Bachelor Of Health Science Aesthetics
Student Domestic International
Study mode On campus Blended
Campus locations Brisbane Online
DurationFull-time: 3 years Part-time: Options available
Start date

31 May 2021

13 Sep 2021

14 Feb 2022

This course is provided by Torrens University Australia Ltd, ABN 99 154 937 005, RTO 41343, CRICOS 03389E.

Code BAHSA2016 | CRICOS 093345E

What is a Bachelor of Health Science in Aesthetics?

A Bachelor of Health Science (Aesthetics) course equips you with a diverse range of clinical capabilities, focusing on preventative skin health and anti-ageing dermal therapies. Supported by a theoretical foundation in health science, it covers advanced skin health protocols and appropriate responses to a range of client/patient conditions using high levels of aesthetic technology.

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Designed to fit in with you
With some of your learning materials online, you can tailor a schedule to fit your personal needs. 

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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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Learn hands-on and help genuine clients 
With the highest level of practical experience, you will develop skills in clinical situations. Access the latest technology and solve client health issues.

Subjects and units

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

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. Most face-to-face courses are also available online. Please note that due to COVID-19 pandemic, authorities have provided exceptions to the usual face-to-face learning requirements.

International students on a student visa are required to study full time, i.e. the student must complete a minimum of 1.0 EFTSL of study per year.
  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
8 Core subjects
  • Dietary Counseling and Planning | DCP409
    This subject is a core subject for final year students in the Bachelor of Health Science Clinical Nutrition and an elective for the Bachelor of Health Science Naturopathy and Bachelor of Health Science Western Herbal Medicine students. This subject will provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct thorough nutritional assessment and construct therapeutic dietary interventions in clinically specific disease states. This subject will also provide students with the fundamental skills in communication and counselling techniques to be used when consulting and effectively communicating with culturally diverse groups and patients. Students will learn the counselling and education skills required to implement behavioural change in professional practice as Health Practitioners.
  • Human Nutrition 1 | NUTR2001
    Human Nutrition 1 (NUTR2001) provides a detailed and in-depth study of the macronutrients, protein, carbohydrates and lipids, as well as the water soluble vitamins and how these relate to human metabolism. Each individual macronutrient and water soluble vitamin is studied in regards to their composition, biological function, dietary sources, recommended daily intake, factors contributing to excess states, and states of insufficiency and deficiency; and signs and symptoms associated with nutrient imbalances found in individuals and populations. Students will investigate how the management of these nutrients contribute to the public health agenda.
  • Foundations of Public Health | PUBH2000
    Within this introductory course, students will learn the principles and practice of public health and improving the health of populations. Students will learn various functions and definitions of public health, the historical origins of public health and its evolution as a discipline. Students will learn relevant key principles associated with public health: ecological, human rights-based approach to health, social determinants approach; ‘new public health; the role and function of government in the administration of public health; public health service models, including comprehensive and selective primary health care. They will consider different understandings of health and illness, including professional, lay and Australian Indigenous definitions.
  • Evidence-based Practice | EBP107
    Evidence-based practice is an essential component of the exercise of clinical judgement in the delivery of quality healthcare. Students will also gain an understanding of how research evidence is translated into practice. This subject provides students with an introduction to health informatics, research and digital literacy, critical thinking and evidence-based practice. Students are guided through the skills necessary to locate, critique and interpret a research article for application to their practice. They will become familiar with quantitative and qualitative evidence, research methodology, basic descriptive and inferential statistics and the foundational skills to be able to evaluate and appraise evidence in healthcare research.
  • Human Nutrition 2 | NUTR2002
    Human Nutrition 2 (NUTR2002) provides a detailed and in-depth study of the micronutrients and how these relate to human metabolism. This subject provides students with underpinning knowledge about the correlation that exists between micronutrients and human physiology. Each micronutrient’s structure, biological function, dietary sources, recommended daily intake and therapeutic dose is studied. This subject also covers the factors contributing to, and symptoms associated with, states of excess, insufficiency and deficiency found in individuals and populations. The role of nutrition and lifestyle factors in the development of chronic disease is examined. Furthermore, students will be introduced to the concepts of genetically engineered food. They will discover how food-borne illnesses can be prevented and identify environmental contaminants in the food supply. This subject also explores the current scientific literature, enabling students to determine the appropriate use of dietary supplementation.
  • Human Structure & Physiology 2 | HSP102
    Human Structure & Physiology 2 will further develop knowledge of the structure and physiology of the human body with special attention given to the integration of human systems and beginning to explore the impact of disturbances in Homeostasis and disruption of normal function. The structure and function of the lymphatic, immune, digestive, nervous, endocrine, urinary, reproductive systems and the special senses are covered in detail including the homoeostatic control mechanisms of each system and the integration of the systems in the body. This subject builds on the knowledge and understandings of human structure and physiology, provides the foundation to look at disease, disorders and syndromes and their pathophysiology, in later subjects.
