COSMETIC NURSING COURSE

52852WA GRADUATE DIPLOMA OF COSMETIC NURSING AND INJECTABLES

The 52852WA Graduate Diploma of Cosmetic Nursing and Injectables is a postgraduate cosmetic nurse 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, cosmetic 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.

WA AND QLD LASER LICENCE RECOGNITION

 

The 52852WA Graduate Diploma of Cosmetic Nursing and Injectables is recognised by the Radiological Council of WA as meeting the laser licence exemption criteria for hair removal, vascular and pigment treatment categories.

 

The 52852WA Graduate Diploma of Cosmetic Nursing and Injectables is recognised by QLD Radiation Health as meeting the fast-track laser licence criteria for hair removal, vascular and skin rejuvenation treatment categories.

COURSE FEES AND PAYMENT INFORMATION
$19,162  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 VETSL debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is repaid. (To view full schedule of fees, click here) For information on AACDS' withdrawal and refund policy, please click here.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be a Registered or enrolled/division 2 nurse
  • Current registration through AHPRA
  • Please note: If you graduated prior to 2008, you MUST hold a current medications endorsement
  • Additional requirements may be determined upon the pre-enrolment interview

COURSE DURATION & STUDY COMMITMENT

  • Full-time: approx. 25 hrs/week over 10 months
  • Part-time: approx. 12.5 hrs/week over 20 months
  • Single unit: approx. 6 hrs/week over a maximum of 2.5 years
  • Two week full time block for clinical competencies in Dermal Therapies
  • Four days full time block for clinical competencies in Cosmetic Injectables

STUDY MODES AVAILABLE

  • On campus in Perth (February and July intakes)
  • Online, with practical training available in Sydney, Perth, Gold Coast and Melbourne
  • Monthly intakes available for online study mode

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION
Graduates of the 52852WA Graduate Diploma of Cosmetic Nursing and Injectables are eligible to join the Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine’s Cosmetic Nursing membership category.
GRADUATE SUPPORT
On completion of the 52852WA Graduate Diploma of Cosmetic Nursing and Injectables, graduates will automatically gain complimentary access to Aesthetics CPD for a period of 12 months. Graduates from the 52852WA Graduate Diploma of Cosmetic Nursing and Injectables are eligible to access the AACDS Recruitment site to view job posts in cosmetic medicine.

Course Structure

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

Semester One - Theory units

 
Unit Code and Title
  CDNERT02 Analyse epidermal resurfacing therapies
  CDNLBT02 Analyse light and energy-based therapies used in cosmetic medicine / laser safety
  CDNCAS01 Apply communication and assessment strategies to patient consultation (Theory component)
  CDNPDD02 Apply principles of dermatology and dermatoscopy to cosmetic medicine (Theory component)
  CDNEFC02 Evaluate the use and formulation of cosmeceuticals
  HLTINF005 Maintain infection prevention for skin penetration treatments (Theory component)

Semester One - Practical Units

 
Unit Code and Title
  CDNPLT01 Provide laser and light-based procedures in a cosmetic medical context
  CDNPCP02 Provide chemical resurfacing procedures in a cosmetic medical context
  CDNPCM02 Provide clinical microdermabrasion in a cosmetic medical context
  CDNPSN02 Provide skin needling in a cosmetic medical context
  CDNCAS01 Apply communication and assessment strategies to patient consultation (Practical component)
  HLTINF005 Maintain infection prevention for skin penetration treatments (Practical component)
  CDNPDD02 Apply principles of dermatology and dermatoscopy to cosmetic medicine (Practical component)

Semester Two - Theory Units

 
Unit Code and Title
  CDNESP02 Evaluate cosmetic surgical procedures (Theory component)
  CDNEIP02 Evaluate and perform cosmetic injectable procedures (Theory component)
  CDNIHD01 Integrate health and dermatology for aesthetic practice

Semester Two - Practical Units
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Unit Code and Title
  CDNEIP02 Evaluate and perform cosmetic injectable procedures
  OPTIONAL CLINICAL PLACEMENT Clinical Placement (76 hrs)

Part-Time Please note: These outlines are to be used as a guide only. Your units will be confirmed upon receiving a personalised schedule.
Semester One - Theory Units

 
Unit Code and Title
  CDNERT02 Analyse epidermal resurfacing therapies
  CDNLBT02 Analyse light and energy-based therapies used in cosmetic medicine / Laser Safety
  CDNCAS01 Apply communication and assessment strategies to patient consultation (Theory component)

Semester Two - Theory Units

 
Unit Code and Title
  CDNPDD02 Apply principles of dermatology and dermatoscopy to cosmetic medicine (Theory component)
  CDNEFC02 Evaluate the use and formulation of cosmeceuticals
  HLTINF005 Maintain infection prevention for skin penetration treatments (Theory component)

Semester Two - Practical Units
Units (Please note: these units are delivered as a cluster over a two-week, full-time period)

 
Unit Code and Title
  CDNPLT01 Provide laser and light-based procedures in a cosmetic medical context
  CDNPCP02 Provide chemical resurfacing procedures in a cosmetic medical context
  CDNPCM02 Provide clinical microdermabrasion in a cosmetic medical context
  CDNPSN02 Provide skin needling in a cosmetic medical context
  CDNCAS01 Apply communication and assessment strategies to patient consultation (Practical component)
  HLTINF005 Maintain infection prevention for skin penetration treatments (Practical component)
  CDNPDD02 Apply principles of dermatology and dermatoscopy to cosmetic medicine (Theory component)

Semester Three - Theory Units

 
Unit Code and Title
  CDNSCP02 Evaluate surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures
  CDNEIP02 Evaluate and perform cosmetic injectable procedures (includes Merz theory) (Theory component)
  CDNIHD01 Integrate health and dermatology for aesthetic practice

Semester Four - Practical Units

 
Unit Code and Title
  CDNEIP02 Evaluate and perform cosmetic injectable procedures (Practical component)
  OPTIONAL Clinical Placement (76 hrs)

Per Unit Students have the option to complete one unit at a time over a maximum timeframe of 2.5 years.

COURSE AT A GLANCE

ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

Current registration through AHPRA as a registered or enrolled/division 2 nurse

COURSE MODE

Full Time | Part Time | Single Unit

STUDY MODES

Online or On-campus (Perth)

CLINICAL COMPETENCIES

Hands on training in Sydney, Perth, Melbourne and Gold Coast (Please note that the Gold Coast Training Clinic is a third-party training provider - RTO provider no. 45101

COURSE START

Monthly start date

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