Overview

Welcome to Elite and congratulations on choosing makeup and beauty therapy for your career. It is an exciting industry to work in and a qualification from Elite will open up a world of opportunities for you.

Elite International School of Beauty and Spa Therapies is a private training establishment dedicated to makeup and beauty therapy training. Elite is government funded (TEC) and registered (NZQA) and offers qualifications over Levels 3, 4 and 5 on the NZQA Framework. Elite offers the following courses

Make up Artistry & Skincare Level 3

Beauty & Body Essentials Level 4

Professional Face, Body & Spa Therapies Level 5

Elite's origins date back to 1973 when a Dutch beauty therapist named Joyce Blok opened the Beauty Therapy College of New Zealand, the first institution to offer professional beauty therapy training in New Zealand. She then went on to open the Joyce Blok institute. Both of these institutions form part of Elite today.

The Elite brand was started in 1999 with a single campus in Albany. This campus has modernised and moved twice. Growing to meet demand it now occupies a stunning purpose-built facility in Triton Drive, Albany.

In 2005 to meet demand from students from the Waikato who wanted training to an international standard without having to travel to Auckland, Elite opened its first facility in Hamilton. This growth culminated in the opening of a completely refurbished facility in Bryce Street in the centre of Hamilton in 2007.

The Elite Wellington campus joined the Elite Group at the end of 2008 bringing new professional training opportunities to the Capital.

In October 2009 Elite opened new premises at 3 Broadway in the heart of Newmarket. We moved this campus in January 2017, to a new inner city campus located on Queen Street. This allows Elite students to work in close conjunction with students from our sister school, Cut Above Academy.