Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Programme Approvals 2019 Update 1

Our new programme approvals for the 2020 academic year are now with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA). We finalised the approval documentation and submitted it to NZQA yesterday and today.

It should take no more than 45 days for NZQA to finish up the programme approval and accreditation process, according to the documentation on our Web site.

Once we receive approval, we then can submit the programmes to the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) for funding approval. We already have made our 2020 funding plans available to TEC.

We will keep you up-to-date on the progress we make via our Web site.

Friday, 5 July 2019

July School Holidays 2019

Happy Winter Break from the NaSA Team
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The National School of Aesthetics school and offices will be closed from 3 PM on Friday, 5 July 2019 until 8:30 AM on Monday, 22 July 2019 for July school holidays.

You can still email us or phone us over that time, and we will get back to you when our offices reopen on 22 July 2019.

Any questions? Contact us.

Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Happy 34th Birthday, NaSA!

Today NaSA turns 34

It’s our 34th birthday today! A big congratulations to Noel and Don for 34 years of high quality beauty, nail, and spa training; we’re New Zealand’s oldest and longest operating beauty education provider, and the boys have been here since day one. And a huge thank you to all our students and graduates, our team members past and present, our clients, our sister schools, and our industry for your support and for choosing us over the last 34 years. You are all also part of our success, and we are forever grateful to you all.

Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Programme Approval Surveys 2019

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We need your help!

If you are a current NaSA student, a NaSA graduate, or a member of the beauty therapy industry, we need your help in taking a survey about our proposed new programme approvals. They are:

  • New Zealand Diploma in Beauty Therapy (Level 5)
  • New Zealand Certificate and Diploma in Beauty Therapy (Level 5) combined programme

If you’d like to help us by taking the survey, you can be visiting our survey on Survey Monkey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NaSALevel5

Please note: The survey ends at 11:45 PM on Monday, 24 June 2019.

Thank you in advance!

Friday, 12 April 2019

April School Holidays 2019

Happy Autumn Break from the NaSA Team
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The National School of Aesthetics school and offices will be closed from 2 PM on Friday, 12 April 2019 until 8:30 AM on Monday, 29 April 2019 for April school holidays.

You can still email us or phone us over that time, and we will get back to you when our offices reopen on 29 April 2019.

We also will still be accepting applications by post.

Any questions? Contact us.

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Cruise Ship Interviews – May 2019

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We at the National School of Aesthetics have a long-standing relationship with Steiner, the international company in charge of spas on the majority of cruise ships around the world. They have held all their Christchurch-based interviews on our campus for around 25 years now, and our graduates tend to get preference as Steiner knows their skills and knowledge are to an internationally-superb level.

This year, Steiner will be holding interviews for positions available on cruise ships around the world at our campus on Sunday, 19 May 2019.

To apply, visit www.theonboardspa.com and book an appointment with the Recruitment Manager for Australia and New Zealand, Elizabeth Newman.

We look forward to welcoming you to our campus for your interview soon.

Thursday, 20 December 2018

Christmas and New Year Break

Happy Holidays from the NaSA Team
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The National School of Aesthetics school and offices are closed from 3 PM on Thursday, 20 December 2018 until 8:30 AM on Monday, 21 January 2019.

You can still email us or phone us over that time, and our team members on duty will get back to all enquiries they can answer on and after Monday, 7 January 2019. We will not be available between Friday, 21 December 2018 and Sunday, 6 January 2019.

We also will still be accepting applications by post and by email over that period, with interviews taking place one day on the week of Monday, 14 January 2019 and the week of Monday, 21 January 2019.

Any questions? Contact us.

8 days left to apply
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The countdown to apply for January 2019 courses has started.

If you want to be interviewed in 2018, you must apply by 12 PM on Monday, 17 December 2018. You should therefore be able to attend your interview so you can complete your enrolment by the time we close for the Christmas / New Year break on Thursday, 20 December 2018. We are interviewing for January 2019 courses only at this stage.

