Graduate Diploma Of Cosmetic Nursing 52709WA

Course Overview

The Graduate Diploma of Cosmetic Nursing 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.

Admission Requirements

  • Current registration through AHPRA as a Registered or enrolled/division 2 nurse
  • 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 (2 x 16 week semesters)
  • Part-time: approx. 10 hrs/week over 20 months (limited places) (4 x 16 week semesters)

Study Modes Available

  • On campus in Brisbane and Gold Coast
  • Practical training available in Gold Coast

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 GCNPAM801A 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).



Payment options available for all courses including extended payment plans
(This covers electronic course materials (with the exception of text books) online support, webinars, marking and Lecturer support).

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Course Structure

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

1.1GDNERT801A Analyse epidermal resurfacing techniques
GDNLBT801A Analyse light-based therapies used in cosmetic medicine
HLTCOM406C Make referrals to other health care professionals when appropriate
1.2 CNGDNPCN801A Analyse the principles of cosmetic nursing
1.2GDNPCD801A Analyse the principles of dermatology in a cosmetic medical context
2.1 CNGDNSCP801A Evaluate surgical cosmetic procedures
3.1GDNCIP801A Evaluate cosmetic injectable procedures (theory component)
2.4GDNEFC801A Evaluate the use and formulation of cosmeceuticals
2.6 (elective)GDNPAM801A Analyse the principles of anti-ageing medicine
2.2GDNPCM801A 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
3.1GDNCIP801A Evaluate injectable cosmetic procedures (practical component)

Three day workshop and optional half day patient review session

3.0 Clinical Placement* (Pre-requisite to access to 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.

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College Business Hours

  • Monday to Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Friday: 9 AM - 4 PM
  • Saturday to Sunday: Closed