52707WA Graduate Diploma of Dermal Therapies

The Graduate Diploma of Dermal Therapies (52707WA) is developed for candidates from a beauty or health background wanting to achieve a formal and recognised qualification in dermal therapies. The objective of the qualification is to provide graduates with the knowledge and hands-on skills to perform safe and effective dermal therapies and meet the employment needs of a modern cosmetic medical clinic.

 

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

Course fee

$12,400 - Online Study

$13,300 - On-Campus Study

(To view full schedule of fees, click here)

Payment information

  • 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

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

Course duration and study commitment

  • Full-time: approx. 20 hrs/week over 10 months
  • Part-time: approx. 10 hrs/week over 20 months
  • Single unit: approx. 6 hrs/week over a maximum of 2 years

Study modes available

  • On campus in Perth, Brisbane and Gold Coast
  • Online, with practical training available in Sydney, Perth, Gold Coast and Melbourne

Professional Recognition

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

Further Learning Pathway

On successful completion of the unit GDTPAM801A Analyse the Principles of
Anti-Ageing Medicine and its prerequisite units, students will receive credit towards their certification in Anti-Ageing Medicine for Allied Health Professional through the Australasian Academy of Anti-Medicine (A5M).

Course Structure

Contact hours per week do NOT include the addition self-guided study.

Full-Time

Semester One

Code
Cluster
1.1Dermal Science Theory
GDTERT801A Analyse epidermal resurfacing techniques
GDTLBT801A Analyse light-based therapies used in cosmetic medicine
(Unit incorporates a Laser Safety Officer’s Certificate approved by QLD Radiation Health and the WA Radiological Council)
HLTCOM406C Make referrals to other health care professionals when appropriate
1.2GDTPCD801A Analyse the principles of dermatology in a cosmetic medical context
1.4Practice Management and Administration
HLTCOM503D Manage a practice
BSBWOR502B Ensure team effectiveness
BSBFIM501A Manage budgets and financial plans
2.4GDTEFC801A Evaluate the use and formulation of cosmeceuticals

Semester Two

Code
Cluster
2.1GDTSCP801A Evaluate surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures
2.6GDTPAM801A Analyse the principles of anti-ageing medicine

Practical Competencies

Code
Cluster
Pre 2.2Preparation for Dermal Science Practical

HLTAID003 Provide first aid**
HLTIN402B Maintain infection control standards in office practice settings (theory component)
BSBMED303B Maintain patient records
2.2Dermal Science Practical
(Completed as a full-time 10 to 12-day block)

GDTPCM801A Perform clinical microdermabrasion in a cosmetic medical context
GDTPCP801A Perform chemical peels in a cosmetic medical context
GDTPLT801A Perform light-based therapies for the purpose of photo rejuvenation in a cosmetic medical context
GDTPSN801A Perform skin needling in a cosmetic medical context
GDTPFL801A Perform fractionated laser in a cosmetic medical context
HLTIN402B Maintain infection control standards in office practice settings (practical component)
3.0Clinical Placement*
((Pre-requisite to access to AACDS recruitment site))

76 hours of clinical experience at an approved Cosmetic Medical Clinic.
This unit is available to students who do NOT have relevant industry experience. Students with relevant industry experience may be exempt from this unit. This is assessed on a case-by-case basis.

*The Clinical Placement unit is a non-accredited unit

**HLTAID003 Provide first aid, is delivered by Red Cross on our behalf. All certificates / statement of attainments will be issued by the Red Cross directly.

