How to Train for Aesthetics with CPD Institute

How To Train for Aesthetics

Once taboo procedures that you’d only read about in magazines- botox, fillers and injectables, are now widely accepted. So it might not come as a surprise to learn that training in aesthetic medicine has become highly sort after, as more and more medical professionals look to join this fun and lucrative industry. While Doctors and Dentists can train in aesthetics, our advanced aesthetic practitioner course is designed specifically for APHRA Registered Nurses. Whether you’re new to nursing or have been a registered nurse for five to fifty years, it’s never too late to shake things up, learn a new skill and step outside the traditional clinical role. Our cosmetic courses for nurses are the perfect stepping stone to launch you into a new and exciting career without needing years of study. 

Training for aesthetics will differ depending on the company; however, at the CPD Institute, we use a combination of in-person and virtual demonstrations to equip our new graduates with the skills, knowledge, and confidence needed to become a cosmetic nurse. We start with facial anatomy, identifying the best treatments for clients and how to manage adverse effects. Once we establish fundamentals, we deep dive into therapies, including skin needling, injectables and medical-grade chemical peels. In addition to learning cosmetic skills and theory, we teach our students business and communication skills to start up and run their cosmetic clinics.

Aesthetic courses for nurses 

While numerous cosmetic courses are on the market, it’s essential to find a reliable and accredited provider who follows the latest guidelines in delivering non-surgical cosmetic treatments. We are a leading Australian provider of aesthetic training courses for nurses, teaching you both theory and practical skills through hands-on learning to become a qualified cosmetic nurse. We have a range of courses depending on your level of commitment, budget and specialist area of interest.

 Certificates in Cosmetic Nursing 

If you’re new to the world of cosmetic medicine and want to dip your toe in before committing to an advanced course, our certificate of cosmetic nursing is a great starting point. It’s a four-day introductory course providing a comprehensive overview of injectables and fillers. You’ll learn theory and gain hands-on practice to become a Certified Practitioner Cosmetic Injector.  For a more in-depth course covering modern treatments, including platelet-rich plasma facials and mesotherapy, along with additional time to practice your injectables skills, our advanced certificate in cosmetic nursing or advanced aesthetic practitioner course may be better options for you.

Cosmetic injectable modules 

Perhaps you have specific areas of interest and would prefer to focus on one module at a time. We offer individual courses across 1-3 days covering injectables, dermaplaning, fillers, and filler tear through injections. 

Platelet-rich plasma 

After completing our platelet-rich plasma course, cosmetic nurses will be able to explain the science and benefits of platelet-rich plasma (PRP), manage client expectations, understand treatment techniques, and perform this latest beauty trend. 

Advanced skin science training 

Our advanced skin science training aims to enhance your knowledge and confidence in answering client’s skin questions. We cover advanced skin rejuvenation procedures, including skin needling, medical-grade chemical peels, and primary facials to deliver the latest cosmetic science. 

Mesotherapy training 

Our one-day mesotherapy course educates nurses on the benefits of injecting amino acids, hyaluronic acid, vitamins, and minerals to reduce the signs of ageing. This state-of-the-art treatment works to promote collagen and elastin production to replenish and nourish the skin, improving elasticity, tone, firmness, and hydration.

Introducing CPD Institute’s 2-day Cosmetic Injectables Course

While hundreds of cosmetic treatments are available, injectables are arguably still the most popular. Non-surgical, with little to no side effects and quick recovery time, it’s easy to see why women and men turn to injectables for fast, easy and beautiful results. Our two-day injectable courses are the quickest way to start performing injectable treatments if you want to upskill but don’t have time to complete a full certificate. Please choose from our injecting neurotoxins course or dermal filler injectables course

2-day foundation neurotoxin injectables course

Day 1

The first day is a theoretical module encompassing the following topics; 

  • History of cosmetic injectables and current trends 
  • Facial anatomy, the ageing process, and treatable areas
  • Communication skills and the consultation process
  • Managing client expectations, indications, and contraindications
  • Correct medicine storage, doses, and injection techniques 

Day 2

The second day develops confidence through practising injections on live models, foreheads, crow’s feet, and frown lines. You’ll be supported in a small group while guided by highly skilled and experienced aesthetic trainers. 

2-day foundation dermal filler injectables course

Day 1

Develop a fundamental understanding of dermal fillers through the following theory: 

  • Learning the suitable treatment areas
  • Developing industry-leading assessment skills to understand client specific treatment areas
  • Managing client expectations, indications, and contraindications
  • Industry guidelines for volume restoration
  • Injecton techniques and dosages
  • Complication management and client aftercare

Day 2 

Like the neurotoxins course, the second day of the dermal filler course provides an opportunity to gain practical hands-on experience. Guided by experienced professionals in small, supportive groups, students practice injections on live model’s cheeks, lips, and oral commissures (lip corners). 

Become a CPD Institute Nurse Member

While our aesthetic training courses equip students with the skills required to be cosmetic nurses, unexpected problems can arise, whether you decide to run your own business or work for someone else. We’ve designed a CPD nurse program to support our nurses after their training, to provide guidance and troubleshooting. As a CPD Institute Nurse Member, you will have access to experienced doctors and nurses who can advise on medication orders, adverse reactions, patient care, and more, through face-to-face or virtual consultations.

More about our cosmetics courses

Our courses are run in small groups by highly-skilled and experienced trainers. We use interactive methods to enhance the learning experience, and practice treatments on live models for hands-on experience. After each course, our students will receive a certificate of completion and be ready to utilise their new skills at their place of employment. 

If you’d like more information on any of our courses, please feel free to contact us


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