Admission Requirements

Standard Entry

Applicants seeking to enrol in the Bachelor of Applied Health Science (Clinical Aesthetics) must be 18 years of age or over at the time they commence the course and satisfy at least one of the following entry requirements;

  • Successful completion of the NSW HSC and attainment of the required Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of 65* with a minimum performance band 4 or equivalent in English, or
  • Successful completion of an equivalent secondary qualification either interstate or overseas and attainment of the required entrance standard, or
  • Satisfactory completion of an approved Tertiary Preparation Program, Tertiary Orientation Program or a Foundation Year Program offered by a university, higher education provider or registered training organisation, or
  • Admission to candidature for an undergraduate degree at an Australian University.
  • In special circumstances applicants may be considered for enrolment into this degree on a case by case basis. In this case potential applicants are encouraged to contact our admissions office to determine their eligibility.


Special/Alternative Entry Arrangements

Applicants who have not completed Year 12 or its equivalent may gain entry to a course by addressing one of the following entry requirements;

  • Successful completion of a Special Tertiary Admissions Test administered by the  Universities Admission Centre (UAC)
  • Be 21 years of age or older (mature age entry scheme)
  • Submit an application for credit for prior learning that meets the requirements of  the Credit for Prior Learning Policy and Procedure.

All special/alternative admission applicants will be required to attend an academic interview with the Head of Faculty (or nominated representative) to assess the applicant’s capacity for higher education studies. The applicant should submit a portfolio of academic and professional work prior to the interview to assist in the assessment process. The criteria used when selecting applicants to a course under special or alternative admission arrangements include:

  • The capacity to pursue tertiary studies
  • Motivation to pursue tertiary studies in the course discipline
  • Demonstrated potential for academic studies based on the applicant’s portfolio
  • Relevant professional and industry experience. 


Key Academic Dates 2015

Enrolment Day                  3 August 2015

Orientation Day                 3 August 2015

Semester Begins             10 August 2015

Census Date                    31 August 2015

Mid- Semester Break        21 September - 5 October 2015

Semester Ends                 13 November 2015

Exams 23 November          4 December 2015


Credit for Prior Learning

Granting credit for prior learning ensures that applicants commence study at a level that appropriately recognises their prior learning experiences, and so are not required to repeat equivalent learning successfully undertaken in another context. The College may grant credit toward a course of study on the basis of prior learning, whether from formal studies or professional work experience.

Formal Study

Credit will be granted where there is substantial overlap with content and/or learning outcomes of the subject(s) for which credit is claimed. Credit will not normally be granted for formal study completed more than ten years prior to application unless there is evidence of continued relevance of this study for the course toward which credit is sought. The onus is on the applicant to provide appropriate evidence or demonstrate the relevant skills, knowledge and understanding.

Relevant work experience

Credit for learning from work experience may be granted where that learning can be satisfactorily documented. The onus is on the applicant to provide appropriate evidence or demonstrate the relevant skills, knowledge and understanding.

It is recommended that applicants apply for credit for prior learning at the same time as applying for admission into the course because the amount and type of credit awarded will determine the student’s study plan. Please note on the application form if you will be applying for credit for prior learning.



Applicants who have completed the requirements for the Diploma of Beauty Therapy (National Course Code SIB50110) may apply for credit for up to two subjects of the Bachelor of Applied Health Science (Clinical Aesthetics).