Advanced Certificate of Skin Cancer


Developed and delivered by Australian trained and based Dermatologists, this 5-course program has been designed to equip General Practitioners with a sound understanding of skin cancers commonly seen in primary care. 


Full Course Information

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

Outline & Components

This package consists of five online courses and one face to face workshop.  

Successfully complete the following courses in order to gain the certificate:

  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


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. 

We have every intention of holding our face-to-face workshops as scheduled, but due to unforeseen circumstances that may arise, please ensure that any travel/accommodation bookings you make are fully flexible and refundable.  It is our preference that students attend workshops face-to-face however we have developed an online version.  If you have extenuating circumstances surrounding workshop attendance please contact us to discuss this alternative option.

Clinical Case Studies 

In all of our courses participants have the opportunity to respond to authentic clinic case studies and challenge yourself to provide a diagnosis and first-step management plan on the clinical information and dermoscopic images.


Attend or watch recordings of online webinars and participate in open discussion on diagnosis and management direct with our expert Dermatologists.


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

Required Hours

This Advanced Certificate requires about 182 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 through the year.  Our staff will advise you on the best course with which to start depending on the timing of your erolment.  We recommend 8-12 weeks to complete each course and provide a maximum of 2 years to finish all five courses

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course fees

One low fee includes access to all 5 Skin Cancer courses for 24 months:

  • $6,190

This price is a 10% saving on purchasing the 5 modules individually.

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

Click HERE to be directed to our online shop and 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 enrol 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. 

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

See individual pages for each course for the learning outcomes of this course.

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CPD Hours

RACGP CPD hours awarded for completion of all 5 courses is 182 hours accross the below CPD categories:

  • 112 Educational Activity hours
  • 14 Measuring Outcome hours
  • 56 Reviewing Performance hours

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

  • 136 Educational Activity hours
  • 14 Measuring Outcome hours
  • 80 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. General Practi