Makeup & Skincare 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.

Build your Look Book

Build your skills 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.

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 Kalahari.

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.


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2022 Intake Dates

Auckland Campus 
7 February 2022
4 April 2022
25 July 2022   

Hamilton Campus 
7 February 2022
25 July 2022   

Wellington Campus 
7 February 2022
25 July 2022   


18 weeks

Course Costs


You may be eligible for fees free study! If so, the below fees and costs will not apply to you. Refer to the website to check if you are eligible, as course fees are paid up to a maximum of $12,000.

Tuition Fees: $8,003 (includes Compulsory Course Cost $562)h

If you're eligible for fees free study, you still need to apply for a Student Loan if you want to borrow for course-related costs or living cost. Find out if you're eligible by calling StudyLink on Freephone 0800 88 99 00 or visit Studylink.


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. 

Career Opportunities

This course will prepare you for roles such as:

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

    NCEA Level 1 or equivalent.

    Qualifications Awarded

    New Zealand Certificate in Make Up and Skincare (Level 3)

    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.