Certificate in Advanced Organic Formulation

Learn how to make Organic Cosmetics beyond just organic soap and lip balm. Our Professional level, Industry recognised organic formulation training will teach you how make high quality organic skin care and organic hair care.

Today’s modern consumer is seeking out more natural and organic cosmetic and personal care products - but with more organic cosmetics available, how do you make sure your organic formulas stand out? With key motivators such as sustainable cosmetic materials, and concern about what is being used on the skin driving consumer demand, now is a great time to make organic cosmetics that exceed your customers expectations and really deliver on performance.

The Certificate in Advanced Organic Formulation course has been developed to provide organic cosmetic science and formulation skills and knowledge to enable learners to confidently formulate a range of personal care products in response to this increased demand.

 

  • Duration: 150 study hours.
    • Normal duration: 2 months (flexible study plan up to 6 months).

 

 

Benefits 

 

Industry Approved and Recognised

 

Our institute is Industry Recognised by the International Federation of Society of Cosmetic Chemists (IFSCC) and Government Accredited.  

10+ hours online lectures

(full course: 150 study hours)

Learn through over 12 cosmetic science videos where our qualified and experienced Cosmetic Chemists walk you through the 150 study hours of course content in detail.

Professional cosmetic chemist textbook

Download our comprehensive and detailed textbook. With more than 190 pages, this professional manual will be your guide during and your reference after your studies.

 

Guided learning materials

Effectively study online with a comprehensive guided study checklist to plan and track your study progress. See an example of how our study is laid out step-by-step. 

1-on-1 training support

Don't wait to get your questions answered on a forum. Speak directly to your trainer - a qualified Cosmetic Chemist - when you need help. Meet our trainer here

Detailed study feedback

Understand and learn with detailed feedback for every assessment from your trainer, an experienced Cosmetic Chemist. Learn more about your future trainer

Real-life work scenarios 

No quizzes or games - get ready to work in the cosmetic industry with several real-life work scenarios throughout your studies. See an example of assessments here.

Raw materials database

Get lifetime access to our database containing information on thousands of cosmetic raw materials and suppliers contacts. 

Professional  community

Join a professional community online with hundreds of qualified Cosmetic Chemists from over 75 countries in the world. Build your network! 

 

Study modes

 

 

Study Only:

Online Lectures + Text 

Get the learning with - no assessment commitment. 

* 2 months access to online lectures - over 12 full training lectures, you can watch anytime, over and over again.

* Full electronic text - over 190 pages of Professional training text

* Lifelong access to our database containing 100's raw materials information

 

 

 

 

                                                                     

 

Regular Price: $750AUD

Discounted Price: $700AUD (until 17th December 2021)

Study Only:

Online Lectures + Text 

Get the learning and a practical kit to get making - no assessment commitment.

* 2 months access to online lectures - over 12 full training lectures, you can watch anytime, over and over again.

* Full electronic text - over 190 pages of Professional training text

* Lifelong access to our database containing 100's raw materials information

* Practical kit

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                       

Regular Price: $900AUD + Postage

Discounted Price: $850AUD + Postage (until 17th December 2021)

Full Program:

Full Certificate Program

Get the learning, practical kit, trainer support, and Certificate.

* Up to 6 months access to online lectures - over 12 full training lectures, you can watch anytime, over and over again.

* Full electronic text - over 190 pages of Professional training text

* Lifelong access to our database containing 100's raw materials information

* Practical kit

* Access Students & Graduates Facebook group

* 1-on1 trainer support 

* 1 written assessment

* 1 practical assessment 

* Hard copy Certificate

Regular Price: $1650AUD + Postage

Discounted Price: $1565AUD + Postage (until 17th December 2021)

 

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 For instalment payment options, please refer to the price list or contact us: [email protected]

 

Course structure and learning outcomes

 

COURSE UNITS:

Integrate organic principles into personal care development Covers the investigation of organic compliance under various certifiers and integration of organic principles into the development and manufacture of personal care products. Learn how to:
  • investigate and evaluate the rules of compliance relevant to various organic certifiers relevant to the development, formulation and manufacture of personal care products
  • investigate the use and allowance of various natural and/or organic ingredients
  • prepare an organic certification dossier
Select appropriate ingredients for organic personal care products Covers the evaluation and selection of appropriate ingredients for use in a variety of organic personal care formulations. Learn how to:
  • investigate the suitability of ingredients for use in organic personal care products
  • identify suitable ingredients to be used in organic personal care products
  • select appropriate ingredients for use in organic personal care products
Apply organic principles to formulate organic personal care products Covers the development of organic personal care formulations in compliance with organic principles. Learn how to:
  • develop safe, stable and effective organic personal care formulations in compliance with organic principles
  • evaluate the aesthetic requirements of the organic personal care product
  • investigate and resolve issues relevant to the formulation and organic principles
  • formulate a variety of organic compliant and commercially suitable organic products

 

TRAINING AND ASSESSMENTS FOR FULL CERTIFICATE PROGRAM:

  • On-line lectures to support learning and activities within the texts
  • Electronic text for 3 units
  • Box of raw materials and packaging to work through various practical activities and prepare assessment samples
  • Written assessment comprising theoretical questions and workplace simulated scenarios
  • Submission of practical samples

 

ON COMPLETION OF THIS COURSE, LEARNERS WILL BE ABLE TO:

  • develop safe, stable and effective organic formulas for a range of personal care products
  • adjust current formulations to suit organic requirements
  • collate paperwork required for organic submissions
  • meet compliance requirements of AS6000, ACO, NASAA, OFC, Soil Association of UK, NaTrue, Ecocert, Cosmos, USDA and BDIH
  • formulate organic products with commercially suitable aesthetic, shelf life and performance properties

On successful completion, learners will be competent in formulating organic products and collecting all associated required paperwork. In addition, a variety of Organic base formulas are provided with the learning materials to help boost learner’s confidence in this area and give them an immediate start with products and raw material trials.

 

THIS COURSE WILL BENEFIT THE FOLLOWING CAREERS:

  • Research and Development Scientists
  • Formulating Chemists
  • Production/Compounding Managers and assistants
  • Regulatory Affairs personnel

 

THIS COURSE IS IDEAL FOR:

  • Research and Development staff required to formulate organic products
  • Companies wanting to formulate their own organic products
  • Regulatory staff wanting to know how to check, collate and present paperwork for organic compliance

 

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT:

In order to study this course, you will need to purchase or have access to standard laboratory equipment; or the following equipment if studying from home:

  • Scales that measure up to at least 1.2kg in 0.01g increments
  • 3 x 1.1L stainless steel mixing bowls
  • 1 x 8 wire whisk (250 – 300mm)
  • 2 hot plates (or normal stovetop)

 

Duration:

  • This course consists of 3 units of competency
  • Full-time study = 36-38 hours per week to complete in 4 weeks
  • Part-time study = 15-20 hours per week to complete in 2 months
  • Flexible study = 5-10 hours per week to complete in 6 months
  • Study load consists of:
    • guided training and practical work = 120 hours
    • extension research and practical activities = up to 30 hours