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Why we are not an RTO (and don't plan to become one soon)

January 11, 2017

Registered training organisations (RTO) have historically provided vocational training in the beauty industry. But cosmetic medicine has grown up, and fast! The cosmetic medicine industry is not about waxing, eyebrow shape or eyelash extensions it's about skin health, appropriate referral and interventions such as skin resurfacing and the removal of benign lesions. The client treatments are highly complex and require a strong educational foundation as there are often high risk possible adverse outcomes particularly with lasers and other energy based systems.

There has been significant volatility in the VET sector. There has been the withdrawal of VET fee help and large, seemingly well established providers of laser and beauty courses going into administration (see our previous post).

Furthermore, this industry is changing and changing fast! We want to be able to update our curriculum to keep up with you, not every few years and be burdened with paperwork in the process. We want to be able to support you properly too when national uniformity and regulations are released by ARPANSA. If, as Dr Tobias Pincock says “Appropriate training and supervision should be mandatory across Australia” we are ready for that.

The further education for both registered and non-registered health professionals in the cosmetic industry sits firmly in the continuing professional development (CPD) space. This CPD space is well recognised in the health industry and supported by guidelines from AHPRA and professional colleges. That's why.

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Administering Cosmetic Treatment and Cosmetic Procedures

May 18, 2018

A joint statement from the Australian College of Nursing and the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery, 15th May 2018 has been released giving long needed guidance for nurse injectors.

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AS/NZS 4173:2018, Safe use of lasers and intense light sources in health care
New standard on lasers emphasises staff training

May 17, 2018

We know that the minimum requirement for performing laser and IPL treatments is a laser/IPL safety certificate, so for a short time we are discounting our online Beginner Laser & Intense Pulsed Light Safety Training Course (Cosmetic Practice) by 20% to help get you current.

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AS/NZS 4173:2018, Safe use of lasers and intense light sources in health care
Good day, sunshine!

May 17, 2018

This is the new IPL safety door sign.

You need it to comply with the new Austalia/NZ laser and IPL standards.

Contact us and we'll send you one for free because we think it looks nice and sunny and it will brighten up your day.

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