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New Zealand Certificate in Beauty Therapy (Level 4) - Queenstown

Qualification: Certificate
Level: 4
Dates:

2020 Semester 1: 10 February to 13 November

Duration:

One year full-time

Location: Queenstown
Credits: 120

The New Zealand Certificate in Beauty Therapy (Level 4) will teach students to deliver a range of beauty services for nails, skincare, makeup, nutrition and more. Students will also learn business aspects of beauty therapy, customer service and sales.

This qualification is designed to provide the beauty sector with therapists who have the skills and knowledge to analyse, plan and provide a broad range of beauty services. This course is intended for learners who have little or no prior learning or experience in beauty services. 

Topics covered in this programme:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Consultation
  • Dermatology
  • Health, Safety and Hygiene
  • Manicure and Pedicure
  • Nutrition
  • Reception
  • Small Business
  • Facial Skincare, Enhancements and Make-up Services
  • Body Care Services

In this programme students will learn to:

CBT100 Anatomy and Physiology

Apply knowledge of relevant aspects of chemistry, physics and biology in a beauty services context.
7.2 Apply this knowledge to provide effective services and ensure client comfort and safety.
  • Identify systems of the human body, organs and general functions as relevant to beauty services.

CBT110 Consultation

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the consultation process, identify the client’s wants and needs to develop a treatment plan.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of a treatment plan and product needs.
  • In relation to the beauty services industry, maintain a professional working relationship with clients, other therapists, other students, and other medical professionals.

CBT120 Dermatology

  • Identify symptoms of skin and skin related diseases and disorders.
  • Identify the possible implications in terms of beauty treatments.

CBT130 Health, Safety and Hygiene

  • Demonstrate knowledge of personal care, hygiene and safety in a salon.
  • Maintain safe and professional practice within the beauty workplace.
  • Provide first aid and provide basic life support.

CBT140 Manicure and Pedicure

  • Prepare to perform a manicure service; and perform a complete manicure service.
  • Prepare to perform a pedicure service; and perform a complete pedicure service.
  • Prepare for a complimentary nail service; and perform a complimentary nail service.

CBT150 Nutrition

  • Demonstrate knowledge of nutrition in relation to beauty therapy services; and nutritional advice in relation to supporting skin care services.

CBT160 Reception

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the receptionist role and functions for the beauty industry.
  • Demonstrate communication skills for customer service and client sales in the beauty industry; and maintain a beauty industry reception area.

CBT170 Small Business

  • In relation to the beauty services industry; explain types of business, Acts and Regulations effecting businesses, the operation of a small business and customer practice.

CBT180 Facial Skincare, Enhancements and Make-up Services

  • Demonstrate knowledge of skin types and skin conditions relevant to product and service selection for facial therapy services.
  • Prepare for selected facial therapy services.
  • Perform a cleansing and toning service, an exfoliation service, a facial massage sequence, a mask application, and moisturizing services; and complete follow up actions.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of products and techniques used for eye enhancement services; prepare to perform and perform eye enhancement services; and complete follow up actions.
  • Conduct a client consultation to determine make-up selection; and perform make-up services

CBT190 Body Care Services

  • Demonstrate knowledge of hair growth patterns, stages of growth and hair types relevant for depilatory services; perform depilatory wax services; and complete follow up actions.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of self-tanning techniques, perform a full body self-tanning treatment; and complete follow up actions.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of foundation relaxation massage practice; describe the effects of, and contraindications to, foundation relaxation massage; perform a foundation relaxation massage of the back, neck and shoulders; and complete follow up actions

The Zero Fees Scheme applies to this programme.

  • NO tuition fees
  • Direct material costs of $5925 (GST inclusive) which includes a comprehensive kit of quality professional beauty therapy products.
  • ITEC international examinations can be undertaken as part of this course at an additional cost.

International Fees can be found here.

Graduates of this qualification may be employed in positions such as:

  • Beauty therapist
  • Cosmetic product company representative.

 

NCEA (Level 1) or equivalent.

English Language Requirements

Applicants, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English, are required to provide evidence of having achieved one of the following:

NCEA Level 3 with University Entrance, or

an International Baccalaureate Diploma or Cambridge A- level qualification for which the teaching and assessment was conducted in English; or

Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA), or Trinity College London Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CertTESOL); or

Successful completion of all primary education (being the equivalent of New Zealand primary school years 1 to 8) and at least three years of secondary education (being the equivalent of three years from New Zealand secondary school years 9 to 13) at schools in  either New Zealand, Australia­, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States one of the countries listed in Rule 18.5 where the student was taught using English as the language of instruction; or

Successful completion of at least five years of secondary education (being the equivalent of New Zealand secondary school years 9 to 13) at schools in either New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States where the student was taught using English as the language of instruction; or

Successful completion of a Bachelor ‘s Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Bachelor Honours degree, Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, Masters’ Degree or Doctoral Degree, the language of instruction of which must be in English and which must be  from a tertiary education provider from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom or the United States or

Successful completion of one of the following internationally recognised proficiency tests listed below to the level required of the programme of study and with all scores achieved in a single test during the two years preceding the proposed date of enrolment

Certificate at Level 4

  • IELTS test - General or Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5
  • TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Score of 530 (with an essay score of 4.5 TWE)
  • TOEFL Internet based test (iBT) - Score of 46 (with a writing score of 14)
  • Cambridge English Examination –B2 First or B2First for schools with a score of 162.  No less than 154 in each skill.
  • OET - Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests
  • NZCEL - a) Expiring Level   b) Current:
  • Level 3 (Academic) b) Level 3 (Applied)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) – PTE (Academic) score of 42 with no band score lower than 36
  • Language Cert - B2 Communicator IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill
  • Trinity ISE - ISE II with no less than pass in any band

To satisfactorily complete the New Zealand Certificate in Beauty Therapy (Level 4), and be awarded this qualification the student must successfully achieve:

  • A minimum of 120 credits in accordance with the programme schedule for the New Zealand Certificate in Beauty Therapy (Level 4)
  • The student will normally be expected to complete the New Zealand Certificate in Beauty Therapy full-time over one year or part-time over two years

Please Note: Students failing to attend for 80% of the timetabled programme hours may forfeit Zero Fees entitlement.

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