Graduate Diploma In Dermal Therapies 52707WA

Course Overview

The Graduate Diploma of Dermal Therapies 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.

Admission Requirements

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

Course Duration And Study Commitment

  • Full-time: approx. 20 hrs/week over 10 months (2 x 16 week semesters)
  • Part-time: approx. 10 hrs/week over 20 months (limited places) (4 x 16 week semesters)

Study Modes Available

  • On campus in Brisbane and Gold Coast
  • Practical training available in Gold Coast

Professional Recognition

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

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Further Learning Pathway

On successful completion of the unit GCNPAM801A 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).



Payment options available for all courses including extended payment plans.
(This covers electronic course materials with the exception of text books, online support, webinars, marking and tutor support)

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Course Structure

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

1.1 GDTERT801A Analyse epidermal resurfacing techniques

GDTLBT801A Analyse light-based therapies used in cosmetic medicine

1.2 GDTPCD801A Analyse the principles of dermatology in a cosmetic medical context
1.4 BSBWOR502B Ensure team effectiveness
BSBFIM501A Manage budgets and financial plans
2.4 CDTPCP801A Evaluate the use and formulation of cosmeceuticals
2.1 GDTPAM801A Analyse the principles of anti-ageing medicine
Pre 2.2 HLTAID003 Apply first aid
HLTIN402B Maintain infection control standards in office practice settings
BSBMED303B Maintain patient records
2.2 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
GDTPFL801A Perform skin needling in a cosmetic medical context
GDTPCP801A Perform fractionated laser in a cosmetic medical context
3.0 Clinical 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
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College Business Hours

  • Monday to Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Friday: 9 AM - 4 PM
  • Saturday to Sunday: Closed