Welcome to Varda

Study at VARDA in Hamilton and boost your career with NZQA qualifications in, hairdressing, barbering and make-up

Varda Training

Varda is amongst an elite group of New Zealand Training Providers holding the Best Practice Quality Mark from the New Zealand Hair and Beauty ITO.

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Varda Salon

Our training salon is open to the public. The purpose of the salon is to provide students with 'real client' experiences. Appointments are essential.

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Varda Barber

Our barber shop is open to the public to provide students with ‘real client’ experiences and we also have a fulltime qualified barber onsite Monday to Friday.

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Our Qualifications

VARDA is amongst an elite group of New Zealand Training Providers holding the Best Practice Quality Mark from the New Zealand Hair and Beauty ITO. This status guarantees quality assessment practices.

NZQA assesses the standard of education for Tertiary Education Organisations through a regular system of external evaluation and review (EER). Through periodic EER, Tertiary Education Organisations are held accountable to their students, employers, funders, quality assurance bodies and other interested parties.

NZQA rates VARDA as Category 1: Highly Confident in Educational Performance and Highly Confident in Self-Assessment

VARDA is rated Excellent in all areas from NZQA’s External Evaluation and Review.

VARDA offers the highest level of training with trainees gaining nationally recognised and approved qualifications by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority. These qualifications are highly regarded by the industry.

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“I am glad I trained at Varda, I don’t think I would be where I am otherwise.
The tutors kept me on track and motivated to be able to graduate in First Year Salon Support.”

Aaron Rangitaawa