NZ Diploma in Beauty Therapy (Level 5)

Study Options

Full-time, Part-time


1 year


Level 5

Advance your beauty therapy skills

Advance your skills with the NZ Diploma in Beauty Therapy, which covers massage and spa treatments, advanced skin treatments, electrolysis and cosmetic enhancements.

You will experience a variety of practical aspects throughout the year which will see you working with other learners as well as actual clients at Refresh, our beauty clinic.


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.


There are two entry dates per year:

  • February
  • July

Your future career and study opportunities

As a graduate of this qualification you may find employment:

  • As a beauty therapist
  • As a 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).


Entry requirements

English language entry requirements

Entry with credit

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.

Find out more:

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.