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Who Can Do Laser in Western Australia?

September 17, 2018

Who Can Do Laser in Western Australia?

Getting a laser licence in WA has recently changed with the opportunities opening up for Registered and Enrolled Nurses and Diploma and Certificate IV Beauty Therapists.

Hair Removal

  • be an Enrolled Nurse, Registered Nurse or hold a Diploma or Certificate IV in beauty therapy (or equivalent);
  • have attended a laser safety course recognised by the Radiological Council;
  • have undertaken minimum 25 hours practical training under the immediate personal supervision of a WA licensee for the use of lasers for hair removal.

Superficial Cosmetic Procedures

For pigment treatments and vascular treatments only; the use of lasers for superficial cosmetic procedures does not include treating issues such as varicose veins and raised spots.

  • be an Enrolled Nurse, Registered Nurse or hold a Diploma or Certificate IV in beauty therapy (or equivalent);
  • have attended a laser safety course recognised by the Radiological Council;
  • have undertaken minimum 100 hours practical training under the immediate personal supervision of a WA licensee as follows: -
    • Minimum 50 hours practical training for pigment treatments -
    • Minimum 50 hours practical training for vascular treatments

Tattoo Removal

Note: Enrolled Nurses and Registered Nurses means registered as such with the (AHPRA). Immediate personal supervision requires the licensee to be present and maintain direct and continuous supervision of any person under the licensee’s direction.

To demonstrate practical experience in accordance with the above requirements, evidence of the minimum total practical hours must be provided (e.g. logbook of treatments). In addition, the supervising licensee must provide written advice that the trainee has undertaken practical training in both consultation and beam-on aspects of the specified treatments and is competent in each aspect. Licensees supervising practical training will be held responsible for ensuring that the competence of trainees is accurately reported to the Council.

For more information go to the Radiological Council website






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