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Diploma in Beauty, Body and Spa Therapies (Level 5)

Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec)
Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
Study mode
Full-time, Part-time
2 years
Tuition fee (local)
Contact the university / college
Tuition fee (foreign)
USD 20,470

Entry Requirements

Admission requirements include:

  • 48 credits at NCEA Level 2 in four subjects preferably including English and Science, or
  • National Certificate in Cosmetology (Level 3), or
  • Certificate in Beautician and Nail Technology (Level 4), or
  • National Certificate in Beauty Services (Beautician) (Level 4), or
  • National Certificate in Beauty Services (Nail Technology) (Level 4), or
  • Equivalent qualification
  • Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 6.0, with no individual band score lower than 5.5; or equivalent.
  • Candidates who do not meet the specified entry requirements may be considered for provisional entry (if aged under 20) or special admission (if aged 20 or over). These candidates may be required to demonstrate an ability to successfully complete the programme through a process of an interview and / or assessment.


Year One

  • Professionalism for the Beauty, Body and Spa Industry
  • Facial Analysis and Treatment
  • Essential Anatomy and Physiology for Beauty Therapy
  • Advanced Facial and Tanning Techniques
  • Practical Treatments for the Hands and Feet
  • Professional Hair Removal Techniques
  • Professional Eye Enhancement Treatments
  • Practical Face and Figure Analysis

Year Two

  • Advanced Facial and Body Treatments
  • Anatomy and Physiology for the Spa Industries
  • Body Massage Techniques
  • Electrolysis and Electrical Therapy for the Spa Industry
  • Beauty, Body and Spa Industry Development
  • Special Techniques for Fashion Media
  • Māori, Pasifika and Asian Cultural Treatments
  • Professional Spa Practices

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