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


This is a Laser Safety Certificate

Expand your knowledge, gain national certification and offer a wide variety of services to your clients using laser and IPL. Be ready for your new career or start your own business when you learn with Australia's most trusted laser educator. 

This is the first course you do when you are coming into this industry.
This course is online so you can do it at your own pace from wherever you are 


    There are no prerequisites for this course but knowledge about skin anatomy and physiology is an advantage.

    Enrol for our Skin Anatomy and Physiology course at the same time as the Beginner and receive 50% the anatomy course. SAVE $149! Use code: A&P50%
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      Who is it for?

      Anyone who is wanting to start a career as a laser therapist. Beauty therapists, nurses and other dermