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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) equips you with a diverse range of clinical knowledge and skills, focusing on preventative skin health and anti-ageing dermal therapies. This in-depth aesthetic course covers advanced skin health protocols and the most up-to-date techniques, therapies, technology and products.
Supported by a foundation of health science, 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 dermal therapy industry.

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Learning outcomes and Work-Integrated Learning

  • 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.
  • This course has a requirement of 280 hours of professional clinical practice.
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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
16 Sep 2024
Fees & scholarships

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 your skills and access the latest technology at our student-led clinic with real clients. Graduate with confidence and experience.
Hear from student Charlotte Ralph, who is currently studying our Bachelor of Health Science (Aesthetics).
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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
Charlotte Ralph - Bachelor of Health Science Aesthetics student testimonial
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

Delivered both on campus and online, this course comprises of 11 core subjects, 9 specialisation subjects and 4 elective subjects, requiring 10 hours of study per week; three hours facilitated and seven self-directed. Assessments may include activity-based assignments or online quizzes. There are no formal exams.

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Electives

Requirements

These eight core subjects must be completed.

Core subjects

  • Professional Collaboration and Communication | HSC101
  • 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
  • Social and Emotional Wellbeing | HWEL2006
  • Cultural Diversity in Aesthetics | CDA204
  • Healthcare in the Digital World | HDW204
  • 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
  • Medi-spa in Aesthetics Practice | MSP304
  • Entrepreneurship, Professionalism and Business Skills in Health | EPR307
  • Aesthetics in Surgical Practice| ASP306
  • 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. 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.

Study pathways

Torrens University offers undergraduate and postgraduate students with flexible entry options and study pathways. Whether you prefer a full program or a modular approach, we can tailor your studies to your needs. Start your journey with an undergraduate diploma or bachelor degree, or grow your career with a postgraduate qualification.

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Let us customise a study plan and pathway for you.

Undergraduate

  • Bachelor of Nursing

    CRICOS 0100910

    Experience industry placements, internships or industry-linked projects with our Bachelor degree.

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Postgraduate

  • Graduate Certificate courses ( 2 options )
    • Graduate Certificate of Counselling

      Domestic students only

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      Complete just four subjects to expand your knowledge in a specific area, or take the first step towards your Masters.

    • Graduate Certificate of Public Health

      CRICOS 097405K

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      Complete just four subjects to expand your knowledge in a specific area, or take the first step towards your Masters.

  • Graduate Diploma courses ( 2 options )
    • Graduate Diploma of Counselling

      Domestic students only

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      Complete four more subjects to expand or deepen your knowledge in a specific area.

    • Graduate Diploma of Public Health

      CRICOS 097406J

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      Complete four more subjects to expand or deepen your knowledge in a specific area.

  • Master courses ( 2 options )
    • Master of Counselling

      Domestic students only

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      Become a specialist in your field, or take the first step towards your Doctorate degree.

    • Master of Public Health

      CRICOS 097404M

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      Become a specialist in your field, or take the first step towards your Doctorate degree.

Industry partners and Work‑Integrated Learning

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 215 hours of Work-Integrated Learning at our student-led clinic The Practice Wellbeing Centre.

You can source Work-Integrated Learning opportunities, including placements, through our Careers Connect database, all vetted for quality and relevance by Torrens University’s Learning Facilitators.

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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

OR

Successful completion of a Vocational qualification (AQF Level 4), or above, or equivalent, from a registered training organisation (RTO)

OR

Successful completion of at least 0.5 EFTSL at AQF level 5, 0.25 EFTSL at AQF level 6 or above, or equivalent 

The below is an alternative option
Work and life experience with successful completion of Year 10 or equivalent.

AND

A minimum of three years of full-time relevant, cognitive work experience (demonstrated by a resume.)

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Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification or gained skills through life or work experience, you may be able to credit this against your degree with us. Check information about Recognition of Prior Learning and Course Credit transfer. 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.

Successful completion of at least 0.5 EFTSL at AQF level 5, 0.25 EFTSL at AQF level 6 or above, or equivalent 

OR

Australian secondary school certificate, or equivalent Senior Secondary qualification, or Baccalaureate Diploma

Academic IELTS 6.0 (no band less than 5.5) or equivalent
OR alternative entry requirement may be available. Alternative entry may include assessment and approval of prior study, or successful completion of a readiness assessment. Contact the International Admissions team for more information.

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Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification or gained skills through life or work experience, you may be able to credit this against your degree with us. Check information about Recognition of Prior Learning and Course Credit transfer. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

Learn more about study pathways

How to apply

Frequently asked questions

  • 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?
  • 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?

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