Beauty therapy

Beauty therapist

About beauty therapy

Beauty therapists specialise in treatments for the face and body, including electrical treatments. Using a range of technical skills, combined with excellent communication and customer service skills, they help their clients to look and feel good about themselves.

Well trained beauty therapists are in high demand by employers seeking individuals with the ability to walk into a new job and work with clients straight away.

Beauty therapy is a profession that attracts people from all walks of life and a wide range of ages. Roles for professional beauty therapists are varied and creative, ranging from working as a cosmetics consultant in a department store or a make-up artist for film and television to specialising in corneotherapy or electrolysis. International opportunities - like working on a cruise ship or at a luxury resort spa - exist too, as does the opportunity to own your own beauty business such as a clinic or day spa.

Studying beauty therapy

When you study beauty therapy at Ara you learn and work in realistic salon environments. You have access to industry-standard equipment and you'll apply your knowledge of treatments for paying customers.

You'll also be supported and encouraged by our passionate and highly experienced beauty therapy tutors who have extensive industry contacts and are often approached by employers seeking graduate recommendations.

Our full time Level 4 and Level 5 qualifications will equip you with considerable skills and knowledge for the industry. These qualifications come with the option of being assessed for ITEC, a highly regarded international qualification that allows you to work anywhere in the world.

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Diploma in Beauty Therapies and Epilation

Programme code:
AO3229
Level:
5
Credits:
120
Starts:
February

Incorporates International Therapy Examination Council (ITEC) Qualifications. Become a leader in beauty therapy. Expand your skills and specialisations, prepare yourself for more senior beauty therapy roles and gain an internationally recognised qualification.

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Certificate in Beauty Therapy

Programme code:
AO3228
Level:
4
Credits:
120
Starts:
February

Incorporates International Therapy Examination Council (ITEC) Qualifications. Beauty therapy roles are varied, creative and in high demand. Employers are seeking trained therapists with the ability to walk into a new job and work with clients straight away.

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New Zealand Certificate in Salon Skills (Introductory) Level 2

New Zealand Certificate in Salon Skills (Introductory)

Programme code:
NZ2201
Level:
2
Credits:
61
Starts:
February

Prepare for further training or employment in hairdressing or beauty therapy.

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Beauty Therapy & Salon Skills

Service Industries Vocational Pathway - Hair, Beauty and Retail Pathway

Programme code:
NCEP4T
Level:
2
Credits:
26
Starts:
February

This programme will provide you with an introduction to the beauty therapy industry. You'll be taught in a variety of ways such as through tutorials, group projects, offsite visits and online, by experienced tutors with extensive industry connections.

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