Accreditation

How to Become an Accredited Skin Cancer Doctor

Patients are often confused about who to consult for skin cancer care. The College aims to change this.

The Skin Cancer College’s Accreditation Program allows patients to easily identify doctors who have completed significant additional study and passed rigorous assessment in the diagnosis, treatment and management of skin cancer.

BENEFITS OF ACCREDITATION

  • Provide peace of mind for your patients
  • Stand out from your peers
  • Be recognised as a primary care skin cancer doctor
  • Be included in the Locate a Doctor directory

HOW DO I ACHIEVE ACCREDITATION?

Our path to Accreditation can be achieved in as little as 2 years! Here is what is required:

REQUIREMENT #1

Member of Skin Cancer College Australasia

REQUIREMENT #2

Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine, PLUS Certificate of Dermoscopy

REQUIREMENT #3

Advanced Clinical Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine and Surgery AND Advanced Clinical Certificate of Dermoscopy

Frequently Asked Questions

What is accreditation?

  • A way for patients, the wider community and other medical professionals to easily identify doctors who have advanced skills and knowledge in the diagnosis, treatment and management of skin cancer.
  • A robust and credible system of practitioner credentialing managed by a peak professional body and based on rigorous training and assessment.
  • A means to introduce rigour and integrity to the term ‘Skin Cancer Doctor’.
  • Click here to view the scope of practice for an SCCA Accredited Skin Cancer Doctor.

Who is eligible for accreditation?

If you meet one or more of the following criteria, you are eligible to be recognised as an Accredited Skin Cancer Doctor.

Criteria 1
  • Current College member,
  • plus holds BOTH of the following SCCA Certificate qualifications:
    • SCCA Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine
    • SCCA Certificate of Dermoscopy
  • and, BOTH SCCA Advanced Clinical Certificates:
    • SCCA Advanced Clinical Certificate of Dermoscopy
    • SCCA Advanced Clinical Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine & Surgery
Criteria  2
  • Current College member, plus
  • is a Fellow of Skin Cancer College Australasia (FSCCA)
Criteria 3
  • Current College member, plus
  • holds a Master of Medicine (Skin Cancer)

 

If you hold other skin cancer qualifications, please contact the College for further information.

Call 1300 SKIN SMART (+61 1300 754 676) or contact us.

How can I become an Accredited Skin Cancer Doctor?

If you are a GP registered to practice in either Australia or New Zealand you could be eligible for accredited status within as little as 2 years*.

Step 1 Complete the SCCA Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine course (weekend training followed by online exam and log book submission) Allow up to 6 months
Step 2 

Complete the SCCA Certificate of Dermoscopy

(online course followed by an online exam and log book submission)

Allow up to

6 weeks

Step 3***  Complete SCCA Advanced Clinical Certificate of Dermoscopy AND SCCA Advanced Clinical Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine & Surgery (online study, plus assessment activities) 6 months duration each course**

*Timing depends on assessment outcomes and availability of courses.
**Only one course can be undertaken per year
***To retain Accreditation status you must be a current member of the College.

How much does accreditation cost?

There is no fee to become a College Accredited Skin Cancer Doctor. To retain your accredited status you simply need to renew your College membership annually and accrue 120 skin cancer specific continuing professional development points each triennium.

See College Membership Fees

More questions?

Call 1300 SKIN SMART (+61 1300 754 676) or contact us.