New Zealand Diploma in Beauty Therapy (Level 5)

Extend your existing treatment capabilities and knowledge from beginner level to advanced. You’ll use state-of-the-art facilities, the latest LED technology and focus on results-driven treatments, learning the science behind beauty treatments. Courses include Advanced Beauty Therapy Science, Electrical Facial Therapy, and Spa and Massage Therapy.

About the programme

Take your beauty skills to the next level with this advanced, practical programme. 

Graduates of this Diploma could find employment as a Beauty Therapist, Spa Therapist, Skin Therapist, Electrologist, Resort Therapist working on a cruise liner, or could work within beauty retail. Alternatively, you could establish and run your own beauty therapy business.     

During this programme, you will learn how to apply advanced skincare techniques, advanced hair removal techniques and be introduced to spa body treatments. 

Practical, hands-on learning in our purpose-built, clinic setting will enable you to gain experience and confidence.

This programme has been approved by ITEC (International Therapy Examination Council).  

Courses

Course Description Credits
Beauty Therapy Science

Further anatomy and physiology study, along with an introduction to basic cosmetic chemistry 

15
Advanced Hair Removal Techniques and trends including electrical epilation 20
Electrical Facial Therapy Applying practical techniques suitable for client's needs whilst learning about current trends in relation to the industry 15
Advanced Skin Care

Applying practical techniques suitable for client's needs whilst learning about current trends in relation to the industry

20
Electrical Body Therapy Learning to apply these to meet the client's needs 20
Spa and Massage Therapy Learning to apply these to meet the client's needs 10
Applied Beauty Therapy Practice (Clinic)

Be introduced to business management and apply all the techniques covered during the programme in a simulated salon environment. 

20

Further study options

Further training pathways could be in specific skin therapies, aromatherapy, advanced massage techniques and business management. 

A change for 2023 enrolments

When you apply to study with Otago Polytechnic in 2023, you will be enrolled with Te Pūkenga, the new national network of vocational and applied education in Aotearoa New Zealand. You will learn in the same way, in the same place, and with the same people. The great news is that this enables us to share skills and knowledge across a network of passionate education providers, to better help you succeed. Enrolling in programmes that start in 2023, means that you will graduate with a Te Pūkenga qualification.

Disclaimer

While every effort is made to ensure that this sheet is accurate, Otago Polytechnic reserves the right to amend, alter or withdraw any of the contained information. The fees shown in this document are indicative ONLY. Both domestic and international fees are subject to change and are dependent on the development and implementation of Government policies. Please note that additional fees may from time to time be required for external examination, NZQA fees and/or additional material fees.