Advanced Diploma of Cosmetic Dermal Science 52850WA

Advanced Diploma Of Cosmetic Dermal Science 52850WA

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The entry requirements are that applicants to this course must have successfully completed year 12, or Diploma level, or complete an LLN test (Language, Literacy and Numeracy) provided by GrayclayAll candidates will be required to complete a Pre-Training interview prior to enrolment, to determine the individual’s suitability for the training program.

Full TimePart TimeSingle Unit Mode
5 x 10 week terms, includes 3 weeks break between each term8 x 10 week term, includes 3 weeks break between each termUp to 3 years to complete qualification
Live Stream Lectures - 14 hours per week, includes unit support Tutorials.Live Stream Lectures - 7 hours per week, includes unit support Tutorials.Live Stream Lectures - 6 hours per week, includes unit support Tutorials.
In addition approx. 6 hours per unit of self guided study is required.In addition approx. 6 hours per unit of self guided study is required.In addition approx. 6 hours per unit of self guided study is required.

Additional Support through Assessment Study hours and Catch Up Calls

Study Modes Available
Live Streamed lectures providing real time interaction and learning support Practical training – Southport Gold Coast

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  1. General fee-paying Fees
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  3. International Student Fees
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Theory Units

Unit Code and Title:

CDNCAS01 - Apply communication and assessment strategies to patient consultation (Theory component)
CDNERT02 - Analyse epidermal resurfacing techniques
CDNTLBT02 - Analyse light-based therapies used in cosmetic medicine (Includes approved Laser Safety Certificate)
CDNAAP01 - Apply principles of anatomy and physiology to dermal therapies
CDNEFC02 - Evaluate the use and formulation of cosmeceuticals
HLTIN005 - Maintain infection prevention for skin penetration treatments (Theory component)
CDNSCP02 - Evaluate surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures
CDNPPC02 - Analyse the principles of psychology in a cosmetic medical context
CDNMCP01 - Manage and promote the cosmetic practice


Practical Units

Unit Code and Title:

CDNPLT01 - Provide laser and light-based procedures in a cosmetic medical context
CDNPCM02 - Provide clinical microdermabrasion procedures in a cosmetic medical context
CDNPSN02 - Provide skin needling procedures in a cosmetic medical context
CDNPCP02 - Provide chemical resurfacing procedures in a cosmetic medical context

On completion of the 52850WA Advanced Diploma of Cosmetic Dermal Science graduates will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and develop additional skills in dermatoscopy and integrated health and dermatology within the 52854WA Graduate Diploma of Dermal Science.


January, April, July and October See the college calendar for semester dates

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Live Streamed lectures provide real-time interaction and learning supportPractical training - White Rooms Clinics, Grayclay 1 Short Street, Southport Gold Coast

Ongoing support


Are you looking for a competitive edge in your future career in cosmetic dermal science? Look no further than Grayclay's optional Graduate Clinical Experience Program! This program is designed explicitly for the Grayclay Graduate to give you additional experience in practicing your skills and managing your workday, preparing you for success in the field. With placement opportunities at "White Rooms Clinics" and the choice between a 40 or 80-hour block, you'll gain practical experience and confidence in your abilities. Best of all, this placement is entirely free!


At Grayclay, our commitment to your success doesn't end when you complete your studies. We understand that continuing education and skills refreshment are essential to staying ahead in the industry, which is why we offer our unique "Return to Learn" program at no cost to our graduates. If at any time you feel like you could benefit from a refresher on a unit or practical competency, simply contact us to join the program. We're here to support you every step of the way on your journey to a successful and fulfilling career in cosmetic dermal science.


Joining the Grayclay College Alumni is more than just a networking opportunity - it's a chance to become part of a community of like-minded individuals who are passionate about the field of cosmetic dermal science. As a member of our alumni, you'll have access to a range of exclusive benefits, including ongoing professional development opportunities, industry insights, and networking events.

Professional Recognition

  • Eligible to join AMET (Aesthetic Medical Emergency Team) for aesthetic and injectables support available 24/7
  • Eligible to join the AIBC (Aesthetic and Beauty Industry Council)
  • LASER LICENCING QUEENSLAND – Complete this course and you will be eligible for “FAST TRACK” Class 4 Laser Licencing Queensland Radiation Health

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Students studying as either online or on-campus fee-paying students will be required to enter into a direct debit arrangement for the duration of their study, making weekly payments, if their fees are greater than the required deposit of $1500.00.

Fees will vary depending upon the chosen course and study load. You can choose to enroll as a full-time, part-time, and even per unit student at some training divisions, depending on your work, family, and financial commitments.

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Students who access VET Student Loans assistance will have a loan from the Commonwealth who will, on the student’s behalf, pay their tuition fees to their approved VET provider up to the capped amount.

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Course code and title: Advanced Diploma of Cosmetic Dermal Science 52850WA

RTO Code: 45101

CRICOS Code: 03813E

CRICOS Course Code:  0101607

Nationally Recognised: Yes

Issuing RTO: Grayclay

Mode & Duration (International Students): FULL TIME

  • 5 x 10 week terms with 3 week breaks between terms.
  • Classroom lectures 20 hours per week (includes unit support tutorials)
    Self guided study 6 hours per week
  • Part-time study is not available  for the international students.

Delivery Location:

  • Grayclay International College of Health
  • Level 1, 1 Short Street, Southport, QLD 4215

Study Modes: Face-to-face learning on campus and self guided learning

Admissions Criteria and English Proficiency:

Minimum English proficiency requirements apply for entry into this course. International students must provide minimum test result of either:

  • IELTS level of 6.5 (specific to International Students)
  • Over the age of 18
  • Completion of a Year 12 Certificate (or equivalent overseas), OR
  • Completion of a level 4 or higher AQF qualification, OR
  • Test at the correct LLN level

An individual approach is taken with regard to LLN and digital literacy as per the requirements for RTOs.

Fees & Payments:
Refer to International Student Fees 




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