Our new programme approvals for the 2020 academic year have been with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) since July 2019.

Yesterday, NZQA formally approved our combined New Zealand Certificate and Diploma in Beauty Therapy programme. We are also accredited to teach it.

All new students from 2020 will be offered the combined New Zealand Certificate and Diploma in Beauty Therapy programme only for studying beauty therapy. This means all students will gain both the certificate and diploma in 18 months (instead of the normal 2 years).

This morning, we submitted an application to the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) for funding approval for the New Zealand Diploma in Beauty Therapy programme. 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.

Our new programme approvals for the 2020 academic year have been with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) since July 2019.

Last week, NZQA and we agreed that we would take a two-pronged approach to getting the programme approvals through the process:

First, we would concentrate on getting the New Zealand Diploma in Beauty Therapy programme approved and accredited first as this was an entirely new programme and accreditation.

Then, once that programme was approved and accredited, we would then concentrate on getting the combined New Zealand Certificate and Diploma in Beauty Therapy programme approved and accredited as this is a combination of the already approved New Zealand Certificate in Beauty Therapy programme and the going-through-approval New Zealand Diploma in Beauty Therapy programme.

Yesterday, NZQA formally approved our New Zealand Diploma in Beauty Therapy programme. We are also accredited to teach it.

This programme will only be offered to current New Zealand Certificate in Beauty Therapy students studying with us who want to gain the diploma as well (numbers permitting).

All new students from 2020 will be offered the combined New Zealand Certificate and Diploma in Beauty Therapy programme only for studying beauty therapy.

This morning, we submitted an application to the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) for funding approval for the New Zealand Diploma in Beauty Therapy programme. 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, 27 September 2019

October School Holidays 2019

Happy Spring Break from NaSA
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The National School of Aesthetics school and offices will be closed from 3 PM on Friday, 27 September 2019 until 8:30 AM on Monday, 14 October 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 14 October 2019.

Any questions? Contact us.

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.