Diploma in Beauty Therapies and Epilation.xml  Diploma in Beauty Therapies and Epilation

Qualifications and courses Study options
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Diploma Full time - 34 weeks

Annual Fees(indicative 2015)



$5790 - $6000

Course related costs

External international examination fees, product kits, beauty therapist uniform, textbook.

Programme Code








Application due

Received all year


Timaru and Christchurch - Madras Street


Incorporates International Therapy Examination Council (ITEC) Qualifications.

Become a leader in beauty therapy. Expand your skills and specialisations, prepare yourself for more senior beauty therapy roles and gain an internationally recognised qualification.

Become a senior beauty therapist with greater responsibilities and the option to even manage or own a beauty clinic.

This programme takes your skills in beauty therapy to the next level, and advances your skills in skin care and body treatments.

International Therapy Examination Council ( ITEC ) qualifications are offered in this diploma. If you choose to complete the ITEC exam your qualifications will be recognised by employers and clients internationally.

This programme covers:

  • Advanced skincare
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Electrolysis
  • Aromatherapy
  • Indian Head Massage

Programme structure

To complete this Diploma you are required to complete a minimum total of 120 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 to this diploma you have to have successful completion of a 120 credit (minimum) Level 4 tertiary qualification in Beauty Therapy, such as the Aoraki Polytechnic Certificate in Beauty Therapy.

Alternative requirements
  • 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 equivalent TOEFL score is required unless otherwise stated.

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:

  • Self-employed therapist
  • Beauty clinic manager/owner
  • Registered New Zealand Beauty Therapist

Study pathways

After completing this programme you can skills in business with the National Certificate in Business (First Line Management), New Zealand Diploma in Business and the Bachelor of Applied Management.

Application documents