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Current events going on at NaSA you might want to know about

We like to keep you aware of changes and information about us as soon as it is available. This hopefully helps prospective students make an informed choice about their provider, and keeps prospectus, current and graduated students, the general public, clinics and suppliers aware of what is happening at the National School of Aesthetics.

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This information was current at the time of uploading; however, the information may not be relevant or accurate at this time.

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Happy 31st Birthday, NaSA!

Friday, 1 July 2016

A Few Places Remain in July 2016 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Intake

Friday, 1 July 2016

Mid-Year Intake Applications Are Open and Demand Is High

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

February 2016 Applications Open

Monday, 16 August 2015

2016 Information is Now Online

Friday, 21 August 2015

Happy 30th Birthday, NaSA!

Friday, 3 July 2015

Mid-Year Intake Applications Are Open and Demand Is High

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Congratulations to ITEC Students for a Successful Results in December 2014!

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Changes in Application, Interview and Enrolment Requirements

Friday, 28 November 2014

Personal Campus Tours Available

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

February 2015 Applications Open

Monday, 11 August 2014

2015 Information is Now Online

Friday, 1 August 2014

Congratulations to ITEC Students for a Successful Results in Mid-Year 2014!

Monday, 28 June 2014

Mid-Year Intake Applications Are Open and Demand Is High

Friday, 14 March 2014

Mid-Year Intake Applications Open 3 March 2014

Friday, 21 February 2014

Congratulations to ITEC Students for a Successful Results in 2013!

Monday, 20 January 2014

Happy Holidays from NaSA!

Friday, 20 December 2013

Zombie Beauty Students!

Thursday, 31 October 2013

NaSA Owners Noel and Don Win Lifetime Achievement Beauty Industry Award

Monday, 8 July 2013

Prime Minister John Key Relaunches NaSA

Friday, 27 April 2012

Happy 31st Birthday, NaSA!

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Congratulations to Noel and Don for their 31 years owning and operating NaSA, and a big thanks to all the students, graduates, industry, and NaSA team members past and present who have made NaSA the success it is today.

Congrats on being the South Island's oldest (and leading) beauty therapy, nail technology, and spa therapies school with world-standard facilities, excellent resources, awesome outcomes and a wonderful team. A big thanks to all who've made this journey possible.

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A Few Places Remain in July 2016 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Intake

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We still have a few more spaces remaining in our July 2016 intake of the Diploma in Beauty Therapy and Applied Aesthetics. If you wish to apply, please do so ASAP so we can process your application, perform your interview, and complete your enrolment before the July school holidays.

For more information on our July 2016 programme, please see:

If you have any questions, please contact us.

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Mid-Year Intake Applications Are Open and Demand Is High

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Application Form 2014

Applications for July 2016 programmes opened on Tuesday, 1 March 2016, and demand has been high.

If you are interested in one of our July 2014 programmes, please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. If your first choice of programme or intake is unavailable, we may be able to provide an alternative programme or intake to meet your needs.

For more information on our July 2016 programmes, please see:

If you have any questions, please contact us.

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February 2016 Applications Open

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Applications are open for our February 2016 programme intakes of our programmes. Feel free to contact us for a course information pack or download a course information pack from our Web site.

Also, f more information on our February 2015 programmes, please see:

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2016 Information Now Online

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2016 information is now online. For further information, you can view our course pages, such as Certificate in Nail Technology, Diploma in Beauty Therapy, Diploma in Beauty Therapy with Certificate in Nail Technology or Diploma in Spa Therapies, or download a course information pack.

If you'd like us to send you a 2016 course information pack in the post (New Zealand only), please contact us, and we can arrange this for you.

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Happy 30th Birthday, NaSA!

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Happy 30th Birthday, NaSA

Congratulations to Noel and Don for their 30 years owning and operating NaSA, and a big thanks to all the students, graduates, industry, and NaSA team members past and present who have made NaSA the success it is today.

Congrats on being the South Island's oldest (and leading) beauty therapy, nail technology, and spa therapies school with world-standard facilities, excellent resources, awesome outcomes and a wonderful team. A big thanks to all who've made this journey possible.

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Mid-Year Intake Applications Are Open and Demand Is High

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Application Form 2014

Applications for July 2015 programmes opened on Monday, 2 March 2015, and demand has been high.

