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Professional Diploma of Skin Cancer Surgery (Online) + Face-to-Face Expert Workshop

  • : Sydney NSW 2000

The Professional Diploma of Skin Cancer Surgery is ideal for doctors with a special interest in skin cancer surgery. The pre-requisite for this course is the completion of the two-day Expert Workshop in Skin Cancer Surgery teaching the most advanced surgery techniques on atomically complex and cosmetically sensitive areas. Delivered by noted skin cancer doctors and a team of experienced GPs, the program covers surgical procedures for the nose and the lower limb, reconstruction of alar and sidewall nasal defects, reconstruction of the nasal tip and glabellar defects, skin grafts and flaps for the lower limb.


This course is for general practitioners only. Participants must have completed the Advanced Certificate of Skin Cancer Surgery (or a qualification deemed equivalent).

Recognition of Prior Learning

Professionally accredited qualifications and prior studies may be recognised for entry into this course. Please send an email to credit(at) for an individual assessment of your prior qualifications and experience. This email should contain information about your educational history and work experience that specifically pertain to the content and procedures covered in the Professional Certificate of Skin Cancer Surgery and Advanced Certificate of Skin Cancer Surgery. Please include any applicable certificates and course outlines from previous education. The relevant Course Chair will make a determination on your application within three working days.

Doctors who have completed The University of Queensland certificate courses in skin cancer surgery are able to gain credit for those studies, providing the relevant HealthCert assessment is completed prior to diploma studies commencing (please ask a HealthCert Education Advisor for the process).

Other qualifications and prior studies may also be recognised. Please ask a HealthCert Education Advisor for an individual assessment of your prior qualifications and experience.


The program provides advanced training in skin cancer surgery, allowing GPs to manage more complex cases in the primary care setting. Participants must complete and mandatory face-to-face Expert Workshop including practical surgery sessions with a team of surgical assistants who will guide and support you as you practise various surgical techniques.

The Expert Workshop (pre-requisite of the Professional Diploma) covers:

  • Anatomy of nose, eyelids, lips and ears
  • Reconstruction of alar and nasal tip defects of the nose and the bilobed flap
  • Reconstruction of lower eyelid defects
  • Reconstruction of complex lip and ear defects
  • Lower limb anatomy and surgical planning
  • A review of perforator island flaps for the lower limb: Bezier and Keystone flaps

Course participants will:

  • Observe experts performing skin cancer surgery techniques on a large screen with close-up camera during the face-to-face Expert Workshop
  • Perform surgical techniques in a simulated environment and receive feedback during the face-to-face Expert Workshop
  • Participate in online 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 surgical clinical attachments are also available at dedicated skin cancer clinics



Time Session Topic
8:15am - 8:45am Registration  
8:45am - 10:15am Session 1 Nose Part 1 – Island Pedicle Flaps
10:15am - 10:45am Morning Tea  
10:45am - 12:15pm Session 2 Nose Part 2 – Nasolabial and Bilobed Flaps 
12:15pm - 1:15pm Lunch  
1:15pm - 2:45pm Session 3 Double flaps - Rotation, Rhomboid and Reading Man
2:45pm - 3:15pm Afternoon Tea  
3:15pm - 4:45pm Session 4 Bezier and Keystone Neurovascular Island Flaps 


Time Session To pic
7:45am - 8:00am Arrival  
8:00am - 9:30am Session 5 Upper Lip – Flaps and Wedges 
9:30am - 10:00am Morning Tea  
10:00am - 11:30am Session 6 Ear – Pull Through and Helical Flaps and Composite Grafts 
11.30am - 12:30pm Lunch  
12:30pm - 2:00pm Session 7 Eyelids - Flaps, Grafts and Wedges
2:00pm - 2:30pm Afternoon Tea  
2:30pm - 4:00pm Session 8 Clinical application – Tips and Case Studies 


Your instructors are widely regarded as some of the world’s foremost specialists in skin cancer medicine and business management, including:

Dr Anthony Azzi

Dr Anthony Azzi 

MBBS, MMed (Skin Cancer)

Senior Lecturer, The University of Queensland

Director at Newcastle Skin Check, Charlestown NSW

Dr Alister Lilleyman

Dr Alister Lilleyman

MBBS, MMed (Skin Cancer), FSCCA

Senior Lecturer, The University of Queensland

Skin Cancer Doctor at Newcastle Skin Check, Charlestown NSW

Dr Victor Harling

Dr Victor Harling


Skin Cancer Doctor, National Skin Cancer Centres, Redcliffe

Professional Diploma of Skin Cancer Surgery (Online) + Face-to-Face Expert Workshop
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Sydney NSW 2000
International Convention Centre Sydney
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