  • Lifespan Nutrition | NUTR2005
    Lifespan Nutrition (NUTR2005) examines the range of nutritional requirements that impact populations, communities and individuals at particular life stages including pre-conception, pregnancy, during lactation, early childhood, adolescence, adulthood and ageing populations, as well as the specific issues affecting Indigenous communities, sports people and other at risk populations. This subject provides an overview of dietary patterns and eating habits by age group and dietary recommendations for optimal nutrition to maintain wellbeing at each life stage.
8 Core subjects
  • Dietary Counseling and Planning | DCP409
    This subject is a core subject for final year students in the Bachelor of Health Science Clinical Nutrition and an elective for the Bachelor of Health Science Naturopathy and Bachelor of Health Science Western Herbal Medicine students. This subject will provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct thorough nutritional assessment and construct therapeutic dietary interventions in clinically specific disease states. This subject will also provide students with the fundamental skills in communication and counselling techniques to be used when consulting and effectively communicating with culturally diverse groups and patients. Students will learn the counselling and education skills required to implement behavioural change in professional practice as Health Practitioners.
  • Human Nutrition 1 | NUTR2001
    Human Nutrition 1 (NUTR2001) provides a detailed and in-depth study of the macronutrients, protein, carbohydrates and lipids, as well as the water soluble vitamins and how these relate to human metabolism. Each individual macronutrient and water soluble vitamin is studied in regards to their composition, biological function, dietary sources, recommended daily intake, factors contributing to excess states, and states of insufficiency and deficiency; and signs and symptoms associated with nutrient imbalances found in individuals and populations. Students will investigate how the management of these nutrients contribute to the public health agenda.
  • Foundations of Public Health | PUBH2000
    Within this introductory course, students will learn the principles and practice of public health and improving the health of populations. Students will learn various functions and definitions of public health, the historical origins of public health and its evolution as a discipline. Students will learn relevant key principles associated with public health: ecological, human rights-based approach to health, social determinants approach; ‘new public health; the role and function of government in the administration of public health; public health service models, including comprehensive and selective primary health care. They will consider different understandings of health and illness, including professional, lay and Australian Indigenous definitions.
  • Evidence-based Practice | EBP107
    Evidence-based practice is an essential component of the exercise of clinical judgement in the delivery of quality healthcare. Students will also gain an understanding of how research evidence is translated into practice. This subject provides students with an introduction to health informatics, research and digital literacy, critical thinking and evidence-based practice. Students are guided through the skills necessary to locate, critique and interpret a research article for application to their practice. They will become familiar with quantitative and qualitative evidence, research methodology, basic descriptive and inferential statistics and the foundational skills to be able to evaluate and appraise evidence in healthcare research.
  • Human Nutrition 2 | NUTR2002
    Human Nutrition 2 (NUTR2002) provides a detailed and in-depth study of the micronutrients and how these relate to human metabolism. This subject provides students with underpinning knowledge about the correlation that exists between micronutrients and human physiology. Each micronutrient’s structure, biological function, dietary sources, recommended daily intake and therapeutic dose is studied. This subject also covers the factors contributing to, and symptoms associated with, states of excess, insufficiency and deficiency found in individuals and populations. The role of nutrition and lifestyle factors in the development of chronic disease is examined. Furthermore, students will be introduced to the concepts of genetically engineered food. They will discover how food-borne illnesses can be prevented and identify environmental contaminants in the food supply. This subject also explores the current scientific literature, enabling students to determine the appropriate use of dietary supplementation.
  • Human Structure & Physiology 2 | HSP102
    Human Structure & Physiology 2 will further develop knowledge of the structure and physiology of the human body with special attention given to the integration of human systems and beginning to explore the impact of disturbances in Homeostasis and disruption of normal function. The structure and function of the lymphatic, immune, digestive, nervous, endocrine, urinary, reproductive systems and the special senses are covered in detail including the homoeostatic control mechanisms of each system and the integration of the systems in the body. This subject builds on the knowledge and understandings of human structure and physiology, provides the foundation to look at disease, disorders and syndromes and their pathophysiology, in later subjects.
  • Lifespan Nutrition | NUTR2005
    Lifespan Nutrition (NUTR2005) examines the range of nutritional requirements that impact populations, communities and individuals at particular life stages including pre-conception, pregnancy, during lactation, early childhood, adolescence, adulthood and ageing populations, as well as the specific issues affecting Indigenous communities, sports people and other at risk populations. This subject provides an overview of dietary patterns and eating habits by age group and dietary recommendations for optimal nutrition to maintain wellbeing at each life stage.
8 Core subjects
  • Disease Prevention and Control | PUBH2102
    Further developing students’ understanding and manipulation of epidemiological data sets, this course focuses on modifiable risk factors and behaviour, taking a case based approach to learning, exploring current and past public health issues, evaluating different approaches to their control and prevention.