If you are interested in one of our July 2015 programmes, please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. If your first choice of programme or intake is unavailable, we may be able to provide an alternative programme or intake to meet your needs. We have some overflow students from the February 2015 intakes enrolling in the July 2015 intakes, so spaces are limited.

For more information on our July 2015 programmes, please see:

If you have any questions, please contact us.

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Congratulations to ITEC Students for a Successful Results in December 2014!

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ITEC Diplomas

A huge congratulations to our students who sat ITEC in December 2014. 98.6% of units were passed!

68% of diploma results were Merit grade (75%+)!

We are so proud our graduates, and it goes to show (once again) that training at the South Island's premiere beauty therapy school gets excellent results due to great training and your hard work.

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Changes in Application, Interview and Enrolment Requirements

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What makes the National School of Aesthetics an NZQA Category 1 Provider is our strong ability to review our policies and procedures, learn from those reviews, and then adapt our policies and procedures accordingly.

After a lengthy review, we've come up with a few more changes to help streamline our Enrolment Procedure. Here are some of the changes:

Application

We have removed the Curriculum Vitae (CV) requirement from the application.

Interview

Some applicants believed they needed to read the Student Handbook from cover to cover before the interview. We've changed the wording so that we ask that applicants to be familiar with the Handbook and our policies and procedures before attending the interview. Viewing the Interview Presentation is still required, and this covers the most important points in our Handbook and policies and procedures.

Enrolment

The $500 deposit for the Diploma in Beauty Therapy and Applied Aesthetics and Diploma in Spa Therapies programmes and the $320 deposit for the Certificate in Nail Technology programme have been reduced to a $100 deposit for each programme from Monday, 1 December 2014 onwards.

If you have any questions about these changes, please feel free to contact us during office hours, and we will assist you as best as we can.

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Personal Campus Tours Available

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We usually don't have open days at the National School of Aesthetics, opting instead for a personal campus tour. One of our friendly NaSA team can meet with you one-on-one, show you around our industry-acknowledged internationally-superb campus, and discuss your goals and aspirations individually. We also can answer any questions you might have about the National School of Aesthetics and our programmes.

NaSA specialises in beauty training, and has done since 1985. We remain the longest established, and oldest, beauty therapy training provider in the South Island, and one of the oldest in New Zealand. Industry recognises us as experts in training.

If you'd like to see more photos of our campus, please feel free to visit our photographs at the National School of Aesthetics page or visit our Facebook page.

If you'd like to make an appointment to visit the campus, please feel free to contact The National School of Aesthetics. Please note that tours are only offered during office hours during weekdays at this time and are subject to availability. Appointments only. Walk-ins may not be accepted.

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February 2015 Applications Open

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Applications are open for our February 2015 programme intakes of our programmes. Feel free to contact us for a course information pack or download a course information pack from our Web site.

Also, f more information on our February 2015 programmes, please see:

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2015 Information Now Online

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2015 information is now online. For further information, you can view our course pages, such as Certificate in Nail Technology, Diploma in Beauty Therapy, Diploma in Beauty Therapy with Certificate in Nail Technology or Diploma in Spa Therapies, or download a course information pack.

If you'd like us to send you a 2015 course information pack in the post (New Zealand only), please contact us, and we can arrange this for you.

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Congratulations to ITEC Students for a Successful Results in Mid-Year 2014!

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ITEC Diplomas

A huge congratulations to our students who sat ITEC in June 2014. 100% of units were passed!

74.5% of diploma results were Merit grade (75%+)!

We are so proud our graduates, and it goes to show (once again) that training at the South Island's premiere beauty therapy school gets excellent results due to great training and your hard work.

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Mid-Year Intake Applications Are Open and Demand Is High

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Application Form 2014

Applications for July 2014 programmes opened on Monday, 3 March 2014, and demand has been high.

If you are interested in one of our July 2014 programmes, please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. If your first choice of programme or intake is unavailable, we may be able to provide an alternative programme or intake to meet your needs. We have some overflow students from the February 2014 intakes enrolling in the July 2014 intakes, so spaces are limited.

For more information on our July 2014 programmes, please see:

If you have any questions, please contact us.

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Mid-Year Intake Applications Open 3 March 2014

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Application Form 2014

Demand for February 2014 programmes at the National School of Aesthetics were strong, and it appears the demand will be strong for July 2014 programmes as well.

