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New Zealand Certificate in Beauty Therapy


Subject area

Beauty Therapy




1 Year

Total student fees


over 1 Year - details

Check out Fees Free to see whether you are eligible for a year of fees-free study or two years industry training. Contact your provider to confirm your study options meet the criteria.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

This qualification is designed to provide the beauty sector with therapists who have the skills and knowledge to analyse, plan and provide a broad range of beauty services.

This qualification is intended for learners who have little or no prior learning or experience in beauty services.

The beauty sector will benefit by having beauty therapists with the skills and knowledge to competently provide a range of beauty services.

Graduates will be capable of working under broad guidance with a degree of self-management in a beauty therapy context.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Applicants should demonstrate an ability to succeed in tertiary study, shown by the completion of any of the following qualifications or courses of study: NCEA Lv2 (incl Lv1 Literacy/Numeracy requirement) with at least 12 credits in Lv1 Science; or Equivalent NZQF standards; or NZ Cert in Makeup and Skincare (Intro) Lv3; or Equivalent knowledge, skills, work experience or study; or WITT NZ Cert in Foundation Skills Lv2 with Health pathway and achievement standard 91101. Applicants whose first language is not English, are required to provide evidence of having passed such test of English Language as stipulated in Policy and Procedure English Language Proficiency. For International recognised English Language Proficiency outcomes for Lv4, refer to schedule 2 of the NZQA English Proficiency Outcomes. Applicants who do not meet the academic entry criteria above may be admitted to the programme if they are able to demonstrate: Evidence of equivalent knowledge and skills gained through relevant life skills or work experience; or Evidence of other formal or informal study at a level that demonstrates the potential to succeed at Lv4

Detailed requirements

See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.


1 Year

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$6,832 $6,832
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$10,826 $10,826
Total $17,658 $17,658

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A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.

Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

Median earnings $39,000
Earnings range $31,000 - $46,000
In employment 62%
In further study 21%
On a benefit 4%

All KIS information is the most recent data available and relates to domestic students only.

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 948 896
Phone: (06) 757 3100
Fax: (06) 757 3236

Please contact the provider for details of where this qualification is offered.

Where does this information come from?

The Key Information for Students data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on information provided by tertiary education providers and the Ministry of Education. Remember to check the provider’s website for further details.

NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.

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