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    Diploma in Beauty Therapy


    Our beauty therapy diploma is the South Island’s oldest and most-recognised qualification

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Diploma in Beauty Therapy and Applied Aesthetics


Our beauty therapy diploma is the South Island’s oldest and most-recognised qualification

Our comprehensive beauty therapy course teaches you how to become a beauty therapist. The beauty course includes facials, manicures, pedicures, waxing, eye treatments, makeup, body massage, electrolysis, facial electrical treatments, body electrical treatments, and more. The Diploma in Beauty Therapy course is an NZQA-Approved course.

Quick Facts about the Diploma in Beauty Therapy Course

2018 Programme Fees
for the Diploma in Beauty Therapy Course


Domestic students

$9,328 NZD

International students

$19,905 NZD


Student loans available  ♦  Extra expenses apply  ♦  Fees finalised late in the year

More Facts
about the Diploma in Beauty Therapy Course


Level

5

Credits

120

Prospectus Code

PC1226

Duration

40 weeks plus holidays

Attendance

Full-time

Inside class

20 hours per week

Outside class

10+ hours per week

Students per class

12

Intakes

January and July

Approvals

NZQA-Approved

CIDESCO-Approved

ITEC-Approved

Approved for loans

What You’ll Learn in the Diploma in Beauty Therapy Course

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Manicure and Pedicure

  • Care for fingernails and toenails
  • Massage the lower arms, hands, lower legs, and feet

Skin Care and Eye Treatments

  • Perform manual facial treatments
  • Massage the face, neck, and shoulders
  • Enhance eyelashes and eyebrows

Makeup

  • Apply makeup for a limited range of events
  • Design limited makeup designs

Waxing

  • Perform waxing treatments on the face and body
  • Know about the skin and wax

Chemistry for Beauticians

  • Learn about basic chemistry
  • Know types and functions of different products
  • Learn main ingredients

Electricity and Basic Physics for Beauticians

  • Learn about basic physics
  • Understand electricity and the body’s reactions
  • Learn theory behind facial electrical treatments

Professional Conduct and Business Awareness

  • Learn professional conduct and ethics
  • Understand basic beauty therapy business aspects

Facial Electrical Treatments

  • Perform facial electrical treatments
  • Learn contraindications

Anatomy and Physiology for Beauticians

  • Learn structures and functions of systems for facial therapy
  • Understand the structures and functions of skin
  • Understand the structures and functions of nails

Anatomy and Physiology for Physiatrics

  • Learn structures and functions of body systems for body therapy
  • Understand diseases and disorders
  • Learn contraindications

Figure Diagnosis

  • Measure the body and muscle tone
  • Determine postural conditions
  • Create treatment plans

Swedish Massage

  • Learn classical massage movements
  • Perform Swedish massage
  • Protect client modesty

Body Electrical Treatments

  • Perform body electrical treatments
  • Learn contraindications

Electricity and Basic Physics for Physiatrics

  • Learn about basic physics
  • Understand electricity and the body’s reactions
  • Learn theory behind facial electrical treatments

Exercise for Physiatrics

  • Understand muscles used in basic exercises
  • Explain basic exercises for clients

Short-Wave Diathermy

  • Perform short-wave diathermy electrology treatments
  • Demonstrate correct tool usage
  • Learn how to approach hair removal with various methods

The Blend

  • Perform the blend electrology treatments
  • Demonstrate correct tool usage
  • Learn how to approach hair removal with various methods

Recognised Qualifications Available from the Diploma in Beauty Therapy Course

The National School of Aesthetics Qualifications

When you successfully complete your Diploma in Beauty Therapy course, you are eligible for the following qualifications:

  • Diploma in Beauty Therapy and Applied Aesthetics
  • Certificate in Aesthetics (Facial Therapy)
  • Certificate in Physiatrics (Body Therapy)
  • Certificate in Electrology (Epilation)

Optional International Qualifications

You also can sit international examinations. These are extra expenses, and you may need to complete further study and work.

When you successfully complete the international examinations, you may be eligible for the following qualifications:

ITEC

  • ITEC Diploma for Beauty Specialists
  • ITEC Diploma in Facial Electrical Treatments
  • ITEC Diploma in Body Treatments
  • ITEC Diploma in Epilation

CIDESCO

  • CIDESCO Diploma in Beauty Therapy
  • CIDESCO Diploma in Epilation

Dates, Times, Costs, and More Details about the Diploma in Beauty Therapy Course

2018

January 2018


Starts

29 Jan 2018

Finishes

21 Dec 2018

Attendance

Monday to Friday

9AM – 1PM

Domestic Fees*

$9,328

International Fees*

$19,905

Classes

3


See Special Notes for more information.

July 2018


Starts

23 Jul 2018

Finishes

21 Jun 19

Attendance

Monday to Friday

9AM – 1PM

Domestic Fees*

$9,328

International Fees*

$19,905

Classes

2


See Special Notes for more information.

Domestic students may be eligible for student loans and allowances.

Special Notes about the Diploma in Beauty Therapy

  • All prices include 15% GST and are in New Zealand dollars.
  • See Application and Enrolment Dates for further information. To avoid disappointment, we highly suggest applying for your course as soon as the enrolment opens.
  • For this course, we require at least 8 students to be enrolled a week-and-a-half prior to the course starting date in order for it to proceed.
  • * Programme fees listed may be tentative only. We usually do not know definitive prices for the following year until funding is approved and other policies are released.
  • Domestic students: You must pay a $100 deposit when you enrol. You cannot pay the deposit by, or get it reimbursed, a student loan. This $100 goes towards your total fees.
  • International Students: Please see the International Students section.
    • International students must pay their entire course fee on enrolment.
  • The National School of Aesthetics reserves the right to alter or change details, prices, dates, et cetera, on the courses at the school.
  • This information was correct and accurate (and in some cases, forecasted) at the time of Web publication (09/17).
  • Extra expenses apply.
  • Payment plans are not available.
  • See The Physiotherapy Act Disclaimer for further information on the Physiotherapy Act and the National School of Aesthetics.

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