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Beauty Therapy and Electrolysis Course


One year course Commencing January & July annually


Full time - Monday and Tuesday 9.00am to 4.00pm
Wednesday and Thursday 8.30am to 4.00pm
Friday. 9.00am 3.30pm
These times aply to Term 1. Timetables for other terms will be issued prior to term start. 
Holidays: The school holidays operate on a four term year.

Pre Requisite(s)

First Aid, Unit Standards 26551, 26552 ( 6400, 6401, 6402)
Health & Safety in the workplace , Unit standard 497

Course Description

Course Topics in Beauty Therapy:

Anatomy and Physiology

Thorough knowledge of the anatomy of the entire body including all bones and parts, muscles, insertions, origin and actions. Knowledge and understanding of all the body, cells, tissues and system functions.

Cosmetic Chemistry

General properties and sources of cosmetic ingredients, basic formulations and actions of the various cosmetic material and the specialised therapeutic preparations used in Beauty Therapy.


Basics of electrotherapy, various electrical currents applied to the tissue in treatments, safety and maintenance of equipment.


Description of most common disorders and diseases. When to refer a client to a medical practitioner.

Nutrition and Diet

An understanding of the values of a balanced diet.


In order to understand the importance of a fit and healthy body all our students are encouraged to join in a fitness programme. At an appropriate time during the course an exercise trainer is employed at the school.

Beauty Therapy

Practical and theory of all aspects of Beauty Therapy work. All treatments experienced by each student, applied to each other and later progressing to treatment on models and clients.

Swedish Remedial Massage

Holistic Approach to Massage, Massage Techniques, History of Massage.

Skin Care Products

Dermalogica - La Clinica - Skin Deep - NAT

Visiting Lecturers

During the school year many specialist lecturers come in to speak to the students. This includes health professionals, podiatrist and visiting product knowledge specialists.

Course Topics in Electrolysis:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Skin and Hair
  • Electricity
  • Electrolysis theory and practical
  • Sterilisation
  • Clinical Pathology
  • First Aid
  • Professional Etiquette
  • Practical Procedures
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology

Electrolysis is a specialised field and a career in its own right. We at the Institute, consider ourselves to be leaders in this field. The methods taught will be Thermolysis, Electrolysis and The Blend.

A high standard of attendance is a pre-requisite for final qualifications.