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Are you concerned about the future of the cosmetic industry? Take a moment to learn about the Lipstick Effect.



Okay, I know you’re all tired of hearing about COVID-19, but seriously, what just happened to our industry? As of midnight Wednesday 25th March, Prime Minister Scott Morrison made to the call to close all beauty clinics and related services. Does this include cosmetic medicine? What if I work in a dermatology clinic? What about cosmetic treatments performed in GP/cosmetic clinics? The questions have been flooding in! And to add to the confusion, the answers to these questions may differ depending on the State you’re practicing in.
 
To put it simply, all cosmetic treatments are deemed non-essential services and should not be performed in any medical or non-medical setting. There may be some exceptions such as botulinum toxin for migraines and skin checks performed by a medical doctor. As hard as it is to accept you cannot practice dermal therapies and/or cosmetic injectables at this point in time, it’s for good reason and the sooner we close our doors and flatten the curve, the sooner we’ll be able to reopen.
 
My heart goes out to all those who’ve had to temporarily close their clinic, had their hours reduced or been stood down from their position. Looking forward, and historically, the cosmetic industry is always fast to bounce back from an economic downturn – it’s called the Lipstick Effect. The Lipstick Effect is a well-known phenomenon in behaviour economics. According to Investopedia Economics, it occurs when consumers still spend money on small indulgences during recessions, economic downturns, or when they personally have little cash. They do not have enough to spend on big-ticket luxury items; however, most still find the cash to small luxury items, such as premium lipstick (or treatments to keep their skin looking young). For this reason, companies that benefit from the lipstick effect tend to be resilient even during economic downturns.
 
If you have the time (no pun intended), please take some time to investigate the Lipstick Effect – you may find it will ease any uncertainty you might have about the future of our industry.

 
Standing strong together,

April Jorgensen
Director of Niche Education Group / AACDS

 

Feature



Kym Cullen
Australia's First Clinical Preceptor
in Cosmetic Nursing


Meet Kym Cullen,
Australia's First Clinical Preceptor in Cosmetic Nursing

AACDS is pleased to introduce Kym Cullen NP as the first Clinical Preceptor in a cosmetic medical clinic for Curtin University’s Master of Nurse Practitioner course. Kym graduated as a Nurse Practitioner in 2009 and holds a postgraduate qualification in surgical assisting in the areas of general, plastic and cosmetic surgery. She currently works at Academy Day Hospital with a focus on theatre, pre/post-operative patient care and cosmetic injectables.
 
Curtin’s Master of Nurse Practitioner course now offers a clinical placement at Academy Day Hospital (Perth) allowing Nurses from a cosmetic background to benefit from learning NP skills within a cosmetic medical context.

For Cosmetic Nurses (RNs) interested in Curtin’s NP program, please click here for further for information.

 

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AACDS on-campus




 


The new "normal' for AACDS
on-campus

From Monday 23rd March, all on-campus AACDS students transitioned to online studies. The usual lecture room looks rather spacious as senior lecturer Ekta Tandon RN supports her students online. The whole building became even more spacious when all staff started working from home last week!  We are already missing our staff and our students!

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Laser Safety Officer's Certificate








 


Fast Track Laser Safety Course

This course is recognised by the Radiological Council of WA as one of the prerequisites to laser licence exemptions. The fast-track version of the course is delivered over 6 weeks, requiring 2 to 3 hours of study per week, however there’s always the option to complete it in less time if you’re able to study more hours per week.
 

Course fee: $330.00
Next start date: 20th April 2020


APPLY HERE

  1. Click on the link below to download a copy of your application form 
  2. Complete your form
  3. Email your completed form to: enquiries@aacds.edu.au



To enquire: click here

Please note; the Fast-Track Laser Safety Course is not a full unit of competency and therefore does not provide credit into any of the AACDS Nationally Accredited qualifications. If you are looking to receive credit into a dermal or cosmetic nursing qualification, you are advised to study the normal Laser Safety Officer’s Certificate through AACDS.

 

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Infection Control for the
Cosmetic Clinic

 


Infection Control for the
Cosmetic Clinic

(HLTINF005 Maintain infection prevention for skin penetration treatments)

This nationally recognised unit of competency ensures students hold essential knowledge and skills to maintain infection prevention in all areas associated with dermal and cosmetic injectable procedures. Learning focus on current hygiene standards and regulations and the 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, Gold Coast), or students may film the practical component from their own clinic/workplace providing assessment conditions can be met.
 
The unit/course is delivered over 4 weeks requiring 2 to 3 hrs of study per week, though can be fast-tracked if time allows. Given the current COVID-19 situation, the practical component will be delayed until clinics are able to operate once again.
 

Course Fee: $330
Next start date: 20th April 2020

APPLY HERE

  1. Click on the link below to download a copy of your application form 
  2. Complete your form
  3. Email your completed form to: enquiries@aacds.edu.au



To enquire: click here
 
Please note; this unit/course is a nationally recognised unit of competency. Successful completion of this unit/course allows for credit in the following nationally accredited courses:

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Learn about the new 52854WA Graduate
Diploma of Dermal Science

 

 
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