Course details

NZ Diploma in Beauty Therapy [Level 5]
NZQF Level 5

About the course

Go Places with World-Class Beauty Skills

Would you like to advance your basic beauty therapy skills? With the NZ Diploma in Beauty Therapy [Level 5] you’ll learn skills such as advanced facial and hair removal techniques, how to use a range of electrical equipment and also how to perform spa treatments that allow your beauty career to soar.

You will experience a variety of practical aspects throughout the year, including work in Refresh, a simulated clinic on-campus.


Beauty therapy is a demanding career that brings many rewards from helping people to achieve goals and make changes to their skin and bodies.

The NZ Diploma in Beauty Therapy [Level 5] offers you stimulating studies and provides a pathway to a career in many different areas of the beauty industry while covering a wide range of topics such as:

  • Advanced hair removal techniques
  • Advanced facial therapy
  • Spa and body therapy treatments
  • Relaxation massage
  • Advanced cosmetic enhancements (cosmetic eyelash and eyebrow treatments)

Please feel free to contact us by phone, email or private message us on Facebook for a chat about your study options. You can also visit our Hawke’s Bay campus to view EIT’s facilities.

Career Opportunities and Outcomes

As a graduate of this qualification you may find employment as a beauty therapist, professional skincare or cosmetic product company representative, in day spas, spa resorts or even on a cruise ship.

Alternatively, once you’ve acquired this diploma you may wish to continue your studies with the NZ Diploma in Wellness and Relaxation Massage [Level 5].

Academic Learning Services

Academic Learning Services is here to assist you on your journey towards the successful completion of your studies at EIT. Our aim is for you to become confident, competent and independent learners.

We have dedicated advisors who can assist with your learning.

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Hawke’s Bay Campus

About the provider

The Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT) offers you over 160 qualifications from certificate and diploma, to degree and postgraduate level at campuses in Hawke's Bay, Tairāwhiti (Gisborne) and Auckland. Or learn at one of our Regional Learning Centres situated in Hastings, Maraenui, Ruatoria, Waipukurau and Wairoa. EIT Hawke's Bay is one of New Zealand's most attractive campuses with superb architecture and shaded outdoor areas for study on warm days. EIT Tairāwhiti two campuses are located in the heart of Gisborne, near the Taruheru River, and you can get more central than EIT Auckland location on Queen Street! When you choose to study at EIT you'll get the kind of experiences that will help you gain the knowledge and skills to get ahead, whether you want to break into your chosen career or change direction in life.