ABIA Winner – Educator of the Year Organisation

The recently renovated glamorous Hyatt Regency, Sydney, was the place to be on Sunday 27th September, where 580 glamorous and excited guests arrived for the annual Australian Beauty Industry Awards (ABIA’s) gala dinner. The evening kicked off with arrival champagne and canapés followed by host and MC for the evening, Mr Will Fennell, introducing the String Sirens Quartet as the blinds lifted to reveal a stunning backdrop of Darling Harbour.

Winners were announced in 26 categories and the Education Category was once again split into 2 awards for Individual and Organisation and was taken out by Otto MItter and The Australasian Academy of Cosmetic Dermal Science respectively.

“We certainly broke all records this year in terms of number of entrants, the quality was second to none and we needed to en list double the number of judges! “ said Linda Woodhead, owner of mocha publishing and founder of the ABIA’s. “Not only did the number of entries increase this year by going to a fully online submission system, but the number of guests attending the gala catapulted to 580, our biggest ever! I believe the beauty industry should be very proud of the ABIA’s, as am I. It’s great to see the annual growth of the awards and how it is embraced as the benchmark of excellence, being the only National awards program in the Australian Beauty Industry.”

We are so thrilled to be recognised at the ABIA's Industry Awards!

Congratulations to the entire Australasian Academy of Cosmetic Dermal Science team!

ABIA Beauty Industry Awards 2017

The Australian Beauty Industry Awards (ABIA) are the only National Business Awards in the Beauty Industry and with specialist, individual and state categories, they are seen as the true benchmark of excellence. 2017 saw an exciting development to the ABIA's in that all entries were completed and submitted online making both the entry and judging process much simpler, easy to follow and more user friendly.

A strong panel of Industry experts from all over Australia were able to take their time judging entries over a three week period with the introduction of online submissions and judging for this years ABIA’s. More than 250 entries were uploaded to the exclusively created award entry and judging site for the sixth annual Australian Beauty Industry AwardsThe Australian Beauty Industry Awards represent the highest accolade within the industry and honour the best of the best in both creative and business categories.

Winners of the 2017 Australian Beauty Industry Awards will be announced at the gala extravaganza on Sunday 27th August, held at the newly opened Hyatt Regency, overlooking Darling Harbour in Sydney following Beauty Expo Australia. Tickets for the ABIA’s include an evening of entertainment, food, drink, dancing and celebration as well as the official Rooftop After Party at Zephyr in the same venue.

 

Seen as the Oscars of the Beauty Industry, the ABIA’s will, as always, have a few exciting surprises as we celebrate and enjoy this exciting night of nights.

AACDS is thrilled to announce we have been named one of the finalist in the "Educator of the Year Organisation" category.

AACDS was nominated for this award because it provides those from a beauty background with an opportunity to up skill to a formal postgraduate qualification in dermal therapies.

Let's keep those fingers crossed for us!

11th Annual A5M Conference

 

In August 2017, the Australasian Academy of Anti-Ageing Medicine (A5M) will host their 11th Annual Conference in Melbourne themed, Gut Health: The Cornerstone of Wellbeing, presenting a line-up of impressive Australian and International experts in the field of Preventative, Integrative and Anti-Ageing Medicine.

General practitioners, physicians, medical professionals, pharmacists, naturopaths, nurses, aesthetic practitioners and other allied health professionals are invited to attend A5M’s 11th Annual Conference, with the key theme being the role the gut microbiota plays in health, disease and our physical appearance.

The two day event will explore the gut as a major influence on the body, mind, work, family and the ageing process. The links between healthy lifestyle and healthy ageing, across internal and external health, are well established and increasingly researched in the medical world. Delegates will gain cutting- edge industry information in the latest medical technologies and research, as well as a great opportunity to network with industry peers.

Join us and learn from world leaders including Dr Peter Fields (MD DC), Dr Tom Guilliams (Point Institute), Dr Jayson Oates (FRACS) and many more.

