BOTOX® and other anti-ageing treatments are no longer the domain of Hollywood! Australia is seeing a boom in this industry and therefore qualified practitioners are in high demand. The practice offers flexible working conditions, is super-lucrative and gives high levels of job satisfaction. What’s not to like?
Although the procedures are considered minimally invasive, they are not without risk. Therefore conducting BOTOX® on paying customers is tightly controlled in Australia. To be a truly great practice, a clinic will provide only fully qualified and experienced clinicians mixed with effective business behaviours. In short – a high-integrity and holistic approach to offering anti-ageing treatments will set you up for success. And if you are considering employment within an established clinic, you would expect them to recruit the very best, yes?
To get started, you need to be sure you (and/or your business associates) sign up for the best training course available in Australia. There are many options out there but what could be better than a course developed by the famous centre for medical excellence, London’s Harley Street? But you don’t need to travel thousands of miles for world-class training standards – now Harley Street comes to Sydney!
Medical & Aesthetics Training Academy (MATA) is a medical training organisation that is leading the way in education and business practice. Going beyond government requirements on safety guidelines MATA ensures each delegate benefits from learning all aspects of injectable treatments and more besides.
As a qualified medical professional you can build on your education to suit the ever changing and increasing consumer demands in this industry. The MATA way of learning can also help you develop your career over the longer term with our internationally recognised courses for higher education. MATA will support you at all stages of your learning and our course tutors will be happy to discuss how to get the most from your studies.
BOTOX® Certification and Qualifications
The BOTOX® courses at MATA offer the necessary level of qualification required by Australian law in order to legitimately practice on paying clients. The Bachelor degree level qualification (set by a Level 6 in the UK system) is the basis for learning. The Foundation and Advanced levels at MATA act as units towards the internationally recognised Master’s Degree (Level 7 UK).
These certificates are your proof of attendance/assessment and will be required for indemnity insurance and they also provide reassurance to your patients.
Who is the course for?
MATA’s Foundation Course for BOTOX® is designed for professionals who have been educated within the healthcare sector to an internationally recognised Bachelor Degree. It can also be considered for beauty therapists who have built up their education currency through other recognised medical qualifications. Typically those ready to register are:
The BOTOX® Advanced Level at MATA is for healthcare professionals who have already completed the Foundation Level training with us or for those with equivalent qualifications. It is also for clinicians who have had previous training but would like to stay ahead with the changes in equipment, prescriptions and new techniques.
Those considering a teaching career will also benefit from going through the course as a robust starting point.
For executives in the manufacturing sector, the course can give user/trainer insights.
We encourage all our delegates to stay within the MATA learning community by sharing our forums and discussions as part of career time learning and development.
The MATA system offers a blended learning course which includes:
- Online theory which can be studied in your own time via our university-standard learning platform with interactive tests.
- Tutorials with hands-on practice with cadaverous materials progressing to live models.
- Clinic-based assessments and completion of a log book.
- Written examinations.
- Ongoing support if needed.
Foundation BOTOX Course Content
Around 100 hours (containing four core units and one optional unit) covering:
- Facial Anatomy
- Optional dissection and injectable practice on cadavers
- Different types/brands of Botulinum Toxin
- Medical history, consent forms and note taking
- Patient assessment
- Frown lines
- Forehead lines
- Crow’s feet
- Brow lifting
- Achieving a natural result with Botox
- Pre-treatment and post-treatment care
- Possible complications and how to avoid/deal with them
- Practical training on models
Advanced BOTOX Course Content
Around 200 hours (containing four core units and all six optional units) covering:
- Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
- Definition of the chin/jaw (bruxism)
- How to correct a downward turned smile
- Brow lift
- Reduce a gummy smile
- Smoker’s lines around the mouth
- “Nefertiti” lift