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From 2023, NMIT and the programme you have enrolled in will become part of
Te Pūkenga, and you will graduate with a Te Pūkenga qualification. See more here.
2022: $6,077 plus $240 Student Services Levy
A Compulsory Student Services Levy applies ($2 per credit).
Fees listed are for each year of the programme, indicative only and may vary with course selection.
View course details for individual fees.
Gain the skills you need to kick-start a rewarding career in beauty therapy.
Interested in makeup trends, massage treatments, and understand the importance of helping people to feel comfortable and confident in their skin? If so, the beauty therapy industry could be the right fit for you.
You will learn waxing services, tanning, makeup, facial treatments, nails, anatomy, physiology and more to offer your future employer in an industry that seeks staff who are caring, creative, and attentive.
Alongside beauty techniques, you will learn the science and theory that make them possible and then apply your skills in a real-world setting in our on-campus beauty salon in Nelson, Beauty Zone(external link), working with real customers.
Learn from tutors who have expert insights and experience from diverse roles within the beauty industry, offering you the latest industry knowledge and skills in a supportive environment.
Your tutors will also help you focus on the right career pathway for you, whether traditional employment
opportunities or something a bit out of the (cosmetic) box.
In addition to receiving real-world experience in our commercial training salon, you will also have the opportunity to visit off-campus salons and be involved in public and community events, this will allow you to gain further experience in different scenario's and get a feel for the industry first-hand.
Throughout the year, you can also be a part of our hairdressing and beauty therapy competitions, an opportunity to show off your creative flair.
As you immerse yourself in all aspects of Beauty Therapy and gain the hands-on skills and knowledge to prepare you for a successful future, you might want to continue your study with a New Zealand Diploma in Beauty Therapy(external link) qualification. Highly regarded by employers, this programme is one you can do in tandem while working.
NMIT belongs to the New Zealand Association of Registered Beauty Therapists(external link).
The Government COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021(external link) has been extended to include high-risk workers in the hospitality and service industries such as hair, beauty and fitness sector.
This has implications for our learners and staff who have close contact, customer facing, roles in the teaching and learning environment, and learner work placements.
The effect of this is that vaccination will soon be mandatory.
With the introduction of the Order, NMIT cannot secure placements for learners who are not vaccinated. If your vaccination status cannot be confirmed it is likely you will not be able to complete your qualification.
Learn how to do nails professionally for clients.
A big part of beauty therapy is an extension of good skin care. Learn how to do a make up consultation, contouring and more.
Learn to perform a skin analysis, to be able to provide facial treatment to meet your clients' needs.
Learn in a supportive environment with industry experienced tutors.
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