Courses

Bachelor of Applied Health Science
(Clinical Aesthetics)


The Bachelor of Applied Health Science (Clinical Aesthetics) is a three year full-time (or part-time equivalent) course that has been designed to provide students with opportunities for employment in a range of health service industries to support the practice of Clinical Aesthetics. While the Bachelor of Applied Health Science (Clinical Aesthetics) is the first degree on offered, it will be supported by additional qualifications.


Bachelor of Applied Health Science
(Clinical Aesthetics)


The Bachelor of Applied Health Science (Clinical Aesthetics) is a three year full-time (or part-time equivalent) course that has been designed to provide students with opportunities for employment in a range of health service industries to support the practice of Clinical Aesthetics. While the Bachelor of Applied Health Science (Clinical Aesthetics) is the first degree on offered, it will be supported by additional qualifications.


Course Overview


A Course Advisory Committee comprising independent academic experts, members of professional bodies and peak industry associations, employer groups and College academic staff, has developed the course. The Academic Board of the College has approved the course.

Today’s health care industry demands graduates with an increasing range of skills in areas including preventative medicine, health, ageing and wellness. This degree program has been designed to deliver theoretical knowledge underpinned by extensive practical training to guide students in the application of clinical aesthetics practices.

The Bachelor program draws on knowledge and scholarship in the broad discipline of applied health science with a specialisation in the clinical application of aesthetics. The course provides subjects in Human Biosciences, Health Communication and Management, Applied Health Science and Clinical Aesthetics Practice.

Applicants who have completed the requirements for the Diploma of Beauty Therapy may apply for credit. may apply for credit. Click on the subject links below to view detailed subject descriptions, corresponding weekly schedule breakdowns and expected subject outcomes.

Graduates of the degree will be equipped for careers as clinical aestheticians for;

  • dermal therapy clinics
  • health care clinics
  • fitness centres
  • aesthetics clinics
They will also have expertise for:

  • pre and post-operative patient care support (in the area of wound healing)
  • cosmeceutical, aesthetic and dermal equipment product such as Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and Laser.
  • being part of a professional health care team, and
  • opportunity for self-employment

Graduates will be eligible for membership in professional associations and industry peak bodies that support and promote high ethical standards and practices within the health and wellness industries.

Admission Requirements


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.

Standard Entry

Applicants should 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.
  • Applicants that do not meet the standard entry requirements may still be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants are encouraged to contact the Head of Faculty 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.

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.

More Questions?

Couldn't find the answer you were looking for? Contact one of our support team

Course content and sequence


The Bachelor degree is a three year full-time (or part-time equivalent) course containing 24 subjects of 10 credit points each. Students must achieve a total of 240 credit points to be awarded the degree.

Year One


The following table provides an overview of the course content and sequence for Year One.

Year One


The following table provides an overview of the course content and sequence for Year One.

Human Biosciences


2 x 1 hour lecture per teaching week
Weekly online tutorial discussion board
On-Campus Block practical sessions


Health Communication and Management

2 x 1 hour lecture per teaching week
Weekly online tutorial discussion board
On-Campus Block practical sessions


Applied Health Sciences


2 x 1 hour lecture per teaching week
Weekly online tutorial discussion board
On-Campus Block practical sessions


Clinical Aesthetics Practice

2 x 1 hour lecture per teaching week
Weekly online tutorial discussion board
On-Campus Block practical sessions


Human Biosciences


2 x 1 hour lecture per teaching week
Weekly online tutorial discussion board
On-Campus Block practical sessions


Health Communication and Management

2 x 1 hour lecture per teaching week
Weekly online tutorial discussion board
On-Campus Block practical sessions


Applied Health Sciences

2 x 1 hour lecture per teaching week
Weekly online tutorial discussion board
On-Campus Block practical sessions


Clinical Aesthetics Practice

2 x 1 hour lecture per teaching week
Weekly online tutorial discussion board
On-Campus Block practical sessions


Year Two


The following table provides an overview of the course content and sequence for Year Two.

Year Two


The following table provides an overview of the course content and sequence for Year Two.

Human Biosciences


2 x 1 hour lecture per teaching week
Weekly online tutorial discussion board
On-Campus Block practical sessions


Health Communication and Management

2 x 1 hour lecture per teaching week
Weekly online tutorial discussion board
On-Campus Block practical sessions


Applied Health Sciences


2 x 1 hour lecture per teaching week
Weekly online tutorial discussion board
On-Campus Block practical sessions


Clinical Aesthetics Practice

2 x 1 hour lecture per teaching week
Weekly online tutorial discussion board
On-Campus Block practical sessions


Human Biosciences


2 x 1 hour lecture per teaching week
Weekly online tutorial discussion board
On-Campus Block practical sessions


Health Communication and Management

2 x 1 hour lecture per teaching week
Weekly online tutorial discussion board
On-Campus Block practical sessions


Applied Health Sciences

2 x 1 hour lecture per teaching week
Weekly online tutorial discussion board
On-Campus Block practical sessions


Clinical Aesthetics Practice

2 x 1 hour lecture per teaching week
Weekly online tutorial discussion board
On-Campus Block practical sessions


Year Three


The following table provides an overview of the course content and sequence for Year Three.

Year Three


The following table provides an overview of the course content and sequence for Year Three.

Human Biosciences


2 x 1 hour lecture per teaching week
Weekly online tutorial discussion board
On-Campus Block practical sessions


Health Communication and Management

2 x 1 hour lecture per teaching week
Weekly online tutorial discussion board
On-Campus Block practical sessions


Applied Health Sciences


2 x 1 hour lecture per teaching week
Weekly online tutorial discussion board
On-Campus Block practical sessions


Clinical Aesthetics Practice

2 x 1 hour lecture per teaching week
Weekly online tutorial discussion board
On-Campus Block practical sessions


Human Biosciences


2 x 1 hour lecture per teaching week
Weekly online tutorial discussion board
On-Campus Block practical sessions


Health Communication and Management

2 x 1 hour lecture per teaching week
Weekly online tutorial discussion board
On-Campus Block practical sessions


Applied Health Sciences

2 x 1 hour lecture per teaching week
Weekly online tutorial discussion board
On-Campus Block practical sessions


Clinical Aesthetics Practice

2 x 1 hour lecture per teaching week
Weekly online tutorial discussion board
On-Campus Block practical sessions