AACDS partners with GrayClay college

The Australasian Academy of Cosmetic Dermal Science (AACDS), in Western Australia, has partnered with Queensland medical aesthetics college, GrayClay.

AACDS’ own accredited qualifications in cosmetic nursing and dermal therapies are already available throughout Australia and overseas via its online education program, with practical training in dermal therapies and injectable procedures offered in Western Australia, New South Wales and now Queensland.

Director of AACDS, April Jorgensen said: “A large portion of our students come from Queensland, and had to travel to Sydney to complete their practical training. Also, some students wish to study on-campus rather than online. This opened the opportunity for AACDS to partner with Jacqueline Clayton and Sue Graham of GrayClay in order to deliver both theory and practical competencies on the Gold Coast.”

Jacqueline Clayton, the director of GrayClay, holds a Bachelor of Business, is an Enrolled Nurse and has over 15 years experience in cosmetic medicine and medical environments. College principal, Sue Graham, is a Registered Nurse with18 years experience in cosmetic nursing, including theatre nurse, education and injectable procedures.

Clayton said: “We have been delivering educational courses in medical aesthetics and cosmetic injectables since 2008, and are thoroughly pleased to increase our scope of training to include AACDS courses.”

Jacqueline and Sue hold their student clinics at Dr John Flynn’s Cosmedic Medical Practice. Dr. Flynn, also an educator to the medical profession, has been an inspirational supporter of GrayClay.

The partnership will initially commence with GrayClay delivering the core practical competencies in the Vocational Graduate Certificate in Cosmetic Nursing and the Advanced Diploma of Cosmetic Dermal Science. By February 2011, face-to-face theory classes will be delivered on campus. Local and international students are welcome.

Dr Jayson Oates, Medical Director of AACDS said: “We have a big year of curriculum growth planned, which includes two new accredited qualifications – a postgraduate course specifically for doctors and a new Advanced Diploma which encompasses both nursing and dermal therapy units. This, combined with our expansion in Queensland, means more well-trained nurses and therapists for cosmetic doctors to recruit.”

For further information about AACDS courses and course delivery in QLD, please call 08 9382 4788 or email enquiries@aacds.edu.au

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