 

Part-time

Semester One

Code
Cluster
1.1Dermal Science Theory
GDTERT801A Analyse epidermal resurfacing techniques
GDTLBT801A Analyse light-based therapies used in cosmetic medicine
(Unit incorporates a Laser Safety Officer’s Certificate approved by QLD Radiation Health and the WA Radiological Council)
HLTCOM406C Make referrals to other health care professionals when appropriate
1.2GDTPCD801A Analyse the principles of dermatology in a cosmetic medical context

Semester Two

Code
Cluster
1.4Practice Management and Administration
HLTCOM503D Manage a practice
BSBWOR502B Ensure team effectiveness
BSBFIM501A Manage budgets and financial plans
2.4GDTEFC801A Evaluate the use and formulation of cosmeceuticals

Semester Three

Code
Cluster
2.1GDTSCP801A Evaluate surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures
2.6GDTPAM801A Analyse the principles of anti-ageing medicine

Semester Four - Practical Competencies

Code
Cluster
Pre 2.2Preparation for Dermal Science Practical

HLTAID003 Provide first aid**
HLTIN402B Maintain infection control standards in office practice settings (theory component)
BSBMED303B Maintain patient records
2.2Dermal Science Practical
(Completed as a full-time 10 to 12-day block)

GDTPCM801A Perform clinical microdermabrasion in a cosmetic medical context
GDTPCP801A Perform chemical peels in a cosmetic medical context
GDTPLT801A Perform light-based therapies for the purpose of photo rejuvenation in a cosmetic medical context
GDTPSN801A Perform skin needling in a cosmetic medical context
GDTPFL801A Perform fractionated laser in a cosmetic medical context
HLTIN402B Maintain infection control standards in office practice settings (practical component)
3.0Clinical Placement*
((Pre-requisite to access to AACDS recruitment site))

76 hours of clinical experience at an approved Cosmetic Medical Clinic.
This unit is available to students who do NOT have relevant industry experience. Students with relevant industry experience may be exempt from this unit. This is assessed on a case-by-case basis.

*The Clinical Placement unit is a non-accredited unit

**HLTAID003 Provide first aid, is delivered by Red Cross on our behalf. All certificates / statement of attainments will be issued by the Red Cross directly.

Per Unit

Semester One

Code
Cluster
1.1Dermal Science Theory
GDTERT801A Analyse epidermal resurfacing techniques
GDTLBT801A Analyse light-based therapies used in cosmetic medicine
(Unit incorporates a Laser Safety Officer’s Certificate approved by QLD Radiation Health and the WA Radiological Council)
HLTCOM406C Make referrals to other health care professionals when appropriate

Semester Two

Code
Cluster
1.2GDTPCD801A Analyse the principles of dermatology in a cosmetic medical context

Semester Three

Code
Cluster
1.4Practice Management and Administration
HLTCOM503D Manage a practice
BSBWOR502B Ensure team effectiveness
BSBFIM501A Manage budgets and financial plans

Semester Four

Code
Cluster
2.4GDTEFC801A Evaluate the use and formulation of cosmeceuticals

Semester Five

Code
Cluster
2.1GDTSCP801A Evaluate surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures

Semester Six

Code
Cluster
2.6GDTPAM801A Analyse the principles of anti-ageing medicine

Semester Seven - Practical Competencies

Code
Cluster
Pre 2.2Preparation for Dermal Science Practical

HLTAID003 Provide first aid**
HLTIN402B Maintain infection control standards in office practice settings (theory component)
BSBMED303B Maintain Patient Records
2.2Dermal Science Practical
(Completed as a full-time 10 to 12-day block)

GDTPCM801A Perform clinical microdermabrasion in a cosmetic medical context
GDTPCP801A Perform chemical peels in a cosmetic medical context
GDTPLT801A Perform light-based therapies for the purpose of photo rejuvenation in a cosmetic medical context
GDTPSN801A Perform skin needling in a cosmetic medical context
GDTPFL801A Perform fractionated laser in a cosmetic medical context
HLTIN402B Maintain infection control standards in office practice settings (practical component)
3.0Clinical Placement*
((Pre-requisite to access to AACDS recruitment site))

76 hours of clinical experience at an approved Cosmetic Medical Clinic.
This unit is available to students who do NOT have relevant industry experience. Students with relevant industry experience may be exempt from this unit. This is assessed on a case-by-case basis.

*The Clinical Placement unit is a non-accredited unit

**HLTAID003 Provide first aid, is delivered by Red Cross on our behalf. All certificates / statement of attainments will be issued by the Red Cross directly.


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

On Campus | Online plus practical

ON CAMPUS

Perth, Gold Coast

COURSE START

Monthly start dates


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