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Graduate Certificate in Cosmetic Nursing

  • Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Cosmetic Nursing will provide nurses with an advanced knowledge of all aspects of cosmetic nursing, as well as an appreciation of the psychological and emotional needs of their clients, enabling them to provide evidence-based, holistic nursing care that reflects current best practice.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Certificate
Course Code
10 018 2002 (January 2020 intake)
Study Mode
Online
Intake Months
Feb, May, Aug, Oct
Fees
$12,705 per year / $12,705 total

About this course

The course will provide nurses with an advanced knowledge of all aspects of cosmetic nursing, as well as an appreciation of the psychological and emotional needs of their clients, enabling them to provide evidence-based, holistic nursing care that reflects current best practice.

Participants will be required to successfully complete the following online modules provided in partnership with Bravura Education:

  • Laser & Intense Pulsed Light Safety Officer training course (Cosmetic Practice)
  • Advanced Laser & Intense Pulsed Light accreditation course (Applied Cosmetic Practice)

These are available for no additional fee. Recognition of prior learning will be considered for applicants who have already completed these modules or a recognised equivalent course within the last three years.

Entry requirements

Admission to Graduate Certificate courses is based on academic merit and selection. In addition, applicants must satisfy any prerequisites or additional requirements specified for particular courses, including ACN’s general eligibility criteria.

All applicants seeking admission are required to:

  • hold a Bachelor of Nursing or registered nurse* equivalent qualification
  • be currently registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) or the equivalent registering authority in your country of origin
  • have a minimum of one year postgraduate experience
  • be currently employed as a registered nurse.

*For some Graduate Certificate units of study, consideration may be given for applicants who are not registered nurses on an individual basis.

Clinical placements

Anyone applying for an ACN course that includes a clinical placement must provide evidence of compliance documents at the time of application.

Applications for enrolment will not be progressed until all relevant documentation has been received by Customer Services.

Each Australian state and territory has its own clinical placement documentation requirements. Further details are available on our Clinical Placement Information page, click on the tab for your particular state or territory for information on specific requirements.

Individual placement providers may need additional documentation. If you are required to provide this then you will be contacted by the Clinical Placement Officer following enrolment.

ACN negotiates with health care facilities to secure clinical placements. ACN will make every effort to secure clinical placements within the timeframe indicated in the course outline, however applicants are advised that provision and location of clinical placements is dependent on the availability of placements within the health facility.

As placements are difficult to secure, once confirmed these cannot be negotiated unless there is unforeseen extenuating circumstances. Applicants are not to arrange their own clinical placements with a clinical facility under any circumstances. ACN reserves the right to change clinical placements if necessary.

Level of Study
Bachelor

Study locations

Online

What you will learn

At successful completion of the course students should be able to:

  • apply specialist knowledge of anatomy and physiology to the nursing assessment and management of clients undergoing cosmetic procedures
  • analyse the principles of pharmacology to demonstrate a specialist holistic approach to client centred care
  • develop advanced communication skills in order to establish therapeutic relationships with stakeholders
  • critically reflect upon current practice and learning experiences to promote leadership, knowledge sharing and development of a philosophy of lifelong learning
  • explore the legal, ethical and cultural issues in relation to the nursing care of patients undergoing dermatological and cosmetic procedures.

Course structure

Core subjects:

*Foundational Concepts in Cosmetic Nursing (309) and Advanced Concepts in Cosmetic Nursing (310) require 40 hours clinical placement each.