Course details

Certificate in Beautician and Cosmetology (Level 4)
Domestic tuition $5,750 per year
NZQF Level 4

About the course

Become a qualified beautician and cosmetologist with this hands-on beauty course. You'll learn from our local and internationally trained tutors and get real-life beauty therapy experience at our on-site beauty clinic. You’ll learn how to provide cosmetic treatments like mini facials, eyelash tinting, eyebrow shaping and makeup applications, as well as manicures and pedicures. Learn customer service and sales skills for a range of products including fragrance, hair care and men’s and women’s toiletries – as well as essential reception and cashiering skills which can be used in any service or retail role. You’ll also gain vital health, safety and first aid skills – earning a Comprehensive First Aid Certificate along the way - as well as advanced beauty services like depilatory waxing, skin analysis and advanced facial therapy. This qualification also expands your mind with topics in anatomy, physiology, nutrition and business skills! Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive the award of: Certificate in Beautician and Cosmetology (Level 4) Additional awards included: National Certificate in Beauty Services (Beautician) (Level 4) National Certificate in Beauty Services (Cosmetology) (Level 3) You'll also have completed a Comprehensive First Aid Certificate

Entry requirements

You're more likely to succeed if you have: four years secondary education and at least 12 unit/achievement standard credits at Level 2 including Science and English, OR completed at least 12 credits towards the National Certificate in Beauty Services (Nail Technology) (Level 4) If you do not meet the academic requirements you may be given special admission if Toi Ohomai staff are satisfied you are capable of successfully completing the requirements. Special admission may also apply for applicants over 20 years. Information Session/Interview You’ll be invited to an information meeting prior to Toi Ohomai offering you a place. This is your opportunity to find out more about the course content and to make sure you're on the most appropriate course for your career aspirations and current level of experience. Standard Entry Criteria Admission, entry, selection, and enrolment into programmes will be in accordance with the Academic Regulations and/or, where approved, specific programme regulations. For courses at Level 4, domestic students will normally be required to have: NCEA Level 2 with passes in English/Te Reo Māori or education achievement at least equivalent to NCEA Level 2. Evidence of ability to complete academic and any other programme requirements.

About the provider

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology is the largest tertiary provider in the Bay of Plenty and the third largest institute of technology in New Zealand. We are home to more than 14,000 students, more than 1,000 staff, and we offer more than 150 programmes ranging from certificate to post-graduate level. Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology is an amalgamation of two high performing institutions - Bay of Plenty Polytechnic in Tauranga, and Waiariki Institute of Technology in Rotorua. The institutions merged in May 2016 to better meet the education and employment needs of the region.

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