Course Overview

Imagine being a part of the thriving beauty therapy industry? This beauty therapy diploma equips you with the skills and knowledge to get your career flying.

You learn advanced skills in skin analysis, electrolysis, body massage and wraps, electrotherapy and micro dermabrasion.

Your hands-on learning takes place on site at our professional training salon so you get to work on real clients.

Theory is also part of your learning – you gain knowledge in anatomy and physiology, client care, salon management, consultation and individual analysis while you work.

Elizabeth Walker

Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive the award of:

  • New Zealand Diploma in Beauty Therapy (Level 5)
Locations Rotorua, Tauranga
Next intake Jul 2024 View more details
Study options

1 year full-time, including holidays (if applicable)

Total credits 120
StudyLink assistance Available
Indicative Fees $6,584 for domestic students View full fees information
Eligibility View entry criteria

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Career opportunities

  • Beauty therapist
  • Salon manager 
  • Product company representative 
  • Brand manager 
  • Account manager 
  • Salon owner

Topics you'll cover

  • Professional Practice 
  • Body Therapy
  • Applied Salon Management 
  • Advanced Skin Care
  • Advanced Hair Removal
  • Electrical Facial  & Body Therapy

Course Fees

Indicative Fees * $6,584 for domestic students
Course related costs

$100 - Kit costs, plus fees for a safety certificate in laser therapy that will be discussed in week one.

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Student Loans and Allowances

This course meets the requirements for student allowance and student loan applications through StudyLink.

  • A student loan helps to pay for your course fees (the compulsory fees), study materials e.g. books, equipment, and living costs. You'll have to pay this money back.
  • A student allowance is a weekly payment that can help with your living expenses while you're studying. You don't have to pay the money back.

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Course Entry Information

Entry criteria

You must:

  • have completed the New Zealand Certificate in Beauty Therapy (Level 4) or equivalent and knowledge, experience and/or qualification(s),
  • NCEA Level 2 with passes in English/Te Reo Māori or education achievement at least equivalent to NCEA Level 2, and a minimum of 42 credits at Level 3 or,
  • evidence of ability to complete the academic requirements of the course.

For applicants for whom English is not their first language, evidence of language competency may be required.

Standard Entry Criteria

Admission, entry, selection, and enrolment into programmes will be in accordance with the Academic Regulations and/or, where approved, specific programme regulations.

For Levels 5, 6 and 7 certificate or diploma, domestic students under 20 and all international students must have:

NCEA Level 2 with passes in English/Te Reo Māori or education achievement at least equivalent to NCEA Level 2 and a minimum of 42 credits at level 3; OR

Evidence of ability to complete academic requirements for the programme.

English language requirements

An IELTS Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5 or completed NZ Certificate in English Language (Level 4) (General) or (Workplace), or NZ Certificate in English Language Level 4 (General) or (Employment), or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined in NZQF related Rules (Rule 18).

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Course Locations and Intake Information

Location Campus Start Date
Rotorua Mokoia Campus 22 Jul 2024 Apply now
Tauranga Windermere Campus 22 Jul 2024 Apply now

Study options

  • 1 year full-time, including holidays (if applicable)

Important dates

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