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



Left: Student - Kirstie Sappelli RN
Centre: Student - Nadine Rho RN     
Right: Senior Lecturer & Trainer - Ekta Tandon RN

Students completing their
Practical Training 

Our AACDS students Kirstie and Nadine are studying the 52709WA Graduate Diploma of Cosmetic Nursing course and have just completed their practical training at the Aspire Training Clinic Perth.

Here is what Kirstie has to say:
"All the staff and lecturers were really amazing at AACDS. They ensured my days of training ran as best as possible. I thoroughly enjoyed my time working with the trainers. I cant wait to see what the future holds for me."

Here is what Nadine has to say:
"Dermal Therapies has always been an interest of mine. I have thoroughly enjoyed my practical training here at the Aspire Training Clinic in Perth. I have found my assessors to be highly knowledgable and supportive in my training. I am looking forward to completing my course and a long career ahead in Cosmetic Nursing.



Charmaine Czora
AACDS External Assessor


Meet our Newest AACDS
Team Member - Charmaine Czora

AACDS welcomes Charmaine Czora to our team of external assessors. 

I am passionate about the aesthetics field and the science behind it. I first graduated in 1995 with an Advanced Diploma of Beauty Therapy and worked in Adelaide for almost 10 years. After marrying, my Husband Andy and I chose to raise our family in the magnificent Clare Valley. I worked part-time in my own clinic until I returned to study with the Australasian Academy of Cosmetic Dermal Science (AACDS) completing my Graduate Diploma of Dermal Therapies. I am now excited to be a part of the AACDS team of professionals helping students to reach their own full potential in this field, it is truly rewarding."



Professional Certificate in Integrated
Health and Dermatology Course

Shannon Adams RN
AACDS Graduate


Payment Plans Now Available for the Professional Certificate in Integrated Health and Dermatology Course!

We heard you! Due to feedback from enquiries, we’ve now implemented a two-part payment plan for The Professional Certificate in Integrated Health and Dermatology. This course will enable students to learn about the gut microbiome and how it influences a multitude of skin conditions such as acne, rosacea, accelerated ageing, as well as mood, weight gain, weight loss and general overall health.
Next intake: 14th October 2019
Enquiries: enquiries@aacds.edu.au


Here's what Shannon Adams has to say:
“I would highly recommend the Professional Certificate in Integrated Health and Dermatology to any Cosmetic Nurse or Dermal Therapist who believes in a holistic treatment approach for cosmetic patients. The knowledge I’ve obtained through this course has totally changed my understanding of the underlying causes of many common skin issues. I now feel more confident in recommending dietary and lifestyle advice knowing that it’s been tried and tested with efficacious results. Thank you to AACDS for being at the forefront of this important topic.”



Kelly McAneny RN
AACDS Graduate


Graduate Spotlight: 
Kelly McAneny, RN

"My initial journey in aesthetics commenced by studying an undergraduate course, the Advanced Diploma of Cosmetic Dermal Science. I worked alongside a Plastic Surgeon performing dermal therapies but wanted to further my scope of practice to include cosmetic injectables. I realised the importance of having skills in both areas to advantage my career and to further support my patients. After completing my Nursing Degree, I focused on achieving optimal skin health for my patients by combining dermal and injectable procedures.
I’ve always had a passion for education and when the opportunity to work for Merz (pharmaceutical company that manufactures cosmetic injectable products) was presented, I knew this would allow me to follow this passion. I now have the opportunity to combine all my aesthetic skills as a Clinical Educator and Trainer for Merz. I enjoy working with Dermal Therapists, Cosmetic Nurses and Cosmetic Doctors to help them achieve their career goals and improve the standard of aesthetic procedures throughout Australia. 
My advice to Nurses considering a career in aesthetics is to ensure you have diversity in your role as a Cosmetic Nurse. You may gravitate to the area of aesthetics you naturally perform best in eg. theatre, dermatology, injecting, dermal etc, but having a broad knowledge of all areas of aesthetics will ensure you achieve the best patient outcomes."




Perth Hair and Beauty Expo

The Perth Hair and Beauty Expo held on the 22nd September 2019 was a great success!

A big thank you to everyone who came to visit the AACDS stand. It was such a pleasure meeting industry professionals and new enquiries.
For any new enquiries who’d like to get in touch with us, please email enquiries@aacds.edu.au


Industry Update

Warning to Hyaluron Pen Users

Hyaluron Pens use a high-pressure needleless syringe to force hyaluronic acid into the skin. The Department of Health (WA) have issued a notice informing the public and the aesthetic profession that Hyaluron Pens (or similar) are considered a Schedule 4 Medication and therefore must be prescribed by a medical practitioner and administered by a medical practitioner or registered nurse.

For further information, please click on the link below:



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