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EDUCATION AND TRAINING

The Australian Society of Dermal Clinicians (ASDC) at the present time does not accredit any particular educational provider or program. However, the ASDC as a professional body does recognise students and graduates from the following endorsed institutions and programs listed below as eligible to apply for membership.

Endorsement of programs is by recommendation of the Education and General Committee with voting by the membership of the ASDC as representatives of the dermal health profession.

 

All membership applications are subject to approval by the ASDC. 

Education Requirement

01.

INDUSTRY MEMBER CATEGORY

The Industry member category, also called our 'Friends of the ASDC' is anyone within the skin sector who works with or has a special interest in skin health.  ​

This may be beauty therapists, health or allied health professionals, industry representatives from medical equipment or product companies as well as dermal clinicians and therapists that reside and practice outside of Australia.

02.

FULL MEMBER CATEGORY

​To apply for Full membership with the ASDC and be eligible to use the title "Dermal Clinician", applicants must have graduated from an endorsed Bachelor degree.  Currently, the ASDC recognises the programs listed below.

To be eligible for this category you need to have completed an undergraduate Bachelor Degree in dermal science or clinical aesthetics that is at least 3 years in duration.  This must include both theory and supervised practical training.

Bachelor of Dermal Science Victoria University

Bachelor of Health Science (Clinical Dermal Therapies), *superseded Victoria University

Bachelor of Health Science (Dermal Therapies) *superseded Victoria University 

Bachelor of Health Science (Aesthetics) Torrens University

Bachelor of Applied Health Science (Clinical Aesthetics) Australasian College of Health and Wellness

Bachelor of Applied Health Science (Clinical Aesthetics) Australian Dermal Science Institute

03.

ASSOCIATE MEMBER CATEGORY

To apply for Associate membership with the ASDC and be eligible to use the title "Dermal Therapist", applicants must have graduated from an ASDC-endorsed vocational or undergraduate/postgraduate program listed below

Qualifications are required to be at least 12 months in duration and include both theory and supervised practical training.

Associate Degree in Applied Health Science (Dermal Therapy) Australasian College of Health and Wellness

Advanced Diploma of Cosmetic Dermal Science (52850WA) AACDS and Gray Clay

Graduate Diploma in Dermal Science (52854WA) AACDS and Gray Clay

Graduate Diploma in Cosmetic Nursing and Injectables (52852WA) AACDS and Gray Clay

Graduate Certificate in IPL and Laser Hair Reduction (SIB70110)

04.

STUDENT MEMBER

CATEGORY

Students who are enrolled in ASDC-endorsed Dermal Science/Therapy programs are also encouraged to apply as students and participate in ASDC events and continuing education opportunities.

 

Depending on which ASDC-endorsed course you are enrolled in (see affiliated institutions and recognised education programs below), will determine which title students may use ie. "Student Dermal Clinician" or "Student Dermal Therapist"

CONSIDERING STUDY TO BE A DERMAL CLINICIAN?

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