Associate Degree in Applied Health Science (Dermal Therapy)

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Australasian College Health and Wellness
  • Awarded by

    Australasian College of Health and Wellness

  • Qualification

    Associate Degree

  • Study Mode


  • Payment Options

    FEE-HELP may be availableUpfront payment

  • Duration

    2 years full-time or part-time equivalent

  • Start Date

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  • Location

    NSW | Sydney

  • Career Outcomes

    Aesthetic Clinician | Dermal Therapist | Dermal Industry Educator | Cosmetic Researcher

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  • In a Nutshell

    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 and 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! 

  • What You'll Need to Get In

    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 
  • Subject Breakdown

    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
  • Why Australasian College Health and Wellness?

    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.

    Kaplan Professional aim to make your learning journey as seamless as possible and have put together a student services team to assist and help you out if any challenges come up.

    Student support representatives will be on hand to answer questions around the system, login and password queries, explaining processes around assessments etc., and to offer advice around study pathways and subject selection.

    There’s also an ‘Ask the Tutor’ forum where you can direct questions regarding your studies to subject matter experts.

  • Where will this course take you?

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


  • Career Outcomes

    Wondering where a career in science could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Let's talk price

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


    You 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 $48,361 (2022-23 income year). 

    Find out more about government study loans here.

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