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National School of Aesthetics


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New Zealand Certificate and Diploma in Beauty Therapy

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Level of study:
Tuition fees:
60 weeks
Start date: 20-July-2020
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Our beauty therapy course teaches you how to become a beauty therapist so you can work in the beauty therapy industry. The beauty course includes facials, manicures, waxing, eye treatments, makeup, body massage, spray tanning, and even more.

It can take up to 2 years or more to achieve both the New Zealand Certificate in Beauty Therapy and the New Zealand Diploma in Beauty Therapy at some other education providers.

At NaSA, you can achieve the certificate and diploma within 18 months so you can get out into the industry quicker with more qualifications.


Professional Standards

  • Client care and communication
  • Hygiene and sterilisation
  • Professionalism
  • Items and events relating to accidents
  • Care of electrical equipment


  • Consultation before the treatment
  • Making a treatment plan
  • After the treatment

Manicure and Pedicure

  • Contraindications to manicure
  • Manicure products and tools
  • Manicures and pedicures

Skin Care and Facials

  • Contraindications to facials
  • Contraindications for basic electricals
  • Contraindications for advanced electricals
  • Facial cosmetic products
  • Manual facial treatments
  • Basic facial electrical treatments
  • Advanced facial electrical treatments

Eye Treatments

  • Contraindications to eye treatments
  • Eye products
  • Enhancing eyebrows and eyelashes


  • Contraindications to makeup
  • Makeup and cosmetics
  • Make-up services


  • Contraindications to waxing
  • Waxing products
  • Waxing treatments

Swedish Massage and Body electricals

  • Contraindications to massage
  • Massage products
  • Swedish body massages
  • Body electrical treatments

Figure Diagnosis and Exercise

  • Contraindications to figure diagnosis and exercise
  • Perform a figure diagnosis
  • Basic exercise routines

Body Wraps and Exfoliation Treatments

  • Contraindications to body wraps and exfoliations
  • Body wrap products
  • Body wraps and exfoliation treatments

Spray Tanning

  • Contraindications to spray tanning
  • Spray tanning products
  • Spray tanning treatments

Anatomy and Physiology

  • Human anatomy and physiology for beauty therapy
  • Skin anatomy and physiology
  • Nail anatomy and physiology
  • Hair anatomy and physiology

Electricity and Basic Physics

  • Electricity and basic physics


  • Basic nutritional advice for beauty
  • Nutritional plans for clients

Reception and Client Sales

  • Reception services and skills
  • Selling to clients and transaction services

Business Awareness

  • Helping run a small beauty business
  • Basic management of a small beauty business


  • Short-wave diathermy electrology treatments
  • Blend galvanic electrology treatments

You can gain these qualifications when you successfully complete your New Zealand Certificate in Beauty Therapy course:

  • New Zealand Certificate in Beauty Therapy
  • New Zealand Diploma in Beauty Therapy

Optional International Qualifications

You can sit international examinations also. These are extra expenses. You may need to complete further study and work.

Entry criteria

Students must be at least 18 years old by the programme's start date. Have successfully achieved: the National Certificate in Educational Achievement (NCEA) (Level 1) or an equivalent qualification, or an NZQA-approved qualification or an equivalent qualification at a higher level, or If 20 years old or older and without any qualifications, show evidence of the ability to successfully achieve and succeed in the programme, and Communicate effectively in all areas of English to a suitable and appropriate level.

English Language Requirements

International students who have gained the following scores from one of the following English languages tests, taken overseas or within new Zealand within the last 2 years: : IELTS score of 6.0 or higher on the Academic Module Test; and a band score at or higher than 5.5; TOEFL - Score of 550 or higher on the Paper-Based Test (pBT); and an essay score at or higher than 5 TWE; Score of 80 or higher on the Internet-Based Test (iBT); and a listening score at or higher than 20; and a reading score at or higher than 20; and a speaking score at or higher than 20; and a writing score at or higher than 20; Score of 42 or higher on the First Certificate in English (FCE) or Certificate in Advanced English (CAE).


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