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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

Next start date

Expected Feb 2023

Campus

Southern Institute of Technology

Summary

Learn how to pamper people, enhance their beauty and give them a relaxing experience. The New Zealand Certificate in Beauty Therapy (Level 4) will teach you how to deliver a range of beauty services for nails, skin and makeup. You will also learn business aspects of beauty therapy, customer service and sales.

You will learn:

  • natural nail services, products, and tools,
  • beauty treatment plans
  • facial and skin care services
  • manual hair removal
  • body care services
  • chemistry, physics and biology
  • nutrition
  • skin-related disease and disorders
  • health, safety and hygiene obligations
  • small business and customer service

ITEC international examinations can be undertaken as part of this course at an additional cost.

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

Career Opportunities

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.

Satisfactory Completion

To satisfactorily complete the New Zealand Certificate in Beauty Therapy (Level 4), and be awarded this qualification the student must successfully achieve:

  • A minimum of 120 credits in accordance with the programme schedule for the New Zealand Certificate in Beauty Therapy (Level 4)
  • The student will normally be expected to complete the New Zealand Certificate in Beauty Therapy full-time over one year

Entry criteria

NCEA (Level 1) or equivalent

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS test - General or Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5
  • TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Score of 530 (with an essay score of 4.5 TWE)
  • TOEFL Internet based test (iBT) - Score of 46 (with a writing score of 14)
  • Cambridge English Examination –B2 First or B2First for schools with a score of 162. No less than 154 in each skill.
  • OET - Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests
  • NZCEL - a) Expiring Level b) Current:
  • Level 3 (Academic) b) Level 3 (Applied)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) – PTE (Academic) score of 42 with no band score lower than 36
  • Language Cert - B2 Communicator IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill
  • Trinity ISE - ISE II with no less than pass in any band

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