Before becoming a Cosmetic Nurse in Australia, you must first qualify as a Registered Nurse. This is generally achieved via a tertiary degree. Enrolled Division 2 Nurses are eligible too.
Now is a great time to consider Cosmetic Nursing. The global aesthetics market is growing rapidly and Australia is no exception. As cosmetic clinics multiply — including in Grayclay’s home on the stunning Gold Coast — our award-winning medical aesthetics and health education program ensures you emerge as a fully qualified and job-ready Cosmetic Nurse.
What does a Cosmetic Nurse do?
The duties of a Cosmetic Nurse are many and varied, covering patient/client services, procedures such as dermal therapies and cosmetic injectables, pre-and post-operative support for medical specialists, clinical administration and more. Let’s look more closely at a day in the life of a Cosmetic Nurse.
Skin assessment: Before any procedures, it is essential for your Cosmetic Nurse to perform a thorough consultation and skin analysis. This begins with assessing what can be seen on the surface — the epidermis — to inform analysis of what is happening beneath the surface, in the inner layers of the dermis and hypodermis. This analysis is aided by the operation of high-tech medical equipment – for example, a dermatoscope to examine pigmentation and lesions; a Wood’s lamp to inform on depth of pigmentation; and cameras. Grayclay’s expert trainers have the industry experience to guide students in the use of this remarkable technology.
Cosmetic injectables and dermal therapies: With Grayclay on the Gold Coast, you will learn cosmetic injectables procedures including botulinum toxin anti-wrinkle injections, hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, platelet-rich plasma and bio-stimulatory dermal fillers. Dermal therapies complement this work and contribute greatly to an overall holistic service for clients. Dermal therapies may include microdermabrasion, laser and IPL (intense pulsed light) for vascular and pigment applications, laser hair reduction, fractionated laser, chemical peels and skin/micro-needling.
Medical support and administration: As every Registered Nurse knows, an essential part of the profession is in assisting surgeons, physicians and specialists. For Cosmetic Nurses, the specialist is most often a dermatologist. Support is wide-ranging, such as pre-and post-operative care and during operations. Cosmetic Nurses also perform administrative tasks that fulfil an invaluable role in the efficient operation of a clinic. Among duties is the compiling of patient records and any accompanying documentation, photography for before/after procedural comparisons, product ordering, and maybe some marketing and social media.
Grayclay’s medical aesthetics and health educators ensure you receive comprehensive knowledge of all professional requirements, the result being Cosmetic Nursing graduates who can provide the highest quality, dependable and professional support for doctors, and much-needed comfort and reassurance for clients.
Which Grayclay course is best for me to become a Cosmetic Nurse?
The 52852WA Graduate Diploma of Cosmetic Nursing and Injectables is a nationally accredited postgraduate course developed for Registered and Enrolled Nurses. Check out our video.
It has many fantastic benefits. As well as featuring the first nationally accredited unit covering the theoretical and practical skills associated with dermal fillers and wrinkle relaxants, our graduates can join the Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine’s Cosmetic Nursing membership category. As another bonus, the course meets Queensland Radiation Health’s FAST TRACK Class 4 laser licence criteria for hair removal, vascular and skin rejuvenation treatment categories.
Cosmetic Nursing is a diverse and rewarding career option for Registered and Enrolled Nurses. Grayclay’s award-winning medical aesthetics and health education programs set our graduates on a pathway to an exciting future in a flourishing sector.