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5 Campuses + Distance Learning, 218 Courses, 33 Subjects

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*

Invercargill

ODiploma30Beauty Therapy1Invercargill
OCertificate30Beauty Therapy1Invercargill
OSTAR30Beauty Therapy1Invercargill

Queenstown

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

25 Weeks full-time

  • This course will allow students to demonstrate knowledge of anatomy with regards to beauty therapy, current fashion trends and safe work practices.
  • It will provide learners with relevant skills and work ready attributes to prepare them to enter a range of industries in entry level positions, or progress to further study.
  • It will provide new ways for learners to achieve NCEA Level 2 and develop pathways that progress to further study, training and employment.

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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