NZQA-accredited Certificate courses

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

Duration: 17 weeks, full-time Duration: 40 weeks, part-time
Days: Monday - Friday Days: Monday & Wednesday, or Tuesday & Wednesday if a Monday is a public holiday
Time: 9am - 1pm Time: 6pm - 9pm
Plus 10 hours per week self-directed study Plus every third Saturday, 9am - 4pm
Fees: $7891 for 2017 courses; $8048 for 2018 (prices incl. GST) Fees: $8048 incl. GST for 2018 course
Fees listed here are for domestic students only. International fees: POA  


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:   15 January 2018
Ends:     11 May 2018


Starts:   26 February 2018
Ends:     22 June 2018

Still some places left for 2018 courses 

Sign up this year for 2018 class 1F and receive $150 off the 2018 price!



2018 Course Dates - Part-time 

Course name Dates  

Starts:   30th January 2018
Ends:     31st October 2018



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


Come and visit us for a free tour!