Bachelor of Dermal Sciences

Victoria University (VU)

This program aims to produce Dermal Sciences graduates who can provide competent, efficient and compassionate clinical care in the Dermal profession. Students will be trained in a wide variety of dermal treatments using some of the most advanced, evidenced based technologies. Students will practice these under supervision within the Victoria University Health Clinics. Students will also be given external placement opportunities. Graduates of the Bachelor of Dermal Sciences will obtain knowledge and skills that will allow them to work comfortably in a wide range of health care settings. Career paths 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.

Course Fee:

International: $114,400

Entry Requirements:

(Year 1 Entry) Successful 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. International: Year One (1) Entry: IELTS (or equivalent): Overall score of 6 with no band less than 6.0 Year Two (2) Entry: Successful completion of a cognate (similar discipline) Australian Diploma of Beauty Therapy (or equivalent) PLUS IELTS (or equivalent): Overall score of 6 with no band less than 6.0 TAFE/VET: (Year 2 Entry) Successful completion of a cognate (similar discipline) Australian Diploma of Beauty Therapy (or equivalent) will be granted advanced standing of a maximum 96 credit points. Applicants with other qualifications such as Cert IV in Beauty Services or Diploma of Nursing will also be considered and entry points will be mapped accordingly. Mature Age: Year One (1) Entry: Applicants with relevant work, education and/or community experience will be considered for admission to the course.


384 credit points; 96 credit points of Core First Year College and Core Professional Dermal Science studies;288 credit points of Core Professional Dermal Science studies.

Subjects you can Study:

Dermal science

Further information:

Policy requirement: All students must comply with the Clinical Practicum Policies (see All students enrolled in clinical units must provide mandatory documentation to the College's Clinical Learning Office prior to the commencement of semester 1 each year, this includes: Police check: Students must complete a National Police Records check prior to undertaking clinical practice & placements. Working with Children Check: Students must complete a working with children check prior to undertaking clinical practice & placements. Health Status: Students must be prepared to declare their health and immunisation status prior to undertaking clinical practice & placements.


Australian Society of Dermal Clinicians and industry representatives.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00124K

Related Careers:

Beauty Therapist,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
City Queen No info No Part time 8 years
City Queen No info No Full time 4 years
City Queen No info No Online 4 years
Victoria University is the only university in Australia to use the block teaching model, which has been in operation throughout Sweden and parts of North America for more than four decades.

First-year and second-year students at Victoria University complete one subject every four weeks, are assessed, and then proceed to the next four-week unit. Immersion in each subject allows students to master it, rather than juggling four units at once. From 2020, all students will be taught in this way.

Victoria University is one of only six Australian universities to combine higher education and vocational and further education with its Victoria University Polytechnic, which is based on multiple university campuses. The Polytechnic creates pathways direct to the workforce or to university degrees.

VU College offers English language courses, pathway diplomas and courses for international students at its Melbourne and Sydney campuses as well as offshore with international education partners.

Provider CRICOS: 00124K

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