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Professional Certificate of Aesthetic Medicine

  • : Brisbane City QLD 4000

The course is aimed at GPs with a clinical interest in the science of Aesthetic Medicine and the wish to grow their practice in that area. This course assumes no prior knowledge or specific training in the aesthetics field. Participants must have completed their MBBS.

With Medicare rebates frozen for consultations and the cost of providing medical care increasing, incorporating aesthetic medical services to your practice will enhance your patients' overall experience and allow you to operate a more profitable and financially secure practice.

The latest trends in health and skin care result in an increased demand for skin repair and rejuvenation services - and skilled practitioners. Patients seek to improve the quality of their lives through physical changes and prefer to receive these services from a trusted, qualified doctor than from a beautician or cosmetic nurse.

Meeting your patients' aesthetic concerns and helping them to regain their healthy appearance and confidence at their local GP's clinic will build long-term loyalty and add non-Medicare based revenue to your practice. Most aesthetic treatments are safe, quick and low-cost to deliver requiring repeated visits with minimal side-effects, no downtime, and immediately visible results for your patients – a win-win situation.


This course is for general practitioners only. The course assumes no prior knowledge or training in the field.

Professionally recognised qualifications and prior studies may be recognised for entry into this course if the learning outcomes match exactly. Please ask a HealthCert Education Advisor for an individual assessment of your prior qualifications and experience.


The certificate course will provide the clinician with a range of skills at an introductory level including:

  • Concepts of aesthetic medicine, facial ageing and skin classifications.
  • Facial anatomy, facial anaesthesia and planning of cosmetic procedures.
  • Chemical peels and topical skin treatments
  • Chemical composition and safe practice of Botulinum Toxin
  • Dermal fillers and basic filler techniques
  • How to integrate the services into your practice

Course participants will:

  • Observe experts performing Aesthetic Medicine techniques on a large screen with close-up camera
  • Participate in discussion of patient cases, evaluate and make decisions
  • Receive a comprehensive course folder and research/readings in the field
  • Receive ongoing support post-course through webinars and case review
  • Optional clinical attachments are also available at dedicated aesthetic clinics
Time Session Topic
8:30am - 9:00am Registration  
9:00am - 11:00am Session 1  Patient conditions that require aesthetic medicine
11:00am - 11:30am Morning Tea  
11:30am - 1:00pm Session 2 Facial Anatomy and planning safe treatments
1:00pm - 2:00pm Lunch  
2:00pm - 3:30pm Session 3  Specific conditions requiring chemical peels and topical skin treatments
3:30pm - 3:45pm  Afternoon Tea  
3:45pm - 5:45pm Session 4  Chemical composition of Botulinum toxin and safe practice
Time Session Topic
7:45am - 8:00am Arrival  
8:00am - 10:00am Session 5  Office based treatments for Aesthetic Medicine Clinic
10:00am - 10:30am Morning Tea  
10:30am - 12:00pm Session 6 Introduction to lasers
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch  
1:00pm - 3:00pm Session 7  Identify specific skin conditions requiring dermal fillers
3:00pm - 3:15pm Afternoon Tea   
3:15pm - 4:45pm Session 8  Aesthetic Medicine clinics and business

Our team of exceptional instructors consists of highly trained sub‐specialised general practitioners who have successfully incorporated Aesthetic Medicine services into their practice. You will have access to valuable 12 month web-based support with the opportunity to ask the instructors any questions you may have as you implement your learning.

Dr Jenny Kimmins

Dr Jenny Kimmins


Fellow of the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia

Aesthetic Medicine Physician and Medical Director at Southern Cosmetics, Victoria

HealthCert Course Chair for Aesthetic Medicine

Dr Chris Clifopoulos

Dr Chris Clifopoulos


Skin Cancer and Aesthetic Medicine Physician at The Croxton Medical Centre, Victoria

Dr Dianne King

Dr Dianne King

Skin Cancer Doctor at New Town Skin Cancer Centre

B.Med Sci (UTAS), MBBS ( UTAS), DCH (London), DRANZCOG, FRACGP, DPD (Cardiff), MMed (Skin Cancer), Dip. Aesthetic Medicine (AAAM)

Dr Dianne King graduated from the University of Tasmania in 1989. She practiced as a general practitioner, starting out as an associate at Moonah Family Medical Centre, before becoming a partner and establishing her own general practice with two colleagues at Stoke Street Family Medical Centre. She went on to establish New Town Skin Cancer Medicine two years later.

Dianne began subspecialising in Skin Cancer Medicine over 15 years ago when she completed her Masters in Medicine. She regularly upskills through university-certified courses in skin cancer surgery, dermoscopy and therapeutics, and actively lectures in aesthetic dermatology.

Dianne is on the Board of Melanoma Tasmania, a not-for-profit organisation formed to raise awareness of melanoma in Tasmania and to provide patient and family support for those diagnosed with it. She is passionate about teaching younger generations about skills in dermoscopy and teaches medical students at the University of Tasmania. Dianne strives towards a world where nobody dies from skin cancer.


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