Advanced Certificate of Dermatology and Skin Cancer


Developed and delivered by Australian trained and based Dermatologists, this course bundle provides a 360-degree training designed to equip general practitioners with the essential knowledge and skills to address skin presentations commonly seen in general practice.

Please contact us directly to purchase the Advanced Certificate Course by calling (02) 8124 6842 during business hours, or contacting

Full Course Information

  • Outline
  • Fees
  • Dates
  • How To Enrol
  • Teachers
  • Outcomes
  • Eligibility
  • CPD Hours
  • T&Cs

Outline & Components

Take both of our Advanced Certificate packages and improve your competence in diagnosing, treating and managing dermatological conditions including skin cancer.  When specialist care is required, improve your patient satisfaction with a confident and appropriate referral process.

This double package consists of 17 online courses in total:




  1. General Principles of Dermatology
  2. Skin Signs of Systemic Disease
  3. Hair & Nails
  4. Acne and Rosacea
  5. Eczema
  6. Psoriasis and Other Papulosquamous Disease
  7. Infections, Infestations & bites
  8. Light Related Skin Disease and Pigmentation Disorders
  9. Dermatological Emergencies
  10. Skin disease in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  11. Vesicular and Bullous Disease
  12. Connective Tissue Disease


  1. Practical Dermoscopy (includes f2f workshop)
  2. Benign & Precancerous Lesions
  3. Melanoma and Other Skin Cancers
  4. Practical Therapies – Basic
  5. Practical Therapies Theory – Advanced

Lectures & Case Studies

Watch recorded lectures and participate in discussions on diagnosis and management direct with our expert Dermatologists.


Assessment for each course will require completion of end of topic quizzes, participation in the case discussion forums, submission of case studies and completion of a final online exam.

Practical Workshop

The Practical Dermoscopy course has a face to face full day workshop.  This day is run by leading Australian Dermatologists and will give students an opportunity to explore the use of dermoscopy and how to conduct a full skin check using diagnostic algorithms.  In addition, students will have the opportunity to practice various types of skin biopsy and suturing techniques.  

Required Hours

This combined Advanced Certificate requires about 417 study hours.

You will have up to 48 months to complete the full certificate.

Course Handbooks

Each course has its own handbook. Please make sure you have a look at these (downloadable form the Outline tab on each course page) before you purchase the course.

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course dates 2024

You may enrol at any point through the year. Our staff will advise you on the best course with which to start depending on the timing of your enrolment.

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course fees

One low fee includes access to all 12 General Dermatology courses and 5 Skin Cancer courses for 48 months:

  • $10,605

The price is a 5% saving on purchasing our Advanced Certificate of General Dermatology and Advanced Certificate of Skin Cancer separately.

Please note that travel and accommodation expenses for the Practical Dermoscopy face to face workshop are not included.

Dermatology Australasia offers payment plans for this course. Please contact for more information on this BEFORE purchasing this course if you would like this option.

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how to enrol

Please contact us directly to purchase the Advanced Certificate Course by calling (02) 8124 6842 during business hours, or contacting

From there you can and arrange payment to gain access to the orientation course.

You will be contacted by a student advisor within a few days of enrolment to plan your course map and to enroll you in the relevant modules.

Please note that enrolments are only secured once payment is made. Adding the course to your cart will not hold an enrolment place.

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To view our teaching faculty, please visit Our Dermatologists page.

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course eligibility

This certificate is aimed at General Practitioners, Registrars and prevocational Doctors. 

For queries regarding your eligibility, please contact

*General Practitioners practicing outside of Australia are also welcome to enroll in the course, but have to submit their qualifications for verification BEFORE enrolling. Please email your primary medical qualifications/degrees to us at and we will get back to you with further instructions.

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course learning outcomes

Please see individual course pages for specific learning outcomes for each course.

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CPD Hours

RACGP CPD hours awarded for completion of all 17 courses is 417 hours across the below CPD categories:

  • 246 Educational Activity hours
  • 34 Measuring Outcome hours
  • 137 Reviewing Performance hours

This Advanced Certificate is also ACRRM approved for the following PDP hours:

  • Accreditation pending

The RNZCGP recognises activities and events done through Dermatology Australasia.

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terms & conditions

Please view our Terms and Conditions here and FAQ here before purchasing a course. Also view the course handbook under the outline tab to ensure you are aware of the course expectations.

These resources may address any queries or concerns you have regarding our courses.

If you require further assistance or have additional questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our team. We are here to help and ensure your experience with us is a positive one.

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These courses are designed to provide General Practitioners 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 Dermatologists.

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.