52850WA Advanced Diploma of Cosmetic Dermal Science

The 52850WA Advanced Diploma of Cosmetic Dermal Science is an undergraduate 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.

WA and QLD Laser Licence Recognition

 

The 52850WA Advanced Diploma of Cosmetic 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 52850WA Advanced Diploma of Cosmetic 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

$14,300 - Domestic Students - Online Study

$15,470 - Domestic Students - On-Campus Study

$21,500 - International Students
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This is a Study Loans approved course. For more information on our payment options, please click here.

 

 

 

 

(To view full schedule of fees, click here)

Please note:

The above prices are applicable for all students commencing their studies after September 2017. Any studies commenced prior to this date will be charged at their original enrolment fee.

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

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • 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

COURSE DURATION AND STUDY COMMITMENT

  • 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

STUDY MODES AVAILABLE

  • Online
  • On campus in Perth

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION

Graduates of this course are eligible for membership with the Australian Society of Dermal Clinicians.

FURTHER LEARNING PATHWAY

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 anti-ageing medicine within the 52707WA Graduate Diploma of Dermal Therapies.

COURSE STRUCTURE

*Please note: Course structure, duration of practical and choice of electives may change at any time at the discretion of AACDS.

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

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

Semester Two - Practical Competencies

Unit Code and Title
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
(Practical component)
HLTINF005
Maintain infection prevention for skin penetration treatments
(Practical component)

Semester Three

Unit Code and Title
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
Optional Clinical Placement available
76 Hrs at an approved Cosmetic Clinic

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

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

Semester Two - Theory Component

Unit Code and Title
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
(Theory component)

Semester Two - Practical Competencies

Unit Code and Title
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
(Practical component)
HLTINF005
Maintain infection prevention for skin penetration treatments
(Practical component)

Semester Three

Unit Code and Title
CDNSCP02
Evaluate surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures
CDNPPC02
Analyse the principles of psychology in a cosmetic medical context

Semester Four

Unit Code and Title
CDNMCP01
Manage and promote the cosmetic practice
Optional Clinical Placement
76 Hrs at an approved Cosmetic Clinic


COURSE AT A GLANCE

ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

Completion of year 12 or mature age entry

COURSE MODE

Full Time | Part Time

STUDY MODES

Online | On Campus

CAMPUS LOCATION

Perth

COURSE START

Monthly Intakes (Online)
2 Intakes A Year (On-Campus)

 


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