52709WA GRADUATE DIPLOMA OF COSMETIC NURSING

The Graduate Diploma of Cosmetic Nursing (52709WA)  is a postgraduate course developed specifically for enrolled/div 2 or registered nurses wishing to enter the field of cosmetic medicine. This government accredited qualification will provide students with the knowledge and hands-on skills required to work in a cosmetic medical practice and/or accredited day hospital performing cosmetic nursing, dermal therapies and injectable procedures.The unit Evaluate Injectable Cosmetic Procedures is the first nationally accredited unit covering the theory and practical skills associated with dermal fillers and muscle relaxants.

*Please note: Course structure, duration of practical and choice of electives may change at any time at the discretion of AACDS.

Course fee

$15,700 - Online Study

$16,600 - On-Campus Study

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Payment information

  • The above prices are applicable for all students commencing their studies after September 2017. Any studies commenced prior to this date will be charged at their original enrolment fee.
  • For information on AACDS' withdrawal and refund policy, please click here.

Admission requirements

  • Must be a Registered or enrolled/division 2 nurse
  • Current registration through AHPRA
  • Please note: If you graduated prior to 2008, you MUST hold a current medications endorsement

Course duration and study commitment

  • Full-time: approx. 20 hrs/week over 10 months
  • Part-time: approx. 10 hrs/week over 20 months
  • Single unit: approx. 6 hrs/week over a maximum of 2 years

Study modes available

  • On campus in Perth, Brisbane and Gold Coast
  • Online, with practical training available in Sydney, Perth, Gold Coast and Melbourne

Professional Recognition

Graduates of this course are eligible to join the Nurse Affiliate Membership Category of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery (ACCS).

Further Learning Pathway

On successful completion of the unit GDNPAM801A Analyse the Principles of
Anti-Ageing Medicine and its prerequisite units, students will receive credit towards their certification in Anti-Ageing Medicine for Allied Health Professional through the Australasian Academy of Anti-Medicine (A5M).

Course Structure

Contact hours per week do NOT include the addition self-guided study.

Full-Time

Semester One

Code
Cluster
1.1Dermal Science Theory
GDNERT601A Analyse epidermal resurfacing techniques
GDNLBT601A Analyse light-based therapies used in cosmetic medicine
(Unit incorporates a Laser Safety Officer’s Certificate approved by QLD Radiation Health and the WA Radiological Council)
HLTCOM406C Make referrals to other health care professionals when appropriate
1.2CNGDNPCN801A Analyse the principles of cosmetic nursing
1.2GDNPCD801A Analyse the principles of dermatology in a cosmetic medical context
1.4 (Elective)HLTCOM503D Manage a practice
BSBWOR502B Ensure team effectiveness
BSBFIM501A Manage budgets and financial plans
2.6 (Elective)GDNPAM801A Analyse the principles of anti-ageing medicine

Semester Two

Code
Cluster
2.1CNGDNSCP801A Evaluate surgical cosmetic procedures
2.4GDNEFC801A Evaluate the use and formulation of cosmeceuticals
3.1 TheoryGDNCIP801A Evaluate injectable cosmetic procedures (theory component)

Practical competencies

Code
Cluster
2.2 completed over a full-time 10-12 day blockGDNPCM801A Perform clinical microdermabrasion in a cosmetic medical context
GDNPCP801A Perform chemical peels in a cosmetic medical context
GDNPLT801A Perform light based therapies for the purpose of photo rejuvenation in a cosmetic medical context
GDNPSN801A Perform skin needling in a cosmetic medical context
GDNPFL801A Perform fractionated laser in a cosmetic medical context
3.1 (3 day workshop and optional half day patient review session)GDNCIP801A Evaluate injectable cosmetic procedures (practical component)
Clinical Placement* (pre requisite to access AACDS recruitment site)76 hours of clinical experience at an approved cosmetic medical clinic. This unit is available to students who do NOT have relevant industry experience. Students with relevant industry experience may be exempt from this unit. This is assessed on a case-by-case basis.*The clinical placement is a non-accreditted unit.

