Diploma in Beauty Therapy

Southern Institute of Technology
Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand
Study mode
1 year
February July
Tuition fee (local)
Contact the university / college
Tuition fee (foreign)
USD 9,660

Entry Requirements

  • Applicants should be a minimum of 17 years of age, with a minimum of four years secondary education.
  • Applicants should have NCEA with 12 credits or more at level 2 in each of three or more subjects. Preferred school subjects include science, English, chemistry and biology.
  • Mature applicants are welcome.
  • All applicants should demonstrate a keen interest in beauty therapy and a basic competence in spoken and written English. For those students for whom English is not their first language an IELTS score of 6.0 is required.
  • Applicants must be able to fully participate in all classes and receive all treatments as listed in the course content including electrical treatments, massage and waxing etc.
  • Students must have a current Comprehensive First Aid certificate whilst training for the Diploma in Beauty Therapy.  This may be obtained through SIT, Red Cross or St Johns.


Compulsory Modules

  • All of the following modules are required:
  • Holistic Massage
  • Skincare and Eye Treatments
  • Make-up Treatments
  • Manicure and Pedicure
  • Waxing
  • Facial Electrical Treatments
  • Perform Electrical Epilations
  • Professional Conduct
  • Business Awareness
  • Cells and Tissues
  • The Skeletal System
  • The Muscular System
  • The Skin
  • The Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems
  • The Neurological System
  • The Endocrine System
  • The Respiratory System
  • The Digestive System
  • The Urinary System
  • The Reproductive System

Elective Modules

  • Spa Therapy
  • Indian Head Massage
  • Figure Analysis
  • Swedish Massage
  • Red Vein Treatments
  • Nail Technology
  • Aromatherapy

Share this