Institute of Technology or PolytechnicUniversal College of Learning (UCOL)
This course is available
Level of Study
Next start date
Expected Feb 2023
UCOL Horowhenua Campus
Gain the necessary skills for an exciting career in the beauty industry with UCOL's New Zealand Diploma in Beauty Therapy.
If you have prior experience in beauty or have worked as a beauty therapist, advance your skills with UCOL's New Zealand Diploma in Beauty Therapy.
You'll gain the skills and knowledge to critically analyse clients’ needs, provide advanced beauty services, and manage the operations of a client base or small beauty therapy business.
Regular client days are incorporated into the learning process at one of UCOL's Beauty Clinics in Palmerston North, Whanganui or Wairarapa, providing you with real industry experience, and honing your professionalism, relationship building skills and teamwork.
Career & Study Outcomes
You'll graduate work-ready with professional skills, know how to operate a small beauty business, and have advanced skills in beauty therapy.
Career options include:
This qualification builds on UCOL's New Zealand Certificate in Beauty Therapy, and may lead to further studies:
English language Requirement: IELTS - Academic: Score of 5.5 with no band lower than 5; TOEFL (iBT) - Score of 46 (with a writing score of 14); Cambridge English Qualifications - B2 with score of 162; no less than 154 in each skill; OET - Minimum Grade C or 200 in all subtests; NZCEL - Level 4 (General or Employment); and Pearson Test of English (Academic) - Score of 42 with no band less than 36.
Applicants under 20 years of age:
For international applicants under 20 years of age who do not hold NCEA, International Academic Qualifications Entry Criteria apply (Entry requirements vary from country to country).