How to become a cosmetic nurse in australia.

How to become a cosmetic nurse in australia.

So you want to be a cosmetic nurse?


Cosmetic nursing is a rewarding and dynamic career pathway for nurses. In Australia, the facial injectables market size was valued at USD 1.8 billion in 2020 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 26.3% from 2021 to 2028 which means the cosmetic nursing field is rapidly growing on a global scale! This industry growth gives rise to new career opportunities in the safe and effective administration of non-invasive cosmetic procedures.

As more cosmetic clinics open across Australia, there is an increasing need for training in Cosmetic Medicine and Cosmetic Nursing.

Step One

You need to complete a university qualification in nursing to gain your registration with AHPRA as a Registered Nurse. AHPRA registration as an Enrolled/Division 2 Nurse is also enough. There are limitations on ENs administering cosmetic injectable procedures.

Step Two

You should gain experience as a Nurse – this can be achieved whilst studying a cosmetic nursing course by registering for training courses or shadowing registered nurses

Step Three

You must complete a formal graduate qualification in Graduate Diploma of Cosmetic Nursing and Injectables. This formal postgraduate qualification must be recognised by the Australian Qualification Framework.

Step Four

You can choose to start your new career pathway by working in a cosmetic clinic on a part-time or casual basis and increasing hours as their clientele becomes more established or open a clinic of your own.

Step Five

Maintain your nursing registration with AHPRA by finishing the required CPD points relevant to your new practice. An example of a relevant CPD program is Aesthetics CPD by AACDS.