AACDS is a registered training organisation, with head office located in Perth, Western Australia. We are co-joined to Aspire Medispa, a suite of beautiful cosmetic treatment clinics located in Perth, Sydney and Melbourne.

Being linked to Aspire Medispa creates a unique learning environment that facilitates skills development within a medical setting, under medical supervision and provides students with the opportunity to undertake clinical work experience.


Comprehensive and relevant

We have the most comprehensive and relevant course curriculum in the field of cosmetic nursing and dermal therapies. All courses are written and delivered by the cosmetic medical and allied professions.

Nationally accredited and flexible study modes

In addition, we provide nationally accredited qualifications with university and vocational pathways, with flexible study modes and realistic course completion durations.

Practical learning for the workforce

Students’ competency-based practical skills are developed within an excellent learning environment, with a 1:2 trainer to student ratio. Our courses are recognised by the cosmetic medical profession, ensuring more employment opportunities upon graduation.

AACDS is the only college in the field of cosmetic medicine and dermal therapies offering a free recruitment service to our graduates. We have also been a finalist in the WA Training Initiative program.

Study in a way that suits your lifestyle

AACDS recognises the need to provide learners with flexible course options and study modes. The following courses are offered on a full-time, part-time or single unit basis with online or on-campus modes available:

10788NAT Diploma of Personal Care Formulation
10510NAT Advanced Diploma of Cosmetic Dermal Science
52707WA Graduate Diploma of Dermal Therapies
52709WA Graduate Diploma of Cosmetic Nursing
IPL/Laser Safety Officer's Certificate

Curriculum development and delivery

All AACDS courses are developed and delivered by various lecturers, each chosen for their specialty in a particular field. This includes cosmetic physicians, cosmetic/plastic surgeons, dermatologists, nurses, dermal therapists, psychologists, cosmetic chemists and business specialists.

Unbiased and independent

AACDS has no financial interest in any of the equipment or products used in training. Similarly, no lecture is presented by company representatives, ensuring unbiased, evidence-based information is provided.

Industry experienced trainers / assessors

All AACDS trainers/assessors work in a cosmetic medical practice performing dermal therapies and/or cosmetic nursing. This ensures our trainers’ knowledge and skills remain relevant and current.

Professional recognition

AACDS Accredited Courses provide recognition for graduates to enter a membership in the following industry-recognised organisations:

Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine (Cosmetic Nurse Category)
Aesthetic Practitioners Advisory Network (General Gold Category)
Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery (Cosmetic Nurse Affiliate Category)
Australian Society of Dermal Clinicians (Associate Membership)

AACDS Accredited Courses have recognition from the following industry and Government organisations, though a membership is not applicable.

Australasian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery
QLD Radiation Health (IPL/Laser course component)
Radiological Council of WA (IPL/Laser course component)

Credit and recognition of prior learning

All AACDS courses provide eligible students with RPL or direct credit transfer where indicated. For more information on RPL applications, please contact us via email or phone Head Office on (08) 9328 6760.