Clinical Attachment in Aesthetic Medicine



In collaboration with cosmetic medical clinics, the HealthCertclinical 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 oftreatment 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.   

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We are hard at work adding more partners to the list so please check back often for updated information.

Southern Cosmetics | Melbourne, Victoria


The doctor-owned cosmetic medical clinic Southern Cosmetics is located in Bayside Melbourne. The team focuses 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.


Haly Health & Skin Medical Centre | Kingaroy, Queensland


Haly Health & Skin Medical Centre is located in Kingaroy, Queensland. The medical centre provides a variety of treatments to promote skin health, including skin cancer scanning and procedures, skin health checks, and cosmetic medical therapy. The team carefully selects and combines treatments to address patients' varying skin conditions; treatments include microdermabrasion and sonophoresis, Dermapen skin needling, photodynamic light therapy, acne treatments, Botulinum toxin injections and dermal fillers, radiosurgery, Surgitron, chemical peels, laser treatments, skin rejuvenation packages, and skin cancer checks, diagnosis and treatment.


The Academy of Aesthetic Regenerative Medicine | London, United Kingdom

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The Academy of Aesthetic Regenerative Medicine is a dedicated aesthetic regenerative clinic located in London. Founded in January 2018, the clinic provides innovative training and clinical services by translating the state of the art in aesthetic and regenerative biotechnological advances into patient-centred solutions. Incarnating the multidisciplinary journey between art, science, medicine and surgery, the academy’s team has combined the leading regenerative and aesthetic technology with their extensive experience and artistic vision to provide the best outcome for both students and clients.

Entry Requirements

The clinical attachment program is aimed at qualified general practitioners with a clinical interest in aesthetic medicine and the wish to deepen their expertise 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, dermal fillers, radiofrequency skin tightening and lipolysis, injectable platelet rich fibrin and plasma, and cryolipolysis
  • Observe laser, IPL, PDT, skin needling, chemical peels, and intense pulse light procedures
  • Consultation and management of specific skin concerns including acne, rosacea and melasma
  • Progenitor cell based therapies for hair loss and skin rejuvenation


Your instructors are among the world's most esteemed experts in skin cancer medicine and business management, including:
Dr Jenny Kimmins

Dr Jenny Kimmins


Fellow of the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia

Aesthetic Medicine Physician and Medical Director at Southern Cosmetics, Victoria

HealthCert Course Chair for Aesthetic Medicine

Dr Nicholas Kokotis

Dr Nicholas Kokotis


Aesthetic Medicine Physician and Medical Director at Southern Cosmetics

Skin Cancer Physician and Medical Director at Bluff Road Medical Centre

Dr Isabelle Jonsson-Lear

Dr Isabelle Jonsson


M.Med in Primary Skin Cancer Medicine

Senior Lecturer, Skin Cancer, The University of Queensland

General practitioner at Haly Health & Skin Medical Centre, Queensland, Australia

Director, Skin Cancer College Australasia

Dr Isabelle Jonsson-Lear is a grass roots rural procedure GP currently located in Kingaroy, Queensland. She trained in South Africa and obtained MBChB in 1976. Isabelle emigrated to Australia in 1999 and has since obtained FRACGP and FACRRM, and is a Fellow of the Skin Cancer College Australasia. She has many years of rural experience both here and in South Africa and understands the difficulties of being an OTD and the lack of access to a peer support group and assistance. One of Isabelle’s aims is to empower GPs with procedural skills especially in skin cancer, and to help train those who do not possess the necessary skills. She is devoted to education and is an established educator with The University of Queensland, Bond University and John Flynn Medical School.


Dr Ali Ghanem

Clinical Senior Lecturer in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery – Barts and the London School of Medicine & Dentistry – Queen Mary University of London.


Dr Ali Ghanem finds great fascination in reconstructive surgery for congenital anomalies of the face. Congenital deformity not only impedes the physical aspect of development and health but also affects the very meaning of human identity, psychology and quality of life. Plastic surgery brings together knowledge of human anatomy and development along with diversity of skills, precision, technological advances and art. And by addressing developmental errors of the human body, plastic surgery also restores physiological function as well as social and psychological health. Within the wide spectrum of the rapidly evolving plastic surgery practice and research, Ali is interested in microsurgery education, paediatric reconstructive surgery and stem cell based therapies with potential applications on cutaneous, muscle and nervous conditions. He is forever grateful to all his teachers, colleagues and patients in all his training institutions for such a wonderful journey.


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 the host facility and arrange for the placement of the applicant. Participants must commence the program latest six months after their application has been accepted.

Please note that approximately three to four months’ notice may be required to facilitate desired booking dates for clinical attachments outside Australia.


Participants are expected to independently organise and fund their travel and accommodation throughout the duration of the program. They are responsible for their own insurance and a disclaimer must be signed for HealthCert and partners. The hosting facility will provide day time activities from 9am to 5pm during weekdays only.


Two-day program


Five-day program*


*Five-Day Program is not available at Haly Health & Skin Medical Centre, Kingaroy.



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” to confirm completion of the activity.

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My visit to the Redcliffe Skin Cancer Centre was very exciting and interesting with innovative and unexpected “twists” here and there. Most of all, I appreciated the unlimited access into your organisation and the insight on how things should be done. You have inspired me and I have "converted" to skin cancer management. I thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to experience your environment and I would like to thank every one of the friendly staff at the clinic for their support. Anyone interested in pursuing skin cancer management should not miss the opportunity to visit your clinic.

Dr D. Sulava, Vic


The structured clinical attachment at the Redcliffe Skin Cancer Centre has provided an excellent first-hand experience and insight into many procedural aspects of skin cancer management. It is a well-organised program which has afforded me good practical experience in this expanding area of medical practice. Thoroughly recommended.

Dr A. McIntosh, Vic


I had a recent two-day clinical attachment at Redcliffe Skin Cancer Centre. It is a new purpose-built clinic and really showed me how to run a very high-standard skin cancer practice. All the staff are very friendly and highly efficient. The doctors are very keen to teach and I left with many new techniques and ideas. I can recommend this attachment to any doctor with an interest in skin cancer.

Dr J. Bushell, SA


In Lyon, France, Luc Thomas is the head of a unit with a particular interest in both melanoma and non-melanoma cancers of the nail. These are uncommon tumours and are seen very infrequently even in full-time skin cancer practice in Australia. Luc was an excellent and patient mentor and I would definitely recommend this clinical attachment.

Dr M. Inskip, VIC


I spent a week at the Redcliffe Skin Cancer Centre and it was great. The clinical attachment really covered most of the areas I had issues with and the team provided me with great answers to my questions.

Dr F. Fathi, QLD

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