As a beauty therapy apprentice you’ll be employed by a beauty business and be trained by a qualified employer or trainer in the clinic.

You’ll learn how to perform a range of beauty services, including:

  • Facial therapy
  • Lash tint, brow tint, and eyebrow shape
  • Makeup – day, evening, bridal, ball, and special occasion
  • Waxing
  • Manicure
  • Pedicure
  • Safe tanning
  • Foundation massage – neck, back, and shoulders

You’ll learn the business and commercial skills required to run a professional salon. You’ll also gain relevant, valuable work experience to include on your CV.

When you finish your apprenticeship, you’ll be fully qualified and achieve the New Zealand Certificate in Beauty Therapy (Level 4).


New Zealand Certificate in Beauty Therapy


2 Years





To start your apprenticeship training, you’ll need to find a job.

Check the HITO Job Hub for vacancies, along with Trade Me and Seek.

The Careers New Zealand website has excellent tips on creating a CV and preparing for job interviews.

Once you’re employed, one of our Sales and Training Advisors will come to your workplace to sign the Training Agreement with you and your employer.

Register your interest in an apprenticeship and one of our team will be in touch.

“I think that doing an apprenticeship is a much better way of learning. I have friends who go to the course now who tell me they wish they were doing what I’m doing. I’m already working in the industry, I’m getting experience, building up my clientele; you can’t beat it”