|NEW ZEALAND'S EDUCATION
Hairdressing Industry Training Organisation
Hair and Beauty Apprenticeships
HITO is the NZ Hair and Beauty Industry Training Organisation.
We look after the qualifications and apprenticeships in barbering, beauty and hairdressing. We set and maintain high-quality standards and help people get trained and qualified.
A New Zealand apprenticeship is the best way to become a qualified hairdresser, barber, beauty therapist or nail technician. Apprentices gain their qualification through paid work in real businesses. A qualified trainer (usually the Manager) along with a HITO advisor ensure the apprentice gets all the experiences they need to become qualified.
Instead of being stuck in a classroom, apprentices put theory into practice every day earning a professional qualification that is internationally recognised.
The first step in starting an apprenticeship is to find a barbershop, salon or clinic that is willing to take on an apprentice. Barber or hairdressing apprentices also get training outside the workplace. For beauty therapy, all training and assessment takes place onsite.
HITO also offers a Qualification by Experience programme for those who have experience in the industries but do not hold a national qualification.