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

Gain an introduction to basic beauty services, communication, professionalism and sales strategies. Learn practical skills from skincare and maintenance through to classic and trending makeup looks.

What you will learn

  • Prepare the face for long-lasting makeup application
  • Carry out day, evening and special occasion makeup looks
  • Client consultation, to establish needs and determine makeup or skin care service
  • Identify symptoms of skin conditions to advise clients of future implications and possible treatments
  • Gain product knowledge of cosmetics and skincare
  • Customer service and communication skills
  • Retail and promotion skills for makeup and beauty sales
  • Personal presentation for the beauty industry
  • Industry health, safety and hygiene principles

Career options

  • Beauty consultant
  • Makeup artist
  • Makeup counter salesperson

Entry requirements

International Students 

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 * International fees shown here do not include insurance and administration (currently approximately $780 per year of study)

Course related costs

Equipment/material requirements:
  • WelTec specialist basic makeup and skincare kit (includes basic kit, professional brush set and Te Auaha T-shirt) Approx $300
  • Stationary equipment
  • Suitable clothing complying with programme dress code (full professional black clothing)
  • Students will have to organise/provide suitable models, as instructed by tutor, for all practical work.
  • Study material/ textbook. Price approx. $60

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