Places are limited, so you should apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment or missing out.

The courses we are offering in January 2019 are:

  • New Zealand Certificate in Beauty Therapy
  • New Zealand Certificate in Nail Technology

If there are any places left after 20 December 2018, we will still be taking applications, but interviews will not take place until the week of Monday, 14 January 2019. Since we will still be closed for the break at that time, we will schedule interviews all on one day.

If you would like a course information pack, you can download it from our Course Information Pack page.

You can download the application form by itself from our Downloads page too.

If you have any questions, by all means, please contact us and we will help you as best as we can.

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

You and Fees Free at NaSA in 2019

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Fees Free is a Government scheme that started in 2018.

If 2019 is your first year studying tertiary education, you may be eligible for Fees Free from the Government. This means up to $12,000 GST inclusive can be paid for your course fees and some required course related costs that you buy through the school.

What are you eligible for?

An eligible student who has never accessed the Fees Free scheme before and wants to study one of our programmes can be eligible for the following:

Course2019 Course Cost
(Pays up to)
2019 Extra Expenses
(Pays up to)
New Zealand Certificate in Nail Technology$7,000Approximately $1,750
Course cost includes most products used on campus during course hoursExtra expenses paid for by Fees Free can include your:

  • ID badge
  • Public Trust Account Fee (where required)
  • Compulsory textbooks
  • Nail technology practice hand
  • Acrylic nail technology kit
  • Gel nail technology kit
New Zealand Certificate in Beauty Therapy$10,000Approximately $455
Course cost includes most products used on campus during course hoursExtra expenses paid for by Fees Free can include your:

  • ID badge
  • Public Trust Account Fee (where required)
  • Compulsory textbooks
  • First headband
  • First sponges

How do you know if you are eligible for Fees Free?

To determine if you are eligible for Fees Free, you can visit www.feesfree.govt.nz with your National Student Number / NZQA number. You’ll need to select 2019 as the year of study and that you are doing provider based training. This should tell you yes, no, or maybe. If it says:

  • Yes: you won’t need to do anything more.
  • No: you will need to apply for a Student Loan with StudyLink at www.studylink.govt.nz
  • Maybe: you will need to fill in the declaration TEC give you and return it to them.

Please note that Fees Free does not cover anything that the student needs to purchase outside the school (uniform top or linen kit, for example) or optional items (international examinations, for example).

If you’ve accessed under 1 equivalent full time status (EFTS) and $12,000 GST inclusive in 2018, you may be eligible for further Fees Free up to the amount you did not spend or your remaining EFTS, whichever comes first. You will need to arrange a Student Loan to pay the difference before the course starts.

Want more information?

If you have any further questions or want to apply, please contact our Student Liaison Officer, Paula McFarlane, and she will help you as best as she can.

You can also:

Thank you and we look forward to launching your career with The National School of Aesthetics in 2019.

Course Information Pack Cover
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We’re happy to announce our 2019 course information pack and information is now online.

You can download our new course information pack from our Course Information Pack page. And our students look wonderful in the brochure too.

Want to study with us in 2019? You can download the course information pack or download the application form itself from our Downloads page.

Please note that domestic students (New Zealand citizens and permanent residents) have different a application form than international students (foreign students who need a student visa or other visa to study).

You can fill these out on your computer or smart device. You will then need to print them out, initial each page and sign the last page, and post, courier, or bring the form in with the required supporting documentation.

All instructions for these forms are online in our Enrol section of our Web site.

You should apply as soon as possible so you can secure your spot. July 2018 intakes were full 3 months before we started with a long waiting list.

The New Zealand Diploma in Beauty Therapy and New Zealand Certificate in Spa Therapies programmes are currently being created and will enter the NZQA Approval and Accreditation process later in 2018 or early in 2019 for delivery in 2020.

If you have any questions, please let us know.