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Spa and Wellness Stream Courses

The Spa and Wellness stream is ideal for students who are interested in working in day spas, spa destinations or international resorts.

SHBBSPA001 Work in a spa therapies framework

In this unit, students will learn the skills and knowledge required to promote spa treatments and create and maintain a spa services environment.

You will prepare spa work areas, recommend suitable spa therapies to clients, monitor the spa environment, complete shutdown of treatment rooms and equipment, and promote environmentally sound spa practices.

SHBBSPA002 Provide spa therapies

This unit will prepare you with the skills and knowledge required to provide wet and dry spa therapies to meet client needs.

You will learn to consult with clients, and select, provide and review hydrotherapy, wraps, herbal packs, sauna and other signature spa treatments.

SHBBSPA003 Provide stone therapy massages

This unit will prepare students to conduct full body massages with hot and cold stones.

You will develop knowledge of anatomy and physiology, skin science and lifestyle factors to select pre-heated stones, design massage and provide the treatment.

SHBBSPA004 Provide Indian head massages for relaxation

You will learn how to conduct Indian head massages as part of a spa program.

You will learn how to consult with clients, plan massage routine and massage arms, neck, shoulders, scalp and face.

Course units

Core Units

CHCCOM006 Establish and manage client relationships

CHCDIV001: Work with diverse people

HLTMSG001: Develop massage practice

HLTINF004: Manage the control of infection

HLTWHS004: Manage work health and safety

CHCLEG003: Manage legal and ethical compliance

HLTMSG002: Assess client massage needs

HLTMSG004: Provide massage treatment

CHCPRP003: Reflect on and improve own professional practice

CHCPRP005: Engage with health professionals and the health system

HLTMSG003: Perform remedial massage musculoskeletal assessments

HLTAAP003: Analyse and respond to client health information

HLTMSG005: Provide remedial massage treatments

HLTAID003: Provide first aid

HLTMSG006: Adapt Remedial Massage practice to meet specific needs

HLTMSG008: Monitor and evaluate remedial massage treatments

BSBSMB404: Undertake small business planning

Sport & Nutrition Stream

SISSSTC301A Instruct strength and conditioning techniques

HLTMSG007 Adapt remedial massage practice for athletes

SISSSPT307A Conduct advanced taping

HLTHPS010 Interpret and use information about nutrition and diet

Spa & Wellness Stream

SHBBSPA001 Work in a spa therapies framework

SHBBSPA002 Provide spa therapies

SHBBSPA003 Provide stone therapy massages

SHBBSPA004 Provide Indian head massages for relaxation

Upcoming start dates

2018 1st October 2019 24th January

Entry Requirements

Completion of Year 12

Alternatively, candidates who have not completed Year 12, MUST complete a Language, Literacy & Numeracy test.


Domestic Student Fee: $10,000*

Additional fees for uniforms and textbook/s.

There are a number of course payment options available. Please click here to view your options.

*VET Student Loans approved course – for eligible students only. Please refer to the Information Page for further details


Full-time study load
2 days a week for 12 months
At least 16 hours per week of home study 

Students will have to complete 200 hours in the student clinic performing treatments and other clinic duties. These hours will be in addition to the 2 days on-campus for theoretical and practical study.