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Diploma of Beauty and Spa Practice

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  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    1 year full-time

  • Start date:

    3 intake dates each year – enquire now!

  • Awarded by:

    Torrens University Australia

  • Location:


  • Career Outcomes:

    Beautician | Beauty Therapist | Beauty Salon Owner | Beauty Salon Manager | View all

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About this course

Start your career in the beauty and spa industry with the high-quality, practical Diploma of Beauty and Spa Practice from Torrens University Australia.

With a strong focus on delivering professional practical training, this course will equip you with both the theoretical knowledge and the technical abilities to start a rewarding career.

You'll learn a range of client treatments including waxing, tinting, makeup, manicures, pedicures, spa therapy, aromatherapy and massage. Run by industry professionals, this course also teaches the interpersonal skills required to consult with a client on treatments, including the ability to tailor recommendations for products and equipment and make treatment variations based on clients' individual needs, and offers a strong theoretical context of the physiology and anatomy of treatments.

In addition to developing strong foundational knowledge, you'll also have significant opportunity to develop professional experience. Torrens University Australia's spa enables students to experience the day-to-day running of a beauty and spa environment, and practical learning is designed to maximise collaboration and engagement.

Workload and assessment

In order to succeed in your studies, each subject in this course requires a combination of 120 hours of structured and self-directed learning, which equates to about 10 hours a week over 12-week trimesters.

Assessments for this course may take a variety of forms, including:
o Practical assessment
o Participation in clinics
o Industry placement reports
o Case studies
o Online tests and quizzes


To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Have completed Year 12 or equivalent; OR
  • Possess broadly relevant documented work experience demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success; OR
  • Have completed or partially completed formal, informal or non-formal study, demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success; OR
  • Present a written submission demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success

All students are also required to demonstrate sufficient competency in English.

Areas of study

In this beauty course, the subjects you may study include:

o Beauty and spa practice 1
o Beauty and spa practice 2
o Aesthetic electrotherapy 1
o Aesthetic practice with technology 1
o Manual aesthetic techniques
o Foundations of aesthetics
o Professional clinic practice 1

Torrens University Australia Torrens University Australia brings together some of the country’s most regarded tertiary institutes across industries like business, design, public health, hospitality, and sports management.

Studying with Torrens means learning from the industry’s best and brightest minds through cutting-edge syllabuses and small classroom environments. By becoming a Torrens student, you will not only have access to Torrens’ state-of-the-art campuses across the nation, you’ll also get to leverage Torrens status as a Laureate International University, and be able to access a global network of over 70 universities across 25 countries.

Torrens schools include; APM College of Business and Communication, Australasian College of Natural Therapies, Chifley Business School, Media Design School, Real Madrid Graduate School, Southern School of Natural Therapies and William Blue College of Hospitality.
Torrens Dynamic Online Learning mode means you can study at your own pace. By providing you with on-demand access to course materials and content, you can study when you want, where you want.

Torrens also runs Touch-Point weekend sessions that allow you to hear from industry professionals, chat to lecturers and expand your network.

Torrens students will also have access to Torrens Success Coaches, who will help you align your strengths and learning with your goals. From the moment you are admitted to your course, a Success Coach will be available to help you successfully navigate the educational landscape and build your personal and professional skills.

Campus locations

This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

You can also choose to study this course online with some on-campus components (blended learning).

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Diploma of Beauty and Spa Practice from Torrens University Australia.

You will enjoy a wide range of employment opportunities after graduation in the spa and beauty industry, in roles including working as a manager of a spa or salon or in another leadership role.

Curious about where a career in beauty therapy could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

Eligible students can apply for the Australian government's FEE-HELP loan to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees.

Torrens also offers a number of scholarships to successful applicants, including the Vice Chancellor Scholarship and the Regional/Remote Access and Indigenous Access Scholarship.

You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $55,874 (2017-18 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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