52854WA Graduate Diploma of Dermal Science

52854WA Graduate Diploma of Dermal Science

The 52854WA Graduate Diploma of Dermal Science is developed for candidates from a beauty or health background wanting to achieve a formal and recognised qualification in dermal science. The objective of the qualification is to provide graduates with the knowledge and hands-on skills to perform a range of safe and effective dermal therapies and meet the employment needs of a modern cosmetic medical clinic. The Dermal Therapist’s Scope of Practice includes patient consultation and assessment, dermatoscopy, laser and light-based therapies, epidermal resurfacing procedures, skin/micro needling and holistic patient care involving the integration between gut health and dermatology.

$17,412
VET Student Loans approved course*. Please click here for further information.

*VET Student Loans will not be approved for students who do not meet eligibility requirements. A VET Student Loan gives rise to a VETSL debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is repaid.

(To view full schedule of fees, click here)

For information on AACDS' withdrawal and refund policy, please click here.

  • Diploma of Beauty Therapy or;
  • Diploma minimum in a health related field
  • Additional requirements may be determined upon the pre-enrolment interview
  • Full-time: approx. 25 hrs/week over 10 months
  • Part-time: approx. 12.5 hrs/week over 20 months
  • Single unit: approx. 6 hrs/week over a maximum of 2.5 years
  • Two-week full-time block for clinical competencies in Dermal Therapies
  • Online, with practical training available in Sydney, Perth, Gold Coast, and Melbourne.

Please note: Your timetable will be confirmed upon receiving a personalised schedule

CDNERT02 - Analyse epidermal resurfacing therapies



CDNLBT02 -
Analyse light and energy-based therapies used in cosmetic medicine / laser safety



CDNCAS01 -
Apply communication and assessment strategies to patient consultation



CDNPDD02 -
Apply principles of dermatology and dermatoscopy to cosmetic medicine



CDNEFC02 -
Evaluate the use and formulation of cosmeceuticals



HLTINF005 -
Maintain infection prevention for skin penetration treatments



CDNSCP02 -
Evaluate surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures



CDNMCP01 -
Manage and promote the cosmetic practice



CDNIHD01 -
Integrate health and dermatology for aesthetic practice


CDNPLT01 - Provide laser and light-based procedures in a cosmetic medical context



CDNPCP02 -
Provide chemical resurfacing procedures in a cosmetic medical context



CDNPCM02 -
Provide clinical microdermabrasion in a cosmetic medical context



CDNPSN02 -
Provide skin needling in a cosmetic medical context



CDNCAS01 -
Apply communication and assessment strategies to patient consultation



HLTINF005 -
Maintain infection prevention for skin penetration treatments



CDNPDD02 -
Apply principles of dermatology and dermatoscopy to cosmetic medicine



OPTIONAL CLINICAL PLACEMENT -
Clinical Placement (76 hrs)


On completion of the 52854WA Graduate Diploma of Dermal Science, graduates will get access to the following:

  • Complimentary access to Aesthetics CPD for a period of 12 months.
  • Access to AACDS recruitment website for job opportunities
  • Receive a one-year subscription to The Aesthetic and Beauty Industry Council (ABIC)

Before you start the online application form, you will need:

  • Copy of passport OR
  • Copy of birth certificate
  • Copy of Australian citizenship
  • Copy of pre-requisite qualification/s*

Please note: (If you are applying for VET STUDENT LOANS, you must provide proof of eligibility).

USI Number: To enrol in a Nationally Accredited course you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) You can apply for your USI here. The application process only takes 5 minutes. It is compulsory for you to have a USI and we encourage you to apply for it as soon as you can and preferably BEFORE your enrolment is finalised. 

COURSE AT
A GLANCE

COURSE START
Monthly start date

COURSE MODE
Full Time
Part-Time
Single Unit

STUDY MODE
Online / Blended

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