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REFRESHER Online Laser & IPL Safety Course (Cosmetic/Medical-Industry Endorsed)


Feel confident knowing that you are up to date

Are you working in a cosmetic/aesthetic/ dermatology practice and using lasers or other light-based technologies? Is your laser safety certificate a bit old and you feel it needs a ‘freshen up’ or maybe you have plenty of experience but no laser safety qualification? This laser safety course will remind and reassure you about what you already know well and give you the peace of mind of being completely up to date in your education and practice. 

Course content

Operational characteristics of lasers

  • Generation of the laser beam and propagation of light
  • Characteristics of lasers and the laser beam

  • Properties of different types of lasers 

  • Optical pathways

  • Delivery systems and applicators/including IPL
  • Laser controls, e.g. power/pulse/time settings, emergency control and delivery systems.

Laser hazards

  • Laser-tissue interactions
  • Particular hazards of delivery systems 

  • Ocular and skin hazards

  • Patient-specific hazards 

  • Reflected beam hazards 

  • Laser plume hazards 

  • Fire, explosion, electrical and environmental hazards.

Principles and procedures for safe laser use

  • Standards, regulations and guidelines
  • Laser classification and hazard analysis
  • Audit of laser facilities

  • Laser controls in health care facilities 

  • Examples of safe practice and programs

  • Equipment inspection (quality assurance) protocols 

  • Investigation and management of laser accidents/incidents
  • Eye protection and protective eyewear 

  • Potential for fire and explosion and protection against flammability hazards

  • Management of airborne contaminants (laser plume) 

  • Electrical safety

  • Laser controlled areas—designation, warning signs, entry controls, control of access to the laser
  • Hazards of particular procedures
  • Role and responsibilities of an LSO.

Expected learning outcomes

  • Explain the scientific underpinning of how and why lasers and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) operate
  • Identify the tissue interactions when using lasers and IPL
  • Identify and interpret the legal considerations for the use of laser and IPL technologies in Australian states/territories
  • Have an understanding of the safety precautions required when using lasers and IPL in clinical practice
  • Identify potential risks and identify resources to develop safety plans for the use of lasers and IPL in a clinical setting
  • Classify, explain and select appropriate lasers and IPL for a variety of clinical presentations


Previous completion of a laser safety course.


This online laser safety course is endorsed by the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery. It can be used as the laser safety education evidence for license application to Queensland Radiation Health (ED257), Government of Western Australia Radiological Council and the Tasmanian Government Radiation Protection Unit.

CPD Points 6

This laser safety course meets six hours of continuing professional development (CPD) when applied according to relevant AHPRA guidelines. Continuing professional development is the means by which members of the profession maintain, improve and broaden their knowledge, expertise and competence, and develop the personal and professional qualities required throughout their professional lives.  


Who is it for?

GPs, doctors, nurses, beauty therapists and other dermal clinicians or skin therapists.

Mode of delivery


Investment of time

Up to six hours at your own pace, in your own time and you can take as long as you like. Assessment is a two-hour, online, open book exam.

What happens once I enrol?

An email confirming your enrolment will be sent immediately and then you will be sent your online course log in details in a second, separate email. If this second email doesn't show up, please check your spam. It will have a link to your course and simple instructions on how to set your password. Once you log in to your course(s) they will show up on the first page as a hyperlink. If you do not receive an email with your log in details within two working days (it is usually much faster than this though) please check that the email hasn't been blocked by your firewall. Any questions? Call us on 1300 001 808 or Contact Us.

What your peers are saying about our laser safety courses

"Training with Bravura Education allowed our staff to study in their own time, at their own speed and has given them the confidence to be on the floor and up and running quickly." Suzie Hoitink RN (Founder, Clear Complexions Clinics) 

Practical Experience Hub

Our online laser safety courses provide the convenience of equipping yourself with new skills and theoretical knowledge in the comfort of your own home or workplace. Many of our students take advantage of opportunities to practice their skills on technology that readily exists in their workplaces. 

Some students, who don’t have access to technology for developing the practical application of their skills, like to spend time with us face-to-face. They can receive hands-on experience with cutting-edge technologies and close supervision from qualified and experienced staff, and make valuable connections in the industry. Take a look here at what we have for you on our Practical Experience Hub.

Put it on lay-buy

We don’t want anything to stand in the way of your career development, so we offer highly flexible payment options.

With our ‘lay buy’ option, you select the down payment percentage and how many months you need to purchase the laser course. We fully-automate the highly-secured process, with only a one-time, 0.9% admin fee and no interest added!

You can get started on your training within minutes!

Money back guarantee

We have user-friendly processes that ensure completion of your laser course or your fees refunded (click here for details).

We offer an online special of 10% off for you if you enrol for the Advanced laser & intense pulsed light accreditation course (cosmetic practice) at the same time as this one. At the checkout just enter the code: COSMETIC2018 after you have added both courses to your order :-) - YOU SAVE $120



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