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.
The 52850WA Advanced Diploma of Cosmetic Dermal Science is an undergraduate course developed for candidates wanting to work as a qualified Dermal Therapist in a cosmetic medical practice or dermal clinic.
The curriculum covers the knowledge and skills required to perform a range of dermal therapy procedures within a cosmetic medical context.
This course is an ideal alternative to Beauty Therapy as it caters for candidates who wish to provide results-driven procedures and work alongside other allied health and cosmetic medical professionals.
The 52854WA Graduate Diploma of Dermal Science is developed for candidates from a beauty or health background wanting to achieve a formal and recognised qualification in dermal science. The objective of the qualification is to provide graduates with the knowledge and hands-on skills to perform a range of safe and effective dermal therapies and meet the employment needs of a modern cosmetic medical clinic. The Dermal Therapist’s Scope of Practice includes patient consultation and assessment, dermatoscopy, laser and light-based therapies, epidermal resurfacing procedures, skin/micro needling and holistic patient care involving the integration between gut health and dermatology.
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 is a theory-based course, which focuses on the clinical aspects of IPL and Laser treatment and the required safety standards as outlined by the Radiation Safety Act 1999. The unit is government accredited and recognised by the two main Laser authorities; QLD Radiation Health and the Radiological Council of WA as an official Radiation/Laser Safety Officer’s Certificate.
Upon completion of this unit, it will lead to the issue of the IPL/Laser's Safety Officer's Certificate, it will not lead to the issue of a full, Nationally Recognised Qualification.
Formulating cosmetic and personal care products can be as varied as the companies who offer them. 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. It also covers the development of products from the concept stage and through reverse engineering. Learners are taught how to prepare a variety of personal care products, adapt formulations to suit organisational requirements and develop products based on the latest industry advances.