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New Zealand Certificate in Makeup and Skin Care (Introduction) (Level 3)

STARTS: July 2024
Madras Street
International Close Date: Please enquire

Gain foundation skills for the beauty industry.

This programme is a great way to gain a foundation of knowledge and hands-on skills for working in the beauty sector as a skincare and makeup technician. You'll learn about skin types and conditions, makeup techniques, workplace requirements and professional communication and conduct.

Within our modern treatment rooms you'll also participate in planned clinic days that provide the opportunity to work with real clients, applying and gaining knowledge about a wide range of makeup and skincare products.

To meet Health and Safety requirements, applicants must be physically able to undertake the practical components of the programme in an industry emulated environment.

Fees for 2024

Domestic Fee
$3,276 - $3,706 per year
Valid To
December 31, 2024

NCEA Level 1 (80 credits at Level 1, including 10 Literacy credits and 10 Numeracy credits)

Still want to study but don't meet the Academic Requirements?

If you show that you have equivalent skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, you may be able to gain alternative entry.

Note: The number of courses you have to complete for this qualification may be reduced where you have relevant credits from previous study, or evidence of similar learning or experience in the workplace.

What if English is not my first Language?

If English is not your first language, we want to make sure that you will be successful in your chosen programme of study.

  • Please provide a result from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Chart.
  • If you are a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident, complete an Admission and Enrolment form and Ara will contact you regarding a free assessment.
  • If you are not a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent resident, book an IELTS or other test through the Ara Examination Centre or in your home country.
  • IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form and are valid for two years from the date of the test.
  • What if I have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance?
  • You do not need to provide additional evidence of English Language skills.

Overall IELTS 5.0 Academic

  • 5.0 Listening
  • 5.0 Reading
  • 5.0 Writing
  • 5.0 Speaking

Funding assistance

If you face unexpected financial hardship during your studies, we have several funds that you can apply for. These are designed to enable you to continue your current course of study. We also have a wide range of scholarships and awards that can provide financial assistance.

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Career opportunities

With this qualification you'll be able to work as a junior skincare or makeup technician at a cosmetic counter or as a beauty therapy clinic co-ordinator.

Study pathways

Upon completion of this qualification, you can broaden your skills and knowledge by studying the New Zealand Certificate in Beauty Therapy Level 4 which can be followed by the New Zealand Diploma in Beauty Therapy Level 5.

Recommended school subjects

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science

New Zealand Certificate in Makeup and Skin Care (Introduction) (Level 3)

FULL-TIME - 19 Weeks

Gain foundation skills for the beauty industry.

Type Certificate
Code NZ3442
Next Starts July 2024
May be available for Study Visa? Yes
International application close date Please enquire
Credits 60
Level 3
May be eligible for Fees Free? Yes
Reference NZ3442-STRU

Fees for 2024

Domestic Fee
$3,276 - $3,706 per year
Valid To
December 31, 2024

Placements or workplace assignments are an integral part of this programme. You don’t need to supply evidence of your Covid-19 vaccination status to apply for this programme, but please be aware that some workplaces may require evidence from you that you are fully vaccinated from COVID-19 before allowing you to complete work at their organisation.

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NZ Certificate in Makeup and Skincare - July 2024 - Christchurch
Start date: 22 July 2024

With an internationally-recognised Ara qualification, the world is your oyster. Our graduates can be found working and making a difference across the globe…


Credit Recognition

If you have prior relevant experience or previous related study credits, you may be eligible for credit recognition towards this qualification.

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