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 the 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 ACHW Board of Directors is the governing body of ACHW and is 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 Corporations Act 2001 and other relevant legislation and regulatory requirements.

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.

To find out more about ourorganisation’s structure please access the Organisation Chart.

A copy of ACHW’s Statement of Financial Standing is accessible here.

Locations

ACHW delivers its courses 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 clinics in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

Learning resources and services

Online Learning:
· 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
· Forum discussions with your cohort and facilitator
· Academic Learning Advisor
· ACHW allocates student mentors to each ACHW student to provide guidance and support

Practical Clinic Sessions:
· 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
· 3 years full time and noteligible for overseas students to study in AustraliaAll 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. In Melbourne, ADSI delivers components of ACHW’s courses 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 grievances and complaints to be serious and urgent matters.  The first step of the complaints or grievance process is to lodge a Grievance Form through the Quality Feedback Monitor on the 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.