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Beauty and Body Essentials

Level 4

Welcome to the fascinating world of beauty therapy! You’ll learn a wide range of beauty services and graduate prepared for entry-level jobs in the beauty industry or for more advanced study on our Level 5 Diploma.

Exposure to latest industry trends

Our close relationship with the industry means you’ll get exposure to partners who are at the forefront of the evolving beauty therapy industry. You’ll attend seminars, skincare production tours and visit top beauty therapy salons.

Top quality products

Working with top quality skincare products is incredibly important to us. You’ll be the only beauty therapy students in the country studying using Skin Juice, a top Australian skincare brand.

Course Content

Learn the essential beauty treatments that will turn your clients into regulars: Waxing, spray tanning, mani’s, pedi’s, gel nails and nail art. Learn the art of relaxing and rejuvenating your clients with a range of massage techniques. Lashes and brows are big business.

Learn to enhance them from creating long, luscious lashes to sculpting the perfect brow arch. Understand how the skin works and how you can influence it with a range of facial treatments to give your clients outstanding results.

To be successful you’ll need to understand a bit about business. We’ll teach you about professionalism, self-image and customer care.

Career Opportunities

This course will give you the skills for entry-level positions in the beauty therapy industry such as:

  • Beauty therapist both in NZ and internationally
  • Cosmetics Consultant

Entry Requirements

  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • National Certificate of Educational Achievement (Level 2) or equivalent.
  • IELTS General or Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5 or NZQA approved equivalent.

Qualifications Awarded

New Zealand Certificate in Beauty Therapy Level 4

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2020/21 Intake Dates

Auckland Campus

15 March 2021
31 May 2021
30 August 2021

Wellington Campus

15 March 2021
31 May 2021
30 August 2021

Hamilton Campus

15 March 2021
31 May 2021
30 August 2021


40 weeks including 8 weeks holiday (12 weeks of Recognition of Prior Learning will be applied for the students who have completed their Level 3 with us).

2020 Course Costs

Tuition fees: $18,000.00
Course fee: $1,800.00

The New Zealand Government has imposed an international student levy on tuition and course related fees. From 1 January 2019 the levy will be 0.89% of the compulsory tuition fees.

Elite School of Beauty & Spa is one of the trading names for the registered PTE New Zealand School of Tourism. Your enrolment is with New Zealand School of Tourism Ltd and your qualification is issued by the New Zealand School of Tourism.