Advanced Certificate of Aesthetic Medicine

Course Overview

The Advanced Certificate of Aesthetic Medicine is designed to meet the needs of medical practitioners who are interested in increasing their clinical knowledge and competence in aesthetic principles and the safe practice of latest evidence-based aesthetic medicine procedures. The two-day face-to-face course combines interactive lectures, case discussions, live demonstrations, and practical sessions. Topics covered include laser physics and laser safety, hair removal techniques, facial nerve blocks, management of vascular complications, use of botulinum toxin (including masseters, Nefertiti lift, bunny lines and gummy smile), dermal fillers for the cheeks, tear troughs, chin, jaw line and hand rejuvenation, selection of appropriate cosmeceuticals for various clinical conditions, marketing of the aesthetic services.

This course is the second part of the three-part Professional Diploma of Aesthetic Medicine. The education pathway is Professional Certificate of Aesthetic Medicine, Advanced Certificate of Aesthetic Medicine and Professional Diploma of Aesthetic Medicine (Coming soon).


This course is for General Practitioners only. Participants must have completed the Professional Certificate of Aesthetic Medicine course (or a qualification deemed equivalent) and HealthCert also highly recommends successful completion of at least 25 cases of aesthetic medicine prior to enrolment.

Professional qualifications and prior studies may be recognised for entry into this course if the learning outcomes match exactly. Please ask a HealthCert Education Advisor for an individual assessment of your prior qualifications and experience.

Course contents and learning outcomes

In response to the increasing demand by patients for skin repair and rejuvenation at their local GP’s clinic, we are launching this certificate course which combines didactic lectures and practical sessions in a small group setting. 

This Advanced Certificate course will provide the clinician with a range of skills including:

  • Laser physics and laser safety
  • Safe hair removal techniques
  • Facial anatomy and implications for safe treatment
  • Nerve blocks and facial nerve anatomy
  • Vascular anatomy and management of complications
  • Botulinum Toxin for the lower face
  • Dermal fillers for various anatomical sites
  • Cosmeceutical ingredients and their uses
  • Business plan for the set-up of an aesthetics clinic

Course participants will:

  • Observe experts performing Aesthetic Medicine techniques on a large screen with close-up camera
  • Perform aesthetic techniques in a simulated environment and receive feedback
  • Participate in online discussion of patient cases, evaluate and make decisions
  • Receive a comprehensive course folder and research/readings in the field
  • Receive ongoing support post-course through webinars and case review
  • Optional aesthetics clinical attachments are also available at dedicated aesthetics clinics

Course Outline


Time Session Topic
8:15am - 8:45am Registration  
8:45am - 10:015am Session 1  Skin aeging principles, conditions and problem solving
10:15am - 10:45am Morning Tea  
10:45am - 12:15pm Session 2 Facial Anatomy and implications for treatments
12:15pm - 1:15pm Lunch  
1:15pm - 2:45pm Session 3  Botuminum Toxin: Review uses and allergic reactions
2:45pm - 3:15pm  Afternoon Tea  
3:15pm - 4:45pm Session 4  Peals: Conditions and treatments


Time Session Topic
8:15am - 8:30am Arrival  
8:30am - 10:00am Session 5  Lasers: Conditions and treatments
10:00am - 10:30am Morning Tea  
10:30am - 12:00pm Session 6 Dermal fillers: Revision and research
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch  
1:00pm - 2:30pm Session 7  Lasers: Conditions and treatments
2:30pm - 3:00pm Afternoon Tea   
3:00pm - 4:30pm Session 8  Business consideration for an Aesthetic Clinic


Meet your instructors

Our team of exceptional instructors consists of highly trained sub‐specialised general practitioners who have successfully incorporated aesthetic medicine services into their practice. You will have access to valuable 12 month web-based support with the opportunity to ask the instructors any questions you may have as you implement your learning.

Dr Jenny Kimmins
Dr Jenny Kimmins


Fellow of the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia

Aesthetic Medicine Physician and Medical Director at Southern Cosmetics, VIC. HealthCert Course Chair for Aesthetic Medicine.

A/Prof Norman Eizenberg
A/Prof Norman Eizenberg


Project Leader of Anatomedia. Centre for Human Anatomy Education, Department of Anatomy & Developmental Biology, Monash University.

Head of Clinical Teaching and Supervision, Melbourne Clinical School, The University of Notre Dame.

