Beauty therapy students in salon

Diploma in Beauty Therapy (Level 5)

New Zealand Diploma in Beauty Therapy (Level 5)


Course details

  • Feb 2020
  • One year
  • Full-time or Part-time
  • $7356
  • Level 5
  • Hamilton City Campus


This programme is suitable for learners who have prior learning or experience as a beauty therapist and will equip them with the skills and knowledge to successfully provide advanced beauty services and manage the operations of a client base or small beauty therapy business.

Students will spend time applying advanced practical skills in Wintec’s Urban Spa and will also undertake work based learning at a beauty therapy clinic, working alongside beauty therapists in industry. 

Learning will include advanced; skin care, body therapy, hair removal, and nutrition.  These services include learning about the use of electrical therapy, electrolysis, body wraps and full body massage.

Alongside these practical skills students will be developing their advanced knowledge of anatomy and physiology, chemistry, physics and biology relevant to these beauty therapy services.

During their time at Wintec students will gain the necessary work ready skills to begin a successful career in the beauty therapy industry, and will also achieve the City and Guilds International qualification, Diploma in Beauty Therapy Level 3. 

View programme modules

Module codeModule nameLevelCreditsPre-requisitesCo-requisites
BEAU501Advanced Skin Treatments530  
BEAU502Advanced Body Treatments520  
BEAU504The Science of Beauty Therapy515  
BEAU505Business Development510  
BEAU506Professional Practices for the Beauty Therapy Industry514  
BEAU507Practical Capstone56BEAU501

Career/further opportunities

Graduates of this programme will have the skills and knowledge for roles in the beauty therapy industry.


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Entry criteria

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

Based on study completed after school (tertiary study)

  • Completed the New Zealand Certificate in Beauty Therapy (Level 4);​
  • Or a recognised equivalent. ​

Based on your work experience (on the job)

If you can demonstrate relevant knowledge, skills and experience that you have gained through work experience, that will help you to be successful in the programme.​

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

Candidates may be required to take part in a selection interview process.

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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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 in February 2020

Date: Thursday 13 February 2020
Time: 9am-12pm
Venue: Social Space, R Block, City Campus

ID Cards will also be done during this time if you haven't already got one.

What you will need

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

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

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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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