Sexual Misconduct Policy

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.

Sexual Misconduct

ACHW is committed to creating an environment where staff, students, and visitors always feel safe and secure in the learning environment. It is for this reason that ACHW has a zero-tolerance policy towards sexual misconduct in any form. In the clinic, online, or in the wider community, sexual misconduct will not be tolerated by the ACHW community.

What is sexual misconduct?

Sexual misconduct includes acts of sexual assault and sexual harassment:

  • Sexual assault refers to unwanted sexual acts made to another person without their consent, including rape and child molestation. All forms of sexual assault are criminal offences.
  • Sexual harassment is any unwelcomed sexual behaviour or conduct that can make a person feel offended, humiliated, intimidated, or otherwise uncomfortable. Acts of sexual harassment can be physical, verbal, or They include, but are not limited to, fondling or groping, inappropriate comments or jokes of a sexual nature, and requests for sex.

For more guidance on what constitutes sexual assault or sexual harassment, visit the Australian Human Rights Commission website.

What is consent?

Consent means to agree to something freely. It is important to understand consent because all sexual acts constitute sexual misconduct when one party does not consent . Consent is more than just saying “yes” and there are many circumstances in which a person doesn’t consent to an act.

These include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • The person submits to the act out of force or fear of force
  • The person submits to the act out of the fear of harm of any type
  • The person is asleep or unconscious
  • The person is inhibited by alcohol or another drug as to be incapable of consenting to the act
  • The person doesn’t say or do anything to explicitly indicate consent to the act
  • The person, having given consent earlier, now withdraws their consent to the act
  • The person is younger than the legal age of In South Australia and Tasmania, the age of consent is 17. In all other states and territories, the age of consent is 16.

This video helps explain the concept of consent.

Reporting sexual misconduct

All ACHW students and staff members can report an incident of sexual assault, indecent assault, or sexual harassment at any time. ACHW is committed to supporting students and staff should they experience or witness any incidence of sexual misconduct in the clinic, online, or elsewhere.

While ACHW  would appreciate all incidents of sexual misconduct to  be  reported, we understand that it is your decision whether you would like to report an incident of sexual misconduct that you have experienced. If you do report an incident of sexual misconduct that you witnessed occur to someone else, please do not provide identifying features (such as their name) of the person without their consent.

Support Contact Details

ACHW is committed to providing support to any staff, students, or other individuals who experience sexual misconduct. Please do not hesitate to reach out to our staff by calling 1300 227 603.

You can find a list of additional support lines below:

  • National Hotline for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault — 1800 737 732
  • NSW Rape Crisis Service — 1800 424 017 (24/7)
  • Lifeline — 13 11 14 (24/7)
  • AccessEAP — 1800 818 728 (24/7)

For all immediate emergencies, please call 000.

SASH Resources

The resources listed below have been used in the development of this policy. It’s recommended staff and students familiarise themselves with these resources.

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Entry Requirements
Please note the following is required to gain entry into ACHW degree programs:

Age Requirements
You must be over 18.

Academic Study Skills
To gain entry, you must demonstrate your ability to manage the academic rigours of a bachelor degree, especially in terms of your academic study and time management skills.

Evidence to demonstrate these includes:
Completion of a higher school certificate with an ATAR of 65 or aboveCompletion of a tertiary qualification of Certificate IV or aboveWe will also consider any other documentation which demonstrates your academic and time management skills including from formal studies, workplace activities or research. If you are unable to demonstrate your academic study skills, you may be required to complete an Academic Study Skills Test.

Interview
All applicants will participate in an interview which may be over the phone or in person.

The aim of this interview is to:
Determine your study and professional goalsDetermine your suitability for the course (e.g. review your academic study skills)

English Language Proficiency
If you are an international student you may be required to demonstrate your English Language Proficiency.
This must be at least: Equivalent of IELTS 6 (no band score below 5.5)

Residency
You must reside in Australia during the duration of your degree.

ACHW's November intake is now open.

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

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 February intake is now open.

To apply, complete an application form.