like to come to EIT to look through the giveME database don’t hesitate to contact or call in for a chat.