Dermatology: Certificate in Primary Care

We developed the Certificate in Primary Care Dermatology with the Australasian College of Dermatology.  It has been specifically designed to provide General Practitioners like you with the latest training to diagnose and treat skin cancers and other common skin conditions. 

Primary Care Dermatology dovetails with our internationally recognised tele-medicine resource, Tele-Derm, which offers rural and remote GPs the free, expert opinion of nationally respected dermatologist and college Fellow, Dr Jim Muir. 

Our comprehensive and very flexible course is comprised of:

  • 25 modules of which:
    • 23 online modules, and
    • 2 practical modules (one procedural workshop, and one clinical attachment or experience).

What it costs

You can either pick and choose which modules you enrol in, and pay for them when you are ready to start, or pay an upfront discounted fee.  Both options require you to finish all 25 modules within a three year time frame. You pay for the practical modules when you enrol for them.

If you are interested in the discounted fee option, please contact us.

Procedural GPs in rural and remote locations may be eligible for the Australian Government’s $2,000 per day procedural grant for attending Module 5: Dermatological Surgery and Procedures. Check our Assistance and Grants page for more details.


Once you successfully complete all the modules you will be eligible for the ‘Certificate of Primary Care Dermatology’. The certificate is issued by the College and accredited for continuing medical education points in the College’s PDP.


The course is open to all practicing GPs, and to registrars who are members of ACRRM, RACGP and/or the Australasian College of Dermatologists.


The 23 online modules (1 to 4 and 7 to 25) are available by logging in to your My College Dashboard and go to the My Online Learning area.

The practical modules will be available at intervals, when adequate expressions of interest are received from participants. 

The workshop (module 5) is organised by the Australasian College of Dermatology.  To participate, you will be required to first successfully completed Module 4: Practical Procedures in Dermatology.

Clinical experience (module 6) can only be completed after all other modules are complete. Because of the extreme shortage of dermatologists qualified to take trainees, you may be offered an alternative mode of training. Email us your expression of interest as required.