With the aesthetics industry taking off, many of us are looking to gain extra skills to really take our beauty career to the next level. It’s a great industry to be in and certainly has a bright future, however in order to take that next step, many of us have to study while we’re already working. This can be an exhausting and often tricky thing to juggle. Not all of us can just take a year or two off from our jobs and families to gain new skills. The Australasian College of Health and Wellness (ACHW) are a really innovative and progressive aesthetics training group who have some great suggestions on how to create that all important work-life-study balance.

Support Team

The first thing the ACHW suggest is having a great support team. They say, “When you take on an extra responsibility, it’s important to know the people who are there to support you and can assist you when you need it. Whether it’s a family member, colleague or study support officer, communicate with them and let them know that there may be times when you will need their support and assistance. Sometimes it will be as simple as a chance to vent over a coffee, but others it might be help picking the kids up when you have class.”

The ACHW is one of the first aesthetics designated colleges in Australia and offer a variety of courses with extremely relevant topics to the growing non-surgical beauty industry. Some of these are:

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Clinical Aesthetics)
  • Diploma of Beauty Therapy
  • Dermal Therapy Courses
  • IPL/Laser Hair Removal Courses

Some of the subjects they cover include:

  • Human Structure and Function
  • Professional Practice and Communication
  • Diagnosis of Skin Disorders
  • Nutrition
  • Cosmetic Chemistry
  • Perioperative Skin Care
  • Stress, Ageing and Skin
  • Psychology of Clinical Aesthetics
  • And Many More…

The ACHW understand the commitment it takes to fit study into what most of us already call a busy life, and so have several support mechanisms in place for their students. They say, “The College provides a range of services to support student learning. These include the Tertiary Preparation Course, Study Support workshops, English Language Proficiency workshops (and academic skilling support), access to academic teaching staff and clinical mentors for the duration of the course. As well as a fully equipped student study room is available for students doing group activities. It is complete with Apple TV with wireless connectivity suitable for presentations and group discussions.”

Not only this, the ACHW campus has 8 professionally equipped clinics providing students with an unparalleled learning environment to apply their newly acquired knowledge and skills. “Our clinics are equipped with the latest technology for electro-physical applications such as micro-dermabrasion, light therapies such as laser, IPL and LED.”

Most of us entering the industry, or upgrading our skills are passionate about the industry. We’ve got a goal in mind and we’re determined to achieve it. The ACHW says in order to get the best results out of your study and training you should prioritise. “It isn’t wise to take on study with the intention of just ‘fitting it in between the rest of your life’. When you take on such a responsibility, you have to give it the time and effort that it requires. A weekly schedule is the best way to feel organised and on top of everything you’re doing. It allows you to factor in the days you work, the days you study, and anything else that takes up time in your week. If you need to exercise at least twice a week, then pop that in your planner as well. If your kids have swimming lessons on Wednesday afternoons, list that as well! When you have your time planned and laid out visually, it will be far easier to maintain a routine and things won’t go pear shaped when assignments start coming in.”

That sounds like great advice to us! If you’d like more information on the Australasian College of Health and Wellness you can visit their website.

Trish

Trish is a plastic surgery blogger. She is passionate about wellbeing, health and beauty, and doesn't mind a little bit of 'help' from the amazing cosmetic and beauty procedures that are available today. Trish spends her days talking to women and men who are looking for suggestions and advice on procedures that are available to them. Cutting through the sales pitch and hype, a down-to-earth response on general information is what you will get.

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