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Graduates need to be equipped with the skills to sell both
treatments and products, and understand what this means for
future employers and their role within the workplace.
“At a lot of money and time has been spent in producing cutting
edge e-learning material on our Learning Management System
(Canvas), which is interspersed with a range of professional videos
from industry experts on what is expected in the workplace.
“ When we launched in 2014, we replaced classrooms with salons,
and teachers with industry experts to ensure students learned from
those who’ve been `at the coalface’ and know what is required of
graduates when they go into the workforce.
“ We put a lot of emphasis on people skills; for instance, how
to deal with difficult clients, and going the extra mile to make a
patient/client feel good so they’ll likely return.”
The Cosmetic Physician’s College of Australasia’s objectives include
developing and maintaining high standards of learning, skills and
conduct in cosmetic medicine.
It represents doctors who perform non-surgical or minimally-
invasive cosmetic medical treatments and also supports public
education and awareness of cosmetic medicine, to safeguard the public.
“ The craft and discipline of cosmetic medicine is practised by
individuals with a large variety of backgrounds,” says past president
Dr Gabrielle Caswell.
GrayClay Medical Aesthetics Education’s curriculum fills the niche
for qualified professionals and Year 12 and mature age entrants in
the growing market between the beauty therapist and the cosmetic
surgeon, according to Jacqueline Clayton, CEO.
“ We have the exclusive rights to deliver the AACDS courses in
Queensland and the Northern Territory, including the Advanced
Diploma of Cosmetic Dermal Science,” she says.
“ Students receive a combination of academic learning and
practical training about a range of modern cosmetic medical
techniques such as the application of muscle relaxants and facial
fillers and the use of medical lasers for skin treatments.
“ The curriculum and practical training are set at an advanced
level to suit the relevant medical env ironments and our lecturers all
come from a professional medical aesthetics background. We are
also a significant supplier of graduates to Australian skin clinics.
“ We are proud to provide leading accredited, professional medical
aesthetics education to doctors, nurses, beauty therapists and new
entrants into this rewarding and rapidly expanding profession.”
“ W ith the advent of so many new laser applications in medicine
it is a must for doctors and their nursing staff to learn all the
parameters in relation to laser safety, application and ideal results
potential that will enhance and expand their practice’s current
offer,” says Trudy Fleming, founder of Fleming Laser.
She is renowned as a dynamic and experienced educator of 40
years’ standing to the medical, nursing and aesthetic therapist field.
“Besides the obvious cosmetic practices that we have known
about for years - hair removal, pigment reduction and vascular
treatments - there is now an increased interest in skin rejuvenation
in its many forms, especially with multiple laser wavelengths
incorporated into single treatment sessions.
“ There is also the burgeoning area of stress incontinence, vaginal
atrophy, snoring, onychomycosis and many more new, up and coming
treatments that lasers of various wavelengths can be used for. “
Two-day laser safety courses are offered regularly. There is also a
one-day concentrated doctor-only course run on a monthly basis or
as needed. Although Melbourne based, Fleming Laser offers these
and other courses interstate if required.
THE FRENCH BEAUTY ACADEMY
When Sherelle French took over one of the oldest beauty training
institutions in Australia, the Gold Coast Training Academy – now
renamed The French Beauty Academy - she met with salon, spa and
clinic owners and managers to listen to their needs.
“It soon became apparent that there was a huge disconnect
between what industry needed and what education colleges were
providing,” she says.
“Hence, I wanted to build on what we had already started at
GCTA; to address the prevailing needs of the industry so that our
students would be handpicked by leading employers.
“We are committed in all we do to ensure that our graduates
have the latest and most relevant training from all over the world.
“ We also supplement our students’ learning with guest speakers
and industry experts throughout the year.
“Our programs teach and drive attitude and behaviour, not just
aptitude. They are values-based. encompassing grooming and
presentation, etiquette and manners, language and communication
skills, service standards and work ethic.
“ Students have the confidence and skills to work in a fast-paced
and high- end establishment straight out of the academy.”
Sherelle says that a key focus of the academy now is to provide
advanced training and career development for students who want to
move into more cosmetic medical working environments.
“ W ith over 4000 graduates, we are acutely aware of the fast
changes happening within the industry and the need to provide
further training for those who wish to upskill across all areas.
“ The academy has also developed an articulation agreement
with Victoria University, which allows graduates to credit their
Diploma studies towards a Degree in Dermal Therapies.
“ To be accepted into a joint degree, students must have at
least a diploma level qualification or be credited with extensive
The academy recently received Government approval for its new
Advanced Diploma of Dermal Science and Therapies 10167NAT
Program, and starts this month (February).
It is a chance for those with a passion for dermal treatments and
advanced skin therapies to further their studies in the expanding medi-
space and rapidly evolving world of advanced aesthetic treatments.
" What sets this program apart is that 70 percent of practical
clinical training is included in the course," says Sherelle.
" This exciting profession offers vast career potential for
graduates who are trained in the new scientific advancements, for
jobs that never previously existed."
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