Graduate Certificate in Cosmetic Medicine

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52900WA Graduate Certificate in Cosmetic Medicine

“Part One of the CPCA’s Registrar Training Program”

The Graduate Certificate in Cosmetic Medicine is the first Australian Nationally Accredited Qualification in cosmetic medicine. The course provides doctors with the knowledge and skills to successfully fulfil the role as a Cosmetic Physician achieving best practice standards and meeting all requirements as stipulated by Ahpra. Lecture and assessment content focus on the delivery and promotion of cosmetic services, scope of practice, patient communication and assessment, cosmetic dermatology, facial anatomy and in-depth knowledge and skills in cosmetic injectables. The course caters for both new and practicing cosmetic doctors.

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Curriculum

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GCMPCM01 – Analyse the principles of cosmetic medicine


GCMRPA01 – Review patient consultation and assessment strategies


GCMAPD01 – Apply principles of dermatology to cosmetic medicine


HLTINF005 – Maintain infection prevention for skin penetration treatments


GCMPAI01 – Prepare for and administer cosmetic injectable medications


Study Mode

The theory units of this course are completed online and the hands-on practical is planned to be completed over three weekend blocks. Hands-on practical training is available in Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth.

Course Duration and Study Load

Completion of this course will take approximately 12 months when completing one unit per study period (a study period varies from 8 to 16 weeks depending on the unit).

Study load requirements involve approximately 6 hours per week.

Course Outcomes

Candidates will be required to successfully fulfil the requirements of each unit prior to proceeding to the next. This will ensure that candidates will have a good grounding in how to operate within the cosmetic medical profession and recognise general medical and dermatological concerns. As a result, GCCM graduates will be better placed to deal with general medical and dermatological concerns that may arise during the treatment of cosmetic medical patients.

Upon successful completion of each unit within this course candidates will be awarded a digital badge for use on their website and professional networking pages. To learn more about digital credentials, please visit https://cpca.net.au/digital-credentials/.

GCCM Graduates who have also completed a minimum number of logged hours working in the treatment areas covered by the Graduate Certificate course are encouraged to apply to the CPCA Membership Review Committee for an upgrade to Full Membership of the College.

The Graduate Certificate in Cosmetic Medicine will be a pre-requisite for the upcoming Graduate Diploma in Cosmetic Medicine (GDCM). Obtaining the GDCM, along with a minimum number of logged hours, allows the CPCA Full Member to apply to the Membership Review Committee for an upgrade to Fellow.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)/ Credit Transfer

RPL is available to eligible candidates. For further information about RPL, please download the information/application form HERE.

CT is available for applicants who have completed the Preliminary Essentials of Cosmetic Medicine Course. This means a discount of $990 will be applied to the first unit (GCMPCM01 Analyse the principles of cosmetic medicine) as well as credit for the MCQ exam.

Admission Requirements

The Entry Requirements are:

  1. Current Australian registration through AHPRA as a Medical Doctor (or equivalent in country of practice)
  2. Minimum two years post graduate from medicine
  3. IELTS (or equivalent) level of 7.0 overall (specific to International Students)
  4. Current and continued CPCA Membership, for the duration of the course, in any of the following categories: Corresponding Member, Full Member, Fellow, or Overseas Member (RPL pathway only). For further information about CPCA Membership or to apply, please review https://cpca.net.au/membership/.

Please note that additional requirements may be determined upon the pre-enrolment interview.

Course Fees and Payment Information

Total course fee = $20,940 (GST exempt)

Payment is required per unit of study on unit commencement. Please see the table below for fees per unit:

 Unit Code  Title  Fee
 GCMPCM01   Analyse the principles of cosmetic medicine   $3500   
 GCMRPA01  Review patient consultation and assessment strategies   $3500    
 GCMAPD01  Apply principles of dermatology to cosmetic medicine    $3500   
 GCMPAI01    Prepare for and administer cosmetic injectable
medications (Theory and Practical) 
 $3500 (theory)
$6500 (practical)  
 HLTINF005    Maintain infection prevention for skin penetration treatments   $440 
Grad Support
This qualification in association with ongoing CPCA membership will provide access to further education opportunities such as workshops, journal club meetings and an active peer discussion group as well as potential mentoring and employment opportunities.
Policies and Procedures

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International Doctors

International doctors who are not Ahpra registered, but hold the equivalent in their own country, may enrol in the Graduate Certificate in Cosmetic Medicine only if they are eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning. For more information about RPL, please download the information/application form HERE.

Apply

Before you start the online application process, you will need:

  • Copy of photo ID (e.g. passport, drivers license)
  • Your Ahpra registration number (for international doctors, please see separate notes in a lower tab)
  • Your CPCA membership number and annual CPCA Certificate of Currency (apply here)
  • Your USI number*

*USI Number: To enrol in a Nationally Accredited course you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) You can apply for your USI here. The application process only takes 5 minutes. It is compulsory for you to have a USI and we encourage you to apply for it as soon as you can and preferably BEFORE your enrolment is finalised.

Please note: The application will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.

52900WA Graduate Certificate

in Cosmetic Medicine

Australia’s first Nationally Accredited Qualification in cosmetic medicine.

COURSE AT A GLANCE

COURSE START
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COURSE MODE
Flexible / per unit

STUDY MODE
Online / blended

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52900WA Graduate Certificate in Cosmetic Medicine is delivered via Registered Training Organisation (RTO) Niche Education Group, RTO Provider no. 51373.

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