Otago Polytechnic

 Beauty Therapy

 

 

Beauty therapy roles are varied, creative and in high demand. Employers are seeking trained therapists with the ability to walk into a new job and to work with clients straight away.

 

PROGAMMES

 

Bridging certificate to beauty therapy

  • Dunedin
  • One semester full-time
  • Level 3
  • Starts February and July 2019
  • Apply until start date

Gain foundation communication, career and study skills, as well as specific knowledge of human biological science and practical beauty skills. Successful completion of this programme will give you a New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 3) and ensure you meet the academic entry requirements for our New Zealand Certificate in Beauty Therapy (Level 4) which is subject to final approval.

New Zealand Certificate in Beauty Therapy (Level 4)

  • Dunedin
  • 1 year full-time
  • Level 4
  • Starts February
  • Apply until start date (Applications for our 2019 intake are now closed; they will reopen in mid-2019 for our 2020 intake)

Beauty therapy roles are varied, creative and in high demand. Employers are seeking trained therapists with the ability to walk into a new job and to work with clients straight away. This programme will allow you to work with real clients and to access our top-quality facilities and products. Upon graduation, you will meet the requirements to become a Registered New Zealand Beauty Therapist or can pursue further study. International Therapy Examination Council (ITEC) qualifications are optional in this programme.

New Zealand Diploma in Beauty Therapy (Level 5)*

  • Dunedin
  • One year, full-time
  • Level 5
  • Starts February
  • Apply until start date (Applications will open in mid-2019 for our 2020 intake))

Take your beauty skills to the next level with this advanced, practical programme. Learn how to apply advanced skincare techniques, advanced hair removal techniques and be introduced to spa body treatments. 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.