20 years - Excellence in Cosmetic Dermal Science Education since 2004

Virtual Careers Event April 2024

Interested in a career in dermal therapies or cosmetic nursing?

Time: 7:00pm (AWST) / 9:00pm (AEST)
Date: Monday 8th April 2024


LCA’s Virtual Careers Event March 2024

Virtual Careers Event April 2024

Learn more about job prospects before graduating.

Time: 6:00pm (AWST) / 9:00pm (AEST)
Date: Monday 9th April 2024



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 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


CPD EmpowerRF Women Wellness Workshop Sydney 2024

AACDS CPD EmpowerRF Women Wellness Workshop Sydney

Love your Intimate Health with EmpowerRF & ASCE+ Exosome

Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Date: Tuesday 14th May 2024
Location: 10-12 Clarke Street #Suite 101 Crows Nest, NSW 2065 Australia


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


Professional Certificate in Vaginal Health and Rejuvenation

Love Aesthetics?

Make it your career in 2024
Graduate in just 12 months

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Women Empowerment

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

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Digital Badges

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can help your career

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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
22nd April 2024 Application cut-off - 8th Apr
13th May 2024 Application cut-off – 29th Apr
17th June 2024 Application cut-off – 3rd Jun
Calendar Dates
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

Featured Qualifications ​

Featured Professional Certificates

Upcoming Events

AACDS Information Evening 2024 in Melbourne

16 April 2024

16 April 2024 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm – You are invited to attend AACDS’ Information evening in Melbourne on Tuesday 16th April 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 […]

LCA’s Virtual Careers Event April 2024

9 April 2024

9 April 2024 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Join us for a virtual information session from the comfort of your own home presented by LCA’s Talent Acquisition Manager – Grace Earl exploring recruitment and franchising options as well as career possibilities with LCA. With over 200 clinics globally, Laser Clinics stands as the largest employer in the beauty and dermal industry. In Australia, […]

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.