Bachelor of Dermal Sciences

Victoria University (VU)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00124K

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.


  • 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.


  • Dermal science

Standard 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.


Australian Society of Dermal Clinicians and industry representatives.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
City Queen International: $124,800 No

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.

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