New Zealand Certificate in Performance Makeup and Prosthetics

Te Pukenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Subject area

Beauty Therapy


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Entry requirements

National Certificate of Educational Achievement (Level 1) [Ref: 0928] or equivalent.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The qualification is designed to provide the beauty sector with people who have the skills and knowledge to manufacture and fit performance prosthetics and create performance makeup and special effects.

This qualification is intended for learners who wish to develop skills and knowledge towards becoming performance makeup artists or performance prosthetics technicians. It is also suitable for those who are already employed in the performance makeup and prosthetics industry and wish to gain a credential for their experience.

Graduates will be capable of working under broad guidance with a degree of self-management within the performance makeup and prosthetics contexts.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Personal Services at this level can earn:


Median earnings one year after study


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Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

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Employment rate two years after study

Data as at November 2022

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 423 100
Phone: (04) 499 1180
Fax: (04) 499 3950

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