Proficiency Award 3 in Health Services Management

Get the skills to manage health services. Learn the essential skills to become a health care professional. Access the guidance of your tutor, 5 days a week.

Course CodeVSC038
Fee CodeDI
Duration (approx)2100 hours
QualificationProficiency Award 3

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Obtain the skills for successful management of Healthcare Services

  • Gain a solid foundation of the necessary skills to provide effective management of health services. 

  • Increase your knowledge of the medical/health/fitness fields, through the guidance and feedback of experienced professional tutors.

Work towards your strengths

Health services can be dynamic and complex.  Therefore, being able to evaluate, plan and implement positive management practices will be depended upon your attitude and quality background knowledge.  
Health care systems and services encompass a wide range of disciplines, therefore the paths towards your future career are endless.  You can direct your studies to your current area of expertise, or chose a new direction for yourself.  You can also make your qualification as focused or as broad as you need it to be.

This course is different to many others, because it goes well beyond just teaching you basic management skills.  It is an "experiential based" learning program; designed to get you involved with a variety of health care professionals, while exploring the nature and scope of the health service industry.
This networking will provide the basis for ongoing success you need to become "connected" and remain "connected", so that you see and adapt to changes as your career moves forward

What makes the ACS Proficiency Award unique?
The proficiency awards offer a tiered award system - so you don't have to wait until the end of your qualification to have an award.

How does that work?
Once you have completed 6 modules, you can receive an ACS Certificate. Complete 8(plus 100hrs work experience), and receive an ACS Advanced Certificate. Complete 10 and receive a ACS Proficiency Award 1. Complete 14 (plus 100hrs work experience) and receive an ACS Proficiency Award 2. Complete 20 modules (plus 100hrs work experience) and receive an ACS Proficiency Award 3. Complete 24 modules (plus 100hrs Work Experience) and receive an ACS Proficiency Award 4.


Core ModulesThese modules provide foundation knowledge for the Proficiency Award 3 in Health Services Management.
 Biochemistry I (Animal and Human) BSC103
 Counselling Skills I BPS109
 Health & Fitness I BRE101
 Human Anatomy & Physiology (Human Biology 1A) BSC101
 Management VBS105
 Medical Terminology BSC109
 Sales Management BBS102
 Entrepreneurship BBS204
 Ethics BPS217
 Therapeutic Nutrition BRE211
 Technical Writing (Advanced) BWR301
Stream ModulesStudied after the core modules, stream modules cover more specific or niche subjects.
 Industry Project BIP000
 Research Project I BGN102
 Workshop I BGN103
Elective ModulesIn addition to the core modules, students study any 8 of the following 43 modules.
 Anger Management BPS111
 Aromatherapy VHT104
 Biopsychology I BPS108
 Counselling Skills II BPS110
 E Commerce BIT100
 Fitness Risk Management VRE104
 Human Nutrition I BRE102
 Marketing Foundations VBS109
 Marketing Psychology BPS107
 Personnel Management VBS107
 Stress Management VPS100
 Workplace Health & Safety VBS103
 Advanced Aerobics BRE208
 Aged Care and Counselling BPS212
 Aquafitness BRE207
 Biochemistry II (Plant & Animal) BSC203
 Bioenergetics (Human Biology IB) BSC201
 Biopsychology II BPS204
 Child and Adolescent Mental Health BPS214
 Counselling Techniques BPS206
 Developmental, Learning and Behavioural Disorders in Children and Adolescents BPS215
 Health & Fitness II BRE201
 Healthy Buildings I (Building Construction & Health) BSS200
 Human Nutrition II BRE202
 Managing Mental Health in Adults BPS216
 Muscles & Movement (Human Biology II) BSC202
 Nutrition for Weight Loss BRE210
 Operations Management VBS201
 Project Management BBS201
 Research Project II BGN201
 Research Project III BGN202
 Biochemistry III (Animal Processes) BSC303
 Biophilic Landscaping BHT343
 Cardiorespiratory Performance (Human Biology III) BSC301
 Children's Nutrition BRE304
 Health & Fitness III BRE301
 Healthy Buildings II (Building Environment & Health) BSS300
 Human Nutrition III BRE302
 Neuropsychology BPS306
 Professional Practice For Consultants BBS301
 Psychological Assessment BPS308
 Psychopharmacology (Drugs & Psychology) BPS302
 Weight Loss Consultant BRE307

Note that each module in the Proficiency Award 3 in Health Services Management is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.


  • Learn to be a skilled manager
  • Explore theories and procedures, problem solving and decision making tactics
  • Identify the processes and procedures that are associated with the effective management of staff in the workplace.
  • Describe the use of motivation in the workplace and the effects this can have on staff performance.
  • Develop skills to communicate clearly and effectively using medical terminology
  • Understand how ethics can be applied to determine and manage the rights of individuals
  • Explain how ethics can be applied by people in the work they do, on a daily basis and throughout an entire career
  • Understand medical services, sport, recreation services, food, and natural therapies. Any and all of these goods and services can be considered to be part of the health and fitness services.


Certain qualifications may qualify you to work as a doctor or nurse; but there's a lot more to health services than just being a nurse or doctor. Being a nurse or GP may be the most obvious jobs in health, but that is because in the past they have been the most visible. That may not be the case in the future though.

Success in the health industry is not just a matter of being able to do the job. It is also very much dependent upon the attitude you have and the decisions you make.

Where can this course lead?

With the strong foundation gained through this course, you will have a great standing for any successful management career in private or public heath care services. 

Industry is changing faster than ever; and will continue to change; and for ongoing success you need to become "connected" and remain "connected", so that you see and adapt to recent changes, and ongoing changes as your career moves forward.

Job opportunities in support of both physical and mental health care services will be highly varied.  This course may be different things to different graduates. The following are just some of the opportunities in the future may be found in:

  • Research and Development - in self employment; sub contracting R & D services, or working for someone.

  • Health testing or assessment services - can be as varied as medical laboratory testing to psychological assessments and development of medical testing equipment, both hardware or software.

  • Manufacturing health industry products (eg. anything sold in a chemist shop, used in a hospital or displayed in a Health Food shop).

  • Preventative medicine

  • Food and Nutrition

  • Psychological Health

  • Marketing - health services and products

  • Education -public education

  • Business Management and Development requires both management skills as well as a solid understanding of the health industry.

The sort of skills required by a good health practitioner are often not the same as what is needed to be a successful health services entrepreneur, innovator, educator or product developer.

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ACS is an Organisational Member of the Institute of Training and Occupational Learning
ACS is an Organisational Member of the Institute of Training and Occupational Learning

ACS is a Member of the Complementary Medicine Association
ACS is a Member of the Complementary Medicine Association

ACS Global Partner - Affiliated with colleges in seven countries around the world.
ACS Global Partner - Affiliated with colleges in seven countries around the world.

ACS is recognised by the International Accreditation and Recognition Council
ACS is recognised by the International Accreditation and Recognition Council

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