New Zealand Certificate in Beauty Therapy

New Zealand Certificate in Beauty Therapy (Level 4)

Get ready for the beauty industry. Gain skills in facial therapy, hair removal, manicure and pedicure, makeup, spray tanning, eyebrow shaping and eyelash tinting. Learn essential anatomy and physiology. Develop retail and reception skills in our salon and work with clients.

What you will learn

  • Waxing
  • Facial therapy
  • Manicure and pedicure
  • Make-up
  • Eyebrow shaping and eyelash tinting services
  • Client consultation, diagnosis and effective communication
  • Retail and reception skills for beauty sales and service
  • Knowledge of chemistry and electrical currents for facial therapy
  • Safety, hygiene and first aid
  • Nutritional principles
  • Anatomy and physiology, including:
    • Cytology and Histology
    • The Lymphatic system
    • Physics
    • Chemistry
    • Integumentary system

Career options

  • Beauty therapist

Entry requirements

Under 20 years

NCEA Level 2 or equivalent skills and knowledge.

20+ years

If you’re 20 years or over, you may qualify for special admission on this programme. Contact us if you don’t meet the Under 20 entry criteria.

International students

Minimum IELTS (academic) score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5, or equivalent.

Find your country's equivalent academic entry requirements here

*International fee displayed is for 1 year of study (equivalent to 120 credits) and does not include insurance and administration (approximately $924 per year of study).

Course related costs

This programme has additional course related costs of approximately $645 (includes uniform, manicure items, brush set etc). 

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Offering institute

This qualification is offered by WelTec  

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