The Australasian Academy of Cosmetic Dermal Science (AACDS) welcomes students from all over the world. The following course/s are available for overseas students:

52850WA Advanced Diploma of Cosmetic Dermal Science

Upon completing your studies, you will receive a Nationally Recognised Qualification issued by the Australasian Academy of Cosmetic Dermal Science (AACDS). If you don’t successfully complete your course, you will receive a Statement of Attainment (record of units completed) issued by the Australasian Academy of Cosmetic Dermal Science (AACDS).

Please contact for course structure and further information.

The city of Perth is the capital city of Western Australia and has an estimated population of approximately 1,896,000 (as of 2016). Perth has a healthy climate with low humidity with the temperature averaging around 13°C n winter and around 25°C in summer. Perth experiences more sunny days than any other city in Australia.

Perth is one of the few places in Australia where pristine, soft-sand beaches and beautiful parks converge with a busy hub of restaurants, theatres, street art & culture.

The Australasian Academy of Cosmetic Dermal Science is located a short 10 minute walk from Perth’s city centre and only a five minute walk from Perth Station. There are also many cafes and restaurants within walking distance of the AACDS.

Our campus boasts a spacious classroom with views of the surrounding neighbourhood, filling our room with as much natural sunlight as possible.
We have a fully functioning student clinic on campus that operates within Aspire Training Clinics ( Clients can visit us for discounted treatments performed by our current students, who are also fully qualified nurses, doctors and beauty therapists by trade. These students are supervised at all times by a qualified and experienced dermal therapist or cosmetic nurse.

Aspire Training Clinic is located on the first level of our campus and is open to all for treatments at a fraction of the cost and to purchase retail products.

The AACDS offers an equipped kitchenette with a fridge and microwave for all students and staff to utilise. We also offer two fully stocked vending machines for the students.

Perth has a lot to offer! Making the most of it will depend on your personal preferences, whether you will be travelling alone or with a family and your ability to manage your budget. As you can see below, we have outlined costs that may affect your situation when studying in Australia. (Please remember that there are to be used as a guide only. For more information and guidance on managing your finances, please visit

Rent (single)$350.00 – $1000.00 a week
Houseshare/Shared Rental$150.00 – $300.00 a week
Public Transport$15.00 – $50.00 a week
Utilities (gas, water, electricity)$20.00 – $40.00 a week
Petrol$1.32/litre (metro average for ULP, as at May 2017. Source: Fuelwatch)
Restaurant Meal (for one)$30.00
Takeaway Cup of Coffee$4.50
Mobile Phone$40.00 – $60.00 a month

Admission requirements for overseas students

In order to study the 52850WA Advanced Diploma of Cosmetic Dermal Science, you must submit a 1000-word essay on the importance of achieving a formal qualification in dermal therapies. Students must appreciate the course is medically based and students must have the relevant aptitude to gain course competencies.

Overseas students should be aware that it is their duty to advise the provider of any change in their contact details (i.e. Australian residential address and telephone number) as automatic visa cancellation could occur without knowledge to the student. Such cancellation may not be revoked if it has occurred where the student has failed to keep the provider informed.

Overseas students studying in Australia must have private health insurance as a condition of their student visa. AACDS does not arrange for overseas students’ health cover. It is the student’s responsibility to organise their own health cover prior to and for the duration of their stay in Australia. The approximate cost of health care cover for one year is $500.00. Please note that you must apply for OSHC before you apply for your student visa.

The 52850WA Advanced Diploma of Cosmetic Dermal Science is taught in English. AACDS requires a high level of proficiency in written and oral English.

The minimum English language proficiency is IELTS score of 6.5 and evidence of English language proficiency must be provided for entry into the course.

Students who have only achieved the minimum scores are encouraged to undertake further English language study.

The course is run over two semesters (one year) on a full-time basis. In addition to 20 contact hours per week, a student will have a further 10 to 15 hours per week of self-guided study.

Overseas students should be aware that failing to attend less than 80% of the course and/or poor academic performance will breach their visa conditions and that AACDS as a registered provider is required to report the breach to Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs (DIMA) via Provider Registration and International Students Management System (PRISMS).

52850WA Advanced Diploma of Cosmetic Dermal Science = $21,500

Next On-Campus Enrolment Date: Please email for course information.

To enrol in the 52850WA Advanced Diploma of Cosmetic Dermal Science you must complete the Enrolment Application Form and provide evidence of your English language proficiency score and visa status (if applicable).

Applications are then assessed and a phone interview is conducted with the course coordinator. Please email to receive your information pack.

Further information and contact
Australasian Academy of Cosmetic Dermal Science
60-62 Stirling Street, Perth WA 6000
Student Enquiries:
P: +61 8 9328 6760
CRICOS Provider No. 02813B

International Agents

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Important Documents

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