Certificate in Beauty Therapy (Body Therapy & Electrology) (Level 5)

Beauty therapists perform miraculous transformations on a daily basis and they’re in hot demand. Train with us and you’ll gain valuable work experience in our fully equipped Atrium Beauty Salon. We offer advanced training in electrology, figure analysis, Swedish body massage and heat and electrical body therapy.

You’ll gain in-depth anatomy and physiology knowledge as you study the major body systems and how they work.

This course has close links with the local beauty industry, allowing class field trips to experience beauty salons in action. You’ll also gain plenty of hands-on experience providing beauty therapy services at our professional campus salon.

Graduates can work as qualified beauty therapists and demand for their services is so high that most are snapped up by local employers before the course finishes.

Content Details

Beauty Services Practical Techniques

Electrology, figure analysis, body therapy with heat and electrical application, and Swedish body massage. You'll also integrate your knowledge and skills into a practical work setting through work experience in industry and salon training days at our Atrium Beauty Salon/training clinic.

Anatomy & Physiology for Body Therapists

Cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urinary, endocrine, nervous, reproductive, lymphatic and musculoskeletal systems, and the organisational structure of the human body.


Planned intakes*: February, July
Delivery modes: Full-time
Locations*: Tauranga (Windermere Campus)
Duration: One year

* subject to change. Intakes may vary between locations.

Venue: Windermere Campus, 70 Windermere Drive, Tauranga. You are welcome to visit our training salon. Just phone us to arrange a time or book a treatment.

Classes are scheduled for approximately 24 hours per week, Tuesday to Friday, 9.00am - 3.00pm. Occasionally you may be required to attend outside the above hours for field trips and industry experience. You will also be required to undertake self-directed study beyond scheduled class time.

To see full details of the next available intake please visit the application form.

Indicative Fees

2018 domestic students $5,631.00

2018 international students $17,122.00

The fee shown for domestic students is applicable to New Zealand citizens and permanent residents. If an international fee is not listed above please refer to the international fees page. All fees are indicative only and subject to change.

You MAY be eligible for a StudyLink Student Loan for your tuition fees.

Find out if your programme qualifies by visiting the Studylink website.

If you also need to pay course related costs, i.e. if outlined in programme costs above, you need to apply separately to StudyLink (up to $1,000/academic year for eligible students). Note course related costs are paid directly into your bank account by StudyLink and you will be required to pay this to Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology.

Qualifications Gained

Upon successful completion of the programme you will receive:

  • Certificate in Beauty Therapy (Body Therapy & Electrology) (Level 5)
  • National Certificate in Beauty Services (Electrology) (Level 5)
  • National Certificate in Beauty Therapy (Body Therapy) (Level 5)

Career Opportunities

  • Beauty therapy technician
  • Beauty therapist
  • Self-employment
  • Sales representative
  • Employment in gymnasiums, spas, on cruise liners and resorts

Entry Criteria

  • Successful completion of the Certificate in Beautician and Cosmetology (Level 4) or National Certificate Beauty Services (Beautician) (Level 4)
  • or a recognised international qualification, to be appraised by staff


International applicants for whom English is not their first language will be required to show evidence of language competency, issued within the last two years, before being eligible to enrol in any non-English programme. The level of competency required is outlined in Rule 18 and Appendix 2 of the NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules 2013. And below under the title English Competency.

English Competency

Level 5 certificate or diploma IELTS Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5 or completed NZ Certificate in English Language L4 with the Academic Endorsement or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined in Rule 18 and Appendix 2 of the NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules 2013.

For domestic applicants for whom English is not their first language, evidence of language competency may be required.