About ACD

About Us

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.


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

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

Make dermatology
profession a quality result
Quality dermatological
education at all levels
We support you


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. 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).