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.

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.

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!

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.

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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.

Good news!

NZQA have approved our applications for the New Zealand Certificate in Beauty Therapy (Level 4) and the New Zealand Certificate in Nail Technology (Level 4). This means from 2019, these two programmes will replace the Diploma in Beauty Therapy and Applied Aesthetics programme and the Certificate in Nail Technology programme (respectively) at The National School of Aesthetics.

We are now working with TEC for funding approval for these programmes and their components, which should be completed within the next few weeks. Once fees are finalised, we’ll be able to give you more information on prices and release application forms.

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.

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

2019 Programme Update

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Lately, we’re getting asked, “Why don’t you have information about your 2019 programmes on your Web site yet?”

In 2019 and 2020, we’ll begin the switch to programmes that align to the new New Zealand suite of beauty qualifications.

The first wave of alignment will happen in January 2019.

Our Diploma in Beauty Therapy and Applied Aesthetics programme is being replaced by two programmes: the New Zealand Certificate in Beauty Therapy (Level 4) and the New Zealand Diploma in Beauty Therapy (Level 5). The first students in our New Zealand Certificate in Beauty Therapy programme will start in late January 2019. Our first students in our New Zealand Diploma in Beauty Therapy will start in late January 2020.

Our Certificate in Nail Technology will become the New Zealand Certificate in Nail Technology (Level 4). Like the New Zealand Certificate in Beauty Therapy programme, our first students will start the New Zealand Certificate in Nail Technology in late January 2019.

The combined Diploma in Beauty Therapy and Applied Aesthetics with Certificate in Nail Technology programme will no longer be offered due to the significantly increased workload between the two programmes now the New Zealand Certificate in Nail Technology is 120 credits (1200 hours) long.

Our Diploma in Spa Therapies will shorten to the New Zealand Certificate in Spa Therapy (Level 5). Like the New Zealand Diploma in Beauty Therapy programme, our first students begin in this programme in late January 2020.

This is (of course) all subject to NZQA Approval and Accreditation.

The New Zealand Certificate in Beauty Therapy and New Zealand Certificate in Nail Technology programmes are currently in the NZQA Approval and Accreditation process, and, if there are no major issues that need to be corrected, they should be approved by late August 2018.

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.

Once NZQA approves the first two programmes, we will release finalised information on our Web site and have our new Course Information Pack ready for download.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

Thursday, 1 March 2018

July 2018 Applications Now Open

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Applications for our July 2018 intake of the following programmes are now open:

  • Diploma in Beauty Therapy
  • Certificate in Nail Technology

Applications during our normal enrolment period should be received no later than Friday, 8 June 2018. We will be accepting late enrolments after this date, but we cannot guarantee a space will be available.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us for further information.

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The Government has announced Fees Free 2018 is here.

You can see if you are eligible to receive fees free in 2018 at the Web site feesfree.govt.nz. You will need to have your National Student Number (NSN) handy to determine your eligibility.

Information we have seen states any eligible student can gain up to $12,000 for 1 Equivalent Full Time Student (EFTS) study. Part year study, like our Certificate in Nail Technology, also appear to be covered by the Fees Free 2018 policy.

Programmes we offer which we believe are covered by the Fees Free policy are:

  • Diploma in Beauty Therapy and Applied Aesthetics
  • Certificate in Nail Technology
  • Diploma in Beauty Therapy and Applied Aesthetics with Certificate in Nail Technology – Up to $12,000

From the Fees Free Web site:

Learner criteria for provider-based study

You need to meet these requirements for fees-free provider-based study. You must:

  • be allowed to work and live in New Zealand permanently, or be an Australian or New Zealand resident who has lived here for at least three years; and
  • not be enrolled in school when your qualification starts, and either:
    • been enrolled at school in 2017 or 2018, or
    • not have undertaken previous study or training of more than 60 credits, except while you were at school, and
  • enrol in an eligible qualification.

Eligible qualification and programme criteria

Your qualification or programme must also meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • starts in 2018
  • funded by the Tertiary Education Commission
  • recognised by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority
  • at Level 3 or above on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework, and
  • for industry training only, be at least 120 credits.

If you are enrolled and you believe you qualify for Fees Free study in 2018, please contact StudyLink if you have applied for a student loan already.

You can find more information on the feesfree.govt.nz site, including on the Frequently Asked Questions page. You can also Contact Us for further information too.