Aboriginal HealthWorkers Course


This is a free online education resource “Taking care of skin: How to recognise and respond to skin health issues in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples”.

This course is made up of nine topics. Each topic will take between one and two hours to complete.

The topics are:

  • Skin basics
  • Fungal and bacterial infections
  • Animal and insect bites
  • Scabies
  • Skin cancers
  • Eczema
  • Skin examination
  • When to refer a skin problem to a General Practitioner
  • How to educate clients about skin care.

These courses are designed to provide Doctors and related health professionals with knowledge and skills in a range of Dermatology and skin health areas to develop their expertise and confidence in dealing with patients who present with dermatological conditions. It aims to assist you in the day-to-day management of these patients and in making the decision as to when to refer a patient to a Dermatologist.

Completion of this course does not provide you with qualifications in dermatology or guarantee you access into the ACD Specialist Training Program. In order to practice as a Specialist Dermatologist you must complete the ACD Specialist Training Program. Information on the Training Program requirements are outlined here.