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New Zealand Certificate in Beauty Therapy (Level 4)

This course is available

On-Campus

Level of Study

Certificate

Duration

1 year

Summary

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.

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.

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