Dr Isabelle Jonsson-Lear
Dr Isabelle Jonsson-Lear

MBChB FRACGP FACRRM FACSCM FSCCA, M.Med in Primary Skin Cancer Medicine

Senior Lecturer University of Queensland.

Director Skin Cancer College Australasia.

Dr Anthony Rixon
Dr Anthony Rixon


B.Biomed Sc. Medical laser specialist with extensive hospital and clinical training experience.


Dates and locations


8 - 9 July 2017

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre


23 - 24 September 2017

International Convention Centre Sydney


Regular Tuition Fee


Different payment options available.

Early Bird Rate


Register 30 days in advance and save $200.

Deferred Payment

$845 x 4

Defer your payments over several months.

GP REGISTRARS: Doctors in training who are on a recognised pathway to General Practice Registration through a recognised Australian training provider receive a HealthCert Scholarship of $350.


Course delivery and assessment

The Advanced Certificate of Aesthetic Medicine is designed as a face-to-face course that is supported by online materials. There are eight units in a HealthCert Advanced Certificate program.  Course learning materials will be available for a minimum of 15 weeks. There will be pre-reading activities, an intensive weekend workshop with expert demonstrations and practical hands-on activities, online materials and further readings, individual assessment tasks and finally two online examinations.

Certification and accreditation

Upon successful completion of the exam course participants will receive the Advanced Certificate in Aesthetic Medicine and 40 RACGP Category 1 CPD points / 30 ACRRM PRPD points

RACGP: 40 RACGP Category 1 QI&CPD points

 This certificate course:

  • Is recognised by Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP). The RNZCGP recognises all courses endorsed by the RACGP. Peer review and audit are compulsory.
  • Is affiliated with Bond University. HealthCert is partnering with Bond University for this qualification.
  • Has been submitted to the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. Doctors may join the academy, which has 26,000 physician and scientist members in more than 120 countries.
  • Is considered for APEL/RPL by the University of Manchester in the UK towards a Master degree


Professional Diploma Pathway

This course is the second stage of the diploma pathway.  The full pathway is: Professional Certificate of Aesthetic Medicine, Advanced Certificate of Aesthetic Medicine, Professional Diploma of Aesthetic Medicine.

Certified Clinical Attachments Pathway

Clinical Attachments are optional and available on a 1:1 basis.  These provide the opportunity to observe Aesthetic Medicine and ask questions of the expert performing the procedures. HealthCert certificates are awarded for participating in clinical attachments. Many doctors find this a very valuable learning experience. Australian Clinical Attachments take place in a dedicated Aesthetic Medicine clinic in Melbourne and we are currently in discussion with Aesthetic Medicine clinics in Naples, Italy.

Postgraduate Pathway to Master Degree

This pathway is suitable for doctors who are mainly interested in the academic study.

Masters of Skin Ageing and Aesthetic Medicine at the University of Manchester 

Doctors who successfully complete any of the HealthCert courses in Aesthetics Medicine, in addition to any other skin-related professional qualifications at HealthCert, will be eligible to apply for Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL is the same as RPL) for the unit “Fundamentals of Skin Ageing” (MEDN67501) which is part of the Masters of Skin Ageing and Aesthetic Medicine at the University of Manchester.

View the University of Manchester program here.

Please ask a HealthCert Education Advisor for the HealthCert Electronic Portfolio Form and follow the steps outlined on this form.

If your application is successful, you will only need to complete one practical assessment for the unit during a short practicum in the UK and no fees will apply for the unit " Fundamentals of Skin Ageing" (MEDN67501).

Please note that APEL (like RPL) is not automatic. This is a highly competitive "Gold Standard" program with only 20 places available each year. Each applicant is assessed individually, depending on the background qualifications and experience of the person applying to ensure the standards are kept very high. Doctors who complete the HealthCert courses have a better chance of being one of the 20 accepted because the Manchester University Academic Committee has reviewed and recognised the HealthCert course content.

Pathway to Professional Association

Experienced doctors who have completed HealthCert Aesthetic Medicine courses may apply to join the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. The academy has 26,000 physician and scientist members in more than 120 countries. HealthCert partners with the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine for medical training in the USA.

Dual Award with Postgraduate RPL with Clinical Attachment with
Bond University Manchester University
Accredited by Accredited by  Accredited by
The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine The Royal New Zealand College of General Practioners

How can we help you?

Please don't hesitate to get in touch with one of our Education Advisors if you have any questions, require more information or would like to discuss your learning requirements. We look forward to assisting you.

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