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What will I learn?

Gain an introduction to basic beauty services, communication, professionalism and sales strategies. Learn practical skills from skincare and maintenance through to classic and trending makeup looks.

What you will learn

  • Prepare the face for long-lasting makeup application
  • Carry out day, evening and special occasion makeup looks
  • Client consultation, to establish needs and determine makeup or skin care service
  • Identify symptoms of skin conditions to advise clients of future implications and possible treatments
  • Gain product knowledge of cosmetics and skincare
  • Customer service and communication skills
  • Retail and promotion skills for makeup and beauty sales
  • Personal presentation for the beauty industry
  • Industry health, safety and hygiene principles

Career options

  • Beauty consultant
  • Makeup artist
  • Makeup counter salesperson

Further study options

  • New Zealand Certificate in Beauty Therapy (Level 4)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Makeup Artistry (Level 4)

Study options

Full Time (17 weeks)

Tuition fees
NZ$11,488.00 (US$ 7,813) per year
NZ $11,488 for the entire course
Start date

28 February 2022, 11 July 2022


Wellington Institute of Technology

Petone Campus,

21 Kensington Avenue,



5012, New Zealand

Full Time (17 weeks)

Tuition fees
NZ $11,488 for the entire course
Start date

28 February 2022, 11 July 2022


Te Kahui Auaha Campus

65 Dixon Street,


Te Aro,

6011, New Zealand

Entry requirements

For international students

Students must have equivalent to New Zealand Year 12 qualification.

Minimum IELTS (academic) score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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