NZQA-accredited Certificate courses

student learning makeup artistry in SRA's 17-week NZQA-accredited Certificate in Fashion Makeup


Duration: 17 weeks, full-time

Details apply to Certificate in Fashion Makeup; details of NZ Certificate in Makeup & Skincare vary slightly


Duration: 36.5 weeks, part-time

Days: Monday - Friday Days: Monday & Wednesday, or Tuesday & Wednesday if a Monday is a public holiday
Time: 9am - 1pm Time: 6.00pm - 9.00pm
Plus 10 hours per week self-directed study Plus every third Saturday, 9.00am - 3.30pm
Fees: $8048 incl. GST  NEW from July! NZ Certificate in Makeup & Skincare, Level 3
Fees listed here are for domestic students only. International fees: POA  Fees: $8048 incl. GST

Eligible for Fees Free? Because SRA is fully registered with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) and this course is approved by NZQA and the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) you may qualify to have your 2018 fees paid for by the government under the new Fees Free scheme. Refer to the website to see if you are eligible. Alternatively, most students wishing to take this course should be eligible for an interest-free loan from Studylink ( Even if you are eligible for the Fees Free scheme you will probably still need to get a loan from Studylink for your course-related cost or living costs.


Samala Robinson Academy is a Private Training Establishment that is fully registered and accredited by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA). Students are assessed against unit standards on the New Zealand National Qualifications framework and provider standards for makeup. The Investment Plan has been officially approved by the Tertiary Education Commissions. In most cases student loans are available. 


Our Certificate in Fashion Makeup has been designed by top industry professionals in consultation with leading  specialists in fashion, film and television production to:

  • Develop fashion makeup and personal devleopment skills to a high level
  • Prepare students for employment in the fashion, beauty, film and television industries


Course Content 

Character makeup / Fashion makeup / Television & Film Costume - research & design / Personal Development / Customer Service / Retail Training / Skincare - health, hygiene, conditions / Special effects makeup

Newly designed modules may include:

Sugar Skull / Living Doll / Drag / Tribal / Colour Blocking / Create a male / Indian bride / Geisha / iconic Makeup / Rotting Zombie / Pop Art / Royal Punk 

Element One - Beauty

The skin / Retail / The Client / Personal Development / Colour Play / Photographic

Element Two - Fashion 

Editorial / High Fashion Editorial / Industry Preparation / Catwalk / Bizarre Catwalk / Freelancing

Element Three - Performance 

Special Effects / Film, TV and Stage / Historic Character / Costume Drama


Click here to check out some of our emerging artists' work


2018 Course Dates - Full-time 

Course name Dates  

Starts:   13 August 2018
Ends:     7 December October 2018

LAST CLASS of the Certificate in Fashion Makeup!


Starts:   24 September 2018
Ends:     14 December 2018

NEW!! NZ Certificate in Makeup & Skincare, Level 3


Starts:   5 November 2018
Ends:     8 March 2019

NZ Certificate in Makeup & Skincare, Level 3



2018 Course Dates - Part-time 

Course name Dates  

Starts:   30 July 2018 NEW COURSE! The brand new NZ Certificate in Makeup & Skincare (Level 3)  
Ends:     8 May 2019




Click here to check out our 10-week Professional Makeup Workshop and for those with some experience


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