Undergraduate Certificate for Cosmetic Advisors - ACHW

Undergraduate Certificate for Cosmetic Advisors

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About this Qualification

This Higher Education qualification is designed to increase the science-based knowledge and professional communication skills of those providing skincare advice at the customer-facing point, specifically around cosmetic chemistry. You will learn a solid foundation in cosmetic formulation and use, enabling you for work in the dermal therapy industry, and is the first step towards a Bachelor of Applied Health Science (Clinical Aesthetics).

Course Duration:

Up to 26 weeks

Course Delivery:

Online learning

Total Subjects:

4 subjects (worth 10 credit points each)

Next Intake:

July 20th, 2020 – applications now open.

Payment Options:

– FEE-Help is Available
– Upfront Payments


Course Content

The undergraduate certificate includes units in 2 streams, giving students knowledge and skills in the following areas:

  • Applied Health Science
  • Health Communication and Management

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Admission Requirements

To gain entry to the Australasian College of Health and Wellness, you must demonstrate your ability to manage the academic rigours of a tertiary course, especially in terms of your academic study and time management skills.

You are able to demonstrate your ability by completing an Academic Study Skills Test or by any of the following:

  • Completion of a Higher School Certificate (or equivalent) with an ATAR of 65 and above
  • Completion of a tertiary qualification of Diploma or above
  • Satisfactory completion of an approved Tertiary Preparation Program, Tertiary Orientation Program, or a Foundation Year Program offered by a University, an accredited higher education provider, or a Registered Training Organisation

HCM101: Introduction to Professional Practice

The subject is focuses on the socio-cultural, legal and ethical implications of professional therapeutic practice in the aesthetics industry. This subject introduces students to different practice modalities prior to tackling issues of sustainability, reflectiveness and ethics in practice, and also covers the theoretical and philosophical foundations influencing the decision-making processes of the aesthetic practitioner.

There are no prerequisites for this subject.

HCM102: Professional Communications

The subject is designed to equip students with the oral and written communication skills they require to operate effectively in the workplace and to interact with a diverse clientele and professional medical network. This is achieved through an exploration of both the theoretical and practical dimensions of modern communications, with an emphasis on developing the skills needed to deal with a wide variety of different clinical communications environments.

The prerequisite for this subject is completion of HCM101.

AHS101: Integumentary System

This subject introduces students to the complexity of the ‘integumentary system’, the skin and related appendages including nails, hair, glands, and proteins and the variety of mechanical, thermal and environmental impacts that affect the ageing process and general health and functioning of the skin.

here are no prerequisites for this subject.

AHS202: Cosmetic Chemistry

This subject considers the theories and practices associated with the cosmetic ingredients used in aesthetic practice via the scientific field of cosmetic chemistry, while contrasting this against the marketing ‘hype’ and language often used to promote cosmetic and related products and services. Students will be exposed to the classifications of raw state ingredients and their use in finished products.

The prerequisite for this subject is completion of HCM101.