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Dermal Sciences
Bachelor of Dermal Sciences
Bachelor of Dermal Sciences

Bachelor of Dermal Sciences

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

Fees (AUD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$31,200.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$5,072.50
  • TuitionFee/Year:$31,200.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$5,072.50
Estimated Total/program:
$145,090.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry 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).

OR: 

  • Completion of a Foundation course or equivalent

English requirements

  • 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.

IELTS, TOEFL, PTE and CAE: These tests must be taken no more than two years prior to commencing your course.

Other requirements

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Course Information

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.

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Pre Courses

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Pathway Courses

If you have completed any of the following course(s), you will be guaranteed a place in this course. In some cases you may receive credit for your previous study, reducing the time it takes to complete your course.

  • Diploma of Beauty Therapy

You will be credited for up to 96 credit points of study.

  • International Foundations at VU

You will be guaranteed entry only.

  • International Foundations at VU (Extended)

You will be guaranteed entry only.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

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.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

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