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Certificate in Beauty Services (Level 4)

New Zealand Certificate in Beauty Therapy (Level 4)


Course details

  • Feb 2020
  • One year
  • Full-time or Part-time
  • $8200 per year
  • You may qualify for fee free study under Fees-Free Policy
  • Level 4
  • Hamilton City Campus


This programme offers students an opportunity to graduate with the skills to work in entry level positions in the beauty therapy industry. Students will spend time applying practical skills in the Wintec Urban Spa and will also undertake work based learning at a beauty therapy clinic, working alongside beauty therapists in industry.  

Students will learn a range of beauty services and the required professional practices required to be a beauty therapist including; spray tanning, waxing, nails, makeup, facials and eye enhancement treatments.  Alongside these practical skills students will be developing their knowledge of anatomy and physiology relevant to these beauty therapy services and building their understanding of the chemistry behind beauty therapy products.  

During their time at Wintec students will also be able to achieve the City and Guilds International qualification, Diploma in Beauty Therapy Level 2. 

View programme modules

Module codeModule nameLevelCreditsPre-requisitesCo-requisites
BEAU401Professional Nail Services414  
BEAU402The Science of Beauty Therapy 416  
BEAU403Professional Practices for the Beauty Therapy Industry 416  
BEAU404Professional Hair Removal and Beauty Services 434  
BEAU405Professional Facial Enhancement Services 434  
BEAU406Beauty Therapy Capstone Practical46BEAU401-405 

Career/further opportunities

Graduates of this programme may be employed in positions such as:

  • Beauty Therapist
  • Cosmetic product company representative.

Graduates of this programme may progress into the:

Secondary school students

Want to experience beauty therapy for a day? Come to Wintec and do a Taster in Beauty Therapy. Talk to your STAR coordinator or careers advisor for more information.

Entry criteria

You can apply for this programme if you meet one of the below options.

Based on your school achievement (secondary school study)​

  • 40 credits at NCEA Level 2; including 10 literacy credits at NCEA Level 2, 10 numeracy credits at NCEA Level 1 and 14 credits in a science subject at NCEA Level 2;
  • Or a recognised equivalent.

Based on study completed after school (tertiary study)

  • A relevant course at NZQF Level 2;
  • Or a regconised equivalent.

Based on discretionary entrance

If you don’t meet any of the above options, and you think you have what it takes to complete this programme, you can apply for discretionary entrance. Your application may be accepted if you can demonstrate a good chance of success. Approval of discretionary entrance applications is decided by the relevant manager. If your application is approved, your acceptance into further programmes relies on you demonstrating success in this programme.

Selection criteria

Students who do not meet the admission requirements may be required to attend an interview to assess their suitability in-order to successfully complete Certificate in Beauty Services (Level 4). They may be enrolled with discretionary entrance and be required to have a personal learning plan that may include a requirement to attend student support e.g. Te Kete Konae or Student Learning Services.
In addition, students who have previously been enrolled in, but have not completed the Certificate in Beauty Services (Level 4) programme will only be considered for admission if they:

a) Attended at least 80% of the directed learning hours in the Certificate in Beauty Services (Level 4) programme; and
b) Successfully completed all work-based learning hours in the Certificate in Beauty Services (Level 4) programme.

English language requirements

Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 5.5 in the academic band, with no individual band score lower than 5; or equivalent.

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Beauty therapy pathway diagram

Your first day

Are you ready for your first day of class? Check out your start date and where you need to be. You can also find useful information about studying at Wintec on our Welcome page.

Students beginning February 2020

Date: Monday 10 February 2020
Time: 9am-3pm
Venue: R Block Social Space, Media Arts Building, Collingwood St, City Campus

What you will need

On your first day please wear black pants and a black shirt.

Timetable information

All timetables are available via Timetable Net on our website.

How to find your way around

Parking and bus information

Both the Rotokauri and City campuses have parking available - permits are required. Learn more about parking. Find out about discounted bus services here.

Wintec pōwhiri/nau mai, haere mai

Wintec extends a warm invitation to all new students to attend a Pōwhiri to welcome the semester ahead. After formalities, light refreshments will be served in the marae dining room, Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa, Wintec City Campus.

Click here to find out where and when the next Pōwhiri will be.

Paying for your study

Course related costs

Beauty Therapy kits will be provided to the students

The following items are to be supplied by the student:

  • Black dress pants
  • Black shoes with closed in toe & flat heels
  • Students are to provide their own make up
  • Impact document file A4 with dome
  • A4 Ringbinder

Additional information



Purchasing textbooks

If your programme requires you to have access to textbooks, these can be purchased through a range of suppliers listed below:

Hamilton-based supplier

  • Bennetts (Bennetts has a store operating on campus at the University of Waikato, Hamilton)

New Zealand-based suppliers

General book suppliers

First aid certificate

Health status


Uniform try on date:

To be confirmed.


Clinical placement

Prospectus (course guide)

The Wintec Prospectus (otherwise known as a course guide) outlines everything you need to know about Wintec. It contains information about the Wintec campuses, student life, and the programmes that are on offer.

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