A5M 11th Annual Conference

Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th August 2017
8:00am – 5:30pm
Sofitel Melbourne on Collins

To register for the A5M Annual Conference please visit: https://www.a5m.net/conference-information/conference-registration

Aesthetics CPD

The Australasian Academy of Cosmetic Dermal Science (AACDS) has been delivering a range of nationally recognised qualifications in dermal science and cosmetic nursing since 2004.
AACDS is Australia's largest and longest established vocational college dedicated purely to advanced aesthetics education.

To further serve industry, our graduates and all cosmetic medical profesionals, AACDS has developed a CPD program with content endorsed from the Australian College of Nursing and Royal Australian College of General Practitioners for allocated CPD points.

We felt that Dermal Therapists should not be excluded from CPD opportunities just because they currently do not have to legally record CPD points, so we've extended the program to non-nurses as well.

The CPD topics for both programs are reviewed by the AACDS Curriculum Advisory Board to ensure topics remain industry relevant, current and enhance employability skills.

Aesthetics CPD will provide all members with online lecturers, practical workshops and skills set courses in the field of Cosmetic Medicine.
Examples of the topics incorporated in the program are:

  • Advanced Injectables
  • Anti-Ageing Medicine
  • Cryolipolysis
  • Venepuncture + Platelet Rich Plasma
  • Common Vascular & Pigmented Lesions Seen in Cosmetic Medicine

To register your interest, please visit www.aestheticscpd.com.au.

AACDS needs your support

From the 1st of January 2017, the VET FEE-HELP Government loan scheme will be replaced with the new VET Student Loans program.

The new scheme will be only available to courses on an eligible course list, and loans will be capped at either $5,000, $10,000 or $15,000.

This week, the Government issued a draft list of courses, which will be eligible for the new loan scheme. AACDS is currently working on our submission to have added to the list:

  • (10510NAT) Advanced Diploma of Cosmetic Dermal Science
  • (52707WA) Graduate Diploma of Dermal Therapies
  • (52709WA) Graduate Diploma of Cosmetic Nursing

If you wish to study in the field of dermal therapies and/or cosmetic nursing beyond 2017, then we kindly request your help.

The Government is taking feedback from the public about the draft eligible course list.

We strongly encourage you to show your support, by:

  1. Sending an email to VETStudentLoans@education.gov.au
  2. Subject headline: ‘Feedback on the eligible course list’
  3. In the email, state the course you wish to study and request that the course(s) be added to the list of eligible courses for the new VET Student Loans scheme.

 

Many thanks,

AACDS Management Team

Niche Education Dressed To Impress For WA Training Awards

We pride ourselves on being a remarkable private training institution & we hope to deliver training that is nothing short of that!

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On Friday the 23rd of September, the WA Training Awards recognised the West Australian Education Sector and their efforts to provide exceptional training on both a large & small scale.
Niche Education Group were named as a finalist for the Small Training Provider of the Year award for 2016.
Unfortunately we weren't able to walk away with an award this year, but it has given us the push we need to strive for bigger & better things in 2017.


April Jorgensen, who is one of AACDS' Directors, was accompanied by some of the wonderful staff you may see walking the halls of the AACDS Head Office in Perth, Western Australia.

On behalf of all the staff at Niche Education Group, we want to formally congratulate all the finalists & nominees at this year's WA Training Awards.
For the full list of winners from the night, please click here.

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Entrepreneurial Leader Guiding Niche Education In The Right Direction

April Jorgenson

 

AACDS Director, April Jorgensen, has been named as a WA Finalist for the Entrepreneur Category in 2016's Telstra Business Women's Awards.

The Telstra Business Women's Awards are the longest running women's awards program in Australia. Their goal is simple; recognise brilliant women in business today and inspire the generation of tomorrow.
They empower women by ensuring that their achievements are recognised and pushing women to set goals and achieve greater successes.
Once nominated for a category, the women become apart of an Alumni community which builds stronger and more productive business communities throughout Australia & Asia.

It is such a privilege to be apart of April's journey & we can't wait to celebrate her success at the W.A Dinner Awards Night on the Friday the 7th of October 2016.

