New Zealand Certificate in Makeup Artistry (Level 4)

Get ready to take on the world of hair and beauty with the newly developed (NZQA) New Zealand Certificate in Makeup Artistry Level 4 from Servilles Academy! 

This qualification includes practical and theoretical makeup knowledge for a range of clients and environments, such as film and TV, live performance and fashion (photographic and catwalk), as well as complimentary and in-demand services including lashes, brows and tanning. The course also covers the increasingly important business and marketing skills to make it in the freelancing world.

Servilles Academy prides itself on providing high-profile and diverse external opportunities, to give students a taste of work in the real world, essential to a successful career in the industry. Hair and makeup opportunities include; New Zealand Fashion Week, television programmes, live performances, runway shows and music videos for internationally renowned artists.


To ensure our students are equipped and exposed to the latest and best quality products, we work with MAC Cosmetics to provide student kits, seasonal demos and workshops.

Programme content:

  • Beautician services 

Skin, nail and hair care, tanning, lash and brow tinting, lash extensions and brow grooming

  • Consultancy services

Nail, makeup and hairstyling for a variety of private client occasions

  • Health and safety procedures
  • Film, TV, Live Performance and Fashion

Makeup and processes involved with Film and Television, Live Performance, Fashion Photographic and Catwalk (consulting, backstage requirements etc.)

  • Business skills

Setting up and maintaining a freelancing business (understanding marketing, taxes, invoicing accounts and maintaining professionalism)

Upon completion of this course, students will have knowledge and skills required to take them anywhere  – from in-salon work, to freelancing, to having the essential marketing skills to enable them to set up their own business. The world is your oyster!


Course Dates 2018:






30th Oct 18

12th July 19


Course Duration & Hours

This course is 34 weeks. Hours are Tuesday - Friday from 9am - 3.30pm. Any additional work experience opportunities may be outside of these hours. 


Fee Schedule 2018


(NZQA assessment fees, Registration & hook-ons)




$8,700 (incl GST)

MAC kit upgrades are available for our students at discounted rates. 


Fee Protection

Student fees will be held in trust in compliance with Section 236A of the Education Act 1989 as amended by the Education Act (No4) 199


Course Acceptance

A letter will be sent to the applicant immediately following the interview to notify acceptance. On acceptance you will be required to return a contract to Servilles Academy within 5 working days.