NZ Certificate in Makeup and Skincare (Introductory)

Level 3

2021 Intakes:

19th July


16 Weeks

Programme details


Fulltime hours

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

Entry requirements

NCEA Level 1 or equivalent.

Qualification awarded 

New Zealand Certificate in Makeup and Skincare Level 3


Eligibility for Credit Recognition entry to the Certificate in Makeup Artistry  for Fashion Film & Media (Level 4) 


$7,864 (includes compulsory course cost of $559.00)

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.

A comprehensive 16-week programme designed to provide an introduction to makeup and skincare.

In this Level 3 programme, you will gain foundation skills and knowledge to undertake a range of makeup and skincare services, including consultations and product advice with clients, and makeup application for a range of different looks from evening, bridal, special occasion to daytime makeup.

Start your career as a Makeup Artist! This course will provide you with all the skills and technical know-how to assess a client’s skin and apply a range of makeup looks.

You’ll graduate prepared for a job with a top cosmetic house, to work as an entry level makeup artist, or with the skills to continue into our Level 4 Makeup Artistry programme.


  • Perfect the art of providing a skin consultation and advise a client on a range of different cosmetics.

  • It’s all about eyes and brows right now. Learn how to make them pop like a pro.

  • Transform a client into a blushing bride, give a client a natural “no makeup” look or transform them with a dramatic night look.

  • You are your most important asset. Learn to sell yourself with networking and communication skills, and sales techniques.

  • Exclusive industry exposure: Meet exclusive guest speakers and go on industry partner tours so you can start to build contacts