Diploma of Beauty And Spa Practice
Student Domestic International
Study mode Online On campus
Campus locations Brisbane Online
DurationFull-time: 1 year 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 DIPBTSP16 | CRICOS 094184J

What is a Diploma of Beauty and Spa Practice?

The Diploma of Beauty and Spa Practice delivers knowledge on beauty therapy treatments and techniques. It develops you into a fully trained beauty professional, teaching how to incorporate new technologies and innovations into practices which make clients look and feel their best. A collaborative learning environment encourages engagement, allowing you to confidently begin working in the beauty industry immediately.

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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 on a student visa must not enrol into any more than a third or 33% of online subjects over their course and must study at least one subject that is face to face in each trimester.

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.

7 Core subjects
  • Foundations of Aesthetics | FAS102
    The subject focuses on the foundations of professional ethics of the Aesthetic professional, including the concept, history, importance and principles of the profession. It focuses on the professional avenues in which the Beauty/Aesthetic professional works and highlights professional communication and integration with the other areas of health and wellness. This subject examines the professional career, and the history of Beauty/Spa and Aesthetics education, and discusses their role in society. It also discusses the professional associations and regulatory bodies relevant to the Beauty/Spa and Aesthetics industry.

     

    This subject also focuses on Salon and Business Fundamentals relevant to the professional workplace in the Beauty/Spa and Aesthetics industry. In addition, this subject addresses the basic fundamentals in a practical treatment scenario including Occupational Workplace Health & Safety, organisation of the work station, client consultation, treatment planning and professional conduct when addressing client concerns.
  • Beauty and Spa Practice I | BPT103
    This subject focuses on establishing a combination of salon based practical skill sets including waxing, tinting, make-up, manicures and pedicures, in addition to the underpinning foundation knowledge associated with these treatments. This subject addresses both the practical skills and theoretical knowledge required to perform a range of treatments that are commonly performed in a salon environment, and in high demand.

    Students will be able to consult with clients, select suitable products/equipment and make treatment variations based on individual clients and their needs. This subject introduces students to the practical workplace environment and allows students to apply knowledge to a ‘real world’ scenario. This subject also introduces basic concepts of anatomy and physiology, skin biology, cosmetic chemistry, histology and nutrition as it relates to the treatments being performed.

  • Aesthetic Practice with Technology I | APT107
    This subject addresses the basic skills of aesthetic facial techniques. It addresses the use of equipment, basic technology and cosmetic preparations associated with electro-aesthetic facial treatments. It enables facial procedures to be conducted which include cleansing the skin, skin analysis, treatment of skin disorders such as acne and application of products based on identified skin conditions and type. This subject is a pre-requisite to Aesthetics Practice with Technology II (included in the Bachelor of Health Science (Aesthetics).
  • Aesthetic Electrotherapy I | AET108
    This subject addresses the basic theoretical concepts related to the physical and fundamental aspects of electrical, mechanical, sound and thermal equipment used in aesthetics procedures for the face and body. This subject provides foundational knowledge that allows the learner to understand the physiological effects of each related body system, created through electrical and mechanical aesthetic treatments. This subject is a pre-requisite to Aesthetic Electrotherapy II.
  • Manual Aesthetic Techniques | MAT106
    This subject addresses the foundation and development of manual aesthetic techniques in interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary forms. It develops the practical skills associated with the application of aesthetics treatments of lymphatic drainage of the face and body, and addresses the technical knowledge surrounding client consultation and assessment, contraindications, treatment protocols and planning based on individual client characteristics and variables.
  • Beauty and Spa Practice II | BPT108
    This subject addresses both the theoretical knowledge and demonstrates practical skills related to a range of therapeutic treatments including spa therapies, aromatherapy massage and blending, hot stone therapies and Indian head massage. This subject also focuses on the skills and knowledge required to establish and clarify client priorities, synthesize knowledge of anatomy and physiology, skin biology, cosmetic chemistry, histology and nutrition as it relates to the treatments being performed. Service contraindications, WHS requirements and lifestyle factors that may impact the provision of treatments are also addressed.

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 relationships.
Work-Integrated Learning hours
145 combined hours
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

  • Understand the scientific concepts that underpin beauty and spa treatments
  • Develop the judgement to prescribe treatments based on clients’ needs and expectations
  • Learn how to safely apply beauty and spa-related technology, ensuring comfortable and effective treatments
  • Strengthen professional communication skills to increase both customer confidence and sales
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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.
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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 5.5 (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.
Apply
It’s easy! You can apply online below or contact our International team on 1300 575 803.
Offer
We’ll contact you shortly after to confirm your details and help you through the rest of the process.

Key intake dates

31 May 2021 | 13 September 2021 | 14 February 2022

Frequently asked questions

  • What type of scholarships do you offer?

    We offer scholarships in different areas. These include Alumni, Industry, Indigenous, International, Business, Hospitality, Hotel Management, Nursing, Health, and Design, and Creative Technology.

    To find out more, visit Scholarships or let one of our Course and Career Advisors know you wish to be considered for a scholarship in your application.

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