Although nurses throughout New Zealand have reported high levels of job satisfaction, the trials of the last year have had a cost; with many nursing staff reporting extreme stress levels, risk of burnout from long and unsociable hours, and increased feelings of anxiety and depression; alongside dissatisfaction with pay that is often not in line with the cost of living in Australia’s cities. Training in medical aesthetics has become increasingly popular amongst nurses not only in New Zealand but worldwide; as nurses find careers in aesthetic injectables to not only be more lucrative but also just as fulfilling as traditional nursing.
With a wealth of experience in working closely with patients, nurses are perfectly placed for success in the aesthetics industry, because:
Nurses have a variety of experience in minor procedures such as blood draws and cannula placement.
Nurses are skilled injectors used to administering to a variety of patients.
Nurses have experience in working directly with patients.
Nurses are accustomed to handling complications in a range of settings, whether in hospitals, medical practices, or in the community
Nurses are accustomed to working with patients post-treatment.
Our Doctors provide clinical oversight and standing orders to medical practitioners working in the field of Cosmetic Medicine. They do this under their scope as an Accredited Member of the New Zealand Society of Cosmetic Medicine. It is worth understanding the Medical Council Requirements when considering who to choose as your oversight doctor, so that you have confidence in that you are being provided with legally compliant clinical oversight. The Medical council of NZ require that oversight for category 2 cosmetic procedures: Be provided by a Doctor with the relevant Medical scope ( a Dermatologist, Plastic Surgeon or a NZSCM accredited Doctor.) i.e. a medical doctor who does not practice and have adequate training in the scope of cosmetic medicine can not provide legal oversight. Medical Council Standing order requirements also dictate that: the issuing doctor must personally assess the competency of each practitioner under the standing order and either countersign each medical note/ prescription OR undertake monthly audit of a proportion of clinical notes. Our Doctors are committed to providing quality, ethical and integrity driven clinical oversight to medical practitioners who share these values.
Increased their earning potential, to the point where some have left traditional nursing all together to focus solely on aesthetic practice.
Given them a level of independence in their work in a less stressful environment.
Allowed them to spend a greater amount of one-on-one time with clients, which is often impossible in traditional nursing.
Given them the skills they need to work in established aesthetic clinics or even start their own businesses.
Provided a better work / life balance as the need to work long or antisocial hours decreases.
MATA’s Foundation Courses are the perfect starting point for nurses new to the world of aesthetic injectables, giving you the knowledge and practical skills needed to enhance your CV and allow you to seek employment within the aesthetics industry.
Our foundation cosmetic injectables course is a fantastic introduction to both anti-wrinkle injections and Dermal Fillers. Due to high demand, we offer courses targeted at esteemed medical professionals seeking to refresh their skill set. All our courses are fully accredited, taught by experienced tutors, and tailored to the medical professional.
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MATA’s Foundation Mentorship has been designed to consolidate the knowledge and skills our delegates develop through our Foundation Course, giving you the opportunity to gain additional hand-on experience over a full day of training supervised by one of MATA’s expert trainers.
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MATA’s Advanced Course is exclusively available to doctors, dentists and nurses who are currently practicing in aesthetic injectables and are ready to expand their skill set. Conducted over two full training days, this blended learning experience will introduce you to advanced Botox® and dermal filler techniques; enhancing and expanding your expertise in injectables to make you stand out in the aesthetics industry.
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MATA’s Advanced Mentorship has been designed to cement the skills and knowledge our delegates develop through our Advanced Course, giving you the opportunity to gain additional hand-on experience over a full day of training supervised by one of MATA’s expert trainers.
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As the popularity of aesthetic injectables has soared, perhaps no dermal filler treatment has become as popular as lip filler. Whether due to naturally thin lips or to a loss of lip volume due to age, clients across New Zealand are seeking natural, revitalising lip filler treatments with the power to transform their face.
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See some frequently asked questions from our nurse delegates.
MATA’s training in aesthetic injectables is currently conducted in beautiful Auckland, although we aim to expand training locations to other cities in New Zealand over the next year.
We believe that MATA Training Courses provide nurses with the skills and knowledge needed to launch a successful career in aesthetic medicine, whether within established clinics or through self-employment. Here’s what some of our graduates have to say about their experiences with MATA:
I attended the foundation botox and filler training in Glasgow. Met a lovely group of ladies and we were trained by Sarah who was so knowledgeable and took time to explain everything and answer all of our questions. Even though I inject every day in my own work as a nurse, I was still nervous about potential complications but Sarah made us all feel comfortable and we were confident injectors by the end of the course 😊
Doing the full 9 month Diploma level 7 aesthetics course for nurses in Auckland NZ. Just completed the 2 day foundation training this weekend 4-5th March 2023. Dylan from sales was super friendly, helpful & responded to emails & calls promptly which was much appreciated. Thank you.
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