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 the foundational knowledge and skills you need to apply a range of beauty therapy treatments and techniques. Graduate with the expertise to use the most up-to-date technologies and innovations in your professional practice to help 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 and Work-Integrated Learning

  • 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.
  • This course has a requirement of 65 hours of work-integrated learning. 
Study mode
On campus, Blended
Campus locations*
Brisbane, Online
Student
Domestic
International
Course duration
1 year full time, part-time options available
Start date
16 Sep 2024
17 Feb 2025
02 Jun 2025
15 Sep 2025
Fees & scholarships

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 beauty specialists
Our academics understand where the Beauty 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: $56,000 - $81,700
  • Industry Trainer
    Average salary: $90,000 - $90,000
Lilly Kele
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

Delivered both on campus and online, this course comprises 7 core subjects, each subject 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. 

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 Electrotherapy I | AET108
  • Aesthetic Practice with Technology I | APT107
  • 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. 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.

Need more help?

Let us customise a study plan and pathway for you.

Undergraduate

  • Bachelor courses ( 2 options )
    • Bachelor of Health Science Aesthetics

      CRICOS 093345E

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

    • Bachelor of Nursing

      CRICOS 0100910

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

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

      View course

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

Industry partners and Work‑Integrated Learning

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

This course has a requirement of 65 hours of work experience at an approved external organisation of your choice.

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.

Australian secondary school certificate, or equivalent

OR

Successful completion of a Vocational qualification (AQF Level 4), or above

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. 

Successful completion of Year 10 or equivalent, and a minimum two years of full time relevant work 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 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 5.5 (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.

View full course admission information

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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