FAQ

HOW EASY IS IT TO GAIN WORK AFTER GRADUATING?
Job prospects in cosmetic clinics are currently very good as cosmetic medicine and dermal therapies are growth industries in Australia. Limited roles are available on Seek as employers are looking for something quite specific however you can search using key words such as ‘Dermal Therapist’, ‘Skin Therapist’, Laser Therapist’, ‘Cosmetic Nurse’ etc depending on your qualification. AACDS has recently developed a recruitment section on their website allowing employers to advertise their positions for dermal therapists and cosmetic nurses and these roles are only accessible to AACDS graduates who have completed the 76 hours only.

WHO CAN ADMINISTER COSMETIC INJECTIONS SUCH AS BOTOX®?
BOTOX® is a trade name for a group of medications referred to as muscle / wrinkle relaxants. Muscle / Wrinkle relaxants and most dermal fillers are Schedule 4 medications that require prescription by a registered medical practitioner (Doctor). Registered nurses can inject these products but only under the supervision of a medical doctor and once they have completed the appropriate training course.
CAN ENROLLED/DIVISION 2 NURSES PERFORM COSMETIC INJECTIONS?
Enrolled or Division 2 nurses can complete additional training in medications; that is hold a schedule 4/8 endorsement (if trained prior to 2009). Legally this means you can administer cosmetic injections under direct medical supervision. However, EENs are not commonly employed as injectors in Australian cosmetic medical practices because of the limitations under scope of practice requiring supervision. AACDS will not prevent EENs from completing unit 3.1 Introduction to Injectables but we do advise that it is more suitable for EENs that have already gained employment with a medical doctor.