New Zealand Certificate in Beauty Therapy (Level 4) New Zealand Certificate in Beauty Therapy (Level 4)

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New Zealand Certificate in Beauty Therapy (Level 4)

CertificateFull-time, 34 weeks

Annual Fees(indicative 2019)

Programme code

NZ3444

Domestic

$6,120 - $6,630

Starts

February

International

Credits

120

Course related costs

Advised on enrolment

Level

4

Domestic Applications due

Received all year

International Applications due

Received all year

Location

Christchurch - Madras Street and Timaru

Content

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.

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 Therapies and Epilation Level 5.

Recommended school subjects

English, Maths, Science

Programme structure

To complete this Certificate you are required to complete 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
  • NCEA Level 1 (80 credits at level 1 or above), 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.

Alternative requirements
  • 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. Contact Ara for advice.

Additional requirements
English requirements
  • What if English is not my first language?

    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.

    OR

    • 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 REQUIREMENTS

5.5 ACADEMIC

SPEAKING

5.0

READING

5.0

WRITING

5.0

LISTENING

5.0
Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Next steps

To apply for this programme please complete:

  • An Admission and Enrolment form
  • If you don't meet the criteria for entry into this programme we can help you meet entry level with our foundation and bridging programmes

Application documents

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.