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Advanced Clinical Certificate of Dermoscopy


Express your interest for 2025

Delivered online over six months, this course offers the most comprehensive dermoscopy training in Australasia. It is ideal for doctors and nurses wanting to improve their accuracy in identifying skin cancer, especially early lesions, to near-expert level.

To be considered for this course it is vital you fill out the expression of interest form. Please note there are strict entry requirements for this course and your eligibility will be reviewed before enrolments open. You are responsible for ensuring you meet the eligibility requirements before expressing your interest. If you are unsure, please contact the College for clarification.

This extensive course is an ideal complement to the Advanced Clinical Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine & Surgery and is an essential step toward Fellowship of the Skin Cancer College Australasia.

We have reached maximum capacity for 2024. Please express your interest below for the 2025 course intake.


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25 weeks

CPD Hours

*Disclaimer – please refer to below.


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Enrolment Process

To be considered for this course, an expression of interest form must be submitted. An offer of enrolment is subject to meeting the strict entry requirements. To check your eligibility to enrol, please review the requirements by clicking here.

Course Timeline


  • Learn various dermoscopic algorithms, including their strengths and weaknesses, and know how to apply them to diagnosis.
  • Develop a sound knowledge of dermoscopic photography and learn how to apply the SCARD lesion-tracking tool to improve patient follow-up.
  • Improve your accuracy in diagnosing skin cancer, especially early lesions, to near-expert level.
  • Learning reinforced through the progressive submission of case studies, tutorial activities, quizzes and continuous feedback.
  • Benefit from tutorial support and interaction with other students.
  • Achieve a depth of knowledge which can’t be attained at a weekend course.

Course Learning Commitment

*Note: Case studies are a compulsory assessment requirement across the duration of the course.

Please consider your current skin cancer workload to ensure you can compile and submit the required cases by the 31 July deadline. Due to the time commitment required, it is recommended that students do not undertake other study during the same period.

Entry Requirements

Candidates must be graduates of the SCCA Certificate of Dermoscopy or be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). You must meet the entry requirements before you can enrol in this course.

RPL is available for courses completed through some other providers as an alternative means of entry. You are required to complete a RPL Assessment to gain entry to the Advanced Clinical Certificate of Dermoscopy.

*The above summary shows the hours reasonably required for a diligent person holding the necessary pre-requisite qualifications and knowledge to properly complete all aspects of this CPD activity.
If required, additional hours can be optionally self-reported together with supporting evidence.