Professional Certificate in Clinical Laser Procedures (Fractionated Ablative Laser)

This Professional Certificate provides Aesthetic Doctors with the knowledge and hands-on skills to perform fractionated laser procedures for the purpose of skin rejuvenation and for specific dermatologic conditions. The course provides a holistic approach to laser practice within a cosmetic medical setting, encompassing units in:
- Laser and light physics
- Laser Safety
- Hands-on laser training in a 2:1 Student to Trainer ratio
- Required 12-month mentorship program

*Please note: AACDS reserves the right to change information relating to this course based on any potential changes to the WA licensing criteria as stipulated by the Radiological Council of WA.

For more information on the changes to the laser laws in Western Australia, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions.


You must be currently registered with AHPRA as a Medical Doctor


Total fee for the Professional Certificate in Cosmetic Laser Procedures (Fractionated Ablative Laser)

= Fractionated Ablative Laser with supervised hours $5,500 inc. GST
= Fractionated Ablative Laser without supervised hours $1,540 inc. GST

- Upfront Payment
- StudyLoans (find out more here)
- Payment Plan

Course Structure

Unit Title Study Mode Duration
Analyse the principles of light-based therapies in a cosmetic medical context* Online theory 30 hours
Laser safety certificate* (included in the above unit) Online theory 30 hours
Analyse the principles of cosmetic dermatology* Online theory 20 hours
Perform fractionated ablative laser procedures Hands-on training at Academy Day Hospital 2 days
Supervised mentorship to be tailored to an individual basis N/A 12 months

CPD Points (Pending Accreditation)

The Australasian Academy of Cosmetic Dermal Science is an approved RACGP CPD Provider. CPD points are available through self-directed learning for the units within this course.


Credit Transfer for AACDS Graduates

For graduates holding a qualification from AACDS, you will be exempt from the units completed within your AACDS course. However, we do recommend you complete a refresher on the unit ‘Analyse the principles of light-based therapies in cosmetic medicine / laser safety’. You will be provided free access to this online unit to refresh prior to your practical training.

Training Facilities & Equipment

Academy Day Hospital is an accredited Day Hospital specialising in a range of cosmetic surgical procedures. Training will take place in the surgical theatre using medical laser equipment.


To Apply:

1. Click the link below to download a copy of our application form
2. Complete the form
3. Email your completed application form to




Blended learning (online theory plus hands-on training)


Must be currently registered with AHPRA as a Medical Doctor


Monthly intakes - Commencing Jan 2019