Membership Categories

Associate Member

Description: Members of the College in the course of training for either Membership or Fellowship. They are not entitled to vote or to sit on the Council.

FACCS

Description: Cosmetic Surgeons (Invasive Proceduralists).

Requirements: Credentialling for the Board of Censors (Full Surgical Criteria).

FFMACCS

Description: Doctors practising Cosmetic Medicine eg. Dermal fillers, muscle relaxants, laser epilation, chemical peels, sclerotherapy, tattoo removal and hair transplantation.

Requirement: Current Medical Registration Letter of Good Standing Credentialling by the Board of Censors

Eligible: Members are eligible, if they have appropriate training and qualifications, to be place on one or more registers of cosmetic medicine procedures.

Eligibile

Fellows are eligible, if they have appropriate training and qualifications, to be placed on one or more registers of cosmetic surgical procedures.The Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery requires that Fellows and Members must have tangible evidence that they are keeping up to date in their specialty and are continually elevating the quality of care they provide to patients. Participation in this program is compulsory for all Fellows and Members who are responsible for the clinical care of patients. Every year there will be a random audit of the returns of Fellows and members for one of the preceding years. Fellows and Members will be selected at random and asked to provide documentation to support the information supplied for their re-certification. A Certificate of Continuing Professional Standards will be awarded at two yearly intervals.

Definition

The Continuing Medical Education and Re-certification Program is the process conducted by the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery which requires Fellows/Members to demonstrate that they have maintained proper professional standards of knowledge and performance for the period under review.

The Goal

The goal of the Program is to enable Fellows/Members to demonstrate that they are engaged in the minimum/maximum range of activities which will assist them to improve their knowledge and skills and so provide their patients with quality health care.

The Program

There are three facets to the Continuing Medical Education and Re-certification Program. Each of these facets is required to be satisfied in order for a biennial Certificate of Professional Standards to be issued to the Fellow/Member of the College.

The three facets are:

  • Patient Audit and Peer Review.
  • Credentialling at a hospital which is accredited by the Australian Council on Health Care Standards, or is a hospital or day surgery centre approved by the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery.
  • Continuing Medical Education