Women Leaders – Entrepreneurship Without a Laptop

In 2015, I had the privilege of travelling to Uganda on a Leadership and Immersion program with The Hunger Project Australia (THPA). The program enabled me to witness THPA’s epicentre strategy, experience a bit of village life and meet some outstanding women leaders. I went to Uganda so I could gain a deeper understanding of […]

Five Professional Certificates to boost your career as a dermal therapist or cosmetic nurse

AACDS Short course

  The Australasian Academy of Cosmetic Dermal Science (AACDS) is a leader in education for dermal therapies and cosmetic nursing and injectables. To compliment these nationally accredited courses we have developed the following professional certificates to further enhance your career potentials and increase your professional development. In this blog we will highlight our five Professional […]

How to become a Cosmetic Chemist

Have you ever wanted to formulate your own skincare products? Are you interested in the ingredients you are putting onto your face? Or as a therapist, have you ever wanted to specifically give your client a mix of ingredients which you can’t find in your current skincare range? A career as a Cosmetic Chemist might […]

The Aesthetic Medical Emergency Team: Helping to Ease Practitioner Anxiety About Injectable Complications

The Australasian Academy of Cosmetic Dermal Science is pleased to introduce the Aesthetic Medical Emergency Team (AMET) to our students, new graduates and alumni. Developed specifically to assist cosmetic injectors (both doctors and nurses), AMET provides a much-needed service to the industry, especially our new graduates of the Graduate Diploma of Cosmetic Nursing and Injectables. […]

AACDS Introduces Digital Credentials to Dermal Therapy Training and Cosmetic Nursing Training

The Australasian Academy of Cosmetic Dermal Science (AACDS) is pleased to announce the introduction of Digital Credentials to students and graduates of all AACDS courses and units of competency. This is a significant step to further enhance the student journey and strengthen employment outcomes upon graduation. What are Digital Credentials? Digital credentials are changing the […]

Position yourself for the best start with your ABIC Membership


Finally, the aesthetics industry has one strong national voice, with The Aesthetic Beauty Industry Council, also known as ABIC.   As you enter your career in dermal therapies or cosmetic nursing, know there is an industry body to support you. With access to resources and templates that will be your valuable industry reference guide, you […]

Everything You Need to Know About Cosmetic Injectables Training

Cosmetic Injectables

The aesthetics industry is expanding every year, and the need for cosmetic nurses with expertise and empathy is growing with it (The Aesthetic Society, 2019). Are you a qualified nurse with a passion for aesthetics? Completing a highly regarded, formal cosmetic injectables training course is an important step in your journey to becoming a practicing […]

Entrepreneurship Without a Laptop

In the Western world, we have a very distinct ideology of what a modern businesswoman should be. If you conjure up in your mind a typical businesswoman, she would hold a commerce degree or MBA, have the latest IT device and sport an awesome power suit and pair of heels. Well…so I thought. In 2015, […]

Cosmetic Nurse Training: What’s the difference between a weekend injectables course and a formal qualification in cosmetic nursing?

Cosmetic nursing is a dynamic, flexible and rewarding career pathway for nurses. The field of aesthetics is rapidly growing on a global scale with significant growth in non-invasive procedures such as laser, body sculpting and cosmetic injectables (The Aesthetic Society, 2019). This industry growth gives rise to new career opportunities in the safe and effective […]

Psychodermatology: A new approach to dermal therapies and cosmetic nursing

(Acne vulgaris, along with various other skin conditions, can cause low self-esteem, anxiety and embarrassment in patients.) This is the second of many blogs at the Australasian Academy of Cosmetic Dermal Science (AACDS) featuring journal articles to assist our students’ learning. Today’s featured article is for both dermal therapists and cosmetic nurses and builds upon […]