Advanced Aesthetic Practitioner


The Advanced Aesthetic Practitioner will prepare you with the knowledge and skills for entry into the Cosmetic Nursing Industry and is developed specifically for APHRA registered Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses and Endorsed Enrolled Nurses.

The Advanced Aesthetic Practitioner provides you with the knowledge and skills related to:

  • Foundation neurotoxin and dermal filler treatments.
  • Advanced neurotoxin treatments.
  • Advanced dermal filler treatments including cannula.
  • The identification of suitable treatments for clients seeking facial aesthetic injectable treatments and cosmetic processes related to anti-ageing.
  • Advanced skin science including skin science theory, primary facials, medical grade chemical peels, skin needling.
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatments.
  • Mesotherapy treatments.
  • Comprehensive training; both didactic and hands-on practical training with live cosmetic models.
  • Knowledge and skills to assist in setting up your own business or working for a company, insurance, marketing and building a clientele.
  • Upon completion you will be a Certified Practitioner Cosmetic Injector within a highly lucrative and growing industry.

The course will equip you with the knowledge and skills to carry out a wide variety of requested facial aesthetic treatments. This course is perfect for those getting started or wanting to progress further in aesthetic medicine and focuses on foundation and more advanced areas of treatment that are available. The aim is to ensure that clinicians perform aesthetic treatments in an informed and ethical manner.

Completion of the Advanced Aesthetic Practitioner will assist you to become an all-encompassing cosmetic injector with advanced skin knowledge and a wide variety of treatment skills in your repertoire.

The Advanced Aesthetic Practitioner includes:

  • Foundation neurotoxins
    • Frown lines.
    • Crow’s feet
    • Forehead
  • Foundation dermal filler
    • Cheek augmentation.
    • Lip enhancements.
    • Oral commissures.
  • Advanced neurotoxin treatments.
    • Bunny lines.
    • Mentalis
    • Depressor anguli oris.
    • Platysma Bands
    • Masseters
    • Hyperhidrosis
  • Advanced dermal fillers
  • Total face assessment – aging changes in midface and lips.
  • Male and female faces.
  • Facial ethnic differences.
  • Cannula – choosing cannulas, depth of injecting, insertions points, facial anatomy, hand rejuvenation, adverse reactions and aftercare.
  • Tear troughs.
  • Temporal hollowing.
  • Advanced skin science
    • Skin anatomy and classification.
    • Skin analysis, consultation and recommending skin care.
    • Skin concerns including ageing, pigmentation, acne.
    • Theory and hands on practical training in medical grade chemical peels.
    • Skin needling devices and how to perform the treatments.
    • Primary facials.
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatments
  • Mesotherapy treatments.
  • Business of Beauty
    • Knowledge and skills to assist in setting up your own business or working for a company, insurance, marketing and building a clientele.

Additional Pathways

Further optional one-to-one clinical training is available through our Coaching Clinic sessions allowing you to consolidate your practical skills.

CPD Nurse Membership is an option available to Registered nurses who wish to work under the supervision of a doctor. Please discuss this membership option with CPD Institute of Australia management.

Your comprehensive hands-on training will be supervised by highly-skilled and experienced aesthetic trainers. The training sessions run in groups of 4-8 students, ensuring your opportunity to practice is enhanced. We encourage you to receive treatment and/or bring along a model to assist you with your ongoing learning and follow up of treatment results. All treatments are performed on live cosmetic models and you will have plenty of opportunities to inject and treat models on the course training days. Ample time is allocated to this part of the day, so that you are confident to practice independently upon completion of your course.

Prior to becoming a CPD Nurse Member please ensure you do your due diligence for employment and practice opportunities. In addition, please see AHPRA guidelines.

Course Aims

The aims and outcomes of the course upon completion are to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to:

  • Develop analytical and critical appraisal skills in the theory of cosmetic treatments.
  • Develop practical injecting skills in administration of foundation and advanced neurotoxin and dermal filler treatments.
  • Consult with and assess clients appropriately.
  • Assess client motivation and expectations.
  • Demonstrate professional decision-making incorporating evidence-based rationale in a variety of diverse and complex situations related to cosmetic medicine.
  • Demonstrate leadership in the delivery and advancement of cosmetic treatments.
  • Demonstrate evaluation skills in the delivery of care to client.
  • Perform primary facials, skin needling and medical grade chemical peels to clients.
  • Perform platelet rich plasma (PRP) treatments to clients.
  • Perform mesotherapy treatments to clients.
  • Work in, establish and manage a beauty business.
  • Manage safety and risks.


The course is conducted flexibly and qualifies for a total of 116 CPD hours.

Course content

Modules: Foundation Neurotoxin and Dermal Filler Treatments

  • Module 1 Facial anatomy, physiology and the aging process.
  • Module 2 Assess a person’s suitability for treatment covering both physical and mental aspects.
  • Module 3 Treatments and scope of practice.
  • Module 4 Communication and Consultation Skills.
  • Module 5 Injection Treatments and Dosages, including management of adverse events.

Modules: Advanced Neurotoxin and Dermal Filler Treatments

  • Module 6 Advanced Neurotoxin
  • Module 7 Advanced Dermal filler – Cannula
  • Module 8 Advanced Dermal Filler – Tear Troughs and Temporal Hollowing.

Modules: Further Skin Treatments

  • Module 9 Skin Needling.
  • Module 10 Medical Grade Chemical Peels
  • Module 11 Primary Facials
  • Module 12 Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
  • Module 13 Mesotherapy

Module: – Business Skills.

  • Module 14 The Business of Beauty

Upcoming Programs

Name Course Start Date Course End Date Cost
AAP July (4th – 7th) 04/07/2022 07/07/2022 $12,995.00
AAP August (1st-4th) 01/08/2022 04/08/2022 $12,995.00
AAP August (22nd – 25th) 22/08/2022 25/08/2022 $12,995.00
AAP QLD August 30th – September 2nd 30/08/2022 02/09/2022 $13,995.00
AAP September (5th-8th) 05/09/2022 08/09/2022 $12,995.00
AAP September (19th – 22nd) 19/09/2022 22/09/2022 $12,995.00
AAP October (3rd – 6th) 03/10/2022 06/10/2022 $12,995.00
AAP October (17th – 20th) 17/10/2022 20/10/2022 $12,995.00
AAP November (7th – 10th) 07/11/2022 10/11/2022 $12,995.00
AAP November (21st – 24th) 21/11/2022 24/11/2022 $12,995.00
AAP December (5th – 8th) 05/12/2022 08/12/2022 $12,995.00
AAP January (16th – 19th) 16/01/2023 19/01/2023 $12,995.00
AAP SYD January 30th – February 2nd 30/01/2023 02/02/2023 $13,995.00
AAP February (6th – 9th) 06/02/2023 09/02/2023 $12,995.00
AAP February (20th – 23rd) 20/02/2023 23/02/2023 $12,995.00

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Certificate of Cosmetic Nursing

The Certificate of Cosmetic Nursing is suitable for APHRA registered Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses and Endorsed Enrolled Nurses.


Our instructors are industry leaders and offer a wide range of experience.

With our payment plans, you can pay upfront or study now and pay later

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What our students say

I have been going to the CPD Institute for several months now & cannot recommend them highly enough. I have never come across such delightful & helpful staff at any workplace! Can’t give them enough praise they are all just wonderful.
Monica R.
I have attended many courses for facial injections, both here and overseas. So far the trainers at CPD were the most experienced and friendly tutors I have seen. CPD institute provides you with ongoing support as well.
Dr Amir Toroghi


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