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Dedicated to equipping practitioners
with relevant practical skills

Courses for Nurses

CIOA offers extensive training on cosmetic and beauty treatments as well as practical business applications.

We offer four categories of courses

Medical Courses

Beauty
Courses

Business
Development

Specialty
Courses

Medical Courses

For doctors and assisting nurses

Certificate of cosmetic medicine

This covers the most requested cosmetic procedures which are also low risk and high reward.

MODULE C1: BEGINNER’S COURSE IN NEUROTOXIN

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand skin ageing
  • Facial anatomy
  • Dynamic vs static wrinkles
  • Introduction to neuromodulators
  • Types of neuromodulators
  • Injecting neuromodulators (upper face)
  • Managing side effects
  • Knowledge test with Q&A
  • Practical sessions using product
MODULE C2: BEGINNER’S COURSE IN DERMAFILLER

Learning Objectives:

  • How fillers work
  • Filler selection
  • Patient selection
  • Injection techniques
  • Treatment applications:
    • Nasolabial folds
    • Oral commissures
  • Knowledge Test with Q&A
  • Practical Session using product

Module C3

Laser safety certificate, IPL & laser hair removal

**Accredited by the Queensland Radiation Health Department & Western Australian Radiation Health Department**

Module C4

Skin sciences, skin care and medical peels

Diploma of cosmetic medicine

This is for those with special interest and dedication to becoming an advanced cosmetic practitioner.

Module D1

Changes with ageing, cultural differences and aesthetics

Module D2

Cosmetic dermatology

Module D3

Advanced course in Neurotoxin

Module D4

Advanced course in Dermafiller

Module D5

Pigment, vascular and resurfacing lasers

**Accredited by the Queensland Radiation Health Department & Western Australian Radiation Health Department**

Beauty Courses

This covers the essentials of beauty therapy.

The course is designed to familiarise participants about commonly used equipment and products available in the beauty industry.

Having a knowledge of relevant skin science is important so that the therapist understands the rationale of using certain products or equipment in order to achieve results.

Knowing what to use and when to use is essential to building confidence and skills.

Module B1

Skin science, beauty products and peels

Module B2

Beauty equipment (microdermabrasion, led, micro-needling, hydra-facials)

Business Training

The course is divided into two parts – the business owner and the employee

The aim of all business owners should be to own businesses that can run successfully without the owner being present. It is ideal to empower certain employees with a leadership role; to be independent yet fully accountable; to lead teams for business growth.

Business owners

The course is designed to help owners to start, integrate and expand their business. Often the process begins with the mindset. Knowing how to analyse changing market conditions and having a right business model is important.

Module T1

Understanding business vs medicine; start ups and staff

Module T2

Products and services, business systems and marketing

Specialty Courses

PRP, laser safety, laser resurfacing, pimples pores and pigment, IPL and hair removal, laser vaginal tightening and snoring, vascular lasers and IPL, threads.

Module S1

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy

**Accredited by the Queensland Radiation Health Department & Western Australian Radiation Health Department**

Module S2

Laser safety certificate

**Accredited by the Queensland Radiation Health Department & Western Australian Radiation Health Department**

Module S3

Laser Resurfacing

Module S4

Pimple, Pores and Pigment

MODULE S1: PLATELET-RICH PLASMA (PRP) THERAPY
Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding PRP & its components
  • Principles of Wound Healing
  • Indications for PRP use
  • Augmentation with PRP
  • PRP Procedure, including photo-activation
  • Complications and Contraindications of PRP
  • Evidence-based use of PRP
  • Knowledge test with Q&A
  • Practical sessions using product

Module S5

IPL & hair removal

**Accredited by the Queensland Radiation Health Department & Western Australian Radiation Health Department**

Module S6

Laser vaginal tightening & laser treatment for snoring

**Accredited by the Queensland Radiation Health Department & Western Australian Radiation Health Department**

Module S7

Vascular Lasers and IPL

**Accredited by the Queensland Radiation Health Department & Western Australian Radiation Health Department**

Module S8

Threads

Why is it necessary to start this education?

The distinction between the cosmetic and beauty market is becoming increasingly blurred. What was once considered medical domain has moved into shopping centres. There is no doubt that cosmetic medicine is now a business.

Our courses are designed by a team of doctors with extensive experience in cosmetics and education. They offer a comprehensive range of education and skills for the current cosmetic climate and educate cosmetic practitioners to treat successfully and run successful businesses.