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.

WA & QLD Laser Licence Recognition

 

The 52854WA Graduate Diploma of Dermal Science is recognised by the Radiological Council of WA as meeting the laser licence exemption criteria for hair removal, vascular and pigment treatment categories.

 

The 52854WA Graduate Diploma of Dermal Science is recognised by QLD Radiation Health as meeting the fast-track laser licence criteria for hair removal, vascular and skin rejuvenation treatment categories.

COURSE FEES AND PAYMENT INFORMATION

$14,470

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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Certificate IV or Diploma of Beauty Therapy or;
  • Diploma minimum in a health related field

COURSE DURATION & STUDY COMMITMENT

  • 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

STUDY MODES AVAILABLE

  • On campus in Perth (February and July intakes)
  • Online, with practical training available in Sydney, Perth, Gold Coast and Melbourne
  • Monthly intakes available for online study mode

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION

Graduates of the 52854WA Graduate Diploma of Dermal Science are eligible for membership with the Australian Society of Dermal Clinicians.

GRADUATE SUPPORT

On completion of the 52854WA Graduate Diploma of Dermal Science, graduates will automatically gain complimentary access to Aesthetics CPD for a period of 12 months.

Graduates from the 52854WA Graduate Diploma of Dermal Science are eligible to access the AACDS Recruitment site to view job posts in cosmetic medicine.

Course Structure

Full-Time

Please note: These outlines are to be used as a guide only. Your units will be confirmed upon receiving a personalised schedule.

Semester One - Theory units

Unit Code and Title
CDNERT02
Analyse epidermal resurfacing therapies
CDNTLBT02
Analyse light and energy-based therapies used in cosmetic medicine / Laser Safety Certificate
CDNCAS01
Apply communication and assessment strategies to patient consultation
(Theory component)
CDNPDD02
Apply principles of dermatology and dermatoscopy to cosmetic medicine
(Theory component)
CDNEFC02
Evaluate the use and formulation of cosmeceuticals
HLTINF005
Maintain infection prevention for skin penetration treatments
(Theory component)

Semester One - Practical Units

Unit Code and Title
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
(Practical component)
HLTINF005
Maintain infection prevention for skin penetration treatments
(Practical component)
CDNPDD02
Apply principles of dermatology and dermatoscopy to cosmetic medicine
(Theory component)

Semester Two - Theory Units

Unit Code and Title
CDNESP02
Evaluate surgical cosmetic procedures
CDNMCP01
Manage and promote the cosmetic practice
CDNIHD01
Integrate health and dermatology for aesthetic practice (Pending unit accreditation)

Optional Clinical Placement

Unit Code and Title
OPTIONAL
Clinical Placement (76 hrs)

Part-Time

Please note: These outlines are to be used as a guide only. Your units will be confirmed upon receiving a personalised schedule.

Semester One - Theory Units

Unit Code and Title
CDNERT02
Analyse epidermal resurfacing therapies
CDNTLBT02
Analyse light and energy-based therapies used in cosmetic medicine / Laser Safety Certificate
CDNCAS01
Apply communication and assessment strategies to patient consultation
(Theory component)

Semester Two - Theory Units

Unit Code and Title
CDNPDD02
Apply principles of dermatology and dermatoscopy to cosmetic medicine
(Theory component)
CDNEFC02
Evaluate the use and formulation of cosmeceuticals
HLTINF005
Maintain infection prevention for skin penetration treatments
(Theory component)

Semester Two - Practical Units

Units (Please note: these units are delivered as a cluster over a two-week, full-time period)

Unit Code and Title
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
(Practical component)
HLTINF005
Maintain infection prevention for skin penetration treatments
(Practical component)
CDNPDD02
Apply principles of dermatology and dermatoscopy to cosmetic medicine
(Theory component)

Semester Three - Theory Units

Unit Code and Title
CDNESP02
Evaluate surgical cosmetic procedures
CDNIHD01
Integrate health and dermatology for aesthetic practice (Pending unit accreditation)

Semester Four - Practical Units

Unit Code and Title
CDNMCP01
Manage and Promote the Cosmetic Practice
OPTIONAL CLINICAL PLACEMENT
Clinical Placement (76 hrs)

Per Unit

Students have the option to complete one unit at a time over a maximum timeframe of 2.5 years.


COURSE AT A GLANCE

ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

Certificate IV or Diploma of Beauty Therapy OR Diploma minimum in a health related field

COURSE MODE

Full Time | Part Time | Single Unit

STUDY MODES

Online or
On-campus (Perth) plus practical

CLINICAL COMPETENCIES

Hands on training in Sydney, Perth, Melbourne and Gold Coast

COURSE START

Monthly start dates


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