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Dermal Sciences, Bachelor

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #301 (WUR) Melbourne, Australia| Online
Enter a new and exciting industry with this Bachelor of Dermal Sciences course offered at Victoria University.This course will help you to develop a comprehensive foundation knowledge in all areas of dermal science and the skills to perform safe and effective dermal treatments. 
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Overview

Dermal procedures covered include a range of laser and light based treatments, resurfacing procedures, lymphatic procedures. You will also learn how to provide pre and post-operative care for clients who have undergone plastic, reconstructive and cosmetic procedures.

During the Dermal Sciences course offered at Victoria University you will undertake clinical training in a variety of settings. You will learn to identify, evaluate and manage the physical, psychological and social needs of clients and members of the community undergoing dermal assessment and treatment for conditions such as:

  • wound healing
  • scarring
  • pre/post-operative skin care
  • fluid retention
  • inflammatory conditions
  • skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis and rosacea
  • uneven skin tone and pigmentation
  • ageing or sun damaged skin
  • removal of excess hair, tattoos, skin tags and leg veins.

The Dermal Sciences degree also provides a seamless transition from Vocational Education (TAFE) into the Higher Education qualification. It gives qualified beauty therapists the opportunity to establish and develop knowledge and skills in advanced dermal therapy treatments, and receive additional training such as para-medical dermal care.

Careers

The dermal therapies industry is growing rapidly as consumer demand increases. In response, our course is designed in collaboration with industry and the Australian Society of Dermal Clinicians to include the latest technological developments, theory and hands-on experience to ensure you’re work ready.

Job titles

  • Dermal therapist
  • Dermal clinician.

Organisations employing dermal therapy graduates

Dermal Therapists can work independently or hand-in-hand with reconstructive and aesthetic surgeons, dermatologists and general practitioners in clinics, medical practices, advanced beauty and cosmetic settings.

Potential career opportunities include:

  • Working in plastic, cosmetic and dermatology medical practices
  • Working in dermal therapies clinics, performing aesthetic medical treatments, such as laser, on clients
  • Work together with plastic and cosmetic surgeons as well as other healthcare and allied health professionals to enhance aesthetic outcomes in areas like cosmetic, plastic and re-constructive surgery
  • Work in the vocational education sector as beauty educators
  • Conducting training for medical aesthetic companies.

Employment rates

You will be in high demand with this qualification, with an ageing population and increasing popularity of cosmetic treatments in Australia.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    Part-time
    • Duration description

      only for domestic students

  • Credits
    384 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Indigenous Health and Wellbeing
  • Introduction to Dermal Sciences
  • Communication and Dermal Services
  • Anatomy and Physiology 
  • Introduction to Public Health and Wellness
  • Introduction to Human Nutrition and Food

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    67

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  • Minimum required score:

    50

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General Requirements

CRICOS: 092158E

Completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate (VCE or equivalent) including Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English (or equivalent).

OR:

Completion of an Australian Advanced Diploma or Diploma (or equivalent).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28600 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    9359 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9359 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Melbourne

  • 1501 - 2660 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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