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Laser regulations Australia

Laser regulations for specific states

Depending on the state you live in, will depend on how you proceed with getting started with laser/IPL. There is no ‘one size fits all’ answer for pre qualifications, education and licencing… So I will go over these 3 points by state.

QLD

You do not need any pre qualifications for laser use across all treatments

You will need a laser safety certificate and an infection control certificate

You will then apply for a trainee licence, while on that licence you will need to complete a logbook of supervised hours*;

25 hours for hair removal

50 hours for skin rejuvenation (including superficial pigmentation adjustment)

50 hours for superficial capillary reduction

100 hours for tattoo removal

Once this has been completed, you may apply for your user licence

WA

You do not need any pre qualifications for laser use in hair reduction, pigmentation and/or vascular treatments

You will need qualifications as a Doctor, Beauty Therapist or a Registered Nurse for laser use in tattoo removal as well as a tattoo removal course (this one INCLUDES the laser safety certificate).

You will need to complete a logbook of supervised hours*:

25 hours for hair removal

50 hours for skin rejuvenation (including superficial pigmentation adjustment)

50 hours for superficial capillary reduction

100 hours for tattoo removal

Once this has been completed, you may apply for your user licence

TAS

You do not need any pre qualifications for laser use across all treatments

You will need a laser safety certificate for use with a laser and/or IPL

You will need to demonstrate to the Radiation Health Department that you have adequate clinical supervision from a full licence holder to be able to practice independently.

NSW, SA, NT, VIC, ACT

You do not need any pre qualifications for laser use across all treatments.

BUT... You will need a laser safety certificate this is the minimum requirement across the whole of Australia to comply with laser standards and to secure insurance.

You do not need to complete any formal practical hours to get started in these states and territories… Of course if you wish to educate yourself with some, we can help you, just reach out 😊

As always, I am happy to help answer all your questions, so please don’t hesitate to reach out hello@bravura.edu.au

Krystle x

*supervised hours must be done with a person who already holds a full licence in your state.

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