Diploma in Beauty Therapy

Work in our clinic on real clients. Explore a range of techniques and perfect your skills. You’ll benefit from small classes where you can get more tutor time so you're ready for industry. Gain CIDESCO, an internationally-recognised qualification.

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What you will learn

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Knowledge of chemistry and electrical currents for body therapy
  • Body treatments including aromatherapy, electrology for permanent hair removal and spray tanning
  • Microdermabrasion to help reveal younger, healthier looking skin
  • Client consultation, diagnosis and effective communication
  • Small business management skills
  • Retail/reception skills for beauty sales and service
  • Safety, hygiene, first aid, nutritional principles
  • Knowledge of exercise programmes
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That’s the best feeling. When you have a regular on salon nights and you can see improvement with your treatment.
Reetha
Reetha, Beauty Therapy Student

Career options

  • Beauty Therapist
  • Cosmetologist
  • Sales Representative

Further study options

Want to start your own business in the beauty industry?

Our Beauty Therapy students make people look good and #feelgood too

What your week will look like

Class Possible Class No Class
Study timetable
MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN
Morning
Class Class Class
Class Class Class
Afternoon
Class Class Class Class
Class Class Class
Evening
Class

Timetable is indicative only, a full timetable will be available prior to course start. 

Entry criteria

Under 20

Successful completion of the Certificate in Beautician Services (Level 4)

And at least 50 credits at NCEA Level 2 including:

  • 10 literacy credits
  • 10 science credits

Or equivalent academic qualification

20+

If you’re 20 years or over, contact us to see if you qualify for special admissions on our programmes.

International

Successful completion of the Certificate in Beautician Services (Level 4)

And at least 50 credits at NCEA Level 2 including:

  • 10 literacy credits
  • 10 science credits

Or equivalent academic qualification.

International students – minimum IELTS (academic) score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5, or equivalent.

What it will cost

Local

  • Fee: $6,036

    This is an annual fee, which is reviewed each year. 

    Optional CIDESCO exam fee: $570

  • Course related costs: $250

    Includes textbook and beauty kit.

  • Student services fee: $220

    Your student fee is included in your course fees. It is not billed separately. Amount shown is based on full year study. More details.

This programme qualifies for student loans and allowances. More details

International

  • Fee: $22,750

    This fee is in New Zealand dollars.

    Fees are payable annually. 

    Optional CIDESCO exam fee: $570

  • Course related costs: $250

    Includes textbook and beauty kit.

CIDESCO, internationally-recognised

Where will my course be?

The Wellington CBD campus is at 11-17 Church Street, Wellington.

Read more about our Wellington CBD campus.

Ready to enrol?

Local

Applying online is easy and takes only about 10 minutes.

You will need a few details:

  1. An email address you check regularly.

  2. The phone number of someone willing to be your emergency contact.

  3. Your date of residency if you are a permanent resident in NZ.

If you have your NZQA National Student Number and/or a WelTec Student ID it will help us process your application faster.

International

To enrol as a international student you will need to download and complete our international enrolment form.

Once completed, you may submit the form and accompanying documentation directly to WelTec International, or go through one of our registered recruitment agents.

Documents and other details


Offered by:
School of Creative Industries
Offered by:
Te Ranga Ahumahi o ngā Hāpori
Formal programme title:
Diploma in Beauty Therapy (Level 5)
Programme code:
HV4416
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That’s the best feeling. When you have a regular on salon nights and you can see improvement with your treatment.
Reetha
Reetha, Beauty Therapy Student

Our Beauty Therapy students make people look good and #feelgood too

CIDESCO, internationally-recognised