About ACD

About Us

About us

The Australasian College of Dermatologists (ACD) is the sole medical college accredited by the Australian Medical Council for the training and continuing professional development of medical practitioners in the specialty of dermatology.

We are the leading authority in Australia for dermatology, providing information, advocacy and advice to patients, communities, government and other health stakeholders on skin health and dermatological practice.

We are a not-for-profit organisation, supported by an in-house staff of 17. We are the only specialist medical college in Australia accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency (TEQSA) as a Higher Education Provider.

Our Strategic Plan

Our Membership


Our mission is to train, educate and foster ongoing excellence
of specialist dermatologists, enabling our Fellows to be the
leaders in skin health care, education, advocacy and innovation.


Our vision is for the highest standard of skin health
and dermatology care to be available and accessible
to all patients and communities.

Core Values


Motivating and shaping
our profession.


Adhering to ethical
principles and practice.


Demonstrating quality,
competence and skill.


Striving for continual
improvement and innovation.


Valuing and respecting the
diversity of our profession,
patients and the community.


Being responsible and
accountable to our patients,
communities and our members.


Strategic Goals


Quality Assurance

College is accredited as the sole recognised provider of specialist training in dermatology in Australia by the AMC. The AMC accredited the College for a further 4 years until March 2022.


Download AMC Accreditation Decision


To strengthen College as a provider of quality education it has also achieved a range of other accreditations.

College is accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency (TEQSA) as a Higher Education Provider (PRV14022).