NZ Certificate in Makeup and Skin Care (Introduction) [Level 3]

Study Options



17 weeks


Level 3

Go Places with World-Class Beauty Skills

Are you interested in learning more about skin care and makeup?

In this programme you’ll learn the skills to be able to advise people on their skin, skin care products, makeup and gain the skills needed to work in the retail sector of the beauty industry.




There are two entry dates per year:

  • February
  • July


The NZ Certificate in Makeup and Skin Care offers you stimulating studies and provides a pathway to a career in the retail sector of the beauty industry as well as future study options with beauty therapy training.

You will learn about skin structure and function and skin care products, as well as makeup colour theory, product knowledge and various application techniques.

You are welcome to make an appointment to discuss your study options with our staff and to view our facilities.

Career Outcomes and Opportunities

Upon graduating you’ll be good to go for working in the beauty retail sector both locally and internationally or potentially as a skin care and beauty advisor, entry level makeup artist, cosmetic counter representative or a skin care or makeup company sales representative.

This certificate also paves the way to future study options at EIT such as:

  • NZ Certificate in Beauty Therapy [Level 4]
  • NZ Diploma in Beauty Therapy [Level 5]
  • NZ Diploma in Wellness and Relaxation Massage [Level 5]


Entry Rquirements

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


EIT offers a variety of scholarships across various subjects and programme levels.  Some scholarships are based on your age, some are specific to the subject you want to study.  Not all scholarships are based on your academic ability and anyone wanting to study should investigate what scholarships are available to them.  

You can find a list of EIT scholarships here however there are many more scholarships offered nationally.  Information about these is on an database called “givME”. givME is accessible at EIT or at some public libraries. If you would like to come to EIT to look through the giveME database don’t hesitate to contact or call in for a chat.