52850WA Advanced Diploma of Cosmetic Dermal Science

52850WA Advanced Diploma of Cosmetic Dermal Science

The 52850WA Advanced Diploma of Cosmetic Dermal Science is an undergraduate dermal therapy course developed for candidates wanting to work as a qualified Dermal Therapist in a cosmetic medical practice or dermal clinic. The curriculum covers the knowledge and skills required to perform a range of dermal therapy procedures within a cosmetic medical context. This course is an ideal alternative to Beauty Therapy as it caters for candidates who wish to provide results-driven procedures and work alongside other allied health and cosmetic medical professionals.

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$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 HELP 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.

  • Completion of year 12 or mature-age entry
  • 1000-word essay on the practice of cosmetic medicine and dermal therapies in Australia (please click here for more information on writing your essay)
  • Candidates from a non-academic background MUST complete a Literacy & Numeracy test
  • Additional requirements may be determined upon the pre-enrolment interview
  • Full-time: approx. 27 hrs/week over 10 months
  • Part-time: approx. 15 hrs/week over 20 months
  • Single unit: approx. 6 hrs/week over a maximum of 3 years
  • Two-week full-time block for clinical competencies in Dermal Therapies
  • Online, with practical training available in Sydney, Perth, Gold Coast, and Melbourne.

On completion of the 52850WA Advanced Diploma of Cosmetic Dermal Science graduates will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and develop additional skills in dermatoscopy and integrated health and dermatology within the 52854WA Graduate Diploma of Dermal Science.

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

CDNCAS01 - Apply communication and assessment strategies to patient consultation



CDNERT02 -
Analyse epidermal resurfacing techniques



CDNLBT02 -
Analyse light-based therapies used in cosmetic medicine / laser safety
(Includes approved Laser Safety Certificate)



CDNAAP01 -
Apply principles of anatomy and physiology to dermal therapies



CDNEFC02 -
Evaluate the use and formulation of cosmeceuticals



HLTINF005 -
Maintain infection prevention for skin penetration treatments



CDNSCP02 -
Evaluate surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures



CDNPPC02 -
Analyse the principles of psychology in a cosmetic medical context



CDNMCP01 -
Manage and promote the cosmetic practice


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



CDNPCM02 -
Provide clinical microdermabrasion procedures in a cosmetic medical context



CDNPSN02 -
Provide skin needling procedures in a cosmetic medical context



CDNPCP02 -
Provide chemical resurfacing procedures in a cosmetic medical context



CDNCAS01 -
Apply communication and assessment strategies to patient consultation



HLTINF005 -
Maintain infection prevention for skin penetration treatments



OPTIONAL CLINICAL PLACEMENT AVAILABLE -
76 Hrs at an approved cosmetic clinic


On completion of the 52850WA Advanced Diploma of Cosmetic 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 certificate of year 12 OR proof of age over 21
  • Copy of of a national certificate IV qualification OR completion of our online LLN test
  • 1000-word essay on dermal therapies within Australia (essay instructions available to download here

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. 

Please note: If you do not hold a Year 12 Certificate / mature age entry or hold a national Certificate IV, you may be required to sit an online Language, Literacy test (LLN) test. The requirement to sit this test will be established on a case-by-case basis. You will be notified if this is a requirement once your application has been processed.

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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