The Undergraduate Certificate in Health Care Communications explores the role of effective communication in health care provision, demonstrating how to utilise these skills to transfer vital knowledge to clients and provide them with the highest level of professional care. You will learn a solid foundation in health science and professional practice, enabling you for work in the dermal therapy industry, and is the first step towards a Bachelor of Applied Health Science (Clinical Aesthetics).
The current intake for the Undergraduate Certificate in Health Care Communications closes April 15th 2024.
Up to 26 weeks
4 subjects (worth 10 credit points each)
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The Australasian College of Health & Wellness offers offers eight accredited degrees and undergraduate certificates in Applied Health Science to help recognise you as an expert in the dynamic, rapidly changing field of Aesthetics.
Achieve your Undergraduate Certificate in Health Care Communications in 3-6 months of study, giving you a relevant and modern qualification. This means you can leverage your new knowledge and skills faster to take advantage of a rapidly growing industry.
Few qualifications in Australia will set you apart like a higher education degree from ACHW. The recognition you will receive through studying with ACHW will not just increase your employment options, it will give you the confidence of knowing you are an expert in your field.
ACHW’s faculty is made up of qualified and respected experts in Health, Wellness, Science, Education, Aesthetics, Business Administration, and Digital Marketing. This ensures that our students gain a truly comprehensive learning experience.
Over the course of this qualification, you will:
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.
In this subject student explore the history of health care provision and contextualise it applicable to clinical aesthetics, within the contemporary health care system. Students will study the wide variety of disciplines within modern health care provision and the treatments and technologies used in providing a health care experience for clients, looking into the evolution of health care and the commercial environment of health promotion.
This subject introduces students to the wonders of the structure and function of the human body, including an overall introduction of the major body systems, the fundamentals of biochemistry that govern how body components, the structure and function of the communication systems such as the nervous system, the musculoskeletal system, endocrine system and the immune system, and an overview of the reproductive system.
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.
On completion of the course, the students will be able to:
CLO1: Describe and discuss the commercial aspects of health care provision
CLO2: Understand the complexity involved in the integration of various health care therapies
CLO3: Identify the strategies used to evaluate the effectiveness of health care promotion
CLO4: Describe and discuss the different career options available within the health care system and the requirements for each
CLO5: Effectively utilise professional business and personal communication skills within a professional environment for effective knowledge transfer
CLO6: Identify and explain the fundamental biochemical properties of macromolecules of the body composition
CLO7: Identify and relate cellular and tissue structure and function in interactions between the communication systems of the body
CLO8: Review, comprehend, and evaluate new information from scientific literature and communicate an understanding of this in both written and oral form
To satisfy the academic admissions requirements for the Undergraduate Certificate in Health Care Communications, applicants must:
A. Meet one of the following entry requirements:
a. Successful completion of the relevant State’s higher school certificate (or equivalent); or
b. Successful completion of a tertiary qualification of Certificate IV or above.
B. And must meet all below requirements:
c. participate in an interview (if required);
d. be at least 18 years of age; and
e. where English is not the first language, evidence of English Proficiency at IELTS 6.0 with no band below 5.5, or equivalent to be provided.
ACHW will also consider any other documentation which demonstrates an applicant’s academic and time management skills including from formal studies, workplace activities or research. If an applicant is unable to demonstrate their academic study skills, they may be required to complete and pass an Academic Study Skills Test.
Completing the Undergraduate Certificate in Health Care Communications will prepare you for work in such areas as:
This is a great introductory course if you are wanting to get into the laser and skin industry. You will learn about the most popular laser and intensive skin treatments within the industry.
The Undergraduate Certificate can be completed in 6 months of full-time study.
No, you do not need a beauty qualification or industry experience. Entry requirements is a Certificate IV in any field within the last 5 years, or Higher School Certificate or equivalent, or entry through our Academic Study Skills Unit.
A short course consisting of 6 topics designed to build academic skills such as writing and researching.
For each unit there is a one-hour weekly lecture to listen to and additional readings, with additional activities such as quizzes, discussions, assignments, and online exams. Each unit has 3-4 assessment tasks with due dates throughout the semester required to be completed.
It is recommended to spend a few hours each week per unit to listen to the lecture and review all the reading, then additional time for self-study and preparation and completion of assessment tasks.
You could get a job in a salon, at a spa, health care reception, or at a relevant call centre.
No, units are theory and delivered online.
A laptop or computer with internet access and a working webcam.
We have a lot of support resources and an academic learning advisor that provides coaching and reviews draft assessments before submission for extra guidance.
You must complete all assessment tasks and get an overall mark of 50% for the units to pass.
You can upgrade to the Bachelor degree after successful completion.