Undergraduate Certificate in Health Care Communications - ACHW

Undergraduate Certificate in Health Care Communications

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About this Qualification

This Higher Education qualification 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).

Course Duration:

Up to 26 weeks

Course Delivery:

Online learning

Total Subjects:

4 subjects (worth 10 credit points each)

Next Intake:

July 20th, 2020 – applications now open.

Payment Options:

– FEE-Help is Available
– Upfront Payments


Course Content

The undergraduate certificate includes units in 3 streams, giving students knowledge and skills in the following areas:

  • Applied Health Science
  • Human Biosciences
  • Health Communication and Management

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Admission Requirements

To gain entry to the Australasian College of Health and Wellness, you must demonstrate your ability to manage the academic rigours of a tertiary course, especially in terms of your academic study and time management skills.

You are able to demonstrate your ability by completing an Academic Study Skills Test or by any of the following:

  • Completion of a Higher School Certificate (or equivalent) with an ATAR of 65 and above
  • Completion of a tertiary qualification of Diploma or above
  • Satisfactory completion of an approved Tertiary Preparation Program, Tertiary Orientation Program, or a Foundation Year Program offered by a University, an accredited higher education provider, or a Registered Training Organisation

AHS101: Integumentary System

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.

There are no prerequisites for this subject.

AHS102: Introduction to Applied Health Science

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.

The prerequisite for this subject is completion of AHS101.

HBS101: Human Structure and function 1

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.

here are no prerequisites for this subject.

HCM101: Introduction to Professional Practice

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.

There are no prerequisites for this subject.