New Zealand Certificate in Beauty Therapy (Level 4)

  • March 2020
  • Level 4
  • 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
    Available in New Plymouth
  • $6,726 - Domestic student (2020)
    $17,000 - International student

Qualification overview

This qualification is intended for learners who have little or no prior learning or experience in beauty services. Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Implement professional standards and expectations relating to the beauty workplace including all relevant health, safety and hygiene obligations.
- Undertake a full consultation with clients, build client rapport, and perform an in-depth need analysis for beauty services and product needs to develop a beauty treatment plan, in accordance with industry standards and current and emerging trends.



Entry requirements

Applicants should demonstrate an ability to succeed in tertiary study, shown by the completion of any of the following qualifications or courses of study. 

  • NCEA Level 2 (including Level 1 literacy and numeracy requirement); with at least 12 credits in Level 1 Science; or
  • Equivalent NZQF standards; or 
  • NZ Certificate in Makeup and Skincare (Introduction) (Level 3); or
  • Equivalent knowledge, skills, work experience or study; or
  • WITT New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills (Level 2) with Health pathway and achievement standard 91101. 

Career Options

Graduates of this qualification may be employed in positions such as:
• Beauty therapist
• Cosmetic product company representative.

Further study options

New Zealand Diploma in Beauty Therapy (Level 5)* will be offered at WITT in 2020.