Form Guide.

How To Complete This Form

The first step is easy, just fill out this form!

We’ve included instructions. You can also call or text on : 07 838 3744 or 027 273 7378.

Complete this Form if you are a Domestic Student

A domestic student, at any time, means a person who is:

  • A New Zealand Citizen (including Niuean, Cook Islander, Tokelauan and students with refugee status in New Zealand); or
  • A New Zealand permanent resident; or
  • An Australian citizen living in New Zealand; or
  • An Australian permanent resident living in New Zealand; or
  • A dependent of a diplomat working in New Zealand who is residing in New Zealand; or
  • On an exchange scheme approved by the Minister; or
  • Defined as a domestic student from time to time by the Ministry of Education. (For students with dual citizenship, specify the country of citizenship on the passport used to enter New Zealand).
  • Section One | Personal Details

    Personal details must be filled out by you. The Ministry of Education requires VARDA to collect this information from you and report on it for statistical and other purposes.

    1.1 Title: Please choose the title appropriate to you.

    1.2 Family Name: Print your family name in full. If your name on the form is different from the name on your supporting documents, then you must provide evidence of your change of name.

    1.3 First name(s): Print all of your first names in full.

    1.4 Preferred Name: Print what you prefer to be called (e.g. Maddie, Charlie, etc.).

    1.5 Date of Birth: Please complete day, month and year as is on your evidence i.e. Passport or Birth Certificate.

    1.6 Male, Female or Gender Diverse: Please tick the appropriate box.

    1.7 National Student Number (NSN): This is a National Student Number that is unique to you. This number is a reference to a centralised database that holds basic details such as your name, date of birth and residential status. If you know your NSN insert it on the Application to Enrol form.

    Section Two | Contact Details

    2.1 Permanent / home address: If you would like your mail sent to a different address from the one you live at, please print the postal address clearly on the form.

    2.2 Address while you are studying: Print the address of where you will be living while you are studying with us. If you do not know yet, please let us know as soon as you do.

    2.3 Contact Details: Please print your mobile number, telephone number and e-mail address.

    2.4 Emergency Contact Person: Please enter the name and telephone number of the best person to contact in the event of an emergency and / or when we are unable to contact you directly.

    Section Three | Citizenship

    3.1 Select which best describes your citizenship or status. If you select “Other”, please write the details on the form.

    If you ticked “New Zealand Permanent Resident”, you will also need to indicate your country of citizenship and provide us with evidence of this, e.g. residency permit.

    Section Four | Programme Selection

    4.1 Please list the programme(s)/qualification(s) you wish to study at VARDA and enter your intended start date.

    Section Five | Previous Education

    5.1 Secondary School: Please list the last secondary school that you attended, and please specify in which country.

    5.2 Highest Academic Achievement from a Secondary School: Your highest achievement may be a “traditional” award such as School Certificate, or a number of credits / NCEA at a certain level on the National Qualifications Framework. Your NZQA Record of Achievement shows you how many credits you have. If your answer is “Other”, please identify the qualification on the form.

    5.3 Transfer of Credit: This is a process whereby you apply to Waikato School of Hairdressing Ltd to credit your prior learning towards the programme / courses(s) you have enrolled in. If you tick “yes”, please contact us.

    Section Six | Ethnicity

    6.1 If you select “Other”, please complete relevant details.

    If you are of Maori descent you must indicate the iwi you have the strongest affiliation to. You may include up to 3.

    6.2 If your first language is neither English nor Maori, please specify if you have ever had your English language ability or proficiency tested. Please attach a certificate.

    Section Seven | Statistical Information

    7.1 Prior Main Activity: Select from the list on the form your MAIN activity or occupation as of 1st October prior to the date on which your programme commences.

    7.2 Please state where you first saw / heard about VARDA.

    Section Eight | Impairment Details

    8.1 Impairment: If the effect of illness, injury and / or other impairment impact on or affect your study, please tick “yes” and complete the impairment section on the form.

