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.
  • Dermal filler treatments using 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

  • Glabella/Frown lines.
  • Orbicularis Oculi/Crow’s feet
  • Frontalis/Forehead

Foundation Dermal Filler

  1. Cheek augmentation.
  2. Lip enhancements.
  3. Oral commissures.

Advanced Neurotoxin Treatments

  • Bunny lines
  • Mentalis
  • Depressor anguli oris.
  • Platysma Bands
  • Masseters
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Gummy Smile
  • Lip flip
  • Nasal tip elevation
  • Haytox

2 Day Introduction to Dermal Filler with Cannula

  • 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.

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

APP (Aesthetic Practitioner Platform) Membership is an option available to Doctors, Dentists & Registered nurses following the completion of your course. APP membership gives you access to iPad patient management software, emergency protocols, ordering of pharmaceutical & consumable products at competitive rates, access to prescribers any many more benefits.

Please discuss this membership option with CPD Institute of Australia management.

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

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 an aesthetic business.
  • Manage safety and risks.

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.


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 Intermediate Dermal filler – Cannula (day 1: theory & practical, day 2: practical only)

Modules: Further Skin Treatments

  • Module 8 Skin Needling
  • Module 9 Medical Grade Chemical Peels
  • Module 10 Primary Facials
  • Module 11 Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
  • Module 12 Mesotherapy

Module: – Business Skills.

  • Module 13 The Business of Beauty



Upcoming Programs

Name Course Start Date Course End Date Cost
Advanced Aesthetic Practitioner Course May 13/05/2024 16/05/2024 $15,594.00
Advanced Aesthetic Practitioner Course June 11/06/2024 14/06/2024 $15,594.00
Advanced Aesthetic Practitioner Course July 15/07/2024 18/07/2024 $15,594.00
Advanced Aesthetic Practitioner Course August 12/08/2024 15/08/2024 $15,594.00

Aesthetics Courses for Nurses

In the rapidly evolving landscape of healthcare, aesthetics has emerged as a fascinating field that combines medical knowledge with artistic skill. Nurses, with their strong foundation in healthcare, are increasingly venturing into this realm to offer a holistic approach to patient care. At CPD Institute, we understand the growing interest in aesthetic training among nurses and offer specialised courses to meet their needs.

Our aesthetic courses for nurses are designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of cosmetic injectables and their applications. Whether you're a seasoned nurse looking to diversify your skills, or a newcomer intrigued by the possibilities of aesthetics, our programs cater to all levels of expertise.

So, what sets CPD Institute apart when it comes to aesthetic training? It's our commitment to education and our team of experienced instructors who guide you through the nuances of this field. With our courses, you'll delve into the world of dermal fillers, Botox techniques, and more, gaining practical, hands-on experience.

Aesthetic courses for nurses are more than just skill acquisition; they're a gateway to expanding your career prospects. In this ever-evolving industry, staying at the forefront is crucial, and CPD Institute ensures that you do just that.

By enrolling in our programs, you become part of a network of skilled nurses who are trailblazing in the world of medical aesthetics. It's an opportunity to combine your healthcare expertise with the artistry of aesthetics, offering patients a unique and well-rounded approach to their aesthetic needs.

At CPD Institute, we invite you to embark on a journey that can transform your passion for aesthetics into a rewarding career. Explore the boundless possibilities that await you in the world of aesthetic courses for nurses. Join us today and take the first step toward becoming a trusted and ethical aesthetic practitioner.

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

Our Past Attendees

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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