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Advanced Clinical Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine & Surgery

Offered once per year commencing in January

Express your interest for 2025

Delivered online over six months, this course offers the most comprehensive skin cancer surgical training in Australasia. This is the ideal course for general practitioners already undertaking basic elliptical skin surgery who are seeking to take their surgical skills and knowledge to the next level. It is ideal for those looking to focus exclusively on skin cancer medicine.

Participants develop the capability to diagnose and appropriately manage the majority of lesions encountered in primary practice. Surgical teaching focuses on the major types of skin flaps and grafts with theory being applied during a separate practical workshop.

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 Dermoscopy 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

COURSE COMPLETION REQUIREMENT: Compulsory attendance at the SCCA Advanced Skin Surgery Workshop. This must occur no more than 24 months before, or 12 months after, completing the online component of the Advanced Clinical Certificate. Practical assessment by observation occurs during the surgical workshop.


  • Develop the capability to diagnose and appropriately manage the majority of lesions encountered in primary practice.
  • Enjoy comprehensive teaching of histopathology, non-surgical treatments, curette and diathermy, local anaesthetics, skin surgery complications and skin anatomy.
  • Learning reinforced through the progressive submission of case studies, tutorial activities and continuous feedback.
  • Achieve a depth of knowledge which can’t be attained at a weekend course.
  • Learn the major types of skin flaps and grafts and their appropriate application.
  • Enhance your medical and surgical skills.

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 AND Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine (including successful completion of the Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine logbook), 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 Skin Cancer Medicine & Surgery.

Course Fees

25-week online course
(Theoretical component)
$3,870 AUD / NZD

Advanced Skin Surgery Workshop
(Practical component)
$4,360 AUD / NZD

Total Course Fee
$8,230 AUD / NZD

*Member discount $110 AUD / NZD
*Fees inclusive of GST

Express your Interest

*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.