Introduction to Beauty Therapy Level 2 Introduction to Beauty Therapy Level 2

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Beauty Therapy and Salon Skills Level 2

ProgrammePart-time, 1 year (while still at school)

Annual Fees(indicative 2019)

Qualification name

Introduction to Beauty Therapy Fees may apply to international students

Programme code




NZQF credits




Applications due

Received all year


Christchurch - Madras Street, Timaru

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Programme Content

Gain an introduction to the beauty therapy industry and skills for further study.

Dual Enrolment programmes are FREE if you're in Years 11, 12 or 13 and a great way to earn NCEA credits and get a feel for tertiary study, while you’re still at school.

Learn how to improve your positive image, skill in personal presentation, perform a mini manicure and facial.

Carry out makeup application and eyebrow shaping, learn massage techniques to a basic level.

This programme runs 1 day per week (Fridays 9:00am - 3:00pm).

*Places are limited and funding is dependent on availability. Some courses may incur costs, depending on the learner's eligibility.

Programme Credits

NZQF credits in the table below are awarded to you on completion of this programme. These credits contribute to achieving your NCEA qualification.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • To enrol you must be in Year 11, 12 or 13 at a secondary school and a New Zealand citizen, permanent resident or hold a visa that allows you to be enrolled in a New Zealand secondary school.

    If you are interested in enrolling in a Dual Enrolment course, you should first talk to your secondary school or with Ara.

    As different programmes are offered, entry requirements, application, and interview processes (including selection criteria) may vary.

Alternative requirements
Additional requirements
English requirements
  • If English isn't your first language, you may be required to provide evidence of your English language skills. Refer to the Acceptable Alternatives Chart or contact us for an assessment.

Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Application Documents

Unit / Achievement Standard Number Unit Standard Title Version No NZQF Credits Level 1 Credits Level 2 Credits Level 3 Credits
17593 Apply safe work practices in the workplace 4 4 4
1277 Communicate information in a specified workplace 7 3 3
17285 Demonstrate knowledge of commercial espresso coffee equipment and prepare espresso beverages under supervision 9 4 4
27640 Demonstrate knowledge of current fashion trends and history related to beauty therapy 2 3 3
25439 Demonstrate knowledge of sustainability concepts for a salon 2 2 2
27641 Describe the relevance of anatomy and physiology knowledge to beauty therapy practice 2 3 3
62 Maintain personal presentation and a positive attitude 9 3 3
9677 Participate in a team or group which has an objective. 10 3 3