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This exciting diploma is delivered by our sister institution Torrens University Australia. The Diploma of Beauty and Spa Practice aims to graduate professionals with high-quality practical training who are prepared and capable of securing employment in the diverse industry of Beauty and Spa:

Leveraging the history of ANCB

We are proud to leverage the long and established history of ANCB and utilise its experienced academic staff to deliver this new higher education diploma.

Practical experience

Our dynamic student clinic offers a range of client treatments designed to help you get ready for your first real job in the beauty therapy industry. Students will enjoy a collaborative learning environment to maximise learning and engagement. Graduates of this course will be capable of incorporating new technologies and innovations into their professional practice, in addition to making a meaningful contribution to the industry.

Industry professionals as your teachers

Our teaching staff at Torrens University Australia are beauty industry professionals. Torrens has a strong focus on employability, so access to our well-connected staff members can help open doors into your future beauty career.

Move on up and get credit

By studying the Diploma of Beauty and Spa Practice at Torrens, you will have the option upon completion, to upgrade your qualifications to a bachelor’s degree. The Bachelor of Health Science (Aesthetics) is a new and innovative course that delivers high-quality training and provides a strong foundation in health science, coupled with a holistic approach to the advanced area of aesthetics and dermal therapies.

Success Coaches

Our Success Coaches leverage a student’s strengths and align their learning with their broader life purpose. They work with students from their first admission, coaching students to successfully navigate the educational landscape and build personal and professional capability to improve their employability outcomes including self-employment and entrepreneurship. With a focus on the student’s career goals, and trained in Gallup strengths quest, the Success Coach takes a strengths-based approach to engage with and motivate students for study and career success.

Graduate Outcomes:

  • Beauty Therapist;
  • Spa Therapist;
  • Cosmetic Retail Advisor;
  • Make-up Artist;
  • Salon/Spa Manager
  • Cosmetics Sales Representative;
  • Business Development Manager (Cosmetics).
  • Educator and Industry Trainer.
Our beauty courses include training in massage and aromatherapy applications

Interested in finding out more information on specific subjects? Please visit our pages on make up courses, massage courses and aromatherapy courses.

Beauty course overview

Course overview

Qualification Title


Study Options – Domestic Australian students

Study full time or part time online.

Brisbane or Sydney (Pyrmont) campus or online (with some campus attendance).

Study options – International students

This course is available to students who require a visa to study onshore in Australia.

Start dates

February, June, September

Course Length

Full-time: 3 trimesters (1 Year).
Part-time: Options available

Admission Criteria

Year 12 or equivalent

Demonstrated ability to undertake study at the required level:

  • broadly relevant work experience (documented e.g. CV), demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success; OR
  • formal, informal or non-formal study, completed or partially completed, demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success; OR
  • written submission to demonstrate reasonable prospect of success; OR
  • discipline specific portfolio (art and/or design).

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Payment Options - Domestic Australian students

Upfront payment

This means tuition fees will be invoiced each trimester and payment is required on or before the due date.


FEE-HELP is Australian Government’s loan scheme for higher education degree courses.

It can assist you in paying for all, or part of, your course fees. Repayments commence via the tax system once your income rises above a minimum threshold ($54,869 in 2016-17). Just like with any other debt, a FEE-HELP debt is a real debt that impacts your credit rating.

Payment Options - International students

Upfront payment

This means tuition fees will be invoiced each trimester and payment is required on or before the due date.

Course study requirements

It is expected that each 10 credit point subject will involve approximately 36 hours of directed study and approximately 84 hours of self-directed study.


Assessments vary and may include: Practical assessment, participation in clinics, industry placement reports, case studies, in-class debates, online tests and quizzes, participation in online discussion forums and research projects.


Brisbane campus & Sydney(Pyrmont) campus

Delivered by

Australian National College of Beauty courses are delivered by Torrens University Australia Ltd, ABN 99 154 937 005, RTO 41343, CRICOS 03389E.


Torrens University Australia Ltd is registered as a self-accrediting Australian university by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA).

CRICOS Course code


Provider obligations

Torrens University is responsible for all aspects of the student experience, including the quality of course delivery, in compliance with the Higher Education Standards 2015

Accrediting body

Torrens University Australia

Subject Code Subject Title Type


Foundations of Aesthetics



Beauty and Spa Practice 1




Aesthetic Practice with Technology 1



Aesthetic Electrotherapy 1



Manual Aesthetic Techniques




Professional Clinic Practice I



Beauty and Spa Practice II


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