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Your Application

Think of your application as your first assignment for us

Your application is the first step in the enrolment procedure. When you submit your application, you are letting us know you are serious about studying one of our beauty courses with us. We require information from you to make sure you are suitable for the course and to speed up the interview and enrolment process.

Your Application

You will need to submit a completed application form to us for any course you are interested in attending.

Students who fall into one of the categories below do not need to supply supporting documentation, unless expressed below, with their application.

  • Students currently enrolled with the National School of Aesthetics
  • Prospective students wanting to enrol in a Statement of Achievement level course. These students, if they do not fall into the previous category, will need to supply proof they hold the correct qualifications in order to meet the course pre-requisites.

For all other applications, the supporting documentation we require includes:

If you have an NZQA Record of Learning and have gained a National Certificate or National Diploma, you may not need to submit proof of learning, as we can view this on-line.

If you do not have an NZQA Record of Learning, or have not gained a National Certificate or National Diploma, you may need to provide any qualifications or transcripts you may have from prior learning that is NZQA-Approved or equivalent are helpful. Please submit photocopies.

Why do we need proof of learning and qualifications?

The Tertiary Education Commission and other government bodies require we give the limited places we have in each programme to those students who demonstrate the most promise of success. Successful completion of prior learning and qualifications can demonstrate this.

What do you need to submit to us?

We also require evidence that you have actually undertaken and completed prior learning and / or qualification.

What is evidence of proof of learning and qualifications?

Proof (or evidence) of this can be demonstrated through:

  • A copy of your certificate / diploma / degree;
  • Academic transcripts;
  • Academic references from the educational body;
  • Record of Learning (NZQA or other);
  • Other type of proof (license, et cetera).

We will not consider previous learning or qualifications stated in a CV as relevant if evidence (as outlined above) is supplied.

Photocopies are acceptable as long as you bring the originals with you to your interview. Thank you.

Legally, we need to confirm the identity of every student who applies and enrols with us.

You can do this by submitting a photocopy of your passport or valid NZ driver’s license with your application. You will need to bring the original to the interview with you.

If you do not have a passport or valid NZ driver’s license, you will need to supply a passport photo that is verified on the back.

What do we require in a passport photo?

This passport photo must be:

  • 5 centimetres high by 4 centimetres wide;
  • colour;
  • current;
  • a passport photo (other types not accepted);
  • certified as a true copy of your likeness on the back
    • There is normally a sticker you can get from the passport photographer. It reads:
      • Full Name of Applicant. This is where you put your full name, i.e. Jane Marie Smith
      • Signature of Certifier. This is the signature of someone who can verify this is you. You cannot sign that you verify you are you.
      • Date. The date the certifier signed the photo.
    • Photos that are not certified will only be considered valid once someone from the school witnesses:
      • your passport; or
      • your driver’s license; or
      • any other legal or official photographic ID or ID card.

Where can you get a passport photo?

You can buy passport photos at a passport photographer. Look up “passport photographers” in your local Yellow Pages for more information.

Do we have any further requirements?

Please do not fasten, glue, or secure the photo to paper, and do not trim the white border off, if possible.

Do we accept alternatives, i.e. school photos, digital photos, et cetera?

Sorry, no alternatives are acceptable. The photo is used for identification purposes and will be used on your ID badge if you are accepted.

If you have any questions about this photo, please let us know. See the example we have supplied as well.

If you wish to apply for Recognition of your Prior Learning, you will need to consult our Recognition of Prior Learning page. This process takes place alongside the application process.

Please note that the learning must be relevant to the course you are applying for, and you can download the form from our Downloads page. There is a charge for this service.

Application and Enrolment Dates

We accept applications and enrolments during certain periods of the year. Please submit your applications and enrolments within the “windows” below. You can find these dates on the NaSA Calendar as well.

Applications and Enrolments


Courses starting from:
January to June 2020 July to December 2020
Submit your application on or after: All students 2 September 2019 2 March 2020
The last day we can accept your application is: Domestic students
  • 27 January 2020 before 3 PM or;
  • Until the intake is full
  • 29 June 2020 before 3 PM or;
  • Until the intake is full
International students 18 November 2019 4 May 2020
The last day we can accept your enrolment is: Domestic students
  • 31 January 2020 before 12 PM unless;
  • The intake is full
  • 3 July 2020 before 12 PM unless;
  • The intake is full
International students 29 November 2019 15 May 2020


Courses starting from:
January to June 2021 July to December 2021
Submit your application on or after: All students 17 August 2020 1 March 2021
The last day we can accept your application is: Domestic students
  • 25 January 2021 before 3 PM or;
  • Until the intake is full
  • 5 July 2021 before 3 PM or;
  • Until the intake is full
International students 16 November 2020 3 May 2021
The last day we can accept your enrolment is: Domestic students
  • 29 January 2021 before 12 PM unless;
  • The intake is full
  • 9 July 2021 before 12 PM unless;
  • The intake is full
International students 27 November 2020 14 May 2021

We reserve the right to accept late enrolments after a programme starts where places remain, up to about a week after the programme starts.

Further Information for All Applicants

When you have submitted all the information as listed above (and provided the school is in the interview and enrolment period), then we will contact you to make an appointment for the presentation and formal interview. These are normally held during office hours.

Students applying for any Statement of Achievement courses may not need to attend an interview.

When you attend the interview, please bring any originals with you of the information you have submitted. We will review it. Also bring any questions you may have.

Also ensure your appearance (clothes, etc.) is adequate to the situation of an interview.

We keep all this information, so if there is some part of your information you wish to have returned, include a photocopy of it in your submission instead of the original. Submit the original at the interview for us to have a look over. You will be charged for photocopying and staff time if you have submitted your original and need it back.

You have the right to bring someone along to all sections of the interview; however, you must contact us prior to the interview to let us know that person is coming along so we can adjust the space accordingly.

Making a false declaration is an offence under the Crimes Act 1961, so ensure the information you give in the Application and Enrolment Forms, in your submission, and in other documentation is truthful.

Withdrawing Your Application

This section is for people who have submitted an application but have not enrolled.

If you are an enrolled student and wish to withdraw from your course, please see the Withdrawal Procedure.

If you have submitted an application, regardless if you have had the interview or not, or if your application is complete or not, and you wish to withdraw the application before enrolment, you are required to notify us in writing. Email or letter (with reasons) is acceptable.

We reserve the right to charge you a baseline $150 (GST inclusive) for our time and resources used, plus additional charges as per the Fees and Charges listed on our Web site. The further into the process you are, the more fees you are likely to face. See Fees and Charges for further information on what to expect for withdrawal fees.

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