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STAR programmes

Get a quality learning experience in the world of beauty!

Elite's STAR Taster Courses and School Holiday Programme are a great way to learn about the professional side of the Beauty Industry. Secondary school aged students can see first-hand how we help Elite students to develop the right skills for an exciting career.

NZQA credited

NZQA supports our STAR Holiday Programme, so students have fun and gain extra NZQA Level 2 & 3 credits after completing the programme! 


62 (Level 2, 3 Credits)
Maintain personal presentation and a positive attitude in a workplace involving customer contact. 

27640 (Level 2, 3 Credits)
Demonstrate knowledge of current fashion trends and history related to beauty therapy.

29600 (Level 3, 2 Credits)
Demonstrate knowledge of, select and recommend retail products for beauty therapy services.

What to expect? 

Students develop an understanding of fundamental beauty therapy practices and necessary soft skills required in a professional workplace, such as self-presentation, confidence and goal-setting. We help students see alternate study-pathways that can build their confidence and lead them onto higher education in a tertiary environment at universities or a smoother transition into the Beauty Therapy, Retail or Customer Services Employment Industry.

How to book-in / Contact us 

For further information about booking a Star Taster or holiday programme or exclusive offers for school student groups, contact our experienced National Sales Executives

Elite School of Beauty and Spa – Queen Street
Heather Latham / Sales Executive
P: 09 303 3238

Elite School of Beauty and Spa - Hamilton
Karen Knapp / Sales Executive
P: 07 838 0660

Elite School of Beauty and Spa - Wellington
Mackenzie Boddington / Sales Executive
P: 04 384 8003

STAR Taster Courses  

Our one and two day STAR Taster Courses provide students with a full day of learning, packed with lots of hands-on practical fun and activities! Students also are given a nail file and take home products.  

Beauty Therapy 
Lots of hands on practical fun while students experience being a beauty therapist for a day! Teenage years can be challenging for those who don’t understand skincare and everyone wants healthy glowing skin. Students will get to practice facial routines and make a scrub that they can take home to begin their own personalised skincare regime. They also learn about nail care and have the opportunity to receive and perform both a manicure and pedicure.
Duration: 1 day
Cost: $85pp plus GST

Makeup Artistry
Students will be busy from start to finish learning all there is to know about applying flawless foundation, contouring and highlighting, correct blush placement, defined brows and creating the perfect pout. There are lots of tips and tricks for students who want to enhance their natural beauty and build confidence in how they present themselves. All of this takes place in a supportive & fun teaching environment where we recognise that true beauty comes from within.
Duration: 1 day
Cost: $ 85pp plus GST

2020 STAR Taster Course Dates: 

Auckland City Campus (Queen Street) 

  • 2 December: Makeup Artistry Taster (1 day)

Five day - STAR School Holiday Programme 

This school holiday programme gives students a whole week of campus-life experience at Elite, and a chance to explore the world of beauty!

Students gain in-depth learning about beauty therapy and makeup artistry, along with other elements that contribute towards their future study-pathway and career options.

Our objective is to provide schools with more opportunities for students, this holiday programme exposes them to alternate pathways leading towards higher-education or a smoother transition into the workplace. Some students are more aligned to the beauty industry, others may need additional confidence and softskills before going out into the world. This programme can help to develop these qualities. 

Duration: 5 days
Cost: $270pp plus GST
Unit: 62 Maintain personal presentation and a positive attitude in a workplace involving customer contact.
Unit: 27640 DKO current fashion trends and history related to beauty therapy.

2020 STAR School Holiday Programme Dates: