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New Zealand Certificate in Specialised Skin Care Therapy (Level 6)

New Zealand Certificate in Specialised Skin Care Therapy (Level 6)

Level 6

Are you an experienced beauty therapist wanting to add specialised skin care therapies to your skillset? UCOL’s New Zealand Certificate in Specialised Skin Care Therapy (Level 6) can provide advanced skills to perform a range of skin therapies.

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Quick info

Level: 6

Locations: UCOL Manawatū in Palmerston North, UCOL Horowhenua in Levin, UCOL Whanganui, UCOL Wairarapa in Masterton

Duration: 25 weeks

Dates:
2022 dates TBC

Domestic Fees: *
TBCScholarship info

International Fees:*
Please enquire for details

Additional Fees
Compulsory course costs may apply.

* Fees are indicative only, and are inclusive of the student services levy and GST (goods and services tax). The fee shown is for one year of study.

The New Zealand Certificate in Specialised Skin Care Therapy (Level 6) programme is designed for qualified and experienced advanced beauty therapists to develop specialised skin care skills and knowledge.  You will learn about professional standards and expectations, analysing client needs, technical and theoretical knowledge of specialised skin care, nutrition, diseases, and the current trends.

This programme uses blended delivery – combining in person, online, and in-work learning. You will carry out all the practical work at your place of work or an approved clinic with lecturers visiting and assisting you regularly.

COVID-19 Vaccinations:

This programme involves work experience, practicum placements or an internship. We therefore highly recommend you are vaccinated for COVID-19, as the Government’s mandates mean that many workplace providers will require you to be vaccinated before working with them. Work experience hours are an essential part of this programme. If you are not vaccinated, you will have very limited access to placement or work experience opportunities, which will affect your ability to complete this programme successfully.

You can see more information on this on UCOL's Covid-19 page, and on the Ministry of Health's website.

 Course Hours & Duration

This programme runs for 25 weeks each year, including 2 holiday weeks.

Per week, your learning will include approximately:

Class Time
11 hrs

Lectures, tutorials and/or online recordings.
Timetable set by your lecturer.
Work Time
5 hrs

In-work activity within a beauty clinic setting.
Study Time
15 hrs

Study in your own time.

You can also choose to study part-time, or possibly by paper. Talk to us about your options with this programme.

 Career & Study Outcomes

On successful completion of this programme you will be capable of working autonomously and providing specialised skin care therapies.

 Course Information

This programme consist of 75 Credits. The courses includes:

Specialised Skin Care Fundamentals (15 Credits)
Students will gain practical skills and knowledge, enabling them to analyse skin, offer personalised nutrition advice, develop beneficial treatment plans, recognise skin diseases, disorders and contraindications, and maintain health, safety, hygiene and legal obligations within the workplace. After this course, you will be able to:

  • Analyse and explain specialised skin care treatment options, benefits and effects.
  • Explain the professional standards and expectations required of a specialised skin care therapist and clinic.
  • Perform advanced skin analysis using specialised diagnostic equipment.
  • Develop a treatment plan to meet client needs.
  • Provide personalised nutritional and skin care advice to complement specialised skin care therapies.

Intense Pulse Light and Plasma Pen (20 Credits)
Students will gain knowledge and practical skills to perform pulsed light (PL) and laser skin rejuvenation therapies autonomously within a beauty clinic, meeting industry requirements and legal obligations. After this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the chemical, physical and biological effects of different laser therapies on the skin.
  • Recommend laser therapies and develop a treatment plan as per client needs and desired results.
  • Perform IPL and PL treatments in accordance with industry standards and best practices.
  • Perform Plasma treatments as per industry standards and best practices.
  • Provide pre and post-laser therapy advice.

Collagen Induction (Micro-Needling) and Chemical Peels (15 Credits)
Students will gain knowledge and practical skills to perform advanced micro-needling and chemical peel therapies autonomously within a beauty clinic, meeting industry requirements and legal obligations. After this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the chemical, physical, and biological effects of advanced skin rejuvenation therapies on the skin.
  • Recommend advanced skin rejuvenation therapies and develop a treatment plan in accordance with client needs and desired results.
  • Perform collagen induction (micro-needling) treatments in accordance with industry standards and best practices.
  • Perform advanced chemical peel treatments in accordance with industry standards and best practices.
  • Provide pre and post-advanced skin rejuvenation treatment advice.

Electrotherapy (Red Vein Removal) (10 Credits)
Students will gain knowledge and practical skills to perform advanced electrolysis to reduce and/or eliminate telangatasia and superficial capillaries/veins on the face autonomously within a beauty clinic, meeting industry requirements and all legal obligations. After this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the chemical, physical and biological effects of electrotherapy treatments on the skin and veins.
  • Recommend electrotherapy treatments and develop a treatment plan in accordance with client needs and desired results.
  • Perform advanced electrolysis treatments for red veins in accordance with industry standards and best practices.
  • Provide pre and post-electrotherapy treatment advice.

Industry Trends (15 Credits)
Students will gain an understanding of the developing beauty industry trends, including potential influences on future skin care therapy treatments and technologies. After this course, you will be able to:

  • Critically discuss current specialised skin care therapy treatments and trends.
  • Evaluate emerging techniques and technologies used in specialised skin care therapy, including application potential and influences on future treatments.

 Domestic Entry Requirements

To be eligible for entry to the programme, applicants must hold the following:

New Zealand Diploma in Beauty Therapy (Level 5) OR equivalent skills and knowledge

AND

A qualification or completed course in electrolysis OR on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the Executive Dean

 

For more information about NCEA Credits see UCOL's NCEA explained page.

 International Entry Requirements

The minimum entry requirement for international students is IELTS Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5 (or equivalent including TOEFL).

UCOL is an iBT testing centre.

IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form (ie combining scores from more than one test is not permissible).  

In addition to this, international applicants under the age of 20 must have NCEA equivalency (refer to guide held by Business Development International).

 Advice & Guidance

To enrol in this programme, students will need to have completed a qualification or course in electrolysis.

Students will need to be working within a beauty clinic setting to complete the work-integrated learning hours and have access to clients in order to fulfil the learning and assessment requirements.

Students need to be aware of the physical requirements in meeting industry standards in the beauty therapy workplace.

Good eye sight, with or without corrective lenses, is required to carry out advanced skin care services.

Students are required to put any special needs or requirements in writing and advise the programme leader before the programme start date.

Recognition of prior learning
Applications for Recognition of Prior Learning, including Cross Credit, Credit Transfer and Assessment of Prior Learning may be made on the Recognition of Prior Learning Form where a student believes all learning outcomes for a course have already been met. Applications will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis in accordance with the UCOL Academic Statute and other relavant policies and procedures.

Application checklist
It will make the process easier if you prepare the following before you apply:

  • National Student Number (NSN) (If you don't have a NSN, you may request one from NZQA, or you can supply a verified copy of your birth certificate, passport or Whakapapa statement.)
  • Evidence of your highest level of academic achievement (and evidence of prior learning, if applicable)
  • Evidence that you meet the entry requirements of the programme
  • Check if you're eligible for additional support or a scholarship. If you're 19 years or younger, you may be eligible to enrol in one of our free Youth Transition programmes.

Note that you will need to provide any verified documents in person, via post or email (not via the online application form).

 Additional Costs

TBC

 Accreditation

The programme is approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority under the provisions of the Education Act 1989, and Universal College of Learning (UCOL) Trading as Universal College of Learning (UCOL) is accredited to teach it.

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