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Programme details


Fulltime hours

Monday to Thursday 9am to 4pm, Fridays 9am to 1pm (half day self-directed learning on Fridays).

Entry requirements

Level 2 NCEA or equivalent

Qualification awarded

New Zealand Certificate in Beauty Therapy Level 4


$12,085 (includes Compulsory Course Costs of $1893)

If you're eligible for fees free study you still need to apply for a Student Loan if you want to borrow course-related costs or living costs. You can apply through Studylink. Find out if you're eligible by calling StudyLink on Freephone 0800 88 99 00 or visit Studylink.

Beauty & Body Essentials

Level 4

2021 Intakes:

  • 31st May 2021

  • 13th September 2021


32 weeks

Learn the essential beauty treatments that will turn your clients into regulars: Waxing, spray tanning, mani’s, pedi’s, gel nails and nail art. Learn the art of relaxing and rejuvenating your clients with a range of massage techniques.

​Lashes and brows are big business. Learn to enhance them from creating long, luscious lashes to sculpting the perfect brow arch. Understand how the skin works and how you can influence it with a range of facial treatments to give your clients outstanding results.

To be successful you’ll need to understand a bit about business. We’ll teach you about professionalism, self-image and customer care. 

This programme is one of the most intensive foundation Beauty Specialist programmes available. Here at Face & Beauty Academy, we have highly experienced trainers who teach in purpose-built environments that operate like real salons. 

Our Beauty & Body Essentials programme is designed as a starting point for our students to become a highly skilled and highly sought-after beauty therapist.  Graduates will be qualified as Beauty Specialists, learning different aspects of beauty treatments, including electrolysis treatments.

We are proud to offer a pathway of programmes that guarantee highly skilled graduates who have qualifications and skills at an international level, as well as excellent employment outcomes and opportunities.

We combine foundation and post-graduate skills simultaneously within each programme.


This gives our graduates a distinctive point of difference and an advantage when it comes to competing for jobs in the workplace.

This Beauty Specialist programme builds on Makeup Essentials Level 3 and gives you a pathway to our Level 5 Beauty Therapy Diploma.


  • Manicure / pedicure

  • Depilatory waxing

  • Intimate waxing

  • Facial treatments

  • Lash & brow tinting and shaping

  • Foundation in relaxation massage

  • Nutrition

  • Makeup design & application

  • Spray tanning

  • Client consultation & service plans