We are in Alert Level 1

The Government has reduced New Zealand’s alert level to Alert Level 1 at midnight on Tuesday, 9 June 2020. This returns life in New Zealand to a relatively normal, mostly pre-COVID-19 state.

This notice contains information for different audiences. You can choose from the following information:


COVID-19 Notice

COVID-19 is a contagious disease.

New Zealand is currently at Alert Level 1. You can find out more information on alert levels at www.covid19.govt.nz

As of 9 AM on Tuesday, 9 June 2020, we have 0 active cases of COVID-19 in isolation in Canterbury or New Zealand, and we have no wider community transmission of the virus at this stage. We do need to remain vigilant.

Do NOT visit our campus if you have:

  • Chills, shivering, and / or fever (temperature above 38C)
  • Coughing and / or sore throat
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Sneezing / runny nose or loss of sense of smell
  • Suspect you have been in contact with Coronavirus

Contact Healthline (for free) on 0800 358 5453 or your doctor.


Clinic Days Information

Clinic Reopening

  • Our clinic will reopen for appointments on Thursday, 30 July 2020.
  • Appointments will be held on Thursdays and Fridays.

Contact Tracing

  • You will need to complete a contact tracing form at reception before you enter the school proper.
  • You will need to sign out at reception before you leave the school.

Personal Hygiene

We require you to remain vigilant with hand washing and hand sterilisation.

  • Any client using the washroom should wash their hands with soap using the diagrams listed in the washroom for 20 seconds or more, dry their hands with the paper towels provided, and use the paper towels to open the door. Paper towels can be disposed of in the trash can in the small corridor outside the washrooms.
  • Any client is encouraged to use the hand sanitiser available in the public areas of the school after they have touched any surface.

Gift Certificates

  • All gift certificates that were set to expire between 23 March 2020 and Friday, 31 July 2020 will be extended to expire six months after Friday, 31 July 2020 to a new expiration date of Friday, 29 January 2021.
  • All gift certificates that were with an expiry date after Friday, 31 July 2020 will be extended to expire six months beyond the initial expiry date.

More Information

You can find out more information on our clinic at our Absolute Aesthetics page on our Web site.


Visitor Requirements

Appointments

Visitors should have an appointment before visiting the school.

We would appreciate if all bookings were made using our booking system.

If you show up without an appointment, we cannot guarantee we will be able to assist you.

All visitors are expected to supply truthful information including:

  • Their full name
  • Their full home address
  • Their email address
  • Their cell phone number
  • Questions regarding their own health and any potential exposure to COVID-19

Contact Tracing

  • You will need to complete a contact tracing form at reception before you enter the school proper.
  • You will need to sign out at reception before you leave the school.

Personal Hygiene

We require you to remain vigilant with hand washing and hand sterilisation.

  • Any visitor using the washroom should wash their hands with soap using the diagrams listed in the washroom for 20 seconds or more, dry their hands with the paper towels provided, and use the paper towels to open the door. Paper towels can be disposed of in the trash can in the small corridor outside the washrooms.
  • Any visitor is encouraged to use the hand sanitiser available in the public areas of the school after they have touched any surface.

Further Questions

If you have any further questions about this information, please feel free to contact us via our Contact Us page or call us on 0800 627 269 or 03 366 5037.

Thank you, and stay safe!

We are in Alert Level 2
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Our campus reopened to students on Monday, 18 May 2020 as per Government guidelines at Alert Level 2.

This notice contains information for different audiences. You can choose from the following information:

COVID-19 Notice

COVID-19 is a contagious disease.

New Zealand is currently at Alert Level 2. You can find out more information on alert levels at www.covid19.govt.nz

As of 9 AM on Sunday, 17 May 2020, we have 6 active cases of COVID-19 in isolation in Canterbury, but we have no wider community transmission of the virus at this stage. We do need to remain vigilant.

Do NOT visit our campus if you have:

  • Chills, shivering, and / or fever (temperature above 38C)
  • Coughing and / or sore throat
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Sneezing / runny nose or loss of sense of smell
  • Suspect you have been in contact with Coronavirus

Contact Healthline (for free) on 0800 358 5453 or your doctor.

Clinic Days Information

  • Our clinic is currently closed to all clients until further notice.
  • We will be reviewing these guidelines in line with Government advice and the evolving COVID-19 situation.
  • We envisage the latest the clinic will reopen is when New Zealand shifts to Alert Level 1.
  • All gift certificates that were set to expire between 23 March 2020 and when our clinic reopens will be extended to expire six months after our clinic reopens.
  • All gift certificates that were with an expiry date after the date our clinic reopens will be extended to expire six months beyond the initial expiry date.

Visitor Requirements

Visitors without an appointment will be turned away.

Only the following types of people will be allowed to make appointments with us at the moment:

  • Prospective students for a tour and chat
  • Applicants for July programmes to drop their application off
  • Interviewees for July programmes to have an interivew
  • Enrolees for July programmes to finish their enrolment

All appointments must be made using our booking system.

All visitors are expected to supply truthful information including:

  • Their full name
  • Their full home address
  • Their email address
  • Their cell phone number
  • Questions regarding their own health and any potential exposure to COVID-19

Further Questions

If you have any further questions about this information, please feel free to contact us via our Contact Us page or call us on 0800 627 269 or 03 366 5037.

Thank you, and stay safe!

Wednesday, 6 May 2020

COVID-19 Update: 6 May 2020

Be Kind: Unite Against COVID-19
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We are still accepting applications for the July 2020 intakes of the New Zealand Certificate in Nail Technology and the New Zealand Certificate and Diploma in Beauty Therapy programmes. Emailing your applications to us is the best option to ensure a speedy response.

New Zealand has moved to Alert Level 3 as of 11:59 PM on Monday, 27 April 2020.

While we have the ability to offer limited face-to-face training under Level 3, we have decided that we will remain offering distance and online learning to our students for now.

The New Zealand Government will issue further guidelines on what Alert Level 2 will entail tomorrow (Thursday, 7 May 2020).

They will also inform us if we will be moving from Alert Level 3 to a higher or lower alert level, or remaining at Alert Level 3, on Monday, 11 May 2020.

If the Government decides to move to Alert Level 2, we will be issuing further guidelines and instructions to our team members, students, and the general public. These will be in-line with Government advice.

While we believe learning will resume on-campus at Alert Level 2, the way we will interact may change in the interim to ensure health and safety of all are protected as best as we can manage it.

Some activities, such as clinic days, may not resume until Alert Level 1.

Even though we are in Alert Level 3, and may be moving to Alert Level 2 soon, it is important that you and everyone you know remains safe and vigilant. Stay within your bubble, stay home whenever you possibly can (no unnecessary trips), keep washing your hands with soap for 20+ seconds (and drying them well), be kind, and together we can beat this virus.

As always, please contact us if you have any questions or need further guidance. Stay safe!

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.