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New Zealand Diploma in Beauty Therapy (Level 5)

This course is available

On-Campus

Level of Study

Diploma

Duration

1 year

Next start date

Expected Feb 2023

Campus

Otago Polytechnic

Summary

Take your beauty skills to the next level with this advanced, practical programme.

Graduates of this Diploma could find employment as a Beauty Therapist, Spa Therapist, Skin Therapist, Electrologist, Resort Therapist working on a cruise liner or could work within beauty retail. Alternatively, you could establish and run your own beauty therapy business.

During this programme, you will learn how to apply advanced skincare techniques, advanced hair removal techniques and be introduced to spa body treatments.

Practical, hands-on learning in our purpose-built, clinic setting will enable you to gain experience and confidence.

You will study

Beauty Therapy Science (15 credits)

  • Further anatomy and physiology study, along with an introduction to basic cosmetic chemistry

Advanced Hair Removal (20 credits)

  • Techniques and trends including electrical epilation

Electrical Facial Therapy (15 credits)

  • Applying practical techniques suitable for client's needs whilst learning about current trends in relation to the industry

Advanced Skin Care (20 credits)

  • Applying practical techniques suitable for client's needs whilst learning about current trends in relation to the industry

Electrical Body Therapy (20 credits)

  • Learning to apply these to meet the client's needs

Spa and Massage Therapy (10 credits)

  • Learning to apply these to meet the client's needs

Applied Beauty Therapy Practice (Clinic) (20 credits)

  • Be introduced to business management and apply all the techniques covered during the programme in a simulated salon environment.

Your workload

This full-time programme will involve approximately 18 hours in class and 18 hours in self-directed study per week.

Further study options

Further training pathways could be in specific skin therapies, aromatherapy, advanced massage techniques and business management.

Entry criteria

The New Zealand Certificate in Beauty Therapy (Level 4) or equivalent skills and knowledge, experience and/or qualifications.

International students will be individually assessed to ensure you are ready for this study.

If English is not your first language, you must provide:

New Zealand University Entrance OR
Overall Academic IELTS 5.5 with no individual band score lower than 5.0 (achieved in one test completed in the last two years), OR TOEFL paper based test (PBT): Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE); TOEFL internet based test (IBT): Score of 46 (with a writing score of 14); Cambridge english qualifications: B2 First or B2 First for schools with a score of 162. No less than 154 in each skill; Pearson test of english (ACADEMIC): PTE (Academic) score of 42 with no band score lower than 36; Language Certificate: B2 Communicator IESOL (LRWS) with HIGH PASS and no less than Pass in each skill

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