Part-Time

Semester One

Code
Cluster
1.1Dermal Science Theory
GDNERT801A Analyse epidermal resurfacing techniques
GDNLBT801A Analyse light-based therapies used in cosmetic medicine
(Unit incorporates a Laser Safety Officer’s Certificate approved by QLD Radiation Health and the WA Radiological Council)
HLTCOM406C Make referrals to other health care professionals when appropriate
1.2CNGDNPCN801A Analyse the principles of cosmetic nursing

Semester Two

Code
Cluster
1.2GDNPCD801A Analyse the principles of dermatology in a cosmetic medical context
1.4 (Elective)HLTCOM503D Manage a practice
BSBWOR502B Ensure team effectiveness
BSBFIM501A Manage budgets and financial plans
2.6 (Elective)GDNPAM801A Analyse the principles of anti-ageing medicine

Semester Three

Code
Cluster
2.1CNGDNSCP801A Evaluate surgical cosmetic procedures
2.4GDNEFC801A Evaluate the use and formulation of cosmeceuticals
3.1 TheoryGDNCIP801A Evaluate injectable cosmetic procedures (theory component)

Semester Four - Practical competencies

Code
Cluster
2.2 completed over a full-time 10-12 day blockGDNPCM801A Perform clinical microdermabrasion in a cosmetic medical context
GDNPCP801A Perform chemical peels in a cosmetic medical context
GDNPLT801A Perform light based therapies for the purpose of photo rejuvenation in a cosmetic medical context
GDNPSN801A Perform skin needling in a cosmetic medical context
GDNPFL801A Perform fractionated laser in a cosmetic medical context
3.1 (3 day workshop and optional half day patient review session)GDNCIP801A Evaluate injectable cosmetic procedures (practical component)
Clinical Placement* (pre requisite to access AACDS recruitment site)76 hours of clinical experience at an approved cosmetic medical clinic. This unit is available to students who do NOT have relevant industry experience. Students with relevant industry experience may be exempt from this unit. This is assessed on a case-by-case basis.*The clinical placement is a non-accreditted unit.

Per Unit

Semester One

Code
Cluster
1.1Dermal Science Theory
GDNERT801A Analyse epidermal resurfacing techniques
GDNLBT801A Analyse light-based therapies used in cosmetic medicine
(Unit incorporates a Laser Safety Officer’s Certificate approved by QLD Radiation Health and the WA Radiological Council)
HLTCOM406C Make referrals to other health care professionals when appropriate

Semester Two

Code
Cluster
1.2CNGDNPCN801A Analyse the principles of cosmetic nursing

Semester Three

Code
Cluster
1.2GDNPCD801A Analyse the principles of dermatology in a cosmetic medical context

Semester Four

CodeCluster
1.4 (Elective)HLTCOM503D Manage a practice
BSBWOR502B Ensure team effectiveness
BSBFIM501A Manage budgets and financial plans
2.6 (Elective)GDNPAM801A Analyse the principles of anti-ageing medicine

Semester Five

Code
Cluster
2.1CNGDNSCP801A Evaluate surgical cosmetic procedures

Semester Six

Code
Cluster
2.4GDNEFC801A Evaluate the use and formulation of cosmeceuticals

Semester Seven - Practical Compentencies

Code
Cluster
2.2 completed over a full-time 10-12 day blockGDNPCM801A Perform clinical microdermabrasion in a cosmetic medical context
GDNPCP801A Perform chemical peels in a cosmetic medical context
GDNPLT801A Perform light based therapies for the purpose of photo rejuvenation in a cosmetic medical context
GDNPSN801A Perform skin needling in a cosmetic medical context
GDNPFL801A Perform fractionated laser in a cosmetic medical context
3.1 (3 day workshop and optional half day patient review session)GDNCIP801A Evaluate injectable cosmetic procedures (practical component)
Clinical Placement* (pre requisite to access AACDS recruitment site)76 hours of clinical experience at an approved cosmetic medical clinic. This unit is available to students who do NOT have relevant industry experience. Students with relevant industry experience may be exempt from this unit. This is assessed on a case-by-case basis.*The clinical placement is a non-accreditted unit.


COURSE AT A GLANCE

ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

Current registration through AHPRA as a registered or enrolled/division 2 nurse

COURSE MODE

Full Time | Part Time | Single Unit

STUDY MODES

On Campus | Online plus practical

ON CAMPUS

Perth, Brisbane, Gold Coast

COURSE START

Monthly start date


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