Associate Degree in Applied Health Science (Dermal Therapy)

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  • Qualification:
    Associate Degree
  • Study mode:
  • Payment options:
    FEE-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment
  • Duration:
    2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
  • Start date:
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  • Awarded by:
    Australasian College of Health and Wellness
  • Location:
    NSW, Sydney
  • Career Outcomes:
    Aesthetic Clinician | Dermal Therapist | Dermal Industry Educator | Cosmetic Researcher |

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Course Rundown

Become an expert in the fast-paced field of Dermal Therapy when you undertake an Associate Degree in Applied Health Science (Dermal Therapy) led by the industry leaders at The Australasian College of Health & Wellness! 

This recognised qualification covers four streams; offering students an excellent understanding of Human Biosciences, Applied Health Science, Health Communication and Management, and Clinical Aesthetics Practice. Gain the right thinking to analyse clients’ problems; interact with various medical specialists, distinguish between evidence-based practice and common myths; as well as form treatment plans for clients. Enjoy the convenience of online study for the majority of the course, with the opportunity to attend an intensive three-day practical workshop in Sydney. 

Sign up for this course and advance your knowledge, skills and your career when you get armed with one of the highest qualifications available in Australia for Dermal Therapy! 


To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Successful completion of the NSW HSC (or equivalent ATAR of 65 and above); OR
  • Admission to candidature for an undergraduate degree at an Australian University; OR
  • Satisfactory completion of an approved Tertiary Preparation Program, Tertiary Orientation Program or a Foundation Year Program offered by a University, an accredited higher education provider or a Registered Training Organisation

Special entry may be applied if: 

  • 21 years or over; OR
  • Undertake an admissions interview; AND
  • Submit your updated resume detailed related work experience 

In this applied health science (dermal therapy) course, the subjects you may study include:

  • Integumentary System
  • Introduction to Applied Health Science
  • Nutrition in Practice
  • Cosmetic Chemistry
  • Human Structure and Function 1
  • Human Structure and Function 2
  • Differential Diagnosis of Skin Disorders
  • Patho-Physiology
  • Introduction to Professional Practice
  • Professional Communications
  • Critical Thinking and Research Skills

Study at the Australasian College of Health & Wellness, and advance your career in paramedical, allied health, and advanced beauty and aesthetics settings, with their specially developed courses in Applied Health Science.  

 Tipped to set the benchmark for dermal and aesthetics education, ACHW is all about offering students the right combination of science and clinical practice. Their courses offer a blended learning experience, with the majority of course content conveniently delivered online, as well as a practical three-day workshop presented in Sydney.  

 ACHW’s courses are nationally recognised and offer the highest level of tertiary education available in the field. Get the confidence, skills and right qualification to succeed in the rapidly evolving health and wellness industry.

Students at the Australasian College of Health & Wellness will not only be led by leaders in clinical aesthetics and dermal industries, but they will have the opportunity to form relationships and learn from ACHW's strong industry partners.

They also offer support and guidance to prospective students who are seeking a tertiary education with their free bridging course.

When you join the Australasian College of Health & Wellness you’ll be part of a team who have a genuine interest in your success, which why they are committed to constantly raising the bar with their courses and student services.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive an Associate Degree in Applied Health Science (Dermal Therapy) from The Australasian College of Health & Wellness.  With this highly regarded qualification, you can accelerate your career and work in cosmetic medical clinics, medispas, dermal therapy clinics and more! 

With your Associate Degree you can find employment as a:

Curious about where a career in beauty therapy could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

How Much Will It Cost?

Students can make upfront course payments. Other payment options are also available for eligible students. Enquire now to find out more!

FEE-HELPYou may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $46,620 (2020-21 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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