Looking back now on the year, I am so proud of everything that the Australasian College of Health and Wellness has achieved in 2023.
One of our largest projects was a major refresh and update of our Learning Management System. At this point, we have completely redesigned 12 of the 24 units of study that we offer. The new system provides a better experience for our students with a greater focus on interactive content and engaging media. The remaining 12 units will be updated shortly into 2024.
This year our students successfully completed a total of 2,011 units of study, gaining vital and advanced knowledge of clinical aesthetics.
We were also very excited to launch the Industry Newcomers Scholarship. This is our first scholarship for our range of Undergraduate Certificates, which provides $500 in tuition support for those eligible. It is a pleasure to be able to help ambitious and deserving people access higher education at any level.
In 2023, we were fortunate enough to be able to award a total of 127 new scholarships. We will be following the journeys of these students with particular interest.
One of our latest favourite success stories is that of Sarah, Helen, and Lisa, the experts behind the Skin and More podcast. This podcast is for clinical aestheticians, skin experts and anyone and everyone who is into the cosmetics and beauty industry, and we are proud to host the work of our former students and facilitators on our website.
The Australasian College of Health and Wellness launched our own brand of products for use in the clinics our students gain practical, hands-on experience in. This is a professional range that was formulated by Christopher Apostolou, one of our expert facilitators, and includes such items as cleansers, medical grade peels, and post-care for more intensive treatments like Plasma and Laser.
We ran a total of 228 clinics across Australia in 2023 and are proud of the 4.6/5 overall satisfaction score that we received.
And finally, we were blessed to end our year with three amazing graduation events in Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney. We work in education to help people grow and succeed, so there are few things more rewarding than seeing our students accepting their degrees in front of their friends and families.
ACHW is incredibly proud of the 157 students who successfully completed their study in 2023.
2024 is just around the corner and we are excited for another year to help the next generation of dermal therapists and aestheticians achieve their career goals.