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Bachelor of Dermal Sciences
Bachelor of Dermal Sciences

Bachelor of Dermal Sciences

  • ID:VU610046
  • Level:4-Year Bachelor's Degree
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (AUD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$31,200.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$20,290.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$530.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$31,200.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$20,290.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$530.00
Estimated Total/program:
$208,080.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

​Entry into undergraduate courses (for example a bachelor degree) generally requires you to have completed a secondary school qualification equivalent to an Australian Year 12 certificate.

English requirements

You will need to provide evidence that you have achieved one of the following levels of English language proficiency:

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

  • TOEFL Internet: Overall score of 67. Section score no less than: Listening: 12, Speaking: 18, Reading: 15, Writing: 21

  • Pearson Test of English (PTE): Overall score of 50-57 (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 5): achieved.

Other requirements

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).

Course Information

Enter a new and exciting industry with a Dermal Sciences degree at VU. Graduates 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 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.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

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.

ORGANISATIONS EMPLOYING DERMAL THERAPY GRADUATES

Dermal Therapists can work independently or hand-in-hand with reconstructive and aesthetic surgeons, dermatologists and general practitioners in clinics, medical practices, advanced beauty and cosmetic settings.

Potential career opportunities include:

  • Working in plastic, cosmetic and dermatology medical practices

  • Working in dermal therapies clinics, performing aesthetic medical treatments, such as laser, on clients

  • Work together with plastic and cosmetic surgeons as well as other healthcare and allied health professionals to enhance aesthetic outcomes in areas like cosmetic, plastic and re-constructive surgery

  • Work in the vocational education sector as beauty educators

  • Conducting training for medical aesthetic companies.

EMPLOYMENT RATES

You will be in high demand with this qualification, with an ageing population and increasing popularity of cosmetic treatments in Australia.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 530 ($) AUD per year

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