20 years - Excellence in Cosmetic Dermal Science Education since 2004

CPD Workshop using the Candela Matrix

Candela Matrix™; a new dimension in RF Microneedling

Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Date: Tuesday 21st May 2024
Location: 60-62 Stirling Street, Perth WA 6000


AACDS CPD EmpowerRF Women Wellness Workshop Melbourne

Love your Intimate Health with EmpowerRF & ASCE+ Exosome

Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Date: Tuesday 14th May 2024
Location: 657 Burwood Road, Hawthorn east, VOC 3123


Academic Support Sessions

Please select from the 4 different topics to book in with sessions every month to the date that suits you best.

Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm (AWST)
Online Support Sessions



Professional Certificate in Vaginal Health and Rejuvenation

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Women Empowerment

AACDS is a proud investor in the
Women Empowered Fund
through The Hunger Project

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Flexible Online Study Options

We provide flexible online study options
so you can balance study, work and life.

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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
13th May 2024 Application cut-off - 29th Apr
17th June 2024 Application cut-off – 3rd June
22nd July 2024 Application cut-off – 8th July
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Study online anywhere in Australia and attend our student clinics in Perth, Sydney, Melbourne or Gold Coast

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Upcoming Events

CPD Workshop Perth on Candela Matrix

14 May 2024

14 May 2024 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm – The Candela Matrix™; a new dimension in RF Microneedling, designed to correct, maintain, and restore skin at various stages of the aging journey, this multi-application microneedling device features the all-new Matrix Pro®, Sublime™ and Sublative™ RF applicators to deliver customised treatments based on patients needs. The Matrix system is designed to resurface the skin and […]

CPD Workshop Melbourne on women wellness

14 May 2024

14 May 2024 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm – This CPD workshop will focus on EmpowerRF Technology, which is a women’s next-generation wellness technology platform delivering life-changing treatments. EmpowerRF leverages three complimentary energies: Submucosal fractional radio-frequency (Fractional RF micro-needling) Intravaginal electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) Bipolar radio-frequency Topics to be covered: Urinary incontinence Sexual dysfunction Pelvic floor weakness Genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) or vulvovaginal […]

Latest News & Research

Understanding the Skin Microbiome and its Relationship to Dermal Therapies

5 April 2024

Image Source – wellnessbyrosh.com This information is intended for Dermal Therapists and Cosmetic Nurses or anyone considering completing a formal course in dermal science or a cosmetic nursing course. Introduction The human body contains trillions of microorganisms out numbering our human cells by 10 to one. In fact, microorganisms make up only about 1-3% of…

New TGA Guidelines for Advertising Cosmetic Injectables

20 March 2024

Welcome to our new micro-learning series on industry regulations. Following on from the recent changes to Ahpra’s guidelines, this micro-learning module discusses the new TGA guidelines for advertising cosmetic injectable services. We encourage you to read through this presentation, complete the quiz questions at the end and log as a CPD activity.

“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

Emil SuarezEmil Suarez
00:17 28 Mar 24
Amazing team at AACDS (student support, accessors, officers). They are very helpful, understanding and assisted me with my requirements (marking, extensions, practical dates). I have learned heaps and would definitely study again through them!
Lou BoeyLou Boey
03:28 13 Dec 23
Completed practical placement here and had the best time. Trainers were thorough and knowledgeable with treatments. Friendly, fun environment where I felt relaxed throughout my time studying here. Highly recommend for practical experience through AACDS.
liu Catherineliu Catherine
08:49 12 Dec 23
I absolutely enjoyed my study with AACDS. The course is very practical and informative. Staff from AACDS are amazing, nice and supportive. I felt much more confident at work because of the knowledge that I gained from study with AACDS.
Patricia CuthbertPatricia Cuthbert
10:23 07 Dec 23
I'm enjoying my course. I feel well supported. As I work full time,you can go at your own pace. The Academy do thier best to help you.I'm looking forward to my next unit
amy blackmanamy blackman
05:47 03 Nov 23
PRAC exceeded my expectations! I learnt so so much! Claire , Natalie and Maria are exceptional in their fields! Honestly such a highlight for me undergoing dermal therapy at AACDS! I have learnt such an array under such amazing mentors! Really enjoyed every aspect of study and especially PRAC. I would highly recommend to anyone! The support, education and development are at the highest level! It's been a huge journey and I wouldn't do it anywhere else!!


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.