College Profile

The Associate Degree in Applied Health Science (Dermal Therapy) and the Bachelor of Applied Health Science (Clinical Aesthetics) aim to underpin current aesthetics practice with a new standard of skills and deeper knowledge gained through a combination of science and clinical practice.

Australasian College of Health and Wellness

The Australasian College of Health and Wellness Pty Ltd (ACN 139 036721) is a legal entity registered with the regulator Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). It is established as an Australian Proprietary Company with ASIC and by its Constitution

It trades as Australasian College of Health and Wellness (ACHW). 

ACHW is registered with Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) as provider PRV13002 to deliver higher education programs.

Governance

Scentia Pty Ltd (Scentia), through its subsidiary Scentia Australia Pty Ltd, owns ACHW. The Board of Directors of Scentia and ACHW are comprised of the same members.

The ACHW Board of Directors is the governing body of ACHW and responsible for directing and controlling the commercial business of ACHW, which includes guiding and monitoring its strategy, and risk oversight and business affairs, in accordance with the legal responsibilities of the Corporations Act 2001.

The Scentia and ACHW Boards have delegated day-to-day business management of the operations and policy responsibility to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The CEO leads the Senior Leadership Team of ACHW to implement the strategic direction of the Scentia and ACHW Boards.

The Scentia and ACHW Boards have delegated all higher education academic governance responsibilities to the Academic Board.. The Chairperson of the Academic Board is responsible and accountable to the Scentia and ACHW Boards for the discharge of these academic responsibilities.

Organisation Chart

Statement of Financial Standing

Locations

ACHW delivers online with its headquarters in Sydney and we conduct our clinics in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

Facilities

The learning outcomes of these tertiary programs are achieved through a combination of lectures, webinars, clinical tutorials, and self-directed study.

All theory components of these courses are delivered online.
We hold practical classes in fully functional clinic spaces in NSW, VIC, QLD.

Learning resources and services

Online:
· Online directed learning through our student portal
· Facilitators who are qualified and experienced across a range of health science disciplines
· Weekly support with facilitators
· In-house student support team
· One-on-one access to faculty members
· Forum discussions with your cohort and faculty
· Online resources
· Academic Learning Advisor
· Student mentors in each state with Facebook groups

Clinics:
· Intensive workshops for clinical practice in fully functional clinics with experts in their field
· Demonstrations & intensive hands on training
· Practice of modalities on real clients
· All materials supplied by ACHW

Higher Education Courses

All our higher education courses are accredited with TEQSA and meet the requirements for the relevant level of study on the Australian Qualifications Framework. 

The following courses of ACHW are accredited by TEQSA for delivery in Australia: 

Bachelor of Applied Health Science (Clinical Aesthetics)* – 3 years full time and not eligible for overseas     students to study in Australia

Associate Degree in Applied Health Science (Dermal Therapy)* – 2 years full time and not eligible for overseas students to study in Australia  

Undergraduate Certificate for Cosmetic Advisors – 6 months full time and not eligible for overseas students to study in Australia  

Undergraduate Certificate in Facial Care Fundamentals – 6 months full time and not eligible for overseas students to study in Australia

Undergraduate Certificate in Health Care Communications – 6 months full time and not eligible for overseas students to study in Australia
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Undergraduate Certificate in Laser and Dermal Therapy Essentials – 6 months full time and not eligible for overseas students to study in Australia*

These courses are also offered on a part-time basis and duration depends on the study load of the student.

Student enrolment numbers* 2020
   
Courses Numbers
Bachelor of Applied Health Science (Clinical Aesthetics) 220
Associate Degree in Applied Health Science (Dermal Therapy) 216
Undergraduate Certificate for Cosmetic Advisors 8
Undergraduate Certificate in Facial Care Fundamentals 9
Undergraduate Certificate in Health Care Communications 0
Undergraduate Certificate in Laser and Dermal Therapy Essentials 29
Total 482

The Associate Degree in Applied Health Science (Dermal Therapy) and the Bachelor of Applied Health Science (Clinical Aesthetics) aim to underpin current aesthetics practice with a new standard of skills and deeper knowledge gained through a combination of science and clinical practice.

ACHW's November intake is now open.

To apply, complete an application form and return it to admissions@achw.edu.au.

*Enrolment numbers include part-time and full-time enrolment numbers

Third Party Agreements

ACHW has established a third party agreement with Australian Dermal Science Institute (ADSI) in Melbourne. ADSI is owned by Elli Lukas Beauty College, a well-known education institute established in 1954. ADSI provide sall our programs in Melbourne as listed above.   

Feedback and Complaints Process

ACHW welcomes feedback from students. Students feedback can be provided directly to the facilitators, the Head of School or when feedback forms are issued by facilitators at the end of a unit or the full program.  

ACHW considers grievance of considers as a serious and urgent matter and the first step of the feedback or grievance process is to lodge a form through the Quality Feedback Monitor onthe Student Portal. Please see the Grievance Policy for further information on how to lodge a complaint.  

Staff can lodge a complaint by referring to the Grievance Policy located on the Learning Management System.