Introduction to the Beauty Industry & Salon Practice

    Course details

    • Code: BEAU.4001
    • Fee: $477*
    • Level: 4
    • Credits: 10
    • EFTS: 0.0833
    • Subject: Hairdressing
Study optionsFull-time
Time in class34 (approximate total hours)
Work experience34 (approximate total hours)
Offered (indicative)February
LocationRotorua (Mokoia)
Related programmes Diploma in Beauty Therapy;
Certificate in Beautician Services;

Course Aim

Introduction to the roles, occupations, services and salon practices within the beauty therapy field and related industries. Gain skills and knowledge in employment rights and responsibilities, portraying a professional image through personal presentation and maintaining a healthy, safe and secure salon environment for beauty therapists and clients.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate knowledge of the key characteristics of and working practices associated with beauty related industries using written and verbal skills;
  2. understand and explain the requirements of relevant health and safety legislation and regulations, including employer and employee responsibilities using written and verbal skills;
  3. use the correct posture and deportment to minimise risk of harm or injury while providing beauty services, and handling tools and equipment;
  4. read and interpret manufacturers’ instructions when using salon products, tools and equipment;
  5. identify and deal with hazards in the salon workplace, and complete hazard recording and reporting requirements;
  6. respond to emergencies within a commercial salon environment, including following specified emergency evacuation and salon security procedures; and
  7. demonstrate and maintain a professional level of personal presentation, hygiene and conduct.

Embedded unit standards or achievement standards

Title CreditsLevelCode
Working in beauty related industries C&G 3003 201
Follow health and safety practice in the salon C&G 3003 202

For more information on Unit Standards explore the NZQA Framework


*Course cost/fee: Indicative standard fee for New Zealand residents only. Fees for non-New Zealand residents will vary, visit the Programmes and Tuition Fees for International Students information page.

*Course cost/fee last updated 13-Dec-2016

Page last updated: 01 Sep 2017