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Certificate

Specialist Certificate in Creativity and Health

      Where will this take me?

      Overview

      Who is this course for?

      This course is suited to health practitioners or human services professionals interested in utilising creative skills in their current practice.

      It’s also ideal for individuals who want to work in health settings, such as employees or volunteers within the not-for-profit sector. You might be a current team member of the Starlight Foundation or a volunteer at a children’s charity.

      Similarly, it’s fitting for people with a performance-based background who’d like to use their creativity to assist young people to cope better during their recovery from prolonged or short-term illness.

        The course is also aligned with a range of professionals who already work as:

        • Child and Adolescents Psychologists
        • Counsellors
        • Diversional therapists
        • Hospital-based teachers (primary and secondary)
        • Nurses (Mental Health, General, Maternal and Child Health)
        • Occupational Therapists
        • Paediatric Social Workers
        • Pain Specialists
        • Physiotherapists
        • Speech Pathologists
        • Youth Workers.

        Career outcomes

        The use of arts has also been a key area in the delivery of services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, which has opened up opportunities for cultural support workers.

        With contemporary health service providers turning their focus to creative programs, graduates of this course will have exciting career opportunities that will allow you to improve the lives of children and young people. New job titles have emerged across sectors, such as:

        • Activities coordinator
        • Activities support worker
        • Activities facilitator
        • Activity assistant
        • Creative assistant
        • Activity worker.