Professional Face, Body & Spa Therapies

Level 5

This brand new qualification picks up from our Level 4 course and really 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.

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

Course Content

  • Current industry trends
  • Advanced facial treatments
  • Advanced body treatments
  • Advanced massage
  • Advanced hair removal including epilation/electrolysis
  • Body scrubs and wraps,
  • Spa services incorporating hot stone treatments and aromatherapy
  • Design, implement and review specialised treatment plans
  • Adapting treatments through consultation, current trends and emerging technology
  • Professionalism in the industry
  • Related beauty sciences
  • Professional behaviours and standards in relation to beauty practices
  • Business practices including developing a business plan
  • Internship – The final 6 weeks of the Diploma will include an internship which provides students with industry work experience which counts towards the requirements of the qualification. Elite will work with you and industry to find placements and these may be domestic or international opportunities depending on your preferences.

Career Opportunities

This course will give you the skills for roles in the beauty therapy industry such as:

  • Beauty therapist both in NZ and internationally
  • Salon manager
  • Salon business owner
  • Cosmetic product company representative
  • Working in beauty on a cruise ship or overseas resort
  • Teaching and facilitating beauty seminars

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2018 Intake Dates

Auckland Central and Wellington campuses

5 February 2018

18 June 2018

20 August 2018

Hamilton and Albany campuses

5 February 2018

13 August 2018


36 weeks

Course Costs*

Student loans and allowances are available if you meet the criteria. Find out if you're eligible by calling StudyLink on Freephone 0800 88 99 00 or visit Studylink

Compulsory course costs are $2,100

Entry Requirements

New Zealand Certificate of Beauty Therapy Level 4 or equivalent

Qualifications Awarded

New Zealand Diploma in Beauty Therapy  Level 5

*Subject to NZQA approval