Certificate in Melanography Essentials


The Certificate in Melanography Essentials aims to provide you with the relevant knowledge and skills in skin assessment and imaging which are required for competent and safe Melanography practice.  
Save $200. Offer valid from 20/11/2023 to 15/12/2023.
Discount applied at checkout. Use code EY23ME.

Full Course Information

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

Outline & Components

This course offers a combination of online and face to face workshop learning. 

It consists of eight online modules and a 2-day face to face weekend workshop held once each Trimester in Melbourne.


  1. Anatomy and physiology of the skin
  2. Ultraviolet radiation
  3. Lesion recognition
  4. Clinical assessment of lesions and dermoscopy
  5. Melanography imaging procedures
  6. Procedural guidelines for melanography practice
  7. Safety, security and ergonomics in the clinic
  8. Legal aspects of melanography


Start/finish times: 9:30am-5pm each day

Venue: Skin Health Institute, Carlton, Melbourne

Day 1

  • Assessment of the skin
  • Practical component
  • Dermoscopy Explained
  • Total Body Photography
  • Lesion Assessment and imaging

Day 2

  • Skin assessment and imaging practice
  • Sun health and skin cancer
  • Communication
  • Prediction without pigment
  • Melanography practice and assessment
  • Case studies

Please DO NOT book flights or accommodation until closer to the workshop date, as dates are subject to change depending on student numbers. If you do book, please ensure you book refundable options.

Please note: As considerable costs are involved with planning our workshops, the following charges will apply to enrol for another workshop, should you miss the one that you are registered for:

Cancellation prior to 7 days of the workshop:     

You can enroll in the next workshop at no additional cost

Cancellation within 7 days of workshop:     $475

Cancellation within 48 hours of workshop:  $950

Health issues and other extenuating circumstances with supporting documentation provided, will be considered for fee exemption, upon consultations with one of our team members.


Include: online investigation, categorisation activities, multiple choice quizzes and a research paper

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course dates 2024

This course repeats every Trimester, however, you can enrol at any time to access the course material.  Please ensure you select the trimester in which you would like to attend the workshop.

Trimester 1 5th Feb – 28th April
F2F Workshop: March in Melbourne (TBA)


Trimester 2 13thMay – 4th Aug
F2F Workshop:  July in Melbourne (TBA)


Trimester 3 19th Aug – 10th Nov
F2F Workshop:  October in Melbourne (TBA)

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course fees

One low course fee includes access to the course for the duration of study and a 2-day face to face workshop.

  • $1,849 

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

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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 course.

Once you have successfully paid online for your course access, you will receive a receipt as well as a confirmation of enrolment email with account details to access your course.

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 registered nurses and other health professionals. 

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course learning outcomes

At the successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of skin anatomy, physiology and histopathology to melanography practice

  • Relate skin cancer pathology to visible lesion features

  • Explain the effects of ultraviolet radiation on the skin 

  • Conduct a thorough visual skin cancer assessment of a patient

  • Recognize skin lesions using clinical and dermoscopic criteria

  • Accurately identify skin lesions that require photographic imaging for diagnosis and or surveillance

  • Demonstrate competent skin photography skills

  • Provide education to patients about skin cancer and its prevention

  • Carry out total body and individual lesion photography in accordance with a quality standard.

  • Identify key elements for a melanographer to run a clinic efficiently and safely

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Upon completion of this course, you will be issued with a certificate as well as an academic transcript which provides a breakdown of topics and study hours. You are encouraged to keep these as evidence of CPD activities completed. 

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terms & conditions

Please view our Terms and Conditions here before purchasing a course.

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