    Section Nine | Payment of Fees/Course Related Costs

    9.1 Please state how you wish to pay for your tuition fees and equipment. You can select either:

    Debit Credit – Account Name: Waikato School of Hairdressing Ltd T/A VARDA
    Public Trust Account
    Account Number: 02-0536-0305865-01
    Reference: First Name / Last Name


    Debit Credit – Account Name: Waikato School of Hairdressing Ltd T/A VARDA
    Bank: BNZ
    Account Number: 02-0316-0040404-00
    Reference: First Name / Last Name

    Section Ten | Declaration

    PRIVACY | VARDA Ltd collects and stores information from this form to:

  • Manage the business of VARDA (including internal reporting, administrative processes and selection of scholarship and prize winners)
  • Comply with the requirements of the Education Act 2020 and other legislation1 relating to maintenance of records and accountability funding
  • Supply information to government agencies and other organisations as set out below.
  • In signing this enrolment form you authorise such disclosure on the understanding that VARDA will observe the conditions governing the release of information, as set out in the Privacy Act 2020, the Education Act 1989 and other relevant legislation.

    You may request to see any information held about you and request that any errors in that information be amended or noted. To do so, contact the Enrolments Officer.

    NOTE | The Privacy Act 2020 has the stated aim of protecting the privacy of natural persons. It requires VARDA to collect, hold, handle, use and disclose personal information in accordance with the twelve information privacy principles in the Act https://www.legislation.govt.nz?act/puplic/2020/0031/latest/LMS23223.htm

    1 This includes legislation governing the maintenance of official records and for accountability for public funding.


    VARDA supplies data collected on this form to Government agencies, including:

  • The Ministry of Education
  • Education New Zealand
  • The New Zealand Qualifications Authority
  • The Tertiary Education Commission
  • The Ministry of Social Development (in relation to student loans and allowances) and Inland Revenue (Student Loans)
  • Immigration New Zealand and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (for those who are not New Zealand citizens or permanent residents)
  • Where required, insurance Companies
  • Those agencies use the data collected from tertiary education organisations to:

  • Administer the tertiary education system, including allocating funding and the administration of the Fees-Free and Fees-Free Trades Training initiatives
  • Develop policy advice for government
  • Conduct statistical analysis and research.
  • Your personal details (name, date of birth and residency) as entered on this form will be included in the National Student Index and may be used in an authorised information matching programme with the New Zealand Birth Register.

    The Ministry of Education may supply data collected on this form to Statistics New Zealand for the purposes of integrating data with data collected by other government agencies, subject to the provisions of the Statistics Act 2022. Integrated data is used for the production of official statistics, to inform policy advice to government and for research purposes.

    In handling data supplied by you on this form, the Government agencies are required to comply with the provisions of the Privacy Act 2020.

    Data storage – data collected from tertiary education organisations is now stored in the cloud. Student enrolment and course and completion data is stored in a Microsoft datastore based iin Sydney, Australia.

    When required by law, VARDA releases information to government agencies such as the New Zealand Police, Department of Justice, Ministry of Social Development, and the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC).

    Information collected on this form may be supplied to other educational organisations for the purpose of verifying academic records.

    In signing this Enrolment Form you undertake to pay all fees as they become due, and to meet any late fees and collection charges associated with debt recovery. VARDA’s policy on withdrawal and refund of fees may be obtained from the Enrolments Officer.

    In signing this Enrolment Form you undertake to comply with the published rules and policies of VARDA with regard to attendance, academic integrity and progress, conduct and use of information systems.

    What Happens Now

    We’ll let you know when we receive your application and contact you if we need further information.

    Interview & Additional Documentation

    Depending on the programme you have applied for, you may also be required to supply additional information (portfolio, CV) or attend an interview / consultation.

  • Incomplete Application Form received
  • Application Form not signed or dated
  • Required documentation not supplied
  • Required documentation not verified
  • Awaiting academic transcript /results
  • Enrolment Offer

    If your application is successful you will receive an Offer of Place. It is important that you sign and return the Enrolment Offer by the specified date as it will expire and you may lose your place on the programme.

    Fees Information

    By signing and returning the Enrolment Offer you are formally accepted into a programme of study and therefore liable for the associated fees.


    Provider | Category 1

  • Self-Assessment Capability – Highly Confident
  • Educational Performance – Highly Confident
  • Obtained from the Academy Manager:

  • The date of withdrawal is the date that the signed and dated Withdrawal Form is received by the Academy Manager.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure a Withdrawal Form is submitted.
  • If VARDA cancels a course, fees will be refunded in full.
  • If you withdraw prior to the end of 8 days after first day of training | Full refund minus 10%.
  • If you withdraw after this time | No refund.
  • If VARDA withdraws you for not meeting Programme / Course / Academy requirements within the first month of training | Full refund minus 10%, minus reasonable daily rate.
  • Documentation That Must Be Supplied

    If this is the first time you have enrolled into a programme /course(s) at VARDA, please attach to your Application to Enrol form a verified copy of either:

  • Your Birth Certificate or Passport for New Zealand, Niue, Tokelau or the Cook Islands; or
  • A Certificate of Citizenship for New Zealand, Niue, Tokelau or the Cook Islands.
  • Youth Guarantee students – a verified copy of your bank account, e.g. printed bank statement or deposit slip.
  • Students may supply other evidence of their legal name such as a Marriage Certificate, although evidence of citizenship will still be required.

