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AACDS Event

AACDS Information Evening in Brisbane

If you are considering a career in Cosmetic Nursing or Dermal Therapies then this is an event not to be missed!

Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Date: Tuesday 5th March 2024

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AACDS Event

AACDS Information Evening in Gold Coast

If you are considering a career in Cosmetic Nursing or Dermal Therapies then this is an event not to be missed!

Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Date: Tuesday 6th March 2024

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AACDS Event

AACDS Information Evening in Sydney

If you are considering a career in Cosmetic Nursing or Dermal Therapies then this is an event not to be missed!

Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Date: Tuesday 12th March 2024

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AACDS Information Evening in Perth

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.

Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Date: Monday 11th March 2024

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AACDS Information Evening in Melbourne

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.

Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Date: Tuesday 16th April 2024

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CPD Event in Sydney

Utilising a multi-modality approach in treating skin conditions.

Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Date: Tuesday 11th March 2024
Location: Suite 101, 10-12 Clarke St, Crows Nest NSW 2065

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CPD Event in Melbourne

A gentle approach to Radiant Skin with BBL 'HERO' and Fractional 1927nm Diode

Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Date: Monday 15th April 2024
Location: 657 Burwood Road, Hawthorn East, VIC 3123

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AACDS is a proud investor in the
Women Empowered Fund
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Flexible Online Study Options

We provide flexible online study options
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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 the field of aesthetics education and has developed the first nationally accredited qualification in cosmetic medicine in partnership with Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia.

Semester & Key Dates
18th March 2024 Application cut-off – 4th Mar
22nd April 2024 Application cut-off – 8th Apr
13th May 2024 Application cut-off – 29th Apr
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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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Upcoming Events

Cosmedicon 2024

7 March 2024

7 March 2024 – 10 March 2024 @ All Day – The new innovative program includes a full day of industry-supported Workshops on Thursday. Scientific Program and Trade Exhibition on Friday and Saturday. Sunday is dedicated to Live Injectables demonstrations and Women’s Health. Scientific Program Thursday, 7 March, 2024 Hugel Aesthetics – Full Day Workshop (free for scientific program delegates) Dermocosmètica – Full Day Workshop (free […]

AACDS Information Evening 2024 in Brisbane

5 March 2024

5 March 2024 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm – You are invited to attend AACDS’ Information evening in Brisbane on Tuesday 5th March 2024 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. 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. KEY POINTS TO BE DISCUSSED: Overview of all AACDS […]

Latest News & Research

New Changes in Cosmetic Injectable Advertising Regulations

30 January 2024
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In a significant move affecting the cosmetic injections and aesthetic industry, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) in Australia announced adjustments to advertising rules surrounding Schedule 4 substances. This decision, communicated through a letter dated January 15, 2024 addresses the use of general terms such as ‘anti-wrinkle injections’ and ‘dermal fillers’ in advertising materials for cosmetic…

Why You Need to be Aware of Nasal Sprays for Tanning

18 January 2024

One of the latest trends gaining popularity on social media is using nasal tanning sprays, which claim to give a natural and lasting tan without the need for sun exposure or tanning beds. However, these products are illegal in many countries and dangerous to health. A-melanocyte-stimulating hormone nasal tanning is a trend involving a spray…

“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

INDUSTRY SEEKS AACDS GRADUATES

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.