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Diploma in Cosmetology and Beauty Therapy* REMOVED

Level 3, 4 & 5

This 18 month programme is the ultimate in beauty and body therapies and makeup artistry training, and is for those who want a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of the industry. You’ll be fully prepared to work in all areas of a salon when you graduate from this in-depth programme, which starts at Level 3 and takes you through to Level 5. The programme includes the following levels of study.

Make up Artistry & Skincare Level 3*

Study the basics of makeup artistry, perfecting the essentials of prepping skin and applying a range of makeup techniques. From day to night, photographic to corrective, you’ll learn the full range of makeup techniques. Learn more

Beauty & Body Essentials Level 4 

Our Level 4 programme introduces you to the fascinating world of beauty therapy, and gives you a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of the beauty industry. You’ll learn a wide range of beauty services, from manicures and pedicures, to waxing and spray tanning as well as facials and massage. Learn more

Professional Face, Body & Spa Therapies Level 5

This brand new qualification picks up from the Level 4 programme and fully prepares you for the demands of the beauty therapy industry. You’ll learn practical, hands on training in advanced body and spa therapy services and products. It also goes a step further, teaching you the skills needed to manage salon operations including the ins and out of managing your own salon business. Learn more

In addition to this programme you can choose to complete CIBTAC and CIDESCO international certifications.

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Qualifications gained

New Zealand Certificate in Makeup and Skincare Level 3

New Zealand Certificate in Beauty Therapy Level 4 

New Zealand Diploma in Beauty Therapy Level 5

2018 Intake Dates

29 January

*Auckland campuses will start the following day to accommodate Auckland Anniversary day


62 weeks

Entry Requirements

NCEA Level 1 or equivalent

Hold IELTS Level 5.5 or recognised equivalent.

Programme Cost*

Tuition fees $36,200

*Subject to NZQA approval