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: $104,000

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 Online 4 years
City Queen No info No Full time 4 years
City Queen No info No Part time 8 years

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We work with education partners in China, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore and Myanmar to deliver courses to more than 9000 students. We also provide hundreds of our students with the opportunity to gain international perspectives through overseas short-term study and internships with partner institutions. 


Notable VU graduates include Quest Serviced Apartments founder and chairman Paul Constantinou; former basketballer Andrew Gaze; former Western Bulldogs chief executive and Olympian Campbell Rose; Collingwood Football Club senior coach Nathan Buckley; Olympian Mike McKay; Victorian MP Kim Wells; golfing legend Peter Thompson; actor Pia Miranda; and Sunway Group founder Tan Sri Jeffrey Cheah.


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