Advanced Certificate of General Dermatology


This highly comprehensive, completely online 12-course program has been designed to equip general practitioners with a sound understanding of skin diseases commonly seen in primary care.

Designed and delivered by Australian trained and based dermatologists, this course provides up-to-date clinical information with treatment and referral guidelines.

Our performance evaluation system ensures that the professionals who graduate from our courses are well prepared to cope with the challenges and opportunities of the modern healthcare system and its demands.


Full Course Information

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

Outline & Components

This highly comprehensive online 12-course program has been designed to equip General Practitioners with a sound understanding of skin diseases commonly seen in primary care.

This course consists of 12 online courses:

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

Lectures & Case Studies

Watch live and recorded lectures and participate in discussions on diagnosis and management directly with your teaching Dermatologists.


Complete each end of topic quiz, participate in the case discussion forum, submit 2 case studies and complete a final online exam.

Required Hours

This Advanced Certificate requires approximately 235 study hours.

Course duration is up to 24 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 throughout the year.  Our staff will advise you on the best course with which to start depending on the timing of your enrolment.  We recommend 4-8 weeks to complete each course and provide a maximum of 2 years to finish all 12 courses.

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course fees

One low fee includes access to all 12 General Dermatology courses for 24 months:

  • $4,970

This price is a 10% saving on purchasing the 12 modules individually.

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

Click HERE to be directed to the purchase page.

Here you can pay online 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 courses.

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. Nurse practitioners are also eligible for this course. 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 module.

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CPD Hours

RACGP CPD hours awarded for completion of all 12 courses is 235 hours across the below CPD categories:

  • 134 Educational Activity hours
  • 20 Measuring Outcome hours
  • 81 Reviewing Performance hours

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

  • 134 Educational Activity hours
  • 20 Measuring Outcome hours
  • 81 Reviewing Performance hours

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 requirements.

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.