New Zealand Diploma in Beauty Therapy (Level 5)

Focus on body treatments including massage, specialised wraps and permanent hair removal. Help clients reveal healthier-looking skin with microdermabrasion. Perfect your skills by working with clients in our salon and spa. Benefit from small classes. Gain CIDESCO, an internationally-recognised diploma.

What you will learn

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Knowledge of chemistry and electrical currents for body therapy
  • Body treatments including: electrology for permanent hair removal and microdermabrasion to help reveal younger, healthier looking skin
  • Client consultation, diagnosis and effective communication
  • Small business management skills
  • Retail and reception skills for beauty sales and service
  • Safety, hygiene, first aid, nutritional principles
  • Knowledge of exercise programmes


Career options

  • Beauty therapist
  • Cosmetologist
  • Sales representative


Entry criteria

Successful completion of the New Zealand Certificate in Beauty Therapy (Level 4) or equivalent academic qualification.

International students

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


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