GP Certificates Skin Cancer

GP Certificates - Skin Cancer: Practical Therapies (Basic)


Developed and delivered by Australian trained and based Dermatologists This course aims to provide GPs with the skills and knowledge to perform basic dermatological surgery and procedures and manage surgical risk and complications.

Participants will complete 7 online modules, attend 2 live webinars and participate in online case discussion.  This course is designed to be engaging, flexible and totally relevant to your needs in day to day practice.  Participants will engage directly with our expert Dermatologists via webinars and the discussion forum

Detailed course content, date and fee information provided below.

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Full Course Information

Online Modules

This 12 week blended course consists of 7 online modules which cover the following topics:

  1. Cryotherapy
  2. Intralesional steroids
  3. Biopsy techniques
  4. Curettage & Cautery
  5. Non-Surgical treatments of skin cancer
  6. Cutaneous surgical anatomy & danger zones
  7. Patient management pre and post operatively


Case Discussions

Cases will be posted for participants to discuss and provide preferred diagnosis and outline patient management.  The teaching dermatologist will provide feedback


Live webinars

Attend live online webinars and participate in open discussion on diagnosis and management direct with our expert Dermatologists 


Topic Scenarios

Respond to authentic clinic case studies and challenge yourself to provide a diagnosis and first-step management plan on the clinical information and dermoscopic images



Complete the topic scenarios, a 500 word case study and an online multiple choice final exam


Trimester 3

31st Aug – 29th November



One low course fee includes access to the course for the duration of the trimester and you are able to download and save all learning material and resources.

  • GPs $1,000
  • GP registrars $900
  • Nurse practitioners $900
  • Other trainees and registrars $900



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Here you can select your fee type, trimester and pay online to gain access to the course.

Once you have successfully paid online for your course access, you will receive a receipt as well as a confirmation of enrolment email with account details to access your course.

Please note that enrolments are only secured once payment is made. Adding the course to your cart will not hold an enrolment place.

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This course is aimed at GPs and GP registrars. Nurse practitioners and other medical registrars are also eligible.


At the successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain how to perform basic dermatological surgery and procedures (cryotherapy, biopsies, electrodessication and curettage, intralesional steroid injection, and suturing).
  • Describe the appropriate circumstances in which to perform basic  dermatological surgery and procedures.
  • Describe the risks and complications relating to basic  dermatological surgery and procedures.
  • Explain when and how to use non-surgical treatments for skin cancer.
  • Describe ways surgical risk may be managed.


Completion of this course will result in 30 PRPD points with ACRRM and 40 Category 1 QI&CPD points with RACGP


  1. The enrolment fee includes access to the online modules
  2. Access to the online modules and virtual clinic is available for the duration of the course (usually 12-14 weeks).
  3. Registration in the program will be confirmed upon receipt of the completed enrolment form and payment of the relevant course fees to ACD.
  4. Participants can defer by submitting a written request to the Australasian College of Dermatologists that is received no later than 20 working days before the end of the trimester. If a deferment is granted, you will be offered a place at the next available trimester. Once you accept this offer, you will receive a confirmation email of enrolment into this workshop. A maximum of one deferrals is permitted per participant.
  5. Participants are required to review the Terms and Conditions and cancellation/refund policy prior to registering, and to acknowledge acceptance of these conditions during the registration process.
  6. Participants will be issued with a Statement of Attainment once all course components have been completed.

The Australasian College of Dermatologists complies with the requirements of the Federal Privacy Act and the National Privacy Principles. A full copy of the College’s privacy policy is available here.


  1. A full refund of fees will be available if an offer of placement is withdrawn or in the unlikely event that College is unable in unable to provide any components of the course.
  2. No refund of fees will be made once you have enrolled in the course.
  3. If you wish to defer you will need to submit a written request at least 20 days before the trimester end. Each written request will be considered on its merits. Deferment will not be granted for requests received within 20 days of the end date unless there are extenuating circumstances mitigating your studies.
  4. All requests for deferment must be made in writing to

The Australasian College of Dermatologists complies with the requirements of the Federal Privacy Act and the National Privacy Principles. A full copy of the College’s privacy policy is available here.