Bachelor of Dermal Sciences

Victoria University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 092158E

Level of study: Undergraduate

Summary

Enter a new and exciting industry with this Bachelor of Dermal Sciences course. Graduates of this course provide competent, efficient and compassionate clinical care in the dermal profession.

This course helps you develop a comprehensive foundation knowledge in all areas of dermal science. You will learn the skills to perform safe and effective dermal treatments.

Dermal procedures covered include:

  • 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 course 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.

Course structure

To attain the Bachelor of Dermal Sciences, students will be required to complete 384 credit points consisting of:

  • 96 credit points of First Year Core College and Core Professional Dermal Science studies;
  • 288 credit points of Core Professional Dermal Science studies.

In fourth (4) Year of second semester, students will have the option of completing either of the following units:

  • HBD4204 Group Research and Independent Project 2 (Capstone unit);
  • HIP4001 Interprofessional Practice.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
31,200 Per Year
Read more15,600 per semester
21 Feb 2022 4 years Full time City Queen Campus
256, 283, 295 and 300 Queen Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
Australia
31,200 Per Year
Read more15,600 per semester
21 Feb 2022 4 years Self study / online (without attendance) Victoria University
Footscray Park campus
Ballarat Road
Melbourne Victoria 3011
Australia

Entry criteria

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). OR: Completion of a Foundation course or equivalent.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic module): Overall score of 6.0 (no band less than 6.0)

TOEFL Internet: Overall score of 67 (Listening 12, Speaking 18, Reading 15, Writing 21)

Pearson Test of English (PTE): Overall score of 50 (no section score less than 50)

University of Cambridge - Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 169. No individual band less than 169.

VU English - English for Academic Purposes (EAP) (Level 4): achieved.

Address

Victoria University
Footscray Park campus
Ballarat Road
Melbourne Victoria 3011
Australia
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