Study Beauty Therapy at SIT

SIT has top quality, modern facilities with purpose-built clinics which the students' run as a business, offering a wide range of treatments to the public.

With award-winning tutors and industry leading instruction, students will gain cutting edge technical skills, business capability and industry experience to ensure they are sought-after employees worldwide.

Our Diploma in Beauty Therapy programmes are very popular and spaces are limited so we advise students to enrol early to secure their admission.

Real industry experience

As well as operating their own Beauty Therapy clinic, students participate in events, competitions, workshops and lectures with guest speakers.

The best way to enter the industry

Our dedicated, qualified tutors have excellent industry contacts and experience and create a supportive learning environment. Programmes cover the most up-to-date theoretical and practical Beauty Therapy techniques for treatments such as manicures, pedicures, depilatory waxing, facial treatments, make-up, electrology, facial electrics and massage. The programme also covers anatomy and physiology and includes credits in professional conduct and business awareness.

Programmes in Beauty Therapy

Click on a circle in the table below to see the courses offered in each subject/qualification combination.

Masters Postgraduate Dip/Cert Graduate Dip/Cert Degree Diploma Certificate Short Course STAR / Gateway*


OCertificate30Beauty Therapy3Christchurch


ODiploma30Beauty Therapy1Invercargill
OSTAR30Beauty Therapy1Invercargill


ODiploma30Beauty Therapy7Queenstown

SIT2LRN Distance Learning

OSTAR30Beauty Therapy4SIT2LRN Distance Learning
Masters Postgraduate Dip/Cert Graduate Dip/Cert Degree Diploma Certificate Short Course STAR / Gateway*

* STAR/Gateway programmes are only offered to NZ Secondary Schools

Programmes & Tutor Profiles

Student Profiles

Beauty Therapy Courses

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One year full time

The Diploma in Beauty Therapy teaches students to perform a range of professional facial treatments, depilatory wax service, manicure and pedicure and nail technology services, electrology services and cosmetic services.

Course Details

One year full-time

Graduates will be able to:

  • Implement professional standards and expectations relating to a makeup artistry workplace including all relevant health, safety and hygiene obligations.
  • Consult with clients and perform an in depth analysis for makeup artistry and product needs to create a makeup plan.
  • Apply knowledge of a broad range of makeup artistry applications, and related skills, to meet client’s needs in accordance with industry standards.
  • Apply knowledge of a broad range of complementary services, and related skills, for achieving a total look to meet client’s needs in accordance with industry standards.
  • Apply knowledge of human anatomy and physiology relevant to makeup services to ensure client comfort and safety is maintained.
  • Research a brief, produce relevant reference material and complete the brief within the designated timeframe.
  • Implement a broad range of communication and networking skills to work effectively within a makeup workplace.
  • Apply knowledge of skin and skin-related disease and disorders to identify symptoms and advise clients of possible implications in terms of proposed makeup services.
  • Apply knowledge of small business practice relevant to makeup artistry within the beauty sector.

Course Details

Study beauty therapy in a practical learning environment. Students interested in this growing industry will learn skills and techniques for makeup, eyelash tinting, facials and skincare.

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