Fellowship of the College certifies professional competence in Aesthetic Medicine according to the College’s prescribed standards. This is the highest membership category awarded in the College. It is a significant professional achievement and is awarded by the College to those individuals who have demonstrated to their peers that they have the knowledge, attitudes, conceptual and communication skills to be recognised in the Aesthetic Medicine field.
In 2021 the Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine (ACAM) will introduce two new fellowship pathways, with the third program to be offered in early 2022. ACAM recognises that in place of an accredited and AMC recognised training program, qualifications, (quality, quantity and type) are not sanctioned. Given the unregulated nature of the aesthetic medicine profession, with no minimum educational requirements, ACAM would encourage practitioners to join and take part in one of the three fellowship pathways administered by ACAM.
Recognising medical practitioners as adult learners, ACAM has designed three fellowship pathways; two are designed for medical practitioners who have experience within the aesthetic medicine profession, and one for those with recognised minimal experience who would like to enter the field of aesthetic medicine. Each fellowship pathway is unique; there are, however, some commonalities between them. These skills highlight the minimum expected skill base ACAM identifies as required to provide aesthetic services and educational standards expected of fellows. Where possible the pathways are recognised for CPD points by ACAM, RACGP and ACRRM.
ACAM Fellowship Pathways
Pathway I ACAM Fellowship by ACAM Educational Pathway
Pathway II ACAM Fellowship by Academic Pathway
Pathway III ACAM Fellowship by Practice Based Assessment
Fellowship pathways II and III are designed for practitioners who can demonstrate practical experience:
ACAM Fellowship by Practice Based Assessment (PBA) (Pathway III) offers continuous enrolment for those practitioners who wish to complete this pathway. ACAM Fellowship by Academic Pathway (Pathway II) will be launched in early 2022.
ACAM Educational Pathway (Pathway I) is designed for doctors who would like to enter the field of aesthetic medicine and have minimal or no experience in aesthetic medicine. This pathway offers the continuous enrolment option. It has been designed to allow maximum educational flexibility, and to make the most of online learning platforms to allow studying at your convenience. Candidates that enter the ACAM Fellowship program by ACAM Educational Pathway will be required to complete the ACAM Introduction to Cosmetic Medicine Workshop. You will be automatically enrolled in the workshop by the course administrator; your enrolment in the clinical workshop is timed to ensure that all criteria for the pathway are completed by your two year completion date (from your enrolment). In addition, be required to complete a log book (click here to view) with 100 cases per guidelines.
ACAM Fellowship Equivalence Recognition Program
ACAM awards equivalence fellowship to current Fellows of another medical or surgical College recognized by the Australian Medical Council or the New Zealand Medical Council or international equivalent in the area of cosmetic/aesthetic medicine; or are doctors with significant experience in the field of Aesthetic Medicine who the ACAM Board has invited to apply for Fellowship*;
*Definition of ‘significant experience.’
 Fellows of another college must be able to demonstrate knowledge and training, and actively practicing cosmetic/aesthetic medicine. Candidates who cannot demonstrate active cosmetic/aesthetic practice and are without a fellowship in a like organisation, may be offered the opportunity to complete ACAM Fellowship Pathway I or II.
ACAM Nurse Associate Pathway
This pathway aims to provide nurses with an internationally recognised and independent university qualification, contributing to their Nurse Associate status with ACAM. The course offers interested nurses a flexible and achievable study format and a worldwide recognised qualification. ACAM nursing members who enrol in the USW Postgraduate Certificate in Cosmetic and Aesthetic Medicine enjoy discounted fees negotiated by ACAM. The University of South Wales was established in 2013 following the merger of the University of Glamorgan and the University of Wales, Newport. USW offers the Postgraduate Certificate of Cosmetic and Aesthetic Medicine, which completes the academic training needs for the ACAM Nurse Associate Pathway.
Steps to Enrolling in an ACAM Fellowship and Associateship Pathway
As a Fellow of the Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine you also agree to:
For further information concerning membership enrolment process, please contact Ms Purich firstname.lastname@example.org