The ACD

The ACD

The ACD is the peak medical college accredited by the Australian Medical Council for the training and professional development of medical practitioners in the specialty of dermatology. They provide authoritative information about dermatology to Government, the media, other health professionals and the general public.

About our members

The membership of the ACD includes 550 Fellows, 130 Trainees and 43 Associate Members. International Medical Graduates (IMGs) also form part of our membership.

Medical practitioners who have successfully completed the training program of the ACD are known as Fellows of the College (FACD). Fellows of the College are recognised by Medicare Australia and the Medical Board of Australia as specialists in dermatology.
Dermatologists maintain their professional standards and develop new skills through participation in the College’s continuing professional development (CPD) program.

What the College does

The ACD is a membership organisation of professional dermatologists which exists to ensure first class dermatology care to the community.

Our Mission:

To lead the achievement of first class dermatology care and skin health for our communities

College is the leading authority in Australia for Dermatology but has an opportunity to be a key leading body in dermatology in the Southern Hemisphere and grow its influence globally.

Our Vision:

To be a well respect leader in the Asia- Pacific region for dermatological training, continuing education; scientific advancement and advice.
We operate from a set of values which shape us:

Leadership – which motivates the capacity of our profession
Professionalism – demonstrating competence and skill in our work
Integrity – adhering to moral and ethical principles and practice
Progressive – continuously improving. Presenting new and innovative ideas
Inclusiveness – valuing and respecting diversity
Accountability & Responsibility – to our communities and members; for the use of member resources

Our strategic pillars are:

SERVICE TO COMMUNITY EDUCATION SERVICE TO MEMBERS
Make dermatology
profession a quality result
 Quality dermatological
education at all levels
 We support you
ORGANISATIONAL EXCELLENCE
An efficient organisation that demonstrates best practice across all key areas


Quality Assurance

College is accredited as the sole recognised provider of specialist training in dermatology in Australia by the AMC. To strengthen College as a provider of quality education it has also achieved a range of other accreditations.

College is ISO9001:2008 compliant. This certification is an international benchmark based on a series of standards recognised as ‘best practice’ in the management and operation of customer/service orientated organisations/institutions.

College is registered as an ‘Enterprise’ Registered Training Organisation with the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) to deliver the TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. It is also accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency (TEQSA) as a Higher Education Provider.