What education is needed to become a laser technician?
Ours! It really is that simple. 😉
Some states require just our online certification, while others need a little bit more.
The minimum requirement, for insurance purposes in Australia is a laser safety certificate.
in QLD, TAS and WA you will also need to complete practical hours and apply for a licence, otherwise, all other states, you can start work with as little as a safety certification. I recommend some other courses to, here’s why. With any type of education, you can do the minimum or you can take the time and fully equip yourself to go out into the workforce.
We believe learning about the treatments themselves is invaluable, this could be hair reduction, tattoo removal and or skin rejuvenation, as well as the safety course mentioned above. It prepares you further than just the safety aspect as it teaches you the theory behind specific treatments, and it also equips you to educate your clients about the benefits to having the treatments done.
As far as practical training goes there are a few options, such as work experience, on the job training or face to face training with our wonderful trainer in northern NSW, for students or employers who already have a certified device, we can also arrange for her to come to you.
Want to hear something wild? Learning the theory behind the device/treatments is trickier than using the machine itself! So, please focus on your theory component(s) and understand all there is from that perspective before you think about jumping in and using the machine. It may feel counterintuitive, but the machines are very user friendly, and when you understand it all from a safety perspective first, it's foolproof too. 😊
So to recap, If you are in WA, TAS or QLD, you definitely need to do your online safety course, a licence application and some practical hours to use laser. All other states, our online safety course is your base education, and you can build upon that to learn about the treatments themselves. With this, you can enter the workforce or open your own business! How cool is that?
As always, if you have any questions, reach out to us HERE.