Introduction to Cosmetology & Make-up

    Course details

    • Code: BEAU.4002
    • Fee: $716*
    • Level: 4
    • Credits: 15
    • EFTS: 0.125
    • Subject: Hairdressing
Study optionsFull-time
Time in class43 (approximate total hours)
Offered (indicative)February
LocationRotorua (Mokoia)

Course Aim

Gain introductory knowledge of cosmetology, and develop skills in make-up selection and application. Learn an overview of body chemistry, anatomy and physiology, nutrition, cosmetics and toiletries, figure, face and skin analysis, client care and consultation, and advising clients on make-up products, application and after-care.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. describe and explain the structure and systems of the human body using writing and verbal skills;
  2. demonstrate knowledge of body chemistry and nutrition in relation to basic beauty services using writing and verbal skills;
  3. demonstrate knowledge of cosmetic and toiletry products, including reading and interpreting manufacturers’ instructions;
  4. demonstrate awareness of client care including sensitivity to personal and cultural needs;
  5. understand and perform basic face and skin analysis;
  6. undertake client consultation for make-up services and provide clear recommendations to clients;
  7. select and apply make-up products using a range of techniques, tools and equipment, and safe working practices;
  8. provide advice and instruction to clients on make-up products, application and after-care using effective communication skills; and
  9. record and maintain client details for make-up services.

Embedded unit standards or achievement standards

Title Code
Client care and communication in beauty related industries C&G 3003 203
Apply make-up C&G 3003 209
Instruct on make-up application C&G 3003 211

For more information on Unit Standards explore the NZQA Framework


*Course cost/fee: Indicative standard fee for New Zealand residents only. Fees for non-New Zealand residents will vary, visit the Programmes and Tuition Fees for International Students information page.

*Course cost/fee last updated 13-Dec-2016

Page last updated: 01 Sep 2017