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

13th February 2023
Online start date

(Application cut-off) – 30th Jan

20th March 2023
Online start date

17th April 2023
Online start date

My Career

  • Dermal Therapist
  • Cosmetic Nurse

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 Information Evening

AACDS Information Evening You are invited to attend AACDS’ Virtual Information evening on 28th February 2023 at 9pm (AEST) | 6pm (AWST). If you have been thinking about studying dermal therapies or cosmetic nursing…

  • 6:00pm7:00pm




Cosmedicon Conference

Cosmedicon Conference 2023 Following the success of the fifth COSMEDICON 2022 conference, the 2023 event is shaping up to be the pinnacle of boutique aesthetic conferences in Australia. This must-attend aesthetic medical conference will…

  • 9:00am6:00pm(March 05, 2023)

Latest News

Careers in Cosmetic Nursing

20 December 2022

Careers in Cosmetic Nursing: Which Direction to Take? By Crystie Ettridge RN (Cosmetic Nurse) Over the last decade, the aesthetic profession has seen considerable…

Five Professional Certificates to Boost your Career as a Dermal Therapist or Cosmetic Nurse

19 October 2021

Five Professional Certificates to boost your career as a Dermal Therapist or Cosmetic Nurse The Australasian Academy of Cosmetic Dermal Science (AACDS) is a leader…

“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.