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our team

Nicky Tzimas

director
Nicky is the founder and Director of the Cosmetic Professional Development Institute of Australia, Registered Training Organisation. A leader in this growing field, Nicky brings cross-industry expertise and a global perspective to the artistry and safety of facial aesthetics, where she has been instrumental in shaping the careers of more than 3,000 healthcare practitioners and therapists in Australia.
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A registered nurse who graduated from Deakin University, her background in mental health nursing underpins and drives her values and attitudes in ensuring best practice and evidenced based practice, making patient advocacy and service delivery and outcome her priority. Nicky is passionate about cosmetic aesthetics and regularly attends both national and international conferences to expand and update her knowledge, which she enthusiastically shares with her team of trainers and students. An advocate for continual educational development, Nicky’s ethos is the backbone of CPD – “continuous education is essential to ensure professional development and growth”.

Zoe Otis

Operations Manager

Zoe’s passion is helping the team at CPD Institute of Australia deliver exceptional training and establish long term relationships while providing superior client services. Having completed her Bachelor of International Business & Professional Accounting, Zoe’s steady presence and can-do attitude is an asset to CPD Institute of Australia.

Zoe loves organisation and fine details. She combines these strengths with solid communication and unwavering commitment.

Dr. Jonathan Mavroudis

Research
Dr Jonathan Mavroudis is a published author, guest lecturer and researcher based at Swinburne University. His research examines social media as sites of identity work. His thesis entitled ‘Am I too branded? Fame labour and micro celebrity culture’ introduced the term ‘fame labour’ which describes the work of managing dissonance between a branded self on social media and offline identities. Jonathan has fast become an esteemed sociologist in his field.
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He has conducted research studies in Australia, the United States and Europe working with prominent celebrities. Jonathan also teaches in the sociology program at Swinburne with a particular focus on the critical and methodological frameworks for researching online identities, relationships and sexuality.

KELLIE PIENING

COURSE CONSULTANT
Kellie’s passion is to provide you with the best opportunities and set you up for success in the field of cosmetic injectables. Kellie is there to answer any questions you may have on any part of your journey at CPD Institute of Australia.
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APRIL DIXON

CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

A customer service and sales professional who’s driven by helping others and assisting students to pursue a path in life they’re passionate about. With a demonstrated history of working in hospitality industry with a strong focus on customer experience. Skilled in Sales, Marketing, Event Planning and Management, Administration, Customer Service, Hospitality Management, and Corporate Events. April is thrilled to join CPD Institute while we embark on a new and exciting journey of growth.

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CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

Rachel has had extensive administrative and customer service experience in office environments, the retail sector and service industries. With a background as a Pharmacy Assistant, Rachel understands the importance of ensuring a trustworthy and compassionate experience.  As an animal lover, Rachel enjoys taking her pooch Lunar on new adventures and volunteers her Saturday mornings helping rescue animals at her local animal shelter, The Australian Animal Protection Society.

meet

our doctors

DR CHAU NGUYEN

Dr Nguyen was born and raised in Melbourne and graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2009 (WA). She also completed a Post Graduate diploma in Surgical anatomy (Melbourne University) and is a Fellow in Radiology. Her background and detailed anatomy knowledge enables her to produce safe and reliable outcomes.
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Dr Nguyen is results driven and continues to learn new innovative procedures, techniques and introduces products that are TGA registered in Australia in order to ensure that the latest and advanced techniques are available at her clinic. Given her expertise she has no hesitation in offering her time and support to CPD and CPD members. She works closely with CPD to ensure that the curriculum is at a high standard and that people who complete the courses have the skills to succeed. She is one of the first in Australia to perform Factor4 (next generation PRP) facelift by stimulating collagen using both cannula and direct injection techniques. Given her background she can also perform joint injections using Factor4 (PRP) to stimulate a healing reaction and reduce inflammation. Dr Nguyen offers a high quality and detailed assessment of skin conditions. She regularly attends seminars and travels overseas to learn new techniques.

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our instructors

Ashleigh Robinson

Nurse Practitioner, Trainer, business owner and practitioner, Ashleigh studied cosmetic aesthetic injectables with CPD in 2013 and has gone on to establish her own successful Geelong cosmetic clinic, “Tox Bar” offering a range of cosmetic injectables and non-surgical procedures and beauty treatments. Ashleigh is a highly passionate and talented injector and business owner, approaching each client as an individual, mapping out treatment plans based on the client’s needs and expectations.
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Marissa Lloyd

Marissa is a Registered Nurse Div.1, who studied at La Trobe University in Bundroora. Over 5 years, Marissa has gained a wide variety of experience in the acute care setting prior to deciding to explore cosmetic injecting. Through CPD Institute, Marissa has found her passion in the Cosmetic industry. Her caring and enthusiastic approach enables her to design holistic treatment plans with clients, allowing her to achieve the best possible outcome. Marissa views Cosmetic Injectables as an art form and thoroughly enjoys filler treatments such as lips, cheek fillers and a ‘liquid facelift’ to improve heaviness in the lower face.
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LAUREN GEORGE

Lauren is qualified with a Bachelor of Health Sciences majoring in Dermal Therapies. She has over 10 years experience working with some of the leading Plastic and Reconstructive surgeons in Victoria. She has a passion for health, especially creating healthy skin and working with clients to achieve beautiful and natural aesthetic outcomes. Lauren has a special interest in using laser and light based therapies to eliminate pigmentation and vascular conditions.

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COURTNEY HARRINGTON

Courtney began her career in the cosmetic industry in 2012 as a Beauty Therapist with a passion for skin physiology. Since then she has worked alongside Dermal Clinicians and Dermatologists, developing an interest in caring for dermatological skin conditions, using modern skin technologies and cosmeceutical skincare. Courtney then went on to completing her nursing studies and has since worked in operating theatres and in cosmetic injecting, alongside Specialist Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons. As a trainer and educator with CPD, Courtney enjoys the hands on teaching experience that she is able to provide our students.

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Marissa Otis

A nurse who trained with CPD Institute of Australia. Marissa strives to achieve a conservatively refreshed look for her clients with a combination of ‘fast-acting’ treatments alongside ‘slow-release results.’ As an educator, she is passionate about maintaining this ethos and instilling in our students the knowledge she has gained from her clinical experiences

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Anita Turner

Anita has been a registered nurse since 2000. She has always had a special interest in Women’s health, beginning her career at Melbourne’s Royal Women’s Hospital, and later going on to study Sexual Health Nursing and Pap test provision. In addition, Anita has worked in Emergency Nursing, Practice Nursing and Community Nursing. Anita has lent her knowledge and experience to organisations such as the Bush Fire Recovery Fund and multiple regional health planning groups. From 2001 to 2003 Anita held a board position on the Australian Broadcasting Advisory Board helping to guide policy and direction of the ABC.

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