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Qualification Title New Zealand Certificate in Makeup and Skin Care (Introduction) (Level 3)
Qualification Type Certificate
Level 3
Credits 60
Subject Area
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services » Personal Services » Beauty Therapy
Strategic Purpose Statement
This qualification is designed to provide the beauty sector with skin care and makeup technicians who have the foundation skills and knowledge to provide a range of makeup and skin care services.

This qualification is intended for learners who will benefit by having a qualification which provides makeup and skin care competencies, skills and knowledge.

The beauty sector will benefit by having people with the skills and knowledge to competently undertake a range of makeup and skin care services within a variety of workplaces.

Graduates will be capable of working with limited supervision in a makeup and skin care context.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Comply with all professional standards and expectations relating to a makeup and skin care workplace including associated health, safety and hygiene obligations.
- Consult with clients to establish their needs, and decide on and agree a range of possible makeup and/or skin care services and products, and an appropriate course of treatment.
- Advise clients on the selection and use of appropriate cosmetics and toiletries and assist with sales and promotional activities within a makeup and skin care workplace.
- Apply skills and knowledge of makeup and skin care services to meet client's needs in accordance with industry standards.
- Identify symptoms of skin conditions in order to advise clients of their possible implications in terms of proposed skin care and makeup services.
- Communicate professionally in a makeup and skin care workplace.
Education pathways
This qualification may lead to the:
- New Zealand Certificate in Beauty Therapy (Level 4) [Ref: 3444]
- New Zealand Certificate in Makeup Artistry (Level 4), with an optional strand in face casting [Ref: 3456]
- New Zealand Certificate in Nail Technology (Level 4) [Ref: 3443].
Entry Requirements
National Certificate of Educational Achievement (Level 1) [Ref: 0928] or equivalent.
Education Organisation 16 Organisations can assist in gaining this qualification
Developed By Toi Mai Workforce Development Council
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 3442
Status Current
Created November 2016
Next Review December 2021

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