Diploma in Beauty Therapy
Level 5

Diploma in Beauty Therapy (Level 5)

  • We are evolving

    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.

  • Locations and dates


    20 February 2023
  • Study options


  • Length

    40 weeks full-time consisting of 34 teaching weeks and 6 weeks of study breaks

  • Total credits


  • Fees

    2022: $7,260 plus $240 Student Services Levy

    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.

  • National qualification code


Gain practical work experience, applying your skills in a real-world setting in the on-Campus NMIT beauty clinics.

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The Diploma in Beauty Therapy will offer you stimulating studies in advanced facial therapy, electrolysis and advanced body treatments.

Add these skills to a knowledge of anatomy and physiology, cosmetic chemistry, and practical work experience, and you will be qualified for a range of beauty therapy roles.

Recent graduates, Ella and Aimie-Lee(external link), say the expertise and support of NMIT’s beauty therapy tutors played a key part in their success.

“The tutors are very positive and encouraged us to achieve our best and pass with high marks.”

Diploma graduates can also go onto further specialist studies and always stay up-to-date as new beauty therapy methods are developed.


Blended learning

In 2020, the beauty therapy team at NMIT saw a need to redesign the programme to work better for both students and their employers. After consultation, we can now offer training with even more focus on supportive learning, and have lessened the time you need to be away from your employment.

Our new blended delivery options offer online learning of the Diploma's theory components. Practical classes are held on the Nelson Campus in our commercial beauty therapy clinics, as usual, however, now some of the practical training and assignments may be able to be completed at your workplace.

We also now offer weekly coaching meetings with tutors either on-Campus or via Zoom to help you with your online learning, enabling you to study exactly the way that suits you.

Book a Career Conversation(external link) today with one of our friendly team and we'll start you on your journey.

COVID-19 vaccine

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.








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