    A verified copy is a photocopy of the original document, which is signed by a solicitor, Justice of the Peace, or authorised VARDA personnel, e.g. a Manager of the Administration Office, as being a true copy of the original.

    Domestic Students / International Students

    To qualify as a Domestic Student you must meet the criteria set out by the Ministry of Education. You must hold a Residence Permit under the Immigration Act 1987, and satisfy the criteria (if any) set by the Ministry of Education.

    Student Checklist

  • Read the Application to Enrol Guide
  • Complete all appropriate sections in this form
  • Attach verified copies of documents proving Legal Name, Date of Birth and Residency Status? DO NOT send originals, only verified copies or, bring originals in for us to copy when you attend your consultation.
  • Attach additional documentation as required for your specific programme of choice.
  • Sign and date this form.
  • Youth Guarantee Students – please provide verified copy of bank account details, e.g. printed bank statement or deposit slip.
  • For More Information
    If you need help or assistance with filling in this form, please contact the office. Our staff will be able to assist you through the Application process and answer any queries.

    Phone: 07 838 3744
    Mobile: 027 273 7378
    Email: [email protected]

    I’d like to say a Thank you to Deb and the whole crew at Varda. The experience I had here was amazing and I wouldn’t change it for anything. The amazing support from staff and teachers was cherished dearly by myself and I can speak on the behalf of the other students when saying this too.

    Thank you to my wonderful tutor for all the one on one learning and teaching you sent my way. Without it I wouldn’t be the great barber I am today. From helping me with cutting techniques to finding me work experience you were always there for me and always put me and the other students first.”

    Troy Bernhard

    Coming to Varda was the best choice I made when I left High School. I’ve learnt professionalism in the Barber trade and I’ve taken it and used it as a life skill. Varda has taught me all the basics of barber skills and the tutors were supportive.

    Maia Haumu

    Before coming to Varda I was a stay at home mum, so this year was definitely a change for me.

    When covid came around it all changed again. We did it and without the support from every single person at Varda I don't know how we would of survived the year. From other students supporting each other and cheering us all on and helping with models, to the tutors and all staff who were there helping us all achieve our goals and supporting us through our tough days too.

    Also a big thank you to our tutor for your support, loyalty and guidance.

    Megan Brinkworth
    Salon Support

    To Varda, the staff and of course our amazing tutor, thank you for your endless support and overall patience throughout this course especially through the times where we couldn't see the end. 

    This year has been amazing working along side all of you. The amount of support and banter with each other has been incredible. I couldn’t have asked for a better group to have shared this adventure with.

    Helena McKenzie
    Emerging Stylist

    Just perfect! Tutors encouraged me and showed me a lot of new skills and found what I was good at. Varda also relaxed me before completing any assessments that were hard to achieve, helpful tutors and classmates. I started dreaming a new future here at Varda, and Varda also helped me to set my goal for next year too. Thanks, it was the best school I ever went. Miss you all.

    Phoebe Choi
    ‘Salon Support’

    “I loved studying at Varda, I loved all the tutors. They were friendly and they believe in me”.

    Brittany Richardson
    ‘Makeup and Skin Care’

    “My experience studying at Varda was absolutely amazing. It always felt like a safe learning environment and always had such a dedicated team of tutors and staff to help us with questions or problems. Walking into class always felt homely and welcoming. Our tutor was always willing to help any student and always had a boost of motivation and support to push you to succeed your goals.”

    Chloe Curnow
    ‘Salon support’

    I loved the atmosphere, everyone is always happy and all staff are so polite. I also believe that Varda has a great support system for both students and clients.

    Jade Coe

    Varda has helped me so much with my people skills and has made me so much more confident in myself and the things I can do. I’ve learnt a lot being here and have loved every moment of it.

    Jamie Paki
    ‘Salon Support’