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Australasian Academy of Cosmetic Dermal Science
Aspire Newsletter
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Welcome to the July 2019 edition of the Aspire newsletter. Keeping you up-to-date with AACDS and the aesthetic profession. 


Chloe Ameduri - Left
Elizabeth Bodis - Right

Student Spotlight

Chloe Ameduri

Chloe Ameduri is currently studying the 10510NAT Advanced Diploma of Cosmetic Dermal Science. She is completing her practical training at the Aspire Training Clinic in Perth. Here is what Chloe has to say:

"I found the course both challenging and rewarding. I love how much depth the course goes into and I now have a whole new level of respect for therapists knowing the extensive training that they have been through. My favourite part of the course was the practical component as I got to put all my new skills and knowledge into practise.”

Elizabeth Bodis

Elizabeth Bodis is an RN currently studying the 52709WA Graduate Diploma of Cosmetic Nursing. She is completing her practical training at the Aspire Training Clinic in Perth. Here is what Elizabeth has to say about her training:

"I completed my AACDS course online while still being able to work as a registered nurse, which I loved. This course was very thorough I have been able to get a real in-depth understanding of extensive skin treatments as well as injectable treatments. The practical component allowed me to put everything into practise and gain first hand knowledge as well as being intimate and fun. AACDS has provided me with the best knowledge I could have and I feel very confident.”



Student being taught injectables at      AACDS Student Clinics.


Hands-on Practical Training vs Clinical Placement

What’s the best way to develop skills in dermal therapies and cosmetic injectables? Only hands-on practical training will give rise to the development of these skills. Clinical placement only provides an opportunity to observe someone else practicing. It is useful in many areas of nursing, but not when your career and the safety of your patients is dependent on the precision of your skills performing dermal and injectable procedures.

At AACDS, we provide both hands-on practical training in our state-of-the-art student clinics and the opportunity for clinical placement at approved clinics around Australia.




Fast Track your QLD Laser License with a Qualification from AACDS

All AACDS Qualifications are now recognised by QLD Radiation Health for fast-track laser licensing. This means that graduates of the Advanced Diploma of Cosmetic Dermal Science, Graduate Diploma of Cosmetic Nursing OR Graduate Diploma of Dermal Therapies can apply to receive a laser licence to treat vascular lesions, skin rejuvenation and hair removal – no additional supervised hours are required.
You can potentially save thousands of dollars on laser licensing by completing an AACDS Qualification!

For more information, please email us on enquiries@aacds.edu.au



Competition Time
for those studying IHD01 Professional Certificate in Integrated Health and Dermatology

The competition involves you taking a photo of your gut-friendly meal that you’ve created since learning about gut-friendly foods as part of your course.
Please see the photo and blurb as an example 

Conditions of entry:

Whoever gets the most likes wins the prize! Don’t forget to Tag us!

The prize is a fantastic package from The Healthy Chef worth $175.

The prize will be drawn on 1st September 2019. Enter now!

Good luck to all!

For more information about the course Click Here



The NEW Advanced Diploma of Cosmetic Dermal Science

The 10510NAT Advanced Diploma has now been superseded by the Advanced Diploma of Cosmetic Dermal Science. The key differences are as follows:

  • Same volume or learning and course duration, but less units to help streamline learning
  • A new unit called “Apply communication and assessment strategies to patient consultation”
  • LED is now part of dermal practical training 
  • Greater focus on anatomy and physiology in relation to the practice of dermal therapies
  • Learning pathway to the Graduate Diploma of Dermal Therapies.

Click here to find out more information about the new Advanced Diploma of Cosmetic Dermal Science.

Industry Update

How to purchase second hand equipment and
avoid the scammers

Article by Kieren Coates

If you are looking to purchase, it can be difficult deciding between purchasing new or purchasing second hand equipment. Talk to anyone in the industry and they will say how quickly systems depreciate in value, with equipment 2-3 years old being sold for up to 60% off the original purchase price. This opens up the risk of purchasing broken or non-genuine systems, and so it is essential to know how to protect yourself from the dangers of purchasing second hand.


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