Advanced Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine (NQF 7)

Price varies based on your study duration preference.

R 350.00 Application Fee (inc vat)

Status: Open for Applications

Next Intake Date: 1 March 2024

Format: Online and Classroom


The gateway to staying young, this programme has been developed with experts in the field of aesthetic medicine. It has been designed to provide you with the best training in anti-aging and healthy lifestyle optimisation. Incorporating the advanced training and acquired skillset into your practice could be a game changer for innovative patient care. The programme is tailored to accommodate busy schedules of practitioners working full time in a practice. The range of modules has been designed to develop and expand the students’ knowledge and to promote advanced skills in this rapidly evolving and sophisticated field of medicine.

In partnership with leading world expert Dr Riekie Smit and endorsed by the Aesthetic and Anti-aging Medicine Society of South Africa (AAMSA), this programme gives participants comprehensive knowledge and skills to optimally manage common lifestyle complaints as well as pathological and non-pathological indications for aesthetic interventions


Participants are required to complete this programme within two years.


SAQA ID number: 90571
NQF Level: 7
Total credits: 120
HPCSA accredited for 28 Clinical and 2 Ethical CEUs on Level 2


Successful participants will be awarded with an Advanced Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine.

Intake Dates

Intake 1 Intake 2 Intake 3
Application close: 15 December 2023 Application close: 15 March 2024 Application close: 15 June 2024
Start date: 1 March 2024 Start date: 15 May 2024 Start date: 15 August 2024


The programme includes the following assessment opportunities:

  • Four (4) Formative assessment tests
  • Four (4) summative modular assessments
  • Three (3) Practical assessments (module 1, 3 and 4)
  • Four (4) Summative examination assessments – one after each module

Course Content

Four modules will each be presented over a six month period and totalling two years. The first year will focus on reviewing applied basic medical sciences integrated into aesthetic medicine. The second year integrates the acquired knowledge and encompasses advanced knowledge and skills pertaining to aesthetic medicine. The four modules over a period of two years will include the following information.

Module 1: Applied basic medical sciences
Module 2: Integrating aging pathology and medico-legal aspects
Module 3: Aesthetic Medicine and related procedures part 1
Module 4: Aesthetic medicine and related procedures part 2

Exit Level Outcomes

On achieving this qualification, a learner will be able to:

  • Perform a complete, holistic medical consultation on a potential patient who wishes to enhance appearance or seeks wellness management.
  • Identify the underlying aetiological factors and diagnose the presenting condition/s in the practice of aesthetic medicine.
  • Formulate a complete holistic treatment protocol for a patient with any given condition that could be managed within the practice of aesthetic medicine.
  • Practice aesthetic medicine in an ethical, skilled and integrative method.

Who Should Enrol

Medical Doctors registered with the HPCSA

Admission Requirements

Prospective students must be in possession with a MBChB or equivalent qualification and be registered with the HPCSA.

Application Requirements

Attached herewith please find the application form and CAT/RPL form, to download click here:

Application form

CAT/RPL form

Applicants are required to submit the following documentation and pay a R350.00 non-refundable application fee in order for the application to be processed:

  • Completed application form.
  • Certified copy of South African Identity Document (South African residents only) / official Passport (Foreign Students).
  • Certified copy of highest Qualification Certificate and any other Certification required as proof of meeting minimum entry requirements for this programme.
  • Proof of payment of non-refundable application fee of R350.00
  • SAQA and USAF verification as required for verification of recognition of foreign qualifications.
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) form for access and/or Credit Allocation Transfer (CAT), if applicable.

The following supporting documentation must be included if you are applying for CAT:

  • Certified academic transcript(s) of training from a previous educational institution or FPD at same NQF Level.
  • Study guide that supports the credit claim at same NQF Level.

The following supporting documentation must be included if you are applying for RPL:

  • Testimonials/reference letter from previous or current employers.
  • Portfolio of Evidence that is evident of your work experience and skills equivalent to a NQF Level.
  • Full curriculum vitae indicating employment history and work experience in relevant field.
  • Portfolio of evidence of research project (if applicable).

*Certified documents should be certified by a Commissioner of Oaths. A stamp by your academic institution is not sufficient.

Kindly take note that spaces are limited, therefore please ensure to apply early by sending the above to

A student’s academic progression commences once all conditions of enrolment and the admissions criteria for the selected qualification have been met. Where a student applies for RPL/CAT, and with the approval of the Selection Committee and the Registrar, he/she can gain entry to the qualification.