The STAR Programme is designed as an introduction to hairdressing; it offers an opportunity for the student to achieve unit standards within the hairdressing domain, while getting a taste of hairdressing as a career pathway.

The programme will deliver topics that are interesting, fun, and relevant. The topics to be delivered will have a high practical component attached to them, through learning connections, model building, creative experiences and hands on hair work.

Relationship to other courses

The STAR Programme is designed to precede the Gateway Programme. A student that successfully completes the STAR Programme will staircase exceptionally well into the provider/work based Gateway Programme, onto our government funded Youth Training Programme or onto our New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing – Salon Support (Level 3).

Servilles Academy will be running 5 STAR Programmes in 2016.

STAR Programme Dates for 2018 

Intake Start Finish
Term 1 Monday 16th April Thursday 19th April
Term 2 Monday 9th July Thursday 12th July
Term 3 Monday 1st October Thursday 4th October

The Learner will gain 13 Credits (Levels 1s and 2s) on completion of Servilles Academy Star Course 


9.30am to 3.00pm

Location for all 2017 STAR Programmes

Servilles Academy

Level 7

131 Queen Street

Auckland CBD

For more information on Gateway and STAR Programmes or to enrol contact your Gateway co-ordinator at your secondary school.


Student for a Day

In addition to our formal, funded programmes schools can also send their students to Servilles Academy to experience what it's like to be a Hairdresser, Barber or Makeup Artist with our Student for a Day programme. Students will be able to take the first steps into the industry by spending a day in our Academy on Queen Street, participating in lessons, seeing demonstrations and experiencing a day in the life of a Servilles Academy student. 

What to bring:  All equipment will be supplied, just bring a pen.

Time:  9.30am – 2.30pm

Where: Servilles Academy, Level 7, 131 Queen Street, for a map view visit

Students will meet at the main reception. 

For more information, or to book a student for a day, call Mandy on 021 028 53479 or 0800 SERVILLES