Short Courses & Workshops

ACTI have a range of short courses and workshops delivered face-to-face at ACTI 26 Mort Street Braddon, Canberra. These short courses and workshops have been specifically chosen and designed to suit a variety of skill levels.

One unit is delivered per workshop and is designed to provide in-depth, high-level learning.

All workshops below are delivered from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM with morning tea and lunch breaks provided.

All workshops are held at 26 Mort Street Braddon ACT 2612.


Available Workshops: 

Introduction to skin science
This unit is designed to give therapists an understanding of skin structure and function at an epidermal and dermal level. Includes cell roles and functions, layers of the skin, barrier function, and wound healing.

Skin Conditions 
This unit includes the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of many common skin conditions including acne, rosacea, pigmentation, signs of ageing, and dermatitis.

Cosmetic science knowledge is essential for skin therapists recommending over the counter and prescription-like skin care. This unit focuses on evidence-based approaches to cosmeceutical grade skin care used in a dermatology setting. Structured around ingredients rather than brands.

Epidermal Skin Treatments
This unit is a comprehensive unit focusing on the theoretical principles of epidermal therapy procedures and the epidermis as a skin structure. Lectures take an evidence-based approach covering principles of microdermabrasion, superficial peels, and cosmetic ingredients.

Dermal Skin Treatments
This unit focuses on the theoretical principles of dermal therapy procedures and the dermis as a skin structure. Lectures take an evidence-based approach covering principles of medium-deep peels, skin needling, light-based technology, and radiofrequency.

Skin Science Advanced
This unit provides further analysis into the skin. Covers the normal and abnormal functions of the skin and the internal factors affecting skin health. Provides a deeper insight into pigmentary disorders, vascular skins, and factors affecting skin ageing.

Body Systems
This unit provides an overview of the lymphatic, immune, digestive and endocrine systems and their relation to skin and beauty therapy treatments.

This unit focuses on the endocrine system and hormones and their effect on the skin. Lectures include analysis of adrenal glands, thyroid and pituitary glands, and hormones and how they can contribute to various skin conditions.

Gut Health
This unit focuses on the digestive system and its link to healthy skin. Includes introduction to gut health, the microbiome, supplementation, and the importance of a holistic skin care approach.

Nutrition & Beauty Therapy
This unit provides an introduction to nutrition and its role in a holistic approach to treating skin conditions. Lectures cover an introduction to nutrition including vitamins and minerals and their effect on skin function.

Holistic Approach to Skin Consultations
This unit combines knowledge learned in previous units to provide advice and recommendations to clients in skin consultations using a holistic approach. Includes importance of diet and lifestyle, stress and hormones, and their effect on the skin.


All workshops are priced at $450 per workshop. A workbook is provided as part of the course fee to all attendees. Group discounts are available for bookings over 4.


What is the level of study?

This is a non-accredited training course designed for beauty therapists, dermal therapists, cosmetic nurses, or skin therapists seeking to advance their skin knowledge and understanding. This is an advanced training program recommended for therapists with a basic understanding of skin function at a beauty therapy level.


Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning

No credit transfer or recognition of prior learning is available for this program.


More Information

The full calendar for 2019 can be found here. For all bookings, further information or enquiries please contact ACTI on 02 6176 3411 or email