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New Zealand Diploma in Beauty Therapy (Level 5)

This course is available


Level of Study



1 year

Next start date

Expected Jul 2023


Whitireia New Zealand


Launch your career into the beauty therapy industry with this Diploma. Learn how to use advanced electrical facial and body therapy techniques, as well as permanent hair removal, massage, and body treatments. Gain salon administration skills and learn about anatomy and physiology.

What you will learn

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Knowledge of Chemistry and how it relates to the skin
  • Knowledge of electrical currents
  • Body treatments including full body massage
  • Permanent hair removal
  • Client Face and body consultation, diagnosis, and effective communication
  • Small business and management skills
  • Retail and reception skills, sales and services relating to the beauty therapy industry
  • Professional practice including Health & Safety & Hygiene
  • Advanced First Aid
  • Nutrition and how it affects the skin and body
  • Gain CIDESCO, an internationally recognised diploma.

Career options

Internationally recognised beauty therapist
Salon manager
Sales representative
Cruise line and resort work
Small business owner

Entry criteria

Successful completion of the New Zealand Certificate in Beauty Therapy (Level 4) or equivalent academic qualification.

English Language Requirements: IELTS 5.5 overall with no sub-score less than 5.0 ; TOEFL Internet-Based Test (iBT) - Score of 46 (with a writing score of 20); Cambridge English Test - FCE with a pass at Grade C or CAE with a score of 47; Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PToE (Academic) score of 42; New Zealand Certificate in English Language (NZCEL) - Level 4 with the Academic endorsement.

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