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Bachelor of Health Science (Aesthetics)

CRICOS 093345E
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What is a Bachelor of Health Science in Aesthetics?

A Bachelor of Health Science (Aesthetics) course equips you with a diverse range of clinical knowledge and skills, focusing on preventative skin health and anti-ageing dermal therapies. Supported by a theoretical foundation in health science, this in-depth aesthetic course covers advanced skin health protocols and appropriate applications of techniques and therapies using the most up-to-date aesthetic technology and products.
With a foundation of biology knowledge and communication skills, this degree develops your understanding of a range of aesthetic principles, technologies and innovations, and teaches you to incorporate them into professional practice. The practical elements of this course will take place in our collaborative student-led clinic on the Brisbane campus, offering clients a range of treatments so you can confidently begin work in the beauty therapy industry.

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Learning outcomes

  • Perform and co-ordinate various dermal treatments to meet industry standards.
  • Develop treatment plans aligned to clients specific needs and expectations.
  • Understand skin health protocols and how they impact different skin types and conditions.
  • Stay on the frontline of innovative industry developments.

ASDC accredited

This course is accredited by the Australian Society of Dermal Clinicians.

Study mode
On campus, Blended
Campus locations*
Brisbane, Online
Student
Domestic
International
Course duration
3 years full time, part-time options available
Start date
12 Sep 2022
20 Feb 2023
19 Jun 2023
Fees

This is an AQF Level 7 course delivered by Torrens University Australia Ltd.

*For more details on international student study options.

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The highest level of practical experience
Develop clinical skills, access the latest technology and improve client wellbeing at our student-led clinic.

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Learn from specialists in their field
Our academics understand where the industry is heading and will guide you on your learning journey.
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Career opportunities

This course will set you up to confidently work in the beauty industry. Upon graduation you can find work in beauty salons, day spas and other facilities which promote health and wellness.

Potential career paths

  • Dermal Therapist
    Average salary: $58,000 - $60,000
  • Clinic Practice Manager
    Average salary: $85,000 - $110,000
  • Industry Influencer
    Average salary: $60,000 - $195,000
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I love that the classes are small to allow support but large enough that it encourages a discussion-based learning environment. The campus in Brisbane is modern, conveniently located and filled with amazing resources.
Charlotte Ralph
Bachelor of Health Science (Aesthetics)

Subjects and units

Each subject involves 10 hours of study per week, comprising 3 hours of facilitated study and 7 hours self-directed study.

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Electives

Requirements

These eight core subjects must be completed.

Core subjects

  • Counselling & Communication Skills | CCS103
  • Foundations of Aesthetics | FAS102
  • Structure and Function of the Human Body | SHB102
  • Cosmetic Chemistry | CCH104
  • Biological Foundations | BFD105A
  • Manual Aesthetic Techniques | MAT106
  • Aesthetic Practice with Technology I | APT107
  • Aesthetic Electrotherapy I | AET108

Requirements

These six core subjects must be completed. Additionally you're required to select two electives from the electives tab.

Core subjects

  • Foundations of Human Nutrition | FHN201
  • Biosafety in Health | BSH202
  • Cultural Diversity in Aesthetics | CDA204
  • Professional Clinic Practice I | PCP206
  • Aesthetics Practice with Technology II | APT207
  • Aesthetics Electrotherapy II | AET208

Requirements

These six core subjects must be completed. Additionally you're required to select two electives from the electives tab.

Core subjects

  • Aesthetics and Dermatological Changes | ADC301
  • Advanced Body Aesthetics Techniques | ABA302
  • Advanced Dermal Aesthetics Practice | ADA303
  • RERP307 Entrepreneurship Professionalism and Business Skills in Health
  • Professional Clinical Placement II | PCP307
  • Critical Literature Review | CLR308A

Requirements

Choose two elective subjects below in year two and choose two elective subjects below in year three.

Elective subjects

  • Social and Emotional Wellbeing | HWEL2006
  • Healthcare in the Digital World | HDW204
  • Medi-spa in Aesthetics Practice | MSP304
  • Aesthetics in Surgical Practice| ASP306

International students must not enrol in more than one-third (33%) of online subjects over their course, and must study at least one face-to-face subject each study period. Please note that due to COVID-19, authorities have provided exceptions to the usual face-to-face learning requirements. For more information, visit Study in Australia.

International students on a student visa are required to study full time (i.e. must complete a minimum of 1.0 EFTSL of study per year). For the latest information on study locations, please check the entry requirements flyer.

Industry partners and work placements

Work placements and Work-Integrated Learning programs provide a valuable resource for you to develop hands-on practical experience to ensure you graduate confident and job-ready.

Work-Integrated Learning hours

You’ll be able to gain 65 hours clinical experience at an external organisation of your choice, and you'll also undertake 50 hours of Work-Integrated Learning at our student-led clinic The Practice Wellbeing Centre.

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Entry details

  • Domestic
  • International

Fees

Check the domestic course fee schedule for the cost of your course.

FEE-HELP

Eligible Australian students may choose to defer some, or all, of their tuition fees through FEE-HELP, a loan scheme repaid through the tax system based on income.

Learn more about fees and FEE-HELP

Scholarships

If you are truly passionate about health, we want to hear from you. We have a variety of health scholarships on offer to assist you in becoming a key part of the health industry:

Admission criteria

Before you begin your application to study as a domestic student, check that you meet the requirements listed below.

Year 12 (Australian secondary school certificate) or equivalent.

Vocational qualification (AQF Level 4), or above

OR

Successful completion of a Higher Education qualification.

The below is an alternative option
Work and life experience that demonstrates skills and knowledge gained through paid or unpaid employment, formal learning and/or non-formal learning (presented on a current resume with attached cover letter).

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Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification you may be able to credit this against your degree with us, even if it’s from another institution. This is called Recognition of Prior Learning. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

Learn more about study pathways

Fees

Check the international course fee schedule for the cost of your course. Onshore international students requiring a student visa should choose campus-based / blended options.

Fee payment

Course fees can be paid across three study periods. Each instalment to be paid before the beginning of the academic stage census date.

Scholarships

We want you to have the best possible chance to succeed, which is why we offer a range of financial scholarships to support our international students during their study journey.

Admission criteria

Before you begin your application to study as a international student, check that you meet the requirements listed below.

Australian Year 12 or equivalent; AND
Academic IELTS 6.0 (no band less than 5.5) or equivalent.
OR alternative entry requirement may be available. Contact the International Admissions team for more information.

View full course admission information

Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification you may be able to credit this against your degree with us, even if it’s from another institution. This is called Recognition of Prior Learning. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

Learn more about study pathways

How to apply

Frequently asked questions

  • How do I apply for a course?
  • Can I get course credit for previous experience?
  • What are Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT)? How do I apply?
  • How do I apply for a scholarship?
  • What are Torrens University Australia’s ATAR requirements for domestic students?
  • What if  I don’t meet the entry criteria for a degree?
  • Am I eligible for FEE-HELP?

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