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Our Team

The people who make us who we are

"NaSA has both excellent resources and staff," and "The staff members are a cohesive team, willingly sharing resources and teaching approaches."

NZQA External Evaluation and Review Report, July 2013

One of the most important part of the National School of Aesthetics (besides you, our students, of course!) is our team. We have a small, tight-knit team, dedicated to your success and achievement.

You can learn more about each of us by choosing from the list below:

Owners

Noel Turner, Chief Executive Officer
Don Kendall, Director of Education

Operations, Management, and Administration (OMA)

Scott Fack, Director of Operations
Soni Cahyadi, Resource Specialist

Education and Training Team (ETT)

Catherine Wouters, Principal and Anatomy & Physiology Tutor
Tracey Cameron, Nail technology tutor
Lynda Le Roux, Beauty therapy tutor
Verity Rice, Beauty therapy tutor

Noel TurnerDr. Noel Turner

Chief Executive Officer and Owner

Qualifications:

  • PhD (English) Massey University/University of Canterbury
  • ITEC Aestheticienne Diploma (Credit)
  • ITEC Diploma in Physiatrics (Credit)
  • ITEC Diploma in Aromatherapy (Credit)
  • ITEC Honours Diploma (Credit)
  • Various qualifications in reflexology, iridiology, hot stone therapy, etc.

Noel Turner opened the school in 1985 with Don Kendall and completed his training in the beauty therapy field through instruction by an independent tutor, gaining international qualifications in beauty therapy at that time. He has been active in the beauty therapy industry for nearly 30 years, and, in 2013, was a co-recepient of the New Zealand Association of Beauty Therapists' Contribution to the Industry award for "significant contribution to the development of the beauty therapy industry in New Zealand".

Noel is one of the people responsible for the day-to-day management and operations of the school, as well as internal financial control. His reputation has seen him asked tolecture in congresses in Las Vegas (USA), Hong Kong (China), Singapore, Australia (Sydney, Melbourne), New Zealand and Europe, to work as a visiting lecturer in a Los Angeles beauty therapy school, to supervise spa staff aboard cruise ships and land-based spas, to provide guidance for potential cruise ship beauty therapists, and to examine for an international examination body. He once served as a board member of the Beauty Practitioners National Training Council (BPNTC), the organisation once responsible for advising and developing the unit standards for the National Qualifications Framework. He also served as an International Educator for Janssen Cosmeceutical Care.

His current office hours are:

  • Monday through Thursday: 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Conflicts of Interests and Interests in Other Organisations

NZQA requires all governing members at every training education organisation in New Zealand are required to declare any conflicts of interest and interests in other organisations. This is the declaration, as signed by Noel Turner, on 28 February 2012:

"I hereby declare that I have no actual or potential conflicts of interest arising from my role as a governing member of the PTE named above. I have an interest in an organisation in the education or immigration sector that provides goods or services to tertiary students as follows: I am a director and shareholder of Aesthetics Imports Limited, a company that supplies beauty therapy products and educational textbooks to the education sector, including but not limited to the National School of Aesthetics and its students."

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Don KendallDon Kendall

Director of Education and Owner

Qualifications:

  • CIDESCO Diploma in Beauty Therapy
  • ITEC Diploma in Manicure & Pedicure (Credit)
  • ITEC Diploma in the Application of False Nails (Credit)
  • Various beauty therapy, nail technology and post-graduate qualifications

Don Kendall has been involved in the beauty therapy and nail technology training fields for well over 40 years and has seen a lot of changes in the field. He was also one of the first nail technicians in New Zealand, with over 30 years experience. In 2013, Don was a co-recepient of the New Zealand Association of Beauty Therapists' Contribution to the Industry award for "significant contribution to the development of the beauty therapy industry in New Zealand".

Currently, Don serves as an owner of Aesthetics House Limited (the body corporate in charge of the National School and Absolute Aesthetics) and Aesthetics Importing and the Director of Education and Training. Don remains to be an asset to the school and the industry.

Don teaches cosmetic chemistry in our Diploma in Beauty Therapy and also helps assess throughout the year.

He is currently involved in the creation of the New Zealand Qualifications in beauty therapy and related fields.

His current office hours vary from week to week. Please contact him directly for more information.

Conflicts of Interests and Interests in Other Organisations

NZQA requires all governing members at every training education organisation in New Zealand are required to declare any conflicts of interest and interests in other organisations. This is the declaration, as signed by Don Kendall, on 28 February 2012:

"I hereby declare that I have no actual or potential conflicts of interest arising from my role as a governing member of the PTE named above. I have an interest in an organisation in the education or immigration sector that provides goods or services to tertiary students as follows: I am a director and shareholder of Aesthetics Imports Limited, a company that supplies beauty therapy products and educational textbooks to the education sector, including but not limited to the National School of Aesthetics and its students."

