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Beauty & 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

Level 2 NCEA or equivalent

Qualifications Awarded

New Zealand Certificate in Beauty Therapy Level 4


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2019 Intake Dates

Auckland Albany Campus and Auckland Central Campus

  • 4 March 2019
  • 8 April 2019
  • 15 July 2019
  • 16 September 2019

Hamilton Campus

  • 8 April 2019
  • 27 May 2019
  • 16 September 2019

Wellington Campus

  • 8 April 2019
  • 15 April 2019
  • 27 May 2019
  • 16 September 2019


32 weeks

Course Costs

You may be eligible for fees free study as part of the changes made by the Government! If so, the below fees and costs will not apply to you. Refer to the website www.feesfree.govt.nz to check and see if you are eligible.

Tuition Fee: $11,718 (Includes Compulsory Course Costs of $1,836)

If you're eligible for fees free study you still need to apply for a Student Loan if you want to borrow course-related costs or living costs. You can apply through Studylink. Find out if you're eligible by calling StudyLink on Freephone 0800 88 99 00 or visit Studylink.govt.nz to qualify to have your course fees paid up to a maximum of $12,000 by the government.