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    New Zealand Certificate and Diploma in Beauty Therapy


    Our beauty therapy course is the South Island’s oldest beauty programme

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New Zealand Certificate and Diploma in Beauty Therapy


Our beauty therapy course is the South Island’s oldest beauty programme

Our beauty therapy course teaches you how to become a beauty therapist. The beauty course includes facials, manicures, waxing, eye treatments, makeup, body massage, spray tanning, advanced beauty treatments, and even more. After that, you can work in the beauty therapy industry. NZQA has approved the New Zealand Certificate and Diploma in Beauty Therapy programme so you can rest assured your qualifications are recognised.

Quick Facts about the Beauty Therapy Course

It can take up to 2 years or more to achieve both the New Zealand Certificate in Beauty Therapy and the New Zealand Diploma in Beauty Therapy at some other education providers.

At NaSA, you can achieve the certificate and diploma within 18 months so you can get out into the industry quicker with more qualifications.

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2020 Programme Fees
for the New Zealand Certificate and Diploma in Beauty Therapy Course


This course is eligible for up to $12,000NZ GST inclusive Fees Free for eligible students, pending TEC funding approval.


Domestic students

$16,150* NZD

International students

$33,605* NZD


Fees Free eligible*  ♦  Student loans available*
Extra expenses apply  ♦  * Fees finalised late in 2019, pending approval

More Facts
about the New Zealand Certificate and Diploma in Beauty Therapy Course


Level

5

Credits

190

Prospectus Code

To be determined

Duration

60 weeks plus holidays

Location

Christchurch

Attendance

Full-time

Face-to-face and self-directed study

Inside class

20 hours per week

Outside class

10+ hours per week (first four terms)

15+ hours per week (last two terms)

Students per class

12

Intakes

February and July

Approvals

NZQA-Approved

ITEC-Approved

Undergoing approval for loans

Undergoing approval for Fees Free

What You’ll Learn in the Beauty Therapy Course

Overall, you will learn these subjects in the New Zealand Certificate and Diploma in Beauty Therapy course:

Professional Standards

  • Client care and communication
  • Hygiene and sterilisation
  • Professionalism
  • Items and events relating to accidents
  • Care of electrical equipment

Consultation

  • Consultation before the treatment
  • Making a treatment plan
  • After the treatment

Manicure and Pedicure

  • Contraindications to manicure
  • Manicure products and tools
  • Both manicures and pedicures

Skin Care and Facials

  • Facial contraindications
  • Contraindications to both basic and advanced electricals
  • Facial cosmetic products
  • Manual facial treatments
  • Both basic and advanced facial electrical treatments
  • Advanced beauty treatments

Eye Treatments

  • Contraindications to eye treatments
  • Eye products
  • Enhancing both eyebrows and eyelashes

Makeup

  • Contraindications to makeup
  • Makeup and cosmetics
  • Make-up services

Waxing

  • Contraindications to waxing
  • Waxing products
  • Waxing treatments

Swedish Massage and Body Electricals

  • Contraindications to massage
  • Massage products
  • Swedish body massages
  • Body electrical treatments

Figure Diagnosis and Exercise

  • Contraindications to both figure diagnosis and exercise
  • Perform a figure diagnosis
  • Basic exercise routines

Body Wraps and Exfoliation Treatments

  • Contraindications to both body wraps and exfoliations
  • Body wrap products
  • Both body wraps and exfoliation treatments

Spray Tanning

  • Contraindications to spray tanning
  • Spray tanning products
  • Spray tanning treatments

Anatomy and Physiology

  • Human anatomy and physiology for beauty therapy
  • Skin anatomy and physiology
  • Nail anatomy and physiology
  • Hair anatomy and physiology

Electricity and Basic Physics

  • Electricity and basic physics

Nutrition

  • Basic nutritional advice for beauty
  • Nutritional plans for clients

Reception and Client Sales

  • Reception services and skills
  • Selling to clients and transaction services

Business Awareness

  • Helping run a small beauty business
  • Basic management of a small beauty business

Electrology

  • Short-wave diathermy electrology treatments
  • Blend galvanic electrology treatments

Want to know more about the components and subjects in the New Zealand Certificate and Diploma in Beauty Therapy programme?

You can learn about component names, codes, outcomes, credits and levels by also downloading the Courses in the New Zealand Certificate and Diploma in Beauty Therapy Programme fact sheet.

You will need the most updated version of Adobe Acrobat Reader or a similar PDF reader installed in order to view the file.

Recognised Qualifications Available from the Beauty Therapy Course

The National School of Aesthetics Qualifications

You can gain these qualifications when you successfully complete your New Zealand Certificate in Beauty Therapy course:

  • New Zealand Certificate in Beauty Therapy
  • New Zealand Diploma in Beauty Therapy

Optional International Qualifications

You can sit international examinations also. These are extra expenses so you cannot use a student loan to pay for them. You may need to complete further study and work.

You can gain these qualifications when you successfully complete your international examinations:

ITEC

Diplomas in:

  • Beauty Specialists
  • Facial Electrical Treatments
  • Body Treatments
  • Epilation

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

2020

February 2020


Starts

3 Feb 2020

Finishes

18 Jun 2021

Attendance

Monday to Friday

9AM – 1PM

Domestic Fees*

$16,150* NZD

International Fees*

$33,605* NZD

Classes

2 – 3


Applications for the February 2020 intake open 2 September 2019.


See Special Notes for more information.

July 2020


Starts

20 Jul 2020

Finishes

3 Dec 2021

Attendance

Monday to Friday

9AM – 1PM

Domestic Fees*

$16,150* NZD

International Fees*

$33,605* NZD

Classes

2


Applications for the July 2020 intake open 2 March 2020.


See Special Notes for more information.

Domestic students may be eligible for Fees Free and student loans and allowances.

Special Notes about the New Zealand Certificate and Diploma in Beauty Therapy

  • All prices are in New Zealand dollars.
  • All prices include 15% GST.
  • See Application and Enrolment Dates for further information. You should apply for your course as soon as enrolment opens to avoid disappointment.
  • We need at least 8 students to be enrolled 2 weeks before the course starts in order to proceed with it.
  • * Programme fees are estimated. We know the actual fees for the following year when the Government approves our funding and releases its policies.
  • All students: You must pay a $150 non-refundable enrolment administration fee when you enrol. Your student loan or the Fees Free scheme will not pay your enrolment administration fee, so they will not pay it back to you. Therefore, the non-refundable enrolment administration fee is a charge outside of your programme fees and extra expenses.
  • International Students: Please see the International Students section.
    • International students must pay all their fees when they enrol.
  • The National School of Aesthetics reserves the right to alter or change details, prices, dates, et cetera, on the courses at the school whenever changes are needed.
  • This information was correct when we published it (11/19).
  • Extra expenses apply, and most must be paid for before you start your course.
  • 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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