To read more about April's nomination or to nominate a woman who deserves recognition, please visit the Telstra Business Women's Awards site by clicking here.

 

"I'm extremely proud of the contribution Niche Education Group has made to innovative training on a national scale and the employability skills we have provided to our graduates." - April Jorgensen

Recruit The Perfect Employee

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Ever-more sophisticated courses offered by dermal therapy and beauty colleges are helping graduates find jobs that never previously existed in the rapidly expanding cosmedical and advanced aesthetics arena.

In turn, this is helping salons, spas and clinics find team members who are not only a perfect fit for the roles required in terms of training and qualifications, but are work-ready.

As an owner and/or manager, you would well know how time-consuming it is to bring a new recruit up to speed on the job. It requires you either to take time out from your own duties or co-opt the time of another staff member, all of which comes at a cost to the business. And you may eventually find that the recruit isn’t up to the job after all.

“In view of the pending education requisites and to satisfy medico legal requirements, it makes perfect sense to hire clinical staff who are already trained and hold formal qualifications in the aesthetics profession,” says Linda Sim, CEO of the Australasian Academy of Cosmetic Dermal Science (AACDS).

AACDS has been delivering a range of nationally recognised qualifications in dermal science and cosmetic nursing since 2004.

It’s Australia’s largest and longest-established vocational college dedicated purely to advanced aesthetics education and offers the only formal nationally-recognised qualification in cosmetic nursing.

These qualifications contain a sound balance of theory and practical units covering epidermal resurfacing and light-based techniques, cosmetic dermatology and anti-ageing medicine.

“Therefore, AACDS is pleased to announce the launch of its new, updated recruitment site, which provides a free recruitment service to all cosmetic clinics in Australia,” says Linda.

“The site is very-user friendly, allowing employers to easily post a job advert.”

Jobs posted on the AACDS recruitment site are only accessible to AACDS graduates, so employers are assured only applicants who hold either an Advanced Diploma of Cosmetic Dermal Science, Graduate Diploma of Dermal Therapies or Graduate Diploma of Cosmetic Nursing can apply.

A unique aspect of all AACDS courses is their practical training in dermal therapies delivered with only two students per trainer/assessor within state-of-the-art student clinic facilities. This student/trainer ratio allows students to have exclusivity to aesthetic equipment as opposed to sharing and/or just observing.

Dr Charl du Plessis from Perth’s Pier Street Cosmetics, reports: “We’ve been impressed with the quality of AACDS Graduates. Their underpinning knowledge and skills means that the amount of in-office training is significantly reduced.”

AACDS courses are delivered online with practical training units delivered in Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast and Perth. On-campus theory classes are also available in Perth and the Gold Coast.

For more information on our recruitment service, or to post a vacancy, please visit the AACDS Recruitment page.

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Enhance Your Career in Dermal Therapies

AACDS IHNA Course

 

Enhance Your Career by becoming an Enrolled Nurse. Save time and money by using your Advanced Diploma to gain credit into Diploma of Nursing.

AACDS and the Institute of Health and Nursing Australia (IHNA) have an articulation agreement which allows graduates of the 10510NAT Advanced Diploma of Cosmetic Dermal Science, the opportunity to study HLT51612 Diploma of Nursing with a credit transfer in the following units:

  • HLTAP401B Confirm physical health status
  • HLTIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and coworkers
  • HLTIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • HLTEN401B Work in the nursing profession
  • HLTEN509B Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice
  • HLTEN502B Apply effective communication skills in nursing practice

Next Course Date: 11th April 2016
On-Campus: Perth, Sydney and Melbourne
Online: Available online with 2-week practical on campus required every semester (Those from other states can enrol as well, provided they attend the campus 2 weeks every semester for the lab practice)
Fees: Funding available in WA and VIC. For all fee and payment details, please contact 1800 22 52 83 or email enquiry@ihna.edu.au. You can download the course flyer, here.

For information on studying the 10510NAT Advanced Diploma of Cosmetic Dermal Science at AACDS, click here.