The Gold Standard for Training in Aesthetics
Our Postgraduate Diploma in Facial Aesthetics is a blended learning experience, comprising both hands-on practical training and online learning to give you a comprehensive understanding of both the core theory and knowledge and the practical skills you need to provide high standard aesthetic treatments.
The Postgraduate in Facial Aesthetics is the gold standard of aesthetics training for medical professionals, separating you from the competition with a high level of knowledge and practical skills. This route will guide you to the essential treatment areas to allow you to develop a flourishing aesthetics career in New Zealand, covering the most popular aesthetic treatment areas for Kiwis, so you will be able to perfectly cater to your clientele.
The postgraduate diploma in Facial Aesthetics is the recommended route for any medical professional in New Zealand looking to enter the world of aesthetics; it is specifically designed to create a pathway for beginners in aesthetics to establish themselves as a fully qualified, confident aesthetic practitioner in both Anti-Wrinkle injections and dermal filler.
Six full days of hand-on practical training with MATA pre-assessed models Online learning through MATA’s bespoke VLE (virtual learning environment) Interactive online modules with videos and quizzes to test your knowledge A globally recognised Diploma worth 60 credits Lifetime access to our private support group, allowing you to build contacts within the aesthetic industry, share best practice with fellow MATA delegates and alumni, and stay up to date with the latest industry and regulatory news
At MATA, we will only accept candidates who meet the following; Registered Nurses registered Doctors registered Dentists
The Training Academy Renowned for Raising Standards in the Aesthetics Industry Worldwide MATA is the creator of the original Postgraduate Diploma in Facial Aesthetics, and as such we have led the way in the industry; running a well refined service which we have worked to optimise to the highest standards for both your experience and the skills you will acquire. We are passionate about transforming you as a medical professional into a fully qualified aesthetic practitioner, graduating from our Diploma with the knowledge and skills needed to launch a successful career in the cosmetic industry.
As a training academy, we offer our delegates support that is second to none; and are here to answer your questions, guide you through your learning experience and ensure you are on the right track. Throughout your diploma journey, you will receive an assigned course administrator and tutor who are there to provide guidance and assurance as you navigate your way through your online study on our bespoke VLE (virtual learning environment). Not only will you have the support of our own MATA tutors, but you will also receive exclusive access to our private group of MATA delegates, alumni, trainers, and admin staff to allow you to connect and network with others in the aesthetics industry. Not only can you use this group to build contacts in the industry for future support; it offers a great platform to discuss the work involved with the diploma and provides a way to support your fellow delegates.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Facial Aesthetics has been developed to cover eight key learning outcomes through your e-learning, practical training, and assessments.
E-Learning with MATA takes place through our bespoke Virtual Learning Environment and features six interactive modules that include demonstration videos and references to external resources to enhance your learning. Each module is concluded with a set of multiple-choice questions to test your knowledge and allow you to keep an eye on your progress.
Foundation Training forms the first two days of practical training included within your Diploma, with Day One focusing on Anti-Wrinkle injection theory and practice and Day Two looking at dermal filler theory and practice. Each session will begin with a presentation by one of MATA’s expert trainers that covers the core theory required for safe aesthetic injectables practice, which is followed by hands-on practice on patient models provided by MATA.
Foundation Training will cover the following Anti-wrinkle and dermal filler treatment areas, allowing you to start your logbook of 40 patients that forms an element of your Diploma’s assessment:
Dermal Filler Areas:
Your Foundation Mentorship Day is the third day of practical training included within the Diploma and is designed to consolidate the knowledge and skills you have developed through your Foundation Training. You will gain further hand-on practice in Anti-Wrinkle injections and dermal fillers, and as some of the provided models will require both procedures; the Foundation Mentorship day will give you the opportunity to see how these products work in synergy to create incredible results for your clients.
Foundation Mentorship focuses on the following treatment areas to continue completing your logbook:
Your Advanced Training forms the fourth and fifth practical training days of your Diploma and builds on the skills you have developed through your Foundation Training and Mentorship. As in your Foundation Training, Day One will focus on Anti-Wrinkle Injections and Day Two on Dermal Filler.
Advanced Training will not only let you explore new facial areas for aesthetic injectable treatment, but you will also be able to investigate non-facial treatments and the use of Anti-Wrinkle Injections to treat medical conditions; all on patient models provided by MATA.
Advanced Training will cover the following treatment areas, giving you further patient experience to add to your logbook:
Dermal Filler Areas:
Your Advanced Mentorship Day is the final day of practical training included in your Diploma and is designed to cement the knowledge and skills developed through your Advanced Training. As in your Foundation Mentorship Day, you will have the opportunity to practice and combine a wide range of Anti-Wrinkle Injections and dermal filler procedures, including those targeted at treating medical conditions.
The Advanced Mentorship Day focuses on the following treatment areas, allowing you to complete your logbook of forty patients:
Short Answer Questions
Short Answer Questions are an assessment element of your postgraduate Diploma in Facial Aesthetics. Comprised of 40 questions to be answered in no less than 150 words, included topics cover a wide range of aesthetics practice, from clinical work and interacting with clients to running an aesthetics business. The questions have been written to direct you towards areas that require deeper research, and act as a key to the self-guided study you will need to complete in order to successfully pass the Diploma.
The Written Assessment is an assessment element of your Postgraduate Diploma in Facial Aesthetics and is comprised of a Risk Assessment, a Critical Literature Review, and a Case Study.
The Risk Assessment can be on the topic of your choice within the context of working within an aesthetics clinic, for example, sharps handling, infection control, or electrical equipment and fire hazards.
The Critical Literature Review can be on the topic of your choice within aesthetics, allowing you to delve deeper into an area of particular interest, or into an area that you would like to specialise in as a practitioner.
The Case Study requires that a model from your practical training is selected for the write-up, and should include your assessment of their needs during the initial consultation, the treatment(s) performed, and a follow-up consultation which can be conducted through video conferencing as required.
"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."
"I was looking online for an academy for Anti-Wrinkle and dermal fillers training and found MATA. I registered for both the foundation and advanced courses in January 2020. The experience was amazing. The online learning modules are so helpful. The trainers (Amy, Sarah Louise & Semira) are so helpful and nice. MATA courses are highly recommended due to the professionalism (Lectures, hands-on, trainers, etc)"
"Fantastic academy! I recently did a foundation anti-wrinkle and Fillers course and found it really thorough with lots of practical experience, especially good as I have done a course elsewhere which I wasn't happy with. I am now considering the diploma and will be back for the lip course. Thanks to your friendly trainers and team!"
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 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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