As you may have heard at one of HITO’s stakeholder meetings, NZQA have been concerned about the low numbers of hairdressing and barbering trainees achieving a Level 4 qualification over the past 10 years.
After consulting with industry groups and working with NZQA, HITO is excited to announce a solution:
From 1 January 2017, training providers will also be able to assess the final hairdressing and barbering unit standards: 2759, 2727, and 10650.
With this change, all hairdressing and barbering graduates can attain the same excellent, industry-relevant qualifications, whether they gain those qualifications through apprenticeship or through a training provider.
If you require any further information for assessing the above unit standard, please contact HITO at firstname.lastname@example.org.