New Zealand Certificate in Beauty Therapy (Level 4)

40 Weeks

This programme provides you with the knowledge and skills in beauty therapy to work in the New Zealand and international beauty therapy industries.

If you’re creative with an outgoing personality you will love this hands-on, practical programme teaching you all the basics of the beauty industry. With our near-new salon facilities, you’ll learn in a real working environment – complete with weekly salon days for paying public clients.

This course will train you in all aspects of beauty therapy, opening doors to a wide variety of careers including working in spas, salons, hotels and resorts, on cruise ships, becoming a sales representative, or even setting up your own business.

Our class hours are Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday with additional self-directed learning (which may be spent at NorthTec or on work experience or studying from home).

What you will learn

Learn how to perform a wide range of beauty therapy skills including facial and body treatments, Swedish body massage, manicures and pedicures, epilation, skin care and make-up. You’ll gain hands-on experience consulting with clients and develop key skills in communication and customer service, whilst performing treatments.

Graduates will be able to:

  • Implement professional standards and expectations relating to the beauty workplace including all relevant health, safety and hygiene obligations.
  • Undertake a full consultation with clients, build client rapport, and perform an in-depth need analysis for beauty services and product needs to develop a beauty treatment plan.
  • Apply knowledge of natural nail services, products, and tools, and related skills, to meet client’s needs in accordance with industry standards and current and emerging trends.
  • Apply knowledge of facial and skin care services, and related skills, to meet client’s needs, during and after treatment, in accordance with industry standards and current and emerging trends.
  • Apply knowledge of manual hair removal and body care services, and related skills, to meet client’s needs, during and after treatment, in accordance with industry standards and current and emerging trends.
  • Apply knowledge of relevant aspects of chemistry, physics and biology in a beauty services context to provide effective services and ensure client comfort and safety.
  • Provide nutritional advice specific to the skin, which is complementary for healthy skin, hair and nails.
  • Apply knowledge of skin and skin-related disease and disorders to identify symptoms and advise clients of possible implications in terms of proposed beauty services.
  • Provide reception and client sales services and carry out associated transactions and administration.
  • Contribute to the operation of a small beauty sector business or client base.

Entry Requirements

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences.
  • be able to understand follow, and respond to instructions given in English.
  • be physically able to complete the programme specific outcomes

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences.
  • be able to read, write, and communicate in English at a basic level.
  • be physically able to complete the programme-specific outcomes.

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences.
  • be able to read, write, and communicate in English at a basic level.
  • be physically able to complete the programme-specific outcomes.

Applicants for whom English is not a first language must have an IELTS score of 5 with no band score lower than 5; or an accepted international equivalence.

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences.
  • be able to read, write, and communicate in English at a basic level.
  • be physically able to complete the programme-specific outcomes.

Applicants for whom English is not a first language must have an IELTS score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5; or an accepted international equivalence.

All applicants must: 

  • be at least 17 years old at the time the programme commences
  • have attained NCEA level 1
  • be able to understand follow, and respond to instructions given in English

International applicants for whom English is not a first language must have an IELTS General or Academic score of 5 with no band score lower than 5; or an accepted international equivalence.

Intakes & Applications

Dates & Bookings

Additional costs

Additional costs/requirements (all of these items can be purchased through course related costs):

  • Students are required to wear a uniform. Uniform tops are supplied by NorthTec from Bethells Uniforms in the Strand Arcade. You will need to order your uniform prior to the start of course. Students are welcome to order a second uniform at their own cost.
  • Black pants and black flat closed in shoes.
  • Makeup kit (approximately $150)
  • Basic stationary including a USB memory stick.
This programme is not open to international students.
Whangārei
Certificate in Beauty Therapy (Level 4)
Certificate in Beauty Therapy (Level 4)
Apprentice Restaurant, 51 Raumanga Valley Road, Whangārei
Dates:
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February 13, 2023
November 24, 2023
Dates:
Available to start at regular intervals throughout the year.
Delivery:
Part Time
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Full Time
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Short Course
Price:
Fees:
$6,609
International
International Fees:
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All fees are in New Zealand Dollars and are approximate only - includes GST but excludes the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF) levy. Unless otherwise stated, the fees shown are for domestic students only. For programmes longer than one academic year in duration, the fees quoted are for the first year. Final study costs depends on a number of factors including the courses you select to study.

Courses and programmes may be cancelled, postponed or have their content or configuration changed from time to time (including during the academic year) at the discretion of NorthTec. See our full Terms and conditions.

Additional Information

Career opportunities

  • Beauty therapist in a clinic or hairdressing salon
  • Sales representative
  • Luxury liner beauty services
  • Consultant in retail sector
  • Self-employed in own business
  • Magazine beauty editor or writer
  • Mortician work

About Te Pūkenga

NorthTec is part of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology (Te Pūkenga). From 1 October 2022, all references to NorthTec or Northland Polytechnic on this website (and any documentation linked through this website) need to be read as references to Te Pūkenga and its NorthTec business division.

Te Pūkenga brings the Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs) and the arranging training activities of certain Industry Training Organisations (ITOs) together to create a national network. This will give learners more choices and flexibility in what, where, and how they learn.

Existing NorthTec ākonga (learners) will be enrolled with Te Pūkenga automatically in the same qualification and will continue to learn in the same way, in the same place, with the same people.

Learners should note that all programmes offered across Te Pūkenga are under review to ensure they are portable, consistent and aligned with the needs of industry and may be changed. Where there are changes to programmes that you have applied to enrol in, you will be notified of these changes.

Key Information for students - Qualification Information from the NZ Government.
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