Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine


This is the recommended starting point for GPs wanting to expand their knowledge and skills in primary care skin cancer medicine. The focus is on core skills for the safe practice of skin cancer medicine.

Techniques for diagnosis are covered including clinical examination, assessing risk factors for skin cancer, basic dermoscopy, and biopsy (shave, punch and excision). Both surgical and non-surgical management options are explored including elliptical surgery and basic suturing techniques.

Please note: this course does not include skin flap surgery. The College does not recommend doctors undertake skin flaps or grafts until completing more comprehensive surgical training to ensure they can safely assimilate flaps and grafts into their skin cancer clinical practice.

Our not-for-profit status means College earnings are directed back to skin cancer education, standards, advocacy and research.

Complete Certificate

2-day workshop*


(9.00am to 5.00pm daily)

*plus up to 6 months to complete surgical photo log

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Course Outline

Download a comprehensive course brochure PDF here.

Course Fees

2-day workshop attendance
AUD $1,895
NZD $1,950

Optional exam
AUD $350
NZD $360

Total to complete Certificate
AUD $2,245
NZD $2,310

*Member discount $110 AUD/ $120 NZD
*Fees inclusive of GST


Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine

40 Category 1 points (pending 2020)

12 GPEP & MOPS points (pending 2020)

30 PRPD & SURG MOPS points (pending 2020)


For a full list of course dates see the Events calendar.

Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine

Program Summary