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Scott FackScott Fack

Director of Operations

Qualifications:

  • BA (English), Massey University
  • NaSA Diploma in Reflexology
  • Certificate in Web Design, TOPNZ

Scott Fack joined the National School of Aesthetics team in 1996 in an educational advisory role until 1998, when he became the Manager of Operations. In 1999, Scott was promoted to the Director of Operations, and he currently serves on the board of directors with the two owners of the school. He also is responsible for the design and updating of this Web site (and other Aesthetics Group Web sites) and remains the chief ITEC reflexology tutor at the school. He has been active as a supporting member of the beauty therapy industry for nearly two decades.

Scott has extensive experience in dealing with corporate America and training in education. Like Noel, Scott is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the school, including liaison with ITEC,, CIDESCO, NZQA, WINZ and the Ministry of Education. He was chiefly responsible for gaining the school AS/NZS ISO 9001:2000 Accreditation in 2002.

His current office hours are:

  • Monday through Wednesday: 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
  • Friday: 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Conflicts of Interests and Interests in Other Organisations

NZQA requires all governing members at every training education organisation in New Zealand are required to declare any conflicts of interest and interests in other organisations. This is the declaration, as signed by Scott Fack, on 28 February 2012:

"I hereby declare that I have no actual or potential conflicts of interest arising from my role as a governing member of the PTE named above. I have an interest in an organisation in the education or immigration sector that provides goods or services to tertiary students as follows: I am a shareholder of Aesthetics Imports Limited, a company that supplies beauty therapy products and educational textbooks to the education sector, including but not limited to the National School of Aesthetics and its students."

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Soni CahyadiSoni Cahyadi

Resource Specialist

With a smile on his face and a joke or two, Atep "Soni" Cahyadi makes sure the running and cleanliness of the school are well-maintained. Soni helps keep resources such as tea, coffee, soap, et cetera stocked, and helps keep the campus clean.

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Catherine WoutersCatherine Wouters

Principal

Qualifications:

  • NaSA Diploma in Beauty Therapy and Applied Aesthetics
  • NaSA Aestheticienne Diploma
  • NaSA Diploma in Physiatrics
  • NaSA Diploma in Electrology
  • NaSA Student of the Year 2002
  • ITEC Aestheticienne Diploma (Credit)
  • ITEC Diploma in Physiatrics (Credit)
  • ITEC Diploma in Electrology (Credit)
  • CIDESCO Diploma in Beauty Therapy (Post-Graduate)
  • National Certificate in Adult Education and Training (Level 5)

Catherine Wouters joined the National School of Aesthetics team as a beauty therapy tutor and resident glamour section in 2004 after being employed at Nicola Quinn Beauty & Day Spa. Catherine also graduated from the National School of Aesthetics, where she was named Student of the Year for her outstanding performance in the classroom. She has completed her National Certificate in Adult Education and Training (Level 5). In January 2006, she was promoted to Senior Tutor when the position became available, and, in July 2008, was promoted to Principal.

In her role as Principal, Catherine heads the educational delivery team, planning schedules, assessments, and so on.

She also teaches anatomy and physiology.

Conflicts of Interests and Interests in Other Organisations

NZQA requires all governing members at every training education organisation in New Zealand are required to declare any conflicts of interest and interests in other organisations. This is the declaration, as signed by Catherine Wouters, on 27 February 2012:

"I hereby declare that I have no actual or potential conflicts of interest arising from my role as a governing member of the PTE named above. I hereby declare that I have no interests in organisations in the education or immigration sector that provide goods or services to tertiary students."

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Tracey Cameron

Nail Technology Tutor

Qualifications:

  • NaSA Diploma in Beauty Therapy and Applied Aesthetics
  • NaSA Certificate in Aesthetics
  • NaSA Diploma in Physiatrics
  • NaSA Diploma in Electrology
  • ITEC Manicure and Pedicure Diploma
  • ITEC Aestheticienne Diploma
  • ITEC Physiatrics Diploma
  • ITEC Electrology Diploma
  • ITEC Diploma in Nail Technology (Merit)

Tracey Cameron joined the National School of Aesthetics team in 2015 as our nail technology tutor. Tracey currently owns and runs her own nail technology clinic.

She graduated from the National School of Aesthetics in 1987 and focussed on her passion, nails, since then.

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Lynda Le Roux

Beauty Therapy Tutor

Qualifications:

  • NaSA Diploma in Beauty Therapy and Applied Aesthetics
  • NaSA Certificate in Aesthetics
  • NaSA Diploma in Physiatrics
  • NaSA Diploma in Electrology
  • NaSA Certificate of Excellence (February 2014 intake)
  • Diploma of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) (Level 7) (New Zealand College of Early Childood Education, 2003)
  • Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Primary (Bethlehem Institute of Education, 2000)

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Verity Rice

Beauty Therapy Tutor

Qualifications:

  • NaSA Diploma in Beauty Therapy and Applied Aesthetics
  • NaSA Certificate in Aesthetics
  • NaSA Diploma in Physiatrics
  • NaSA Diploma in Electrology
  • NaSA Student of the Year 2013 (February 2013 Intake)
  • ITEC Beauty Specialist Diploma (Merit)
  • ITEC Diploma in Facial Electrical Treatments (Merit)
  • ITEC Diploma in Body Treatments (Merit)
  • ITEC Diploma in Epilation (Merit)

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