Short Courses & Workshops

Our short courses and workshops are designed to give you the most information in a small time frame, to get doing what you love, faster. Whether you are a business owner, work for yourself, or want to broaden your skills, our short courses can take you where you need to be.

Learn from our certified educators, and our special guest speakers. ACTI recognises that there are industry leaders that can inspire and have experience beyond our educators. ACTI will be holding regular workshops where we will be inviting industry leaders.

We believe in modern-day learning and teaching styles. We have industry leaders and experts in their field presenting courses at ACTI.

Click here to download our list of Short Courses. To be notified when registration opens, or if you would like more information, contact

Advanced Skin Analysis: Gay Wardle

Day 1: Advanced Skin Anatomy

Advanced skin anatomy is specifically designed for therapists and nurses who have an understanding of basic anatomy. This course will focus on appropriate treatment for various skin conditions. The course is designed to meet the individual needs of all participants – whether you are looking to deepen your knowledge or you simply require a refresher.

Course Content includes treatment of:

  • Ageing Skin
  • Allergic Responses
  • Immune System Functions
  • Impact of Hormones on the Skin
  • Glands
  • Pigmentation
  • Acne
  • Lymphatic System
  • Antigen-Presenting Cells
  • Antibodies
  • Role of T Cells
  • Macrophage Cells
  • Lymph Trunks and Ducts
  • Lymph Nodes
  • Thymus
  • Impact of Stress on the Skin
  • Thyroid
  • Elastin
  • Glycation


Day 2: An in-depth study of various skin disorders

Our contemporary practices are seeing therapists deliver treatments that involve technology, equipment, a knowledge of actives and transdermal delivery systems. With the evolution of treatments that are being performed, it is critical that we possess a comprehensive understanding of the skin and skin disorders. It is essential that we understand skin at both the anatomical level and the cellular level in order to treat skin conditions successfully.

This course will focus on the following skin disorders:

  • Pigmentation
  • Rosacea
  • hyper-proliferative disorders
  • Acne
  • DNA & ROS Disorders
  • Skin Barrier Disorders

The aim of this course is to ensure that participants develop an understanding of the skin’s cellular structure. This course will also support participants to develop the knowledge required to identify biological imbalances and nutritional deficiencies. Participants will also study how inflammation and toxicity contribute to allergies. The skills and knowledge obtained through this course will enable practitioners to treat clients by reflecting on every attribute that could be affecting their skin. This information will ultimately place practitioners in a powerful position in order to achieve optimal results for each individual client.

Next Course:
29-30 October 10am – 4pm

Cost: $600 Book now

Skin Conditions Masterclass

Its time to show off your skills.  Be the skin expert you know you can be.

This workshop uncovers the secrets to treating your clients skin conditions. Learn how to accurately diagnose and treat these conditions to create long-term, loyal clients. Discover how various cosmedical grade treatments work on a cellular level. You’ll learn the importance of choosing the right skin treatments and homecare products for your client.

  • Skin treatments: chemical peels, skin needling, IPL and laser, microdermabrasion
  • Skin conditions: acne, rosacea, pigmentation, congestion, sensitivity, vascularity
  • The importance of homecare: choosing the right ingredients

Duration: 2 days

Next Course:
5 – 6 November 9am – 4pm

Cost: $350 Book now

Body Shock

Show me a women that doesn’t care about her body then I’ll eat my hat!  As beauty therapists, we are facial experts. But what about the body?

Keep up to date with new technologies and trends with this masterclass in body treatments. Unlock the secrets to getting a smoother, firmer, tighter skin with an even skin tone. Combine beauty treatments with dermal technologies and advance your skill set.

  • Mesoestetic: Body Shock treatments
  • Cellulite, spider veins & stretch marks: why does it occur and how do we treat?
  •  Laser skin tightening: firming, toning and tightening body areas using Candela Gentle Laser

Duration: 2 days

Next Course:
5 – 6 November 5pm – 9pm

Cost: $350 Book now

Gut Health 101

You know that old adage ‘ beauty is only skin deep’ well healthy skin begins in the belly.

Discover the link between common skin conditions and gut health with this exciting new workshop to take your skin analysis skills to the next level.

  • Gut health: an introduction to the relation between the gut and the skin
  • Facial mapping: reveal the underlying cause of skin problems
  • Skin anatomy and physiology: why do skin conditions arise?
  • Nutrition for a healthy gut: glow from the inside out
  • Ingredients for healthy skin: vitamins and minerals for ultimate skin functionality

Duration: 2 days

Next Course:
13 – 14 November 9am – 4pm

Cost: $350 Book now

Brows & Lashes

This intensive workshop includes the do’s and don’ts of creating beautiful lashes and brows. Refine your beauty skills and learn the secrets to achieving great results every time.

  • Lash extensions (introductory)
  • Brow & lash tinting
  • Brow waxing

*Advanced brow and lashes course coming soon! Includes microblading and eyelash extensions. Contact ACTI for more information.

Next Course:
7 October 9am – 4pm
19 – 20 November 5pm – 9pm

Cost: $400 Book now


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More Information

For more information regarding our upcoming courses and for group bookings, contact our administration team on 02 6176 3411 or email


Australian Capital Training Institute (ACTI) delivers cutting edge, modern training courses in Beauty, Business and IPL/Laser. We are conveniently located in Braddon, Canberra.