Professional Certificates

AACDS offers a range of accredited and non-accredited Professional Certificates to assist Aesthetic professionals build their knowledge and skills and achieve best practice standards.

Integrated Health and Dermatology

Integrated Health and Dermatology

Diverse bacterial ecosystems are present in the oral cavity, upper and lower gastrointestinal tract, skin surface and lungs. Collectively, our human microbiome represents a major contributor to our health, our appearance and most importantly, our skin.

The Professional Certificate in Integrated Health and Dermatology 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.


Laser Safety and Clinical Laser Training

Laser Safety and Clinical Laser Training

AACDS offers a range of different laser courses to meet laser licencing requirements and medical indemnity insurance. To view the full range of laser safety and hands-on laser training courses, please click here to see the full list of professional certificates available.

 


Infection Control For the Cosmetic Clinic

Infection Control For The Cosmetic Clinic

This nationally recognised unit of competency provides aesthetic professionals with the essential knowledge and skills to maintain infection prevention in all areas associated with dermal and cosmetic injectable procedures. Learning focuses on current state or territory hygiene regulations and the key principles of infection prevention in a cosmetic medical context.

This unit/course is divided into a theory and a practical component. The practical competencies are demonstrated and assessed in one of the AACDS Student Clinics (Melbourne, Sydney, Perth), or students may film the practical component from their own clinic/workplace providing assessment conditions can be met.


Professional Certificate in Dermatology and Dermatoscopy in Aesthetic Practice

Professional Certificate in Dermatology and Dermatoscopy in Aesthetic Practice

This certificate forms the foundation for correct skin analysis and selection of dermal therapy procedures within a cosmetic medical context. Lectures focus on skin physiology, the presentation and pathophysiology of dermatologic disorders, repair abilities and wound management. On completion of this certificate, students should be able to identify a range of dermatologic and cosmetic skin conditions in order to work within their scope of practice or refer to other medical professionals.

 


Manage and Promote the Cosmetic Practice

Manage and Promote the Cosmetic Practice

This unit/course describes the performance outcomes, knowledge and skills required to manage and promote the cosmetic practice using assessment methodologies within a cosmetic medical context. The unit of competency is applied by anyone working within a cometic framework.