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New Zealand Certificate in Makeup and Skincare

Level 3

Start your career as a Makeup Artist! This 16 Week course will provide you with all the skills and technical know-how to assess a client’s skin and apply a range of makeup looks. You’ll graduate prepared for a job with a top cosmetic house, to work as an entry level freelance makeup artist or with the skills to pathway into our Level 4 Certificate 

Course Content

Modules include:

  • Skin care services
  • Consultation skills and cosmetic consultancy
  • Day, evening and bridal makeup
  • Special occasion makeup
  • Corrective and glamour makeup
  • Fashion, catwalk and photographic makeup
  • Artistry effects and an introduction to body art
  • Communication, networking & social media skills
  • Creating a portfolio of work
  • Personal presentation for the beauty industry
  • Sales techniques for counter cosmetics
  • Product knowledge 

2018 Intake Dates

  • 3 September 2018


16 weeks - there are no holiday weeks in this programme. 


This course is offered at our Auckland City and Manukau campuses. 

Course Costs

  • Tuition fees: $12,300.00 
  • Compulsory course costs: $1,500*

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Career Opportunities

You will have the skills to prepare skin for makeup application, create a range of makeup services, and create total looks for different medias including fashion photographic and fashion catwalk work. 

Once you have graduated you can seek employment as a makeup artist in the following industries: 

  • Counter cosmetics
  • Bridal and special occasion makeup
  • Fashion
  • Cosmetic consultancy 

Entry Requirements

Entry is open to beginners and all applicants are considered however you must: 

  • Be 18 years or older.
  • Have an IELTS score of 5.0 or NZQA approved equivalent.
  • Have NCEA Level 1 (Year 11). 

Qualifications Awarded