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 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


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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.
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Dr Kristen Johansen

Cosmetic Physician

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Dr Sara Tarafi

Cosmetic Physician

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Felicity West

Cosmetic Nurse

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Nela Plecic

Dermal Therapist


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.


Supervised Clinical Attachments qualify for Performance Review CPD hours.

  • Must be a minimum of three contact hours.
  • Review the guides and templates available from RACGP and ACRRM prior to commencing a Clinical Attachment to ensure you document all requirements for this self-submitted activity.
  • HealthCert Education will provide a “Certificate of Clinical Attachment – Australia” to confirm completion.

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