New Zealand Certificate in Makeup
(Level 4)

Our NZQA approved Makeup Artistry (Level 4) programme includes practical and theoretical makeup knowledge for a range of clients and environments, such as film, performance and fashion (photographic, catwalk and SFX makeup), as well as complimentary and in-demand services including lashes, brow, nails 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.

Read our ‘How to Become a Makeup Artist‘ blog, featuring inspiration and tips from our academy makeup tutors!


  • 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, Performance and Fashion 
    Makeup and processes involved with film and television, live performance, fashion photographic and catwalk (including; consulting, backstage protocols and SFX makeup)
  • Business skills 
    Setting up and maintaining a freelancing business (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!


Intake Start Finish
MA5 21st July 2020 2nd April 2021


This course is 34 weeks. Hours are Tuesday – Friday from 8:45 am – 4:15 pm. Any additional work experience opportunities may be outside of these hours.


Fees $8,660*
(NZQA assessment fees, Registration & hook-ons)
Equipment $ 1,000 (Course Related Costs)
Total $9,660 (inc. GST)

International student total fees: $17,000 ($16,000 fees + $1,000 kit)

*You may be eligible to train for free under the Fees free scheme. Click here to find out more.

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


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


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.


Book a talk and tour with our recruitment team. We encourage parents to accompany the prospective student to the talk and tour as the course is very comprehensive and family support is important.


If a student wishes to withdraw from a course after payment of any monies (in full or part) they are required to do so in writing to the Academy Manager no later than 8 calendar days after the course commencement.

If a student withdraws within 8 calendar days of the first day of the course they will be entitled to, upon return of all equipment, a full refund of all monies minus a $500 administration fee.