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Makeup Artistry and Skin Care

Level 3

Your career as a Makeup Artist starts right here.

Learn the basics 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 and you could earn a job with a top cosmetics house, work as a freelance artist or pathway into our Level 4 Beauty Therapy Certificate.

Pro Makeup Kit

Receive your Elite makeup kit packed with professional makeup products, including a set of brushes and all the makeup you’ll need for the looks you’ll master, as well as skincare products by Joyce Blok.

Build your Look Book

Build your brand as a makeup artist, with hands on training in looks from day to night, photographic to corrective, fashion to special occasion. Adapt and evolve your own signature looks by practicing on yourself, polishing your own look, and on your classmates. You’ll graduate with a portfolio of work to wow prospective clients.

Exclusive industry exposure

Be the envy of your friends with “money can’t buy” exposure to the industry, through exclusive guest speakers

Course content

Perfect the art of providing a skin consultation, learn how to perform facials, and prescribe a skin care regime from Joyce Blok. It’s all about eyes and brows right now.

Learn how to make them pop like a pro. Transform a client into a blushing bride, give a client a natural “no makeup” look or transform them with a dramatic night look.

Master beauty techniques that keep clients coming back for more; mani, pedi and spray tan. You are your most important asset. Learn to sell yourself with networking and communication skills, and sales techniques.

Career Opportunities

This course will prepare you for roles such as:

  • Freelance Makeup Artist
  • Fashion Makeup
  • Counter Cosmetics
  • Cosmetic Consultancy
  • Makeup and Skincare Retail

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Entry Requirements

  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • NCEA Level 1 qualification or equivalent
  • IELTS 5 in General or Academic module with no band score lower than 5 or NZQA recognised equivalent.

Qualifications Awarded

New Zealand Certificate in Make Up and Skin Care (Introduction) Level 3

2021 Intake Dates

Auckland Campus 
12 April 2021
12 July 2021   

Hamilton Campus 
12 April 2021
12 July 2021   

Wellington Campus 
12 April 2021
12 July 2021   


18 weeks

2020 Course Costs

Tuition fees: $11,000.00
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.