10510NAT Advanced Diploma of Cosmetic Dermal Science

The Advanced Diploma of Cosmetic Dermal Science (10510NAT) is a unique combination of dermal science, enrolled nursing and medical assisting units, which have been contextualised to the field of cosmetic medicine and dermal therapies. The curriculum covers the key competencies required to work as a qualified Dermal Therapist within a cosmetic medical practice. Scope of work includes performing dermal therapy procedures, assisting medical personnel with cosmetic surgical and non-surgical procedures, assisting with practice and patient management, and performing administration duties.

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

Course fee

$17,200 - Domestic Students - On-Campus Study

$21,500 - International Students

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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

  • 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 1 year
  • Part-time: approx. 15 hrs/week over 2 years

Study modes available

  • On campus in Perth and Gold Coast

Professional Recognition

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

Further Learning Pathway

On completion of the Advanced Diploma of Cosmetic Dermal Science, graduates will gain credit/advanced standing into the following courses:

  • Diploma of Enrolled Nursing (at any TAFE or Private College)
  • Certificate IV in Medical Assisting (at any TAFE or Private College)

Course Structure

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

Full-Time

Semester One

Code
Cluster
1.1Dermal Science Theory
CDSERT601A Analyse epidermal resurfacing techniques
CDSLBT601A 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
1.2DSHLTAP401B Confirm physical health status
2.0DSHLTEN401B Work in the nursing profession
HLTEN509B Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice
1.3DSHLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples
HLTEN502B Apply effective communication skills in nursing practice
1.4Practice Management and Administration
HLTCOM503D Manage a practice
BSBWOR502B Ensure team effectiveness
BSBFIM501A Manage budgets and financial plans

Semester Two

Code
Cluster
2.1CDSSCP601A Evaluate surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures
2.3DSCDSPPC601A Analyse the principles of psychology in a cosmetic medical context
1.2CDSPCD601A Analyse the principles of dermatology in a cosmetic medical context
2.4CDSEFC601A Evaluate the use and formulation of cosmeceuticals

Practical Competencies

Code
Cluster
Pre 2.2Preparation for Dermal Science Practical

HLTAID003 Provide first aid**
HLTIN402C 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)

CDSPCM601A Perform clinical microdermabrasion in a cosmetic medical context
CDSPCP601A Perform chemical peels in a cosmetic medical context
CDSPLT601A Perform light-based therapies for the purpose of photo rejuvenation in a cosmetic medical context
CDSPSN601A Perform skin needling in a cosmetic medical context
CDSPFL601A 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
CDSERT601A Analyse epidermal resurfacing techniques
CDSLBT601A 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
1.2DSHLTAP401B Confirm physical health status

Semester Two

Code
Cluster
1.3DSHLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples
HLTEN502B Apply Effective communication skills in nursing practice
1.4Practice Management and Administration
HLTCOM503D Manage a practice
BSBWOR502B Ensure team effectiveness
BSBFIM501A Manage budgets and financial plans

Semester Three

Code
Cluster
2.0DSHLTEN401B Work in the nursing profession
HLTEN509B Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice
2.1CDSSCP601A Evaluate surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures
1.2CDSPCD601A Analyse the principles of dermatology in a cosmetic medical context

Semester Four

Code
Cluster
2.3DSCDSPPC601A Analyse the principles of psychology in a cosmetic medical context
2.4CDSEFC601A Evaluate the use and formulation of cosmeceuticals

Practical Competencies

Code
Cluster
Pre 2.2Preparation for Dermal Science Practical

HLTAID003 Provide first aid**
HLTIN402C 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)

CDSPCM601A Perform clinical microdermabrasion in a cosmetic medical context
CDSPCP601A Perform chemical peels in a cosmetic medical context
CDSPLT601A Perform light-based therapies for the purpose of photo rejuvenation in a cosmetic medical context
CDSPSN601A Perform skin needling in a cosmetic medical context
CDSPFL601A Perform fractionated laser in a cosmetic medical context
HLTIN402C 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
CDSERT601A Analyse epidermal resurfacing techniques
CDSLBT601A 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
1.2DSHLTAP401B Confirm physical health status

Semester Three

Code
Cluster
1.3DSHLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples
HLTEN502B Apply effective communication skills in nursing practice

Semester Four

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

Semester Five

Code
Cluster
2.0DSHLTEN401B Work in the nursing profession
HLTEN509B Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice

Semester Six

Code
Cluster
2.1CDSSCP601A Evaluate surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures

Semester Seven

Code
Cluster
1.2CDSPCD601A Analyse the principles of dermatology in a cosmetic medical context

Semester Eight

Code
Cluster
2.3DSCDSPPC601A Analyse the principles of psychology in a cosmetic medical context

Semester Nine

Code
Cluster
2.4CDSEFC601A Evaluate the use and formulation of cosmeceuticals

Practical Competencies

Code
Cluster
Pre 2.2Preparation for Dermal Science Practical

HLTAID003 Provide first aid**
HLTIN402C 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)

CDSPCM601A Perform clinical microdermabrasion in a cosmetic medical context
CDSPCP601A Perform chemical peels in a cosmetic medical context
CDSPLT601A Perform light-based therapies for the purpose of photo rejuvenation in a cosmetic medical context
CDSPSN601A Perform skin needling in a cosmetic medical context
CDSPFL601A Perform fractionated laser in a cosmetic medical context
HLTIN402C 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 Apply first aid, is delivered by Red Cross on our behalf. All certificates / statement of attainments will be issued by the Red Cross directly.

Additional Information

If graduates of the Advanced Diploma of Cosmetic Dermal Science wish to work in a non-medical beauty clinic, they may be advised to complete some additional units from the Beauty Training Package. These units are delivered through TAFEs and private beauty colleges.

 


COURSE AT A GLANCE

ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

Completion of year 12 or mature age entry

COURSE MODE

Full Time | Part Time

STUDY MODES

On Campus Only

ON CAMPUS

Perth, Gold Coast

COURSE START

2 Intakes A Year

 


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