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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.

Quick Facts about the Diploma in Beauty Therapy and Applied Aesthetics Course

2017 Programme Fees

Domestic students $9,145 NZD**
International students $19,535 NZD**
  • Student loans and allowances available for eligible students.
  • Extra expenses apply.
  • ** 2017 prices indicative only. We will not know definitive 2017 prices until funding is approved and other policies are released.

Quick Facts

Award type Diploma
Credits 120
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
Approvals NZQA-Approved
ITEC-Approved
CIDESCO-Approved
Approved for loans & allowances

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About the Diploma in Beauty Therapy and Applied Aesthetics Course

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 Course

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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What You'll Learn in the Diploma in Beauty Therapy and Applied Aesthetics Course

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):

Certificate in Aesthetics

Level 4

50 credits

Level 4 Components

Manicure and Pedicure

4 credits

Skin Care and Eye Treatments

6 credits

Make-up

5 credits

Waxing

4 credits

Chemistry for Beauticians

5 credits

Electricity and Basic Physics for Beauticians

8 credits

Professional Conduct and Business Awareness

2 credits

Level 5 Components

Facial Electrical Treatments

8 credits

Anatomy and Physiology for Beauticians

8 credits

Certificate in Physiatrics

Level 5

50 credits

Level 5 Components

Anatomy and Physiology for Physiatrics

26 credits

Figure Diagnosis

5 credits

Swedish Massage

5 credits

Body Electrical Treatments

7 credits

Electricity and Basic Physics for Physiatrics

7 credits

Exercise for Physiatrics

1 credit

Certificate in Electrology

Level 5

20 credits

Level 5 Components

Short-Wave Diathermy

10 credits

The Blend

10 credits

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 Qualifications Available from the Diploma in Beauty Therapy and Applied Aesthetics Course

Upon successful completion of the course requirements and final examination, the candidate may be eligible for the following qualifications. 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 Between NaSA, ITEC, and CIDESCO Awards

The NaSA Diploma in Beauty Therapy and Applied Aesthetics has 3 embedded awards in it. They are:

  • Certificate in Aesthetics
  • Certificate in Physiatrics
  • Certificate in Electrology

The NaSA Certificate in Aesthetics (Facial Therapy) is comparable to the following ITEC awards:

  • ITEC Diploma for Beauty Specialists
  • ITEC Diploma in Facial Electrical Treatments

The NaSA Certificate in Physiatrics (Body Therapy) is comparable to the following ITEC awards:

  • ITEC Diploma in Body Treatments

The combination of the NaSA Certificate in Aesthetics and Certificate in Physiatrics are comparable to the following CIDESCO awards:

  • CIDESCO Diploma in Beauty Therapy

The NaSA Certificate in Electrology is comparable to the following ITEC and CIDESCO awards:

  • ITEC Diploma in Epilation
  • CIDESCO 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.

2017

2017 costs are tentative at the moment. 2017 information will not be finalised until late 2016.

January 2017 Intakes

Intake 1a

Start date 30 January 2017
Finish date 22 December 2017
Days of attendance Monday through Friday
Times of attendance 9 AM to 1 PM
Domestic fees* $9,145
International fees* $19,515
Number of classes 3

Intake 1b

Start date 30 January 2017
Finish date 22 December 2017
Days of attendance Monday through Friday
Times of attendance 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Domestic fees* $9,145
International fees* $19,515
Number of classes 1

The morning intake needs to be full and we need to have at least 8 students for the afternoon intake before we run it. We fill the morning intake first.

July 2017 Intakes

Intake 2a

Start date 24 July 2017
Finish date 22 June 2018
Days of attendance Monday through Friday
Times of attendance 9 AM to 1 PM
Domestic fees* $9,145
International fees* $19,515
Number of classes 2

Intake 2b

Start date 24 July 2017
Finish date 22 June 2018
Days of attendance Monday through Friday
Times of attendance 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Domestic fees* $9,145
International fees* $19,515
Number of classes 1

The morning intake needs to be full and we need to have at least 8 students for the afternoon intake before we run it. We fill the morning intake first.

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.
  • * 2017 prices listed are tentative only. We will not know definitive 2017 prices until funding is approved and other policies are released.
  • Domestic students: You must pay a $100 deposit when you enrol. You cannot pay the deposit, or get it reimbursed through, a student loan. This $100 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 (08/16).
  • 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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