Welcome to AACDS

AACDS is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) established in 2004 to deliver nationally accredited qualifications in cosmetic nursing and dermal therapies. AACDS developed the first vocational qualifications in dermal therapies in 2004 and the first formal postgraduate qualification in cosmetic nursing in 2007.

AACDS continues to be at the forefront of innovation in field of aesthetics education and is currently developing the first AQF qualification in cosmetic medicine in partnership with Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia.

Semester & Key Dates

22nd May 2023
Online start date

(Application cut-off) – 8th May

19th June 2023
Online start date

17th July 2023
Online start date

My Career

  • Dermal Therapist
  • Cosmetic Nurse
  • Cosmetic Chemist

My Study Mode

  • Online / Blended

Study online anywhere in Australia and attend our student clinics in Perth, Sydney, Melbourne or Gold Coast

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Featured Qualifications

52852WA Graduate Diploma of Cosmetic Nursing and Injectables

This is a postgraduate cosmetic nurse course developed specifically for qualified nurses wishing to enter the field …

Graduate Diploma of Dermal Science

52854WA Graduate Diploma of Dermal Science

This course is developed for  candidates from a beauty or health background wanting to achieve a formal and …

52850WA Advanced Diploma of Cosmetic Dermal Science

This course is an undergraduate dermal therapy course developed for candidates wanting to work as a qualified Dermal …

Cosmetic Chemist

10788NAT Diploma of Personal Care Formulation

Learn the formulation of safe, stable and efficacious personal care products for the hair, hands, body and face …

Featured Professional Certificates

Integrated Health and dermatology

Prof. Cert. in Integrated Health and Dermatology

Diverse bacterial ecosystems are present in the oral cavity, upper and lower gastrointestinal tract, skin surface and lungs. Collectively, our human …

Laser Safety Officer’s

This is a theory-based course, which focuses on the clinical aspects of IPL and Laser treatment and the required safety standards as outlined …

Prof. Cert in Dermatology and Dermatoscopy in Aesthetic Practice

This forms the foundation for correct skin analysis and selection of dermal therapy procedures within a cosmetic …

Prof. Cert in Management and Promotion of the Cosmetic Practice

This describes the performance  outcomes, knowledge and skills required to manage and promote the cosmetic medical context. …

Upcoming Events




AACDS Virtual Information Evening

Elevate your career to the next level! You are invited to attend AACDS’ Virtual Information evening on 19th June 2023 at 9pm (AEST) | 7pm (AWST). If you have been thinking about studying…

  • 7:00pm8:00pm




2023 Non-Surgical Symposium

2023 Non-Surgical Symposium Australia’s Premier Educational Event in Non-Surgical Aesthetics The NSS is an all inclusive 3 day learning event designed to give you a. lifetime of value. The NSS has been a…

  • 7:00am2:00pm(June 25, 2023)

Latest News & Research

Factors Influencing Trust and Trustworthiness: Cosmetic Injectable Patient Experience Exploratory Study (CIPEES)

16 May 2023

Factors Influencing Trust and Trustworthiness: Cosmetic Injectable Patient Experience Exploratory study (CIPEES) A study published in 2022…

Celebrating International Women’s Day with the Women Empowered Fund

3 March 2023

Celebrating International Women’s Day with the Women Empowered Fund By AACDS Director, April Jorgensen The Australasian Academy…

“Industry revenue is forecast to increase at an annualised 2.8%
over the five years through 2026-27, to reach $1.6 billion”

Source: IBIS World

What Our Students Say


When you study at AACDS your connection to the cosmetic dermal science industry is immediate. Our College has strong ties and connections to some of the world’s leading dermal clinics, surgeries and other organisations. AACDS students will get access to amazing opportunities, life-changing work experiences and industry contacts that will remain throughout your career.

We run a free graduate recruitment website where potential employers might meet their future staff.