Programs and Courses

Aboriginal Health Workers Course

The Australasian College of Dermatologists is pleased to launch the free online education resource ‘Taking care of skin: How to recognise and respond to skin health issues in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’.

This set of online modules has been developed by specialist dermatologists to help provide education for Aboriginal Health Workers dealing with a range of skin health issues in Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander people.

These modules were developed by the Australasian College of Dermatologists using the Australian Government Department of Health Specialist Training Program (STP) project funding.

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This course is made up of nine topics. Each topic will take between one and two hours to complete.

The topics are:

  • Skin basics
  • Fungal and bacterial infections
  • Animal and insect bites
  • Scabies
  • Skin cancers
  • Eczema
  • Skin examination
  • When to refer a skin problem to a General Practitioner
  • How to educate clients about skin care.

To access these free modules, select the ‘Enrol Now’ button.

You will be re-directed to the ACD Online Courses Store where you can enrol into the course.

Once you have successfully enrolled, you will receive a confirmation of enrolment email with account details to access your course.

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These courses are designed to provide Doctors and related health professionals with knowledge and skills in a range of Dermatology and skin health areas to develop their expertise and confidence in dealing with patients who present with dermatological conditions. It aims to assist you in the day-to-day management of these patients and in making the decision as to when to refer a patient to a Dermatologist. 

Completion of this course does not provide you with qualifications in dermatology or guarantee you access into the ACD Specialist Training Program. In order to practice as a Specialist Dermatologist you must complete the ACD Specialist Training Program. Information on the Training Program requirements are outlined here:

Becoming a Dermatologist