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Diploma in Beauty Therapies and Epilation

DiplomaFull time - 34 weeks

Annual Fees(indicative 2018)

Programme code



$5,900 - $6,300







Course related costs

External international examination fees, product kits, beauty therapist uniform, textbook.



Domestic Applications due

Received all year

International Applications due

13 January for February start


Christchurch - Madras Street, Timaru


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.

Become a senior beauty therapist with greater responsibilities and the option to even manage or own a beauty clinic.

This programme takes your skills in beauty therapy to the next level, and advances your skills in skin care and body treatments.

International Therapy Examination Council ( ITEC ) qualifications are offered in this diploma. If you choose to complete the ITEC exam your qualifications will be recognised by employers and clients internationally.

This programme covers:

  • Advanced skincare
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Electrolysis
  • Aromatherapy
  • Indian Head Massage

Credit recognition

If you have work experience in this area, or a relevant prior qualification, you may be eligible for credit recognition towards this qualification.

Programme structure

To complete this Diploma you are required to complete a minimum total of 120 credits. Please browse the guide below to view the course options currently available within this qualification.

Core courses
Elective Courses

To be a full time student you need to maintain a workload of 120 credits per year. We recommend you talk with us to ensure you choose electives to benefit your future career.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • Certificate in Beauty Therapy Level 4 or equivalent

Alternative requirements
  • Skills for tertiary study (including literacy and numeracy) may be acquired through study, work and/or life experience. Students who can demonstrate these skills may be approved for alternative entry. Literacy and numeracy assessments are available.

Additional requirements
English requirements
  • If English is not your first language you may also be required to provide evidence of your English language skills as listed below. If you have no evidence of your English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, contact us for an assessment.

    Note: If you have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance requirements you are not required to provide evidence of English Language Skills.










Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Next steps

To apply for this programme please complete an Admission and Enrolment form or an International Application form.

Alternatively, if you feel you have gained your learning through on the job experience talk to us about recognition or assessment of prior learning .

Please note: Programme delivery is conditional on enrolments reaching a minimum requirement.

Application documents

Career opportunities

On successful completion of this programme you will be able to work as a:

  • Self-employed therapist
  • Beauty clinic manager/owner
  • Registered New Zealand Beauty Therapist

Study pathways

After completing this programme you can gain skills in business with the National Certificate in Business (First Line Management), New Zealand Diploma in Business and the Bachelor of Applied Management.