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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! 

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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.

Tasters & Course 

Beauty Therapy

1 Day Taster 

A day filled with lots of hands on practical fun while students experience being a beauty therapist for a day! Students will learn about nail care and have the opportunity to receive and perform both a manicure and pedicure. 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.


  • Manicure; Nail shape, mask & moisturise
  • Pedicure; Nail shape, mask & moisturise
  • Nail polish application
  • Customised facials
  • Facial scrubs
  • Masks

$85 pp plus GST

Which includes a nail file and take home products 

Makeup Artistry

1 Day Taster

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.


  • Foundation application
  • Brow defining
  • Eye makeup to suit your eye shape
  • Contour, blush & highlight placement
  • Lip makeup application

$85 pp plus GST

Which includes a nail file and take home products

Behind the scenes to Beauty

2 Day Course

Come and join us for 2 amazing days, filled with exciting activities where students will learn about what goes on behind the scenes. You will gain knowledge of how to effectively use the tools and equipment which are used in make-up and skin care services. Make new friends and experience a taste of the “Behind the scenes to Beauty”. 

Unit: 28946
Level: 3
Credits: 4
Description: Demonstrate knowledge of tools, equipment and safe operating procedures used in make-up and skin care services

$150 pp plus GST

Which includes a nail file and take home products

Block course 

Cosmetology | Take Your First Step 

10 week block course with 12 credits

In this course students will delve into the history of beauty therapy as well as learn what the current fashion trends are, the importance of personal presentation in a beauty salon or clinic will be covered. Students will also learn how to effectively use the tools and equipment that are used in make-up and skin care. They will also gain knowledge in facial features, face shapes and underlying skin tones as well as make up colour and design, make up products and different make up styles.

Students will be required to attend for 1 day per week over 10 weeks from 9am until 4pm, complete a student workbook to gain all the knowledge and complete their assessment onsite.

$499pp ex GST 

Holiday Programme

Our STAR school holiday programme gives students five days of campus-life experience at Elite and a chance to explore the world of beauty, while gaining extra credits!

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

Our objective is to provide a holiday programme that exposes students to alternate pathways, leading towards higher- education and a smoother transition into the workplace. Some students are more aligned to the beauty industry, others may need additional confidence and soft-skills before going out into the world. This programme can help develop various qualities for both.

Star Holiday Programme students get to have fun with our team at Elite and gain extra Level 2 credits.

Unit: 62
Level: 2
Credit: 3
Description: Maintain personal presentation and a positive attitude in a workplace involving customer contact

Unit: 27640
Level: 2
Credit: 3

$270 pp plus GST
Which includes a nail file and take home products

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