AACDS offers courses in cosmetic medicine and dermal therapies. The courses cater for those new to the field as well as those with existing knowledge and expertise, so students can choose a course based on career options, current qualifications and further learning.
This qualification is developed for someone new to the field of cosmetic medicine and advanced beauty. The nursing and dermal science curriculum covers the key competencies required to work as a qualified dermal therapist within a cosmetic medical practice.
This qualification is the highest qualification available in the field of dermal therapies in Australia. It has been developed for candidates from a health or beauty background. The objective of the course is to provide students with the knowledge and hands-on skills to meet the employment requirements of a modern skin clinic. Graduates may seek employment as a qualified dermal therapist, establish their own clinic, or add dermal therapy procedures to their current scope of practice.
Please note: This course supersedes the Vocational Graduate Certificate in dermal therapies.
The 52852WA Graduate Diploma of Cosmetic Nursing and Injectables is a postgraduate course developed specifically for qualified Nurses wishing to enter the field of cosmetic medicine. This nationally accredited qualification will provide Nurses with the knowledge and hands-on practical skills required to work in a cosmetic medical practice performing a range of dermal therapies, injectable procedures and cosmetic nursing duties. The unit ‘CDNEIP02 Evaluate and perform cosmetic injectable procedures’ is the first nationally accredited unit covering the theory and practical skills associated with dermal fillers and wrinkle relaxants.
GDTLBT801A Analyse Light-Based Therapies Used in Cosmetic Medicine (& IPL/Laser Safety Officer's Certificate)
This certificate is the only course in Australia approved by both of the leading IPL and Laser authorities: WA Radiological Council and QLD Radiation Health. Although this certificate can be studied as a stand-alone course, it is included in the Graduate Certificate in IPL and Laser Hair Reduction, the Graduate Diploma in Dermal Therapies, the Graduate Diploma in Cosmetic Nursing and the Advanced Diploma of Cosmetic Dermal Science.
The 10788NAT Diploma of Personal Care Formulation has been developed to provide a comprehensive approach to teaching the formulation of safe, stable and efficacious personal care products for the hair, hands, body and face.