New Zealand Certificate in Beauty Therapy

National School of Aesthetics

Subject area

Beauty Therapy




1 Year

Total student fees


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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

All applicants must: Have successfully achieved: the National Certificate in Educational Achievement (NCEA) (Level 1) or an equivalent qualification; or an NZQA-approved qualification or an equivalent qualification at a higher level; or if 20 years old or older and without any qualifications, show evidence of the ability to successfully achieve and succeed in the programme; and communicate effectively in all areas of English to a suitable and appropriate level. Domestic students must also be at least 16 years old by the programme's start date. International students must also: be at least 18 years old by the programme's start date; and meet the English language requirements set forth by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (see our Web site for current information).

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)
$12,185 $12,185
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$7,737 $7,737
Total $19,922 $19,922

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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

Phone: (03) 366 5037
Fax: (03) 366 5047

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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