Health

Diploma of Beauty and Spa Practice

CRICOS 094184J
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What is a Diploma of Beauty and Spa Practice?

The Diploma of Beauty and Spa Practice delivers a solid foundational knowledge of beauty therapy treatments and techniques and the skills to implement them. It develops you into a fully trained beauty professional, teaching how to incorporate new technologies and innovations into your practice to make clients look and feel their best.
This course gives you a thorough understanding of beauty and spa technologies, treatments and practices and lets you gain hands-on experience in our student-run clinic, The Practice Wellbeing Centre under the supervision of practising aestheticians. A collaborative learning environment encourages engagement, allowing you to confidently begin working in the beauty industry as soon as you finish your beauty therapy diploma.

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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.
Study mode
Online, On campus
Campus locations*
Brisbane, Online
Student
Domestic
International
Course duration
1 year full time, part-time options available
Start date
12 Sep 2022
20 Feb 2023
05 Jun 2023
Fees

This is an AQF Level 5 course delivered by Torrens University Australia Ltd.

*For more details on international student study options.

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Our heritage with Australian National College of Beauty ensures you’re learning from years of specialised experience.

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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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The highest level of practical experience
Develop clinical skills, access the latest technology and improve client wellbeing at external work placements.
Hear from student Charlotte Ralph, who is currently studying our Bachelor of Health Science (Aesthetics).
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Career opportunities

Upon completing the Diploma of Beauty and Spa Practice, you are equipped to begin providing beauty treatments across a range of settings such as day spas and, beauty clinics or continue your studies at bachelor's level.

Potential career paths

  • Beauty Therapist
    Average salary: $54,000 - $70,000
  • Salon Manager
    Average salary: $54,000 - $70,000
  • Industry Trainer
    Average salary: $90,000 - $90,000
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I most enjoyed my practical experience as being able to be put in real life scenarios while completing assessments is what has made me more confident & comfortable in the real world outside of my course.
Lilly Kele
Diploma of Beauty and Spa Practice

Subjects and units

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

Requirements

These seven core subjects must be completed.

Core subjects

  • Foundations of Aesthetics | FAS102
  • Beauty and Spa Practice I | BPT103
  • Professional Clinic Practice I | PCP206
  • Aesthetic Practice with Technology I | APT107
  • Aesthetic Electrotherapy I | AET108
  • Manual Aesthetic Techniques | MAT106
  • Beauty and Spa Practice II | BPT108

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-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 75 hours of Clinical Practicum Experience at The Practice Wellbeing Centre and 65 hours of work experience at an approved external organisation of your choice.

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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).

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

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 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.

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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