Clinical Attachment in Aesthetic Medicine



In collaboration with cosmetic medical clinics, the HealthCert clinical attachments program provides GPs with practical support training in the art and science of aesthetic medicine. Participants will have the unique opportunity to enhance their knowledge of procedures in dedicated facilities by observing experts and participating in patient consultations. This may include all aspects of treatment including initial consultations and patient treatment options as well as various procedures, use of equipment and patient follow-ups. Participants will increase the safety and accuracy of their work, deepen their understanding of establishing and operating a successful aesthetic practice, and gain the confidence to independently perform various procedures on their patients. 



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Cosmetic Medical Clinic Southern Cosmetics in Melbourne, Victoria


The doctor-owned cosmetic medical clinic Southern Cosmetics is located in Bayside Melbourne. The team specialises in dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections and treats patients with a variety of cosmetic and dermatological conditions such as acne, ageing and sun damage, fungal nail infections, hyperhidrosis, pigmentation, rosacea and spider veins. Further services offered in the clinic include mole and skin tag removal, spider veins treatment, IPL skin rejuvenation, Radiofrequency skin rejuvenation and tightening, laser wrinkle reduction, facials and mineral make-up, chemical peels, LED light treatment, cosmetic and reconstructive tattooing, microdermabrasion, and hair removal.

Entry Requirements

The clinical attachment program is aimed at qualified general practitioners with a clinical interest in aesthetic medicine and the wish to subspecialise in this field. Furthermore, applicants must have successfully completed the HealthCert Professional Certificate of Aesthetic Medicine.


The program can be tailored individually to the participant’s special interests and activities may include, but are no limited to:

  • Familiarisation with aesthetic clinic staff and roles, e.g. dermal therapist
  • Aesthetic medicine consultations and treatment planning
  • Skin assessment and prescription of cosmeceutical skin care
  • Observe performance of office-based aesthetic procedures, including Botulinum toxin and dermal filler treatments
  • Observe laser, IPL, PDT, skin needling, chemical peels, and radiofrequency treatments
  • Consultation and management of specific skin concerns including acne, rosacea and melasma


Our team of exceptional instructors consists of highly trained sub-specialised general practitioners who have successfully incorporated Aesthetic Medicine services into their practice.


Dr Jenny Kimmins


Fellow of the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia

Aesthetic Medicine Physician and Medical Director at Southern Cosmetics


Dr Nicholas Kokotis


Aesthetic Medicine Physician and Medical Director at Southern Cosmetics

Skin Cancer Physician and Medical Director at Bluff Road Medical Centre


Medical professionals can apply for a two-day or five-day program where they will experience first-hand the day-to-day operations and interactions of an efficient cosmetic medical clinic. Participants will further develop their skills by observing experienced aesthetic medicine physicians, participating in patient consultations and asking questions on all aesthetic medicine services and patient care.


Medical professionals must submit their application with their preferred dates at least one month prior to the program commencement date. HealthCert will contact Southern Cosmetics and arrange for the placement of the applicant at the host facility. Participants must commence the program latest six months after their application has been accepted.


Participants are expected to independently organise and fund their travel and accommodation throughout the duration of the program. They are responsible for their own insurance and a disclaimer must be signed for HealthCert and partners. The hosting facility will provide day time activities from 9am to 5pm during weekdays only.


Two-day program


Five-day program




No assessment is required for this activity. However for members of the RACGP who wish to qualify for Category 1 CPD points certain records must be kept and session summaries completed. See the CPD section below.


For members of the RACGP these activities are considered as a “Supervised Clinical Attachment” activity which qualify for 40 Category 1 points. A list of the required information will be provided upon registration. The participant must complete these documents and submit them to the RACGP upon completion. This is a self-submitted activity. HealthCert will provide a “Certificate of Clinical Attachment - Australia” to confirm completion of the activity.

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Dr. Darko Sulava, Vic


“The structured clinical attachment at the Redcliffe Skin Cancer Centre has provided an excellent first-hand experience and insight into many procedural aspects of skin cancer medicine management. It is a well-organised program which has afforded me good practical experience in this expanding area of medical practice. Thoroughly recommended.”

Dr Andrew McIntosh, Vic


“I had a recent two-day Clinical Attachment at Redcliffe Skin Cancer Clinic. It is a new purpose-built practice and really showed me how to run a very high-standard skin cancer practice. All the staff are very friendly and highly efficient. The doctors are very keen to teach and I left with many new techniques and ideas. I can recommend this attachment to any doctor with an interest in skin cancer.”

Dr James Bushell, SA

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