Institute of Technology or PolytechnicWestern Institute of Technology at Taranaki
This course is available
Level of Study
Next start date
Expected Mar 2024
Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki
Learn massage therapy, nutrition, depilation, nails, facial therapy, tanning and much more and become a qualified beauty therapist. Build confidence working in a fun and rewarding industry.
Study includes three days per week on campus (one late night per week scheduled in the second half of the programme).
Learn from industry experienced tutors and enjoy the benefits of small, supportive class sizes as you learn body therapy, facial therapy, nails and tanning as well as professional practice and an understating of anatomy and physiology. Put your new skills into practice with clients in Industrie Beauty Salon, our replica salon.
You will learn how to:
implement profession standards and expectations relating to the beauty workplace including all relevant health, safety and hygiene obligations.
undertake a full consultation with clients, build client rapport and perform an in-depth need analysis for beauty services and product needs to develop a beauty treatment plan.
apply knowledge of natural nail services, facial and skincare services, manual hair removal and body care services.
perform facial and skin care services.
perform manual hair removal and body care services.
apply knowledge of relevant aspects of chemistry, physics and biology in a beauty services context to provide effective services and ensure client comfort and safety.
provide nutritional advice specific to the skin which is complementary for healthy skin, hair and nails.
apply knowledge of skin and skin-related disease and disorders to identify symptoms and advise clients’ of possible implications in terms of proposed beauty services.
provide reception and client sales services and carry out associated transactions and administration.
contribute to the operation of a small beauty sector business or client base.
This qualification builds on the New Zealan d Certificate in Makeup and Skincare (Level 3) and may lead to the: NZ Diploma in Beauty Therapy (Level 5).
Graduates of this qualification may be employed, contracted or self-employed, in positions such as: Beauty Therapist and Beauty Consultant.
Students must also meet the English language proficiency requirements as below: