10788NAT Diploma of Personal Care Formulation

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.

COURSE FEES AND PAYMENT INFORMATION

$9,900 - VET Student Loans approved course*. Please click here for further information.

*VET Student Loans will not be approved for students who do not meet eligibility requirements. A VET Student Loan gives rise to a HELP debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is repaid.

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COURSE DURATION & STUDY COMMITMENT

  • This course consists of 18 units of competency
  • Full-time: approx. 24 hrs/week over 12 months
  • Part-time: approx. 12 hrs/week over 24 months

ADMISSION & REQUIREMENTS

  • The course comprises of 18 electronic text books provided as part of the enrolment package
  • On-line lectures to support learning and activities within the texts
  • Box of raw materials and packaging to work through various practical activities and prepare assessment samples
  • 6 written assessments (workbooks) comprising theoretical questions and workplace simulated scenarios
  • 1 practical assessment workbook and submission of practical samples with relevant stability and technical information
  • Hands on practical workshops to consolidate skills in development and formulation of various products
  • Online exam

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

You will need to purchase or have access to the following equipment (this list is provided for those students who do not have access to specialised equipment and are studying in a home-based situation):

  • 2 hot plates (normal or electric stove top)
  • White lab coat for formulating workshops

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION

On successful completion of this course leads to the issuance of an AQF Diploma and entitles the student to the letters Dip Form Chem and the title 'Cosmetic Chemist' or 'Formulation Chemist'.

All students receive a complimentary 12 month membership with the Australian Society of Cosmetic Chemists (ASCC). (Subject to ASCC approval). This membership allows you to have access to the ASCC recruitment site and subscription to the Science of Beauty Magazine.

On successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Develop safe, stable and effective formulas for a range of personal care products
  • Provide technical documents to support the safety, stability and performance claims of a product
  • Develop products from a product development brief and communicate necessary changes
  • Accommodate industry innovations into formulations without impacting on stability
  • Reverse engineer and/or adapt formulations to suit company requirements
  • Satisfy safety and regulatory obligations in the development of cosmetic and personal care products

WHY DO THIS COURSE?

This course will benefit the following careers

  • Research and Development Scientists
  • Formulating Chemists
  • Production/Compounding Managers and assistants
  • Regulatory Affairs personnel dealing with product safety, claims and ingredient compliance

This course is ideal for

  • Research and Development personnel
  • Compounding personnel
  • Raw material suppliers
  • Product development personnel in the practical development of products
  • Technical staff involved in practical development and/or manufacturing

Course Structure

Please note: These outlines are to be used as a guide only. Your units will be confirmed upon receiving a personalised schedule.

Semester One

Unit Code and Title
PCFECI001
Investigate and evaluate cosmetic ingredients
PCFECS002
Evaluate cosmetic ingredient and formula safety
PCFECR003
Evaluate compliance requirements of cosmetic ingredients
PCFCPI004
Apply chemistry principles to select cosmetic ingredients
PCFMCI005
Plan microbiological control of cosmetic ingredients and manufacturing environment
PCFSPF006
Select preservatives for personal care formulas

Semester Two

Unit Code and Title
PCFRMF007
Select rheology modifiers for personal care formulas
PCFSLF008
Select lipids for personal care formulas
PCFFEO009
Select fragrances or essential oils for personal care formulas
PCFSEF010
Select emulsifiers for personal care formulas
PCFSSF011
Select surfactants for personal care formulas
PCFPCA012
Develop personal care aerosol formulas

Semester Three

Unit Code and Title
PCFPST013
Plan and interpret stability testing
PCFDFB014
Develop a formula from a product development brief
PCFSCF015
Prepare skin care formulas
PCFHCF016
Prepare hair care and styling formulas
PCFHAF017
Prepare highly active skin and hair formulas
PCFREF018
Reverse engineer a product formula


COURSE AT A GLANCE

ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

Completion of year 12 or mature age entry

COURSE MODE

Full Time

STUDY MODES

Online plus practical workshop

COURSE START

Monthly start dates


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