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

Course Related Costs

This programme has additional course related costs of approximately $100.00 (2019 - includes specialist brush set, t shirts)

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Entry criteria

Under 20 

NCEA level 1, or above


If you’re 20 years or over, you may qualify for special admission on this programme. Contact us if you don’t meet the entry criteria as provided on the Under 20 information.

International IELTS

Minimum IELTS (academic) score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5, or equivalent.


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Further study options

New Zealand Certificate in Beauty Therapy (Level 4)

New Zealand Certificate in Makeup Artistry (Level 4)

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