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New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 3) with a focus on Beauty

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Level of Study



17 weeks

Next start date

Expected Feb 2024


Otago Polytechnic


This bridging programme provides the perfect solution. Successful completion ensures you meet the academic entry requirements for our New Zealand Certificate in Beauty Therapy (Level 4).

During this hands-on certificate, you will get to perform basic skincare and make-up techniques in the beauty classroom.

As well as more specific learning about human biological science and practical beauty skills, you will also gain foundation communication, career and study skills.

Your workload: This is a full-time programme and you should expect to spend around 40 hours per week in study. This will consist of in class, face-to-face teaching, completing assignments and undertaking self-directed study from home. There will be a total of 90 teacher-directed learning hours and 60 student-managed learning hours.

Entry criteria

Open entry

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

New Zealand University Entrance OR

IELTS test: Overall Academic IELTS 5.0 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 500 (with an essay score of 4 TWE); TOEFL internet based test (IBT): Score of 35 (with a writing score of 14); Cambridge english examinations: B2 First or B2 First for Schools with a score of 154. No less than 154 in each skill; Pearson test of english (ACADEMIC): PToE (Academic) score of 36; Language Certificate: B1 Achiever IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill.

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