Diploma in Beauty Therapy and Applied Aesthetics

Our beauty therapy diploma is the South Island's oldest and most-recognised qualification

Our comprehensive beauty therapy course offers you complete beauty therapy training through the Diploma in Beauty Therapy and Applied Aesthetics, comprised of the Certificates in Aesthetics (Facial Therapy), Physiatrics (Body Therapy) and Electrology (Epilation) in one course.

Not sure what beauty therapy's about? See our Introduction to Beauty Therapy page for more information on our beauty therapy course and the beauty industry.

This is a full-time course only.

This course covers the Certificates in Aesthetics, Physiatrics and Electrology in one course.

Completing this course qualifies you as a full beauty therapist.

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Quick Facts: Diploma in Beauty Therapy and Applied Aesthetics

Award type:

Diploma

Credits:

120 (1 EFTS)

Level:

5

Duration:

40 weeks plus holidays and international exams

Prospectus Code:

PC1226

Students per class:

12

Attendance:

Full-time

Inside class:

20 hours per week

Outside class:

10 hours per week

Usual intakes:

Late January / early February and mid-July

See below for exact starting dates

2014 domestic cost*:

$8,370

2014 international cost*:

$17,861

2015 domestic cost*/**:

$8,705

2015 international cost*/**:

$18,575

Approvals:

  • NZQA-Approved
  • ITEC-Approved
  • CIDESCO-Approved
  • Approved for loans & allowances

* Extra expenses apply.

** 2015 prices indicitive only. We will not know definitive 2015 prices until funding is approved and other policies are released.

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About the Diploma in Beauty Therapy and Applied Aesthetics

Here is some more in-depth information about this course:

  • The Diploma in Beauty Therapy and Applied Aesthetics course is the largest and most comprehensive entry-level course we offer at this time.
  • This course includes the Certificates in Aesthetics, Physiatrics and Electrology courses rolled into one large course.
  • Graduates successfully completing this course become a fully-qualified beauty therapist as recognised in New Zealand and most countries throughout the world.
  • This is the most comprehensive, "purest", internationally-integrated and longest-running beauty therapy course in the South Island, and one of the longest-running beauty therapy courses in New Zealand.
  • It is important to note that any beauty therapy course you are looking at undertaking complies with the following:
    • It takes a year to complete full-time (120 credits); and
    • You undertake supervised practical training (required for employment); and
    • It includes all the subjects as we have listed below, incorporating facial therapy, body therapy and electrology work. Also make sure it includes all facial and body electricals as you need these to work on a cruise ship and in many clinics here and overseas.
    • It is NZQA-Approved and approved by ITEC, CIBTAC, and/or CIDESCO; and
    • It is recognised by the industry and the majority of its graduates gain work in the industry.

This course is approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority under the provisions of the Education Act 1989, and the National School of Aesthetics is accredited to teach it.

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Outcome Statement for the Diploma in Beauty Therapy and Applied Aesthetics

Outcome statement: Beauty Therapy graduates should hold the necessary practical skills and theoretical knowledge to safely perform facial therapy, beautician, body therapy, physiatrics and electrology treatments independently and competently in an international commercial environment.

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Subjects in the Diploma in Beauty Therapy and Applied Aesthetics

Students attending the Diploma in Beauty Therapy and Applied Aesthetics qualification will engage in three embedded courses -- the Certificate in Aesthetics (Facial Therapy); the Certificate in Physiatrics (Body Therapy); and the Certificate in Electrology (Epilation) -- and their components (click on each name for more information):

Name

Credits Level

Certificate in Aesthetics (Facial Therapy)

50

4

Manicure and Pedicure

4

4

Skin Care and Eye Treatments

6

4

Make-up

5

4

Waxing

4

4

Facial Electrical Treatments

8

5

Anatomy and Physiology for Beauticians

8

5

Chemistry for Beauticians

5

4

Electricity and Basic Physics for Beauticians

8

4

Professional Conduct and Business Awareness

2

4

Certificate in Physiatrics (Body Therapy)

50

5

Anatomy and Physiology for Physiatrics

26

5

Figure Diagnosis

4

5

Swedish Massage

5

5

Body Electrical Treatments

7

5

Electricity and Basic Physics for Physiatrics

7

5

Exercise for Physiatrics

1

5

Certificate in Electrology (Epilation)

20

5

Short-Wave Diathermy

10

5

The Blend

10

5

Diploma in Beauty Therapy and Applied Aesthetics

120

5

All subjects are required. None are optional.

Further information on the above sections can be found by clicking on their names. The information should appear below the name.

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Recognised Awards Available

Upon successful completion of the course requirements and final examination, the candidate may be eligible for the following awards. No extra expenses, applications or requirements apply to sit the National School of Aesthetics qualifying examinations in the first instance.

The National School of Aesthetics

  • Diploma in Beauty Therapy and Applied Aesthetics
  • Certificate in Aesthetics
  • Certificate in Physiatrics
  • Certificate in Electrology

You are also welcome to apply to sit international qualifying examinations. Extra expenses and requirements apply. Awards you may gain as a result are:

ITEC

International Therapy Examination Council

CIDESCO

Comite International d'Esthetique et de Cosmetologie

You must attend our course to sit ITEC and/or CIDESCO examinations through us.

Comparison Chart Between NaSA, ITEC, and CIDESCO Awards

NaSA NaSA Embedded ITEC CIDESCO
Diploma in Beauty Therapy Certificate in Aesthetics Diploma for Beauty Specialists Diploma in Beauty Therapy
Diploma in Facial Electrical Treatments
Certificate in Physiatrics Diploma in Body Treatments
Certificate in Electrology Diploma in Epilation Diploma in Epilation

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Your Further Study Options

Upon successful completion of the course requirements, you may be eligible to study further with us. Options include:

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Dates, Times, Costs and More Details

Please find below the dates, times, costs and other details about this course.

2014

Intake Start Finish Days Hours Domestic Fees International Fees Classes
3 21 Jul 2014 19 Jun 2015 M - F 9 AM - 1 PM $8,370 $17,861 2

Notes

Domestic students enrolling in this course may be eligible for student loans and student allowances.

See Special Notes for some terms and conditions.

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Special Notes

  • All prices include 15% GST and are in New Zealand dollars.
  • See Application and Enrolment Dates for further information. To avoid disappointment, the school highly suggests applying for your course as soon as the enrolment opens.
  • For this course, we require at least 8 students to be enrolled a week-and-a-half prior to the course starting date in order for it to proceed.
  • * 2015 prices listed are tentative only. We will not know definitive 2015 prices until funding is approved and other policies are released.
  • **/*** You must pay a deposit when you enrol. You cannot pay them, or get them reimbursed by, student loan.
    • ** Domestic students must pay $500 deposit on enrolment.
      • This $500 goes towards your total fees.
  • International Students: Please see the International Students section.
    • International students must pay their entire course fee on enrolment.
  • The National School of Aesthetics reserves the right to alter or change details, prices, dates, et cetera, on the courses at the school.
  • This information was correct and accurate (and in some cases, forecasted) at the time of Web publication (02/14).
  • Extra expenses apply.
  • Payment plans are not available.
  • See The Physiotherapy Act Disclaimer for further information on the Physiotherapy Act and the National School of Aesthetics.

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