Advanced Certificate in General Dermatology


This highly comprehensive, completely online 12 module 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.

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Full Course Information

  • Outline
  • Fees
  • Dates
  • How to Enrol
  • Teachers
  • Outcomes
  • Eligibility
  • CPD Points
  • T&Cs
  • Cancellation & Refunds

Outline & Components

This highly comprehensive online 12 module 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 modules:

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


Assessment for each module will require the satisfactory completion of a number of topic based quizzes together with a small number of targeted case studies.

Required Hours

This course requires about 200 study hours.

Course duration up to 24 months to complete the full certificate.

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course dates 2022

Enrolment dates do not apply for this course. You may enrol at any point through the year.

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course fees

One low fee includes access to the course for the duration of study including all learning material and resources:

  • GP/Registrar/Other $4,800

ACD Advanced Certificate of Skin Cancer offers payment plans for this course.

For payment plan  details please contact College direct 

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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 course.

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

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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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course eligibility

This course is aimed at GPs and GP registrars. Nurse practitioners and other medical registrars are also eligible. For queries regarding eligibility please contact

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course learning outcomes

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

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CPD Points

CPD points from the RACGP at completion of all 12 modules is 480 points.

The RNZCGP recognises  activities and events done through Dermatology Australasia.

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terms & conditions

  1. The enrolment fee includes access to the online modules
  2. Access to the online modules and any associated materials are available for the duration of the course.
  3. Registration in the program will be confirmed upon receipt of the completed enrolment form and payment of the relevant course fees to ACD.
  4. Participants can defer by submitting a written request to the Australasian College of Dermatologists that is received no later than 20 working days before the end of the the timeframe given in welcome pack. If a deferment is granted, students will be offered an additional time period to complete their studies. Once this offer is accepted the student will receive a confirmation email. A maximum of one deferral is permitted per student.
  5. Participants are required to review the Terms and Conditions and cancellation/refund policy prior to registering, and to acknowledge acceptance of these conditions during the registration process.
  6. College expects that students source all case for assignments themselves. In extenuating circumstances college may be able to provide cases to complete the module. A request for this needs to be submitted in writing to 20 days prior to term completion.
  7. Participants will be issued with a Statement of Attainment once all course components have been completed.

The Australasian College of Dermatologists complies with the requirements of the Federal Privacy Act and the National Privacy Principles. A full copy of the College’s privacy policy is available here.

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cancellations & refunds

  1. A full refund of fees will be available if an offer of placement is withdrawn or in the unlikely event that College is unable to provide any components of the course.
  2. No refund of fees will be made once a student has enrolled in the course.
  3. If students wish to defer they need to submit a written request at least 20 days before the term end. Each written request will be considered on its merits. Deferment will not be granted for requests received within 20 days of the end date unless there are extenuating circumstances mitigating studies.
  4. All requests for deferment must be made in writing to

The Australasian College of Dermatologists complies with the requirements of the Federal Privacy Act and the National Privacy Principles. A full copy of the College’s privacy policy is available here.

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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 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.