Clinical Attachment in
Aesthetic Medicine
Melbourne, VIC

HCE and southern cosmetics

PROGRAM Overview

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.


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.

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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 not 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
  • Consultation and management of specific skin concerns including acne, rosacea and melasma


Dr Jenny Kimmins

Dr Jenny Kimmins

Cosmetic Physician
Fellow of the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia

Dr Jenny spent many years in General Practice before developing an interest in management and treatment of skin conditions. She has over 10 years experience in cosmetic medicine, including the management of acne and rosacea, laser skin treatments, as well as dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections. She has also completed a postgraduate Diploma in Dermatology with the Australian Institute of Dermatology. She is also a trained skin cancer physician, and has a special interest in treating sun-damaged skin.
Dr Nicholas Kokotis

Dr Nicholas Kokotis

Cosmetic and Medical Laser Physician

Dr Nicholas Kokotis graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1990 and has been a partner at Bluff Road Medical Centre, Sandringham since 2007. Since 2000 Dr. Kokotis has sub-specialized in skin cancer medicine, attending multiple conferences around the world in this field and also teaching GP’s in Melbourne and Sydney. He is passionate about treating sun-damaged skin and has developed an expertise in lasers, treating skin cancers, pre-cancerous skin, vascular conditions and other cosmetic conditions.
Dr Carlee Van Dyk

Dr Carlee Van Dyk

Cosmetic Physician

Dr Carlee comes to us with experience in both anti wrinkle injections and fillers. She also works in sports medicine, and is a trainee of the Australasian College of Sports and Exercise Physicians, whilst also working with the Geelong Cats VFL side. She is passionate about health and wellness and can advise on exercise for health, along with providing cosmetic treatments.
Dawn Goddard

Dawn Goddard

Dermal Therapist

Dawn has been working in the cosmetic industry for more than fourteen years. After moving to Australia from the UK in 2002, Dawn trained in Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and laser treatments, and went on to complete a Bachelor of Health Science to become a Dermal Therapist. She has worked in clinics alongside plastic surgeons, dermatologists and cosmetic physicians specialising in IPL skin rejuvenation and hair removal, as well as vascular laser treatments, skincare, chemical peeling and microdermabrasion. Dawn is passionate about all aspects of skin health. She is dedicated to providing safe, effective treatments that resolve skin conditions, boost confidence and improve self-esteem.
Lisa Bertuch

Lisa Bertuch

Dermal Therapist

Lisa has been in the industry diagnosing and treating different skin types and conditions for 10 years. She has trained with many different doctors and surgeons and skincare professionals, working with a wide variety of modalities and skincare. This experience has given Lisa the knowledge to understand different skin types and recommend skin care treatments best suited for each patient. Lisa specialises in Skin Rejuvenation with the Cutera Laser, IPL, Photo Dynamic Therapy, IPL Hair Removal, Skin Peels, Microdermabrasion and many other treatments. Her aim is to achieve the best possible result for each and every patient. She spends the time to understand each patients concerns to ensure the best possible results are obtainable. Lisa has a friendly and caring manner, patients comfort and care is paramount.
Cheryl Simpson
Cheryl Simpson

Practice Manager
Cheryl has been with the company since it's inception. She is a qualified IPL technician and also manages the day to day running of the business.


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 knowledge by observing experienced aesthetic medicine physicians, participating in patient consultations and asking questions on all aesthetic medicine services and patient care.

Please note that we can’t guarantee any specific procedures due to the nature of clinical work and the type of patients seen on certain days.


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. Southern Cosmetics will provide day time activities from 9am to 5pm during weekdays only.


Our programs have been designed with affordability in mind. Tuition options are as follows:

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. For members of the ACRRM, these activities qualify for 2 PDP points per hour.

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