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Certificate

Specialist Certificate in Creativity and Health

    Where will this take me?

    Overview

    Career outcomes

    The Specialist Certificate in Creativity and Health will enhance your expertise and knowledge base for using creativity in a health setting, adding value to your career and increasing your career opportunities.

    If you currently work in health, you will be equipped to confidently use creative approaches in your clinical practice. If you’re a creative person, you will have a greater understanding of the foundations of your practise and how it can be used to improve the health and wellbeing of children and young people using health services.

    With contemporary health service providers increasingly turning their focus to creative programs, including the use of arts in the delivery of services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, there are greater career opportunities for health professionals and creatives alike, including new roles emerging across the sector.

    Whether you work in health or you’re a creative person interested in using your skillset in this setting, being equipped with the knowledge and skills to use creativity ethically and effectively with children and young people using health services opens you up to these opportunities. Graduates of this course will have exciting career opportunities allowing you to improve the lives of children and young people.

    Learning outcomes

    The Specialist Certificate in Creativity and Health provides both foundational knowledge on key theories around creativity, child and adolescent development and working within health settings, as well as equips you with the practical skills to develop, implement and evaluate creative programs using best practice.
    On completion of this subject, students will be able to:

    • Demonstrate foundational knowledge of theories of creativity and child and adolescent development
    • Develop, implement and evaluate creative programs for children and young people in health settings
    • Apply the developmental needs of children and young people to program development
    • Articulate the importance and use available evidence in the development of creative programs
    • Have a working knowledge of health settings and key policies
    • Demonstrate awareness of ethics and risk management when working in healthcare