New Zealand Certificate in Makeup and Skin Care (Introduction)

New Zealand Certificate in Makeup and Skin Care (Introduction) (Level 3)

Take your passion to the next level and become a part of the growing beauty industry. Learn practical skills from skincare and maintenance through to classic and trending makeup looks. Gain an introduction to basic beauty services, communication, professionalism and sales strategies.

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

Flexible study options

This programme offers the flexibility to be completed around work or other life commitments. Classes will be held at the following times and locations:

Te Kāhui Auaha campus: Tuesday - Thursday 9:00am-4:30pm

Petone campus: Monday - Wednesday 9:00am-4:30pm

Career options

  • Beauty consultant
  • Makeup artist
  • Makeup counter salesperson

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Entry requirements


NCEA Level 1 or evidence of equivalent skills and knowledge.

International Students 

Find your country's equivalent academic entry requirements here

*For fee exclusions, please see our terms and conditions.

Course related costs

Equipment/material requirements:

  • WelTec specialist basic makeup and skincare kit (includes basic kit, professional brush set and Te Auaha T-shirt) Approx $374
  • Stationary equipment
  • Suitable clothing complying with programme dress code (full professional black clothing)
  • Students will have to organise/provide suitable models, as instructed by tutor, for all practical work.
  • Study material/ textbook. Price approx. $60

These course related costs are not covered under any fees free funding schemes. To apply for course related costs (as a loan) visit studylink.

Ākonga who qualify for the MPTT (Māori and Pasifika Trades Training) scholarship may be able to have their course related costs covered. 

Get pampered for a fraction of the cost

Level up your look and get some well-deserved pampering at our student-run salons open to the public. Hairdressing services include colour and styling, barbering includes cuts and shaves, and beauty therapy services include facial and eye treatments, manicures, pedicures, and waxing. Our training salons are run by students, fully-supervised by professionals. Check out our locations, opening hours, and how to book.

Do you have enough time?

To check which study options best fit your lifestyle, try our handy time calculator tool


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Give yourself credit →

Use the knowledge you already have to fast-track your qualification. Workplace-learning, volunteering, professional development, other provider qualifications and online courses can be recognised as prior learning and put towards your qualification. Start by getting in touch with us, or find out more here.

Whitireia and WelTec are a business division of Te Pūkenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology.

Last updated: 2/5/2024

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