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

18th September 2023
Online start date

(Application cut-off) – 4th Sept

16th October 2023
Online start date

20th November 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




CPD Workshop Evening in Perth

CPD Workshop Evening Perth This CPD workshop will focus on the POTENZA device which is the world’s first RF microneedling machine that combines monopolar and bipolar radio-frequency at 1 & 2MHz capabilities in a single device. The versatility of the Potenza system…

  • 6:00pm8:00pm




Virtual Information Evening

Elevate your career to the next level! If you have been thinking about studying dermal therapies or cosmetic nursing and don’t know where to begin, then this is an event for you to attend. The AACDS virtual webinar will give you…

  • 6:00pm7:00pm

Latest News & Research

Treatment of atrophic acne scars: A comparative split face study

13 September 2023

Treatment of atrophic acne scars: A comparative split face study A study published in 2023 by Albalat et al. compared microneedling in combination with…

Evidence-based review: Screening body dysmorphic disorder in aesthetic clinical settings

27 July 2023

Evidence-based review: Screening body dysmorphic disorder in aesthetic clinical settings A study published in 2023 by Pereira et al. examined the validated BDD screening…

“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.