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. At Torrens University Australia, we are proud of our network of partners and always welcome new opportunities to build new industry relationships.
Work-Integrated Learning hours
65 hours clinical placement and 50 hours Work-Integrated Learning
Charlotte Ralph - Bachelor of Health Science Aesthetics student testimonial
Charlotte Ralph
Graduate,Bachelor of Health Science (Aesthetics)
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.

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
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Studying at Torrens University

Torrens University is Australia’s fastest-growing university. We bring a career-focused approach to higher education, offering innovative courses led by industry-experienced experts. Our flexible study options, personalised approach and partnership placements will help you find a career you love.
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Love the way you learn
Our fresh approach to teaching allows students to explore their passion.
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Get more out of passionate academics
With the guidance of our industry-leading experts, you can find a placement in the field you love.
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A more collaborative experience
Our smaller class sizes provide a more immersive and effective learning environment. Collaborate with peers and spend more time with academics in your field.
Hear from our current Health lecturers and industry professionals on how we deliver our career focused approach to your education.
Jenna Roberts - Bachelor of Health Science Aesthetics student testimonial
Jenna Roberts
Graduate,Bachelor of Health Science (Aesthetics)
The practical subjects were the most exciting subjects for me. I chose to complete them on campus. The experience with the state-of-the-art equipment and products that Torrens University provides was exceptional.
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Choose your student type for entry requirements, fees and scholarships


  • Domestic
  • International

Admissions criteria and pathways: Domestic students

Before you begin your course application, check that you meet all the requirements listed below.
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Year 12 (Australian secondary school certificate) or equivalent.
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Vocational qualification (AQF Level 4), or above
OR Successful completion of a Higher Education qualification.

OR work life experience demonstrating the ability to undertake study at the required level. 

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.

Fees: Domestic students

Domestic fees
Check the Domestic Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course. Fees for each trimester must be paid before the trimester commences.
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.

Scholarships: Domestic students

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:

How to apply: Domestic students

Get started
Read through the admissions criteria and ensure you meet the entry requirements.
Apply
It’s easy! Apply online below or contact us and we can help on 1300 575 803.
Offer
We’ll contact you shortly after to confirm your details and help you through the rest of the process.

Admissions criteria and pathways: International students

Before you begin your course application, check you meet all the requirements listed below

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Australian Year 12 or equivalent; and
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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.

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: International students

International fees
Check the International Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course. Fees for each trimester must be paid before the trimester commences. Onshore international students requiring a student visa should choose campus-based / blended option.
How to pay
Course fees can be paid in 3 instalments, each instalment to be paid before the beginning of the academic stage census date.

Scholarships: International students

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.

How to Apply: International students

Get started
Read through the admissions criteria and ensure you meet the entry requirements.
Offer
We’ll contact you shortly after to confirm your details and help you through the rest of the process.
Apply
It’s easy! You can apply online below or contact our International team on 1300 575 803.

Key intake dates

31 May 2021 | 13 September 2021 | 14 February 2022

Frequently asked questions

  • Am I a domestic or an international student?

    Domestic students are Australian and Permanent Residents. International students are those who hold citizenship or Permanent Resident status of all other countries.

    International students from countries whose first official language is one other than English need to provide evidence of English Language Proficiency.

  • Is there anything I can do to prepare for Torrens University Australia?

    There are lots of resources to help you prepare for university life. Attend one of our workshops or events and get some tips firsthand from our industry-focused lecturers and current students.

    The events programs range in topic and delivery mode, so there should always be one to suit your needs. At any time you can contact one of our Course and Careers Advisors to talk through your career goals. They can guide you on what to expect and how you can get prepared earlier. If you know exactly which course you want to enrol in, you could take advantage of the early entry program.

