Certificate in Beauty Skills (Introductory).xml  Certificate in Beauty Skills (Introductory)

Qualifications and courses Study options
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Certificate Part time - 14 weeks evenings (usually 5:30-9:30pm)

Annual Fees(indicative 2015)



$380 - $400

Course related costs

Advised on enrolment

Programme Code








Application due

Received all year


Christchurch - Madras Street, Ashburton, Oamaru and Timaru


Reinforce your interest in beauty therapy and begin your study toward a career with this part-time programme. Discover the key principals of beauty for enhancing personal appearance.

Ideal for those interested in a career in helping people look good and feel great or as a pathway to higher education to gain a career in the beauty industry.

Certificate in Beauty Skills (Introductory) (Level 2) enables students to develop basic skills and knowledge of beauty treatments. A perfect pathway to further study in beauty therapy or hairdressing.

This programme covers:

  • Skin care
  • Personal appearance
  • Hand and foot care
  • Eye care
  • Career options
  • Body care
  • Make up

Programme structure

To complete this Certificate you are required to complete a minimum total of 44 credits. Please browse the guide below to view the course options currently available within this qualification.

Core courses
Elective Courses

To be a full time student you need to maintain a workload of 120 credits per year. We recommend you talk with us to ensure you choose electives to benefit your future career.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • For entry applicants require at least 3 years secondary education and successful completion of 24 NCEA credits (Level 1).

Alternative requirements
    • Applications from mature students (over 20 years) are welcome.
    • If you don't have the stated entry criteria, talk to us about whether you have the equivalent skills and knowledge or to determine if this is the right programme for you.
English requirements
  • Students for whom English is their second language, an overall IELTS score of 5.5 (or an equivalent TOEFL score) is required unless otherwise stated.

    This programme is not available to international students.

Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Next steps

To apply for this programme please complete an Admission and Enrolment form or an International Application form.

Alternatively, if you feel you have gained your learning through on the job experience talk to us about recognition or assessment of prior learning .

Please note: Programme delivery is conditional on enrolments reaching a minimum requirement.

Career opportunities

On successful completion of this programme you will be able to work as a:

  • Cosmetic counter consultant in a pharmacy or department store
  • Beauty or cosmetic sales representative
  • Beauty salon receptionist

Study pathways

Take your studies further with the Certificate in Hairdressing and the Certificate in Beauty Therapy.

Application documents