If you are interested in one of our July 2014 programmes, applications open on 3 March 2014. If your first choice of programme or intake is unavailable, we may be able to provide an alternative programme or intake to meet your needs. We have some overflow students from the February 2014 intakes enrolling in the July 2014 intakes, so spaces are limited.

For more information on our July 2014 programmes, please see:

If you have any questions, please contact us.

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Congratulations to ITEC Students for a Successful Results in 2013!

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ITEC Diplomas

A huge congratulations to our students who sat ITEC in December 2013. 99.6% of units were passed!

87.5% of diploma results were Merit grade (75%+) or higher, with 5.4% of diploma results sitting at Distinction grade (90%+)!

We are so proud our graduates, and it goes to show (once again) that training at the South Island's premiere beauty therapy school gets excellent results due to great training and your hard work. Results are out in the post tonight and should be to graduates within the next week so.

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Happy Holidays from NaSA!

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We would like to wish all of you a very happy and safe holiday season from the NaSA Team!

The National School of Aesthetics campus and offices are closed from 1 PM on Thursday, 19 December 2013 until 8:30 AM on Monday, 20 January 2014.

During this time, there will be a staff member on duty, so you can contact us via email or phone, and he will assist you as soon as he is available to do so.

Happy holidays from NaSA!

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Zombie Beauty Students!

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Zombie Beauty Students

For Halloween this year, we decided to let our junior beauty therapy students perform zombie makeup on one another for their special occasion makeup class.

To see the results, visit our Halloween Makeup 2013 photo page.

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NaSA Owners Noel Turner and Don Kendall Win Lifetime Achievement Beauty Industry Award

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NaSA Founders and Owners Don Kendall and Noel Turner with the Contribution to the Beauty Industry Award

Every 2 years, the New Zealand beauty industry gets together for the New Zealand Beauty Expo and the New Zealand Beauty Industry Awards.

This year, the New Zealand Beauty Industry Awards were held on Saturday, 6 July 2013 at the Pullman Hotel in Auckland. We are very proud to report that some NaSA graduates and their clinics were finalists in various categories in the awards, including Nicola Quinn and the team at Nicola Quinn Beauty and Day Spa (Christchurch) and Jess Telfer and the team at Cocoon Beauty and Day Spa (Rangiora) being finalists for the best clinic award. Nicola and her team won the Clinic Marketing Excellence 2013 award. Congratulations!

The final award for the evening was the Contribution to the Beauty Therapy Industry award. This award is given to a person or people who have made a significant contribution to the beauty therapy industry in New Zealand over many years. It's basically like the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Oscars.

2011's winner was Anne Marie de Spa, owner of one of Christchurch's most prestigious clinics, the Jouvence Beauty Institute. (As a side note, Anne Marie will celebrate Jouvence's 50th birthday in 2014: an awesome accomplishment!)

Association President Judy West spoke briefly about NaSA opening in 1985, producing strong graduates for the beauty industry, and, despite the setbacks the earthquakes caused, including losing nearly everything in the 13 June 2011 quake, Don and Noel soldiered on, and rebuilt bigger and better. 28 years after opening, the two were still operating the school and available for staff members and students on a daily basis.

NaSA now, she said, is a world-class training facility led by two men she admired and loved, and the Beauty Therapy Association Board felt NaSA owners Noel Turner and Don Kendall, both qualified beauty therapists, deserved to win the Contribution to the Beauty Therapy Industry award for, "the significant contribution to the development of the beauty therapy industry in New Zealand".

Noel and Don accepted the award to applause and cheers (especially from NaSA graduates, our suppliers and our friends in the industry!) and, once on stage, they thanked the entire industry for standing behind Christchurch and Canterbury in our time of need. They thanked their students, their graduates, their staff members, and the industry for their support over the years.

Don and Noel continue to thank everyone for their support, praise, love and kind words. Without our students, graduates, suppliers, clients, and industries, we are nothing, so thank you all!

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Prime Minister John Key Relaunches NaSA

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Right Honourable John Key, Prime Minister of New Zealand, with the National School of Aesthetics Team

The Prime Minister of New Zealand, the Right Honourable John Key, relaunched NaSA today.

To see pictures and for more information, visit our Relaunch 2012 photo page.

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