  • What is the Early Entry Program?
    The Torrens University Australia Early Entry Program has been created to allow you to apply and secure your place for your chosen course before you finish your Year 12 exams. To find out more, visit Early Entry Program or email enquiries@tua.edu.au or phone 1300 575 803.
  • What are pathways?

    All Torrens University Australia courses have specific entry requirements, but we also offer multiple pathways into courses when you don’t meet those entry requirements.

    There are different pathways for different courses. For example, we offer a range of diploma courses which pathway into bachelor degrees in Business, Design and Creative Technology, Health and Hospitality. We also have graduate certificate and graduate diploma courses which pathway into masters courses in Business, Global Project Management, Sports Management, Health, Education, Design and Hospitality. 

    For more information on different types of pathways available, visit study pathways.

  • How can I pay for my course?

    Payment information will be outlined in your offer letter but there are a couple of different options:

    1. Upfront payment via credit card, BPAY, cheque or overseas bank account transfer
    2. Full or partial payment via FEE-HELP Government Assistance (domestic students only)
  • What are the key dates for 2021?
    To find out more, visit Key Dates.
  • What are the semester and term dates?

    Torrens University Australia has three main intakes each year, usually during February, June and September. There are also a range of accelerated intake dates available, meaning if you just miss the start date, you don’t have to wait until the next intake.

    You can apply any time throughout the year for the next intake start date – or a future start date if you are planning ahead. Different semester dates apply for Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School as well as some of our other courses.

    To find out more, visit key dates.

  • Do I need to wear a uniform?
    Our undergraduate students are expected to follow strict grooming standards on campus. These are documented in the welcome booklet prior to starting your course. For our postgraduate students, corporate business suits are worn to campus.
  • I have worked in the hospitality or hotel industry. Can I get credit for this?
    Yes, as long as you can provide evidence of the hours you worked (minimum 600 hours), the organisation you worked in and a description of the duties you carried out. This must be submitted and approved upon enrolment.
  • Is Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School part of Torrens University Australia?

    Yes. Being part of Torrens University Australia, BMIHMS students benefit from university prestige, increased global opportunities and learning in an environment that encourages innovation. Torrens University Australia brings a fresh, modern, career-focused and global perspective to higher education, aiming to provide graduates with a globally oriented skill set that will make them desirable to employers.

    When you graduate, you will receive an internationally recognised degree from BMIHMS at Torrens University Australia. You can also continue studying programs, going from diploma to bachelor to master and even a PhD.

  • What happens if I fail a subject in my degree?
    If you fail a subject, you may be eligible to repeat the failed exam/assessment if you obtained a marginal fail (45%-49%) for the first time. The repeat exam would be completed by week 3 of the following term. If you score below 45%, you will have to repeat the entire subject again. All failed subjects will show on academic transcripts.
  • What is Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School (BMIHMS)?

    We are the No. 1 ranked hotel management school in Australia and Asia Pacific (Kantar 2020), at which students live and study in a simulated hotel environment.

    BMIHMS was founded by Swiss hotelier Fritz Grubler and Australian founders of Mawland Property Group, Robert Whittingham and Max Player. We are the first school in Australia to operate the internationally recognised Swiss hotel management program.

    For more than 30 years we have trained world-class graduates in hotel management. Today, we offer a bachelor degree and a master degree in International Hotel Management, as well as a MBA in International Hotel Leadership.

  • What is the English Language Program (ELP)?
    The English Language Program (ELP) is designed to support students from countries and cultures where English is not their first language. It is an intensive program that will take your English skills to the next level prior to starting their studies at BMIHMS. Those who attain IELTS 6.0 academic or equivalent will automatically progress into the bachelor degree. Minimum entry to the ELP is IELTS 4.5, with students increasing by IELTS 0.5 over a 10-week period. BMIHMS offer the English Language Program at the Leura campus. To find out more, visit English Language courses.
  • Do I get help to get an industry placement?
    Yes. The Career Development department will coach you through your job-application process. As well as assisting you with job searches, resume writing and interview techniques, they will help you secure an industry placement with an approved employer. BMIHMS has a Career Development department to assist you on all campuses.
  • Can I work in Australia on my student visa?

    Most student visas allow you to work for up to 40 hours per fortnight while your course is in session and unlimited hours during study breaks. Find out more at https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au.

    All people working in Australia have basic rights and protections in the workplace, including minimum pay and conditions. The Fair Work Ombudsman makes sure that these rights are protected and enforced fairly under Australia’s workplace laws. For more information, please visit the Australian Fair Work Ombudsman website.

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