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New Zealand Certificate in Beauty Therapy

STARTS: February 2021
Madras Street, Timaru
International Close Date: Received all year

Acquire the skills and knowledge needed to work as a beautician, in New Zealand or overseas.

Through a combination of practical and theoretical activities, this programme will equip you with the skills and ability to walk into a job, consult with clients and perform beauty therapy services in a professional manner. Aspects covered include professional practice, business awareness, anatomy and physiology, facial treatments, makeup, nail and waxing services, spray tanning and relaxation massage.

You'll learn from experienced tutors and a wide range of industry speakers including spa managers, appearance medicine specialists and cosmetic representatives. These professionals will give you an insight into products, techniques, technologies, and specific qualities that employers look for. You'll also have the opportunity to work in our industry-standard salons where you'll work with real clients, manage bookings and get direct feedback at beauty clinics throughout the year.

To meet Health and Safety requirements, applicants must be physically able to undertake the practical components of the programme in an industry emulated environment.

Fees for 2020

Domestic costs
$6,120 - $6,630 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$320
Valid To
December 31, 2020

Fees for 2021

Domestic costs
$6,100 - $6,900 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$320
Valid To
December 31, 2021

10 NCEA Level 1 literacy credits

NCEA Level 1 (80 credits at Level 1, including 10 Literacy credits and 10 Numeracy credits)

If you have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (e.g. International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Examination), Ara will assess your qualification for academic entry equivalency.

Still want to study but don't meet the Academic Requirements?

If you show that you have equivalent skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, you may be able to gain alternative entry.

Note: The number of courses you have to complete for this qualification may be reduced where you have relevant credits from previous study, or evidence of similar learning or experience in the workplace.

If English is not your first language, we want to make sure that you will be successful in your chosen programme of study.

  • Please provide a result from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Chart.
  • If you are a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident, complete an Admission and Enrolment form and Ara will contact you regarding a free assessment.
  • If you are not a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent resident, book an IELTS or other test through the Ara Examination Centre or in your home country.
  • IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form and are valid for two years from the date of the test.
  • What if I have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance?
  • You do not need to provide additional evidence of English Language skills.

Overall IELTS 5.5 Academic

  • 5.0 Listening
  • 5.0 Reading
  • 5.0 Writing
  • 5.0 Speaking

Funding assistance

If you face unexpected financial hardship during your studies, we have several funds that you can apply for. These are designed to enable you to continue your current course of study. We also have a wide range of scholarships and awards that can provide financial assistance.

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Career opportunities

On successful completion of this programme you'll be able to work as a beautician or owner/operator in clinics and spa retreats, here or overseas.

Study pathways

You can add to your expertise and qualifications by becoming a beauty therapist with the Diploma in Beauty Therapy Level 5.

Recommended school subjects

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science

New Zealand Certificate in Beauty Therapy (Level 4)

FULL-TIME - 1 Year

Acquire the skills and knowledge needed to work as a beautician, in New Zealand or overseas.

Information
Type Certificate
Code NZ3444
Next Starts February 2021
May be available for Study Visa? Yes
International application close date Received all year
Credits 120
Level 4
Additional Equipment/Fees Advised on enrolment
May be eligible for Fees Free? Yes
Reference NZ3444-STRU

Fees for 2020

Domestic costs
$6,120 - $6,630 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$320
Valid To
December 31, 2020

Fees for 2021

Domestic costs
$6,100 - $6,900 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$320
Valid To
December 31, 2021
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NZ Certificate in Beauty Therapy - Feb 2021 - Christchurch
Start date: 22 February 2021
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NZ Certificate in Beauty Therapy - Feb 2021 - Timaru
Start date: 22 February 2021
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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.

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