NZQA-accredited Certificate courses

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


Duration: 14 weeks, full-time

Certificate in Fashion Makeup & Skincare, leading to the New Zealand Certificate in Makeup & Skincare, Level 3


Duration: 36.5 weeks, part-time

Days: Monday - Friday Days: Monday & Wednesday, or Tuesday & Wednesday if a Monday is a public holiday
Time: 9am - 2.30pm Time: 6.00pm - 9.00pm
Plus 14 hours per week self-directed study Plus every third Saturday, 9.00am - 3.30pm
Fees: $8048 incl. GST plus $1000 Compulsory Course-related costs  
Fees listed here are for domestic students only. International fees: POA  Fees: $8048 incl. GST plus $1000 Compulsory Course-related costs

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 may still be eligible for support from Studylink for 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 for makeup and supporting skills. The Investment Plan has been officially approved by the Tertiary Education Commissions. In most cases student loans are available. 


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

  • Teach students the fundamentals of makeup artistry
  • Prepare students for employment in the beauty industry


Course Content 

Character makeup / Natural (Day) makeup / Client Elegant makeup/ Client Sultry makeup / Ball makeup / Bridal makeup / Indian-Eastern Bridal makeup / Fashion Elegant makeup / Fashion Sultry makeup / Skin Analysis / Skincare / Colour Correcting / Corrective makeup / Tools & Equipment / Business principles / Retail training / Sales techniques / Customer service  / Blogging / Basic hair styling & braiding / Manicure - plus an introduction to Special Effects & Performance makeup

What you'll get:

Nyx Starter Kit: a comprehensive starter makeup kit from Nyx for your use throughout the course

Creative protfolio: we provide a  very intensive theoretical and practical training incluidng photoshoots to assess your learninig. During the course you'll be able to build your portfolio which you can use to showcase your skills and talents to clients

Work Experience opportunities: to most students we offer a taste of what work is like in the industry through our exclusive network of industry contacts. You can get to be part of the team to work on prestigious events such as Miss Universe NZ, NZ Fashion Week, etc.

National certificate: on successfully completing the course you will gain the national New Zealand Certificate in Makeup and Skincare (Level 3). In addition, as part of the course you will gain a Level 2 certificate in First Aid from the St John organisation and 14 unit standards on the national framework.


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


2018  Course Dates - Full-time 

Course name Dates  

Starts:   24 September 2018
Ends:     25 January 2019

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:   29 October 2018   
Ends:     7 August 2019

NZ Certificate in Makeup & Skincare (Level 3)



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


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