NZ Certificate in Foundation Skills – Styling [Level 2] Fee FREE

Study Options



17 weeks


Level 2

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 Styling and Beauty Skills

Get introduced to a range of subject areas and practical skills in studies in hairdressing, beauty therapy or health and wellbeing.  You could then go on to further studies in any of these areas. 

Activities are hands-on and will include theory designed to teach goal setting, communication skills and numeracy within a styling context.  Practical and theory tasks are combined and embedded throughout all aspects of the programme with a view to providing a foundation for further study or employment.



There are two entry dates per year:

  • Mid February
  • Mid July

Career Opportunities & Outcomes

This certificate is aimed at developing your skills in looking for a job and/or preparing you for further studies in the following programmes at EIT:

  • Diploma in Beauty and Body Therapy (Level 5)
  • Certificate in Health and Sports Massage (Level 4)
  • Certificate in Health and Fitness (Level 3)
  • Certificate in Hairdressing (Level 3)
  • Certificate in Fashion Apparel


This certificate’s programme aims to prepare your for further studies in hairdressing, beauty therapy or health and wellbeing.  Using a project based delivery it also helps develop skills for job seeking without exams.

This programme is taught in purpose built modern facilities utilising EIT’s Elite Hairdressing salon, Refresh Beauty therapy clinic and health and wellbeing resources.

At the end of the programme you’ll be able to:

  • Create makeup looks suitable for daywear and special occasions
  • Perform introductory short and long dry hair styling
  • Style yourself for interview
  • Apply fundamental research skills
  • Set goals for future focus using an awareness of self

Please feel free to make an appointment to discuss your study options. You can meet with our staff in person at our Hawke’s Bay or Tairāwhiti Campuses, 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.

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.

Find out more:

Hawke’s Bay Campus




Academic Criteria Required

Open entry

Information Session Recommend


Police Check Required


Health Declaration Required






Information session

An information session is compulsory for those who do not meet the entry criteria and it is recommended for those who do meet the entry criteria. It will allow parties to exchange information about what the programme provides for students, and requires of students. Included will be discussion of possible career paths for the student, motivation, and physical and emotional requirements, and applicant’s abilities, background, experiences and interests. Attendance of whanau members and/or other support people is encouraged.

Alternative entry assessment

  • The alternative entry assessment will measure applicants’ literacy and numeracy ability to ensure that is of a level to cope with the demands of the programme.

English language entry requirement

  • If English is not your first language a level of English language capability (written and oral) needs to be sufficient to meet the expectations of the start of the programme. (Prospective students will be assessed and options discussed as part of the enrolment interview).

Entry with credit

You may already have some knowledge or skills that can be recognised as part of your intended study. This may take a number of different forms including study while at high school, study at a private training establishment, workplace training, other tertiary study, life experiences or voluntary work. If you think you may qualify, you may want to apply for Cross Credit or Recognition of Prior Learning.

  • Cross Credit is based on the equivalency of courses or qualifications. You would apply for Cross Credit if you have passed a very similar course at the same level.
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is based on the assessment of your current knowledge and skills. You would apply for RPL if you had gained the relevant knowledge and skills through life experiences and informal learning situations.

You will be asked to provide details of anything that you would like to be considered as credit toward your intended programme of study, as part of your application.

You must apply prior to enrolment. RPL and Cross Credit cannot be awarded for a course if you are already enrolled in that course.

For further information and enquiries about RPL and Cross Credit please contact the Programme Secretary Kate Meikle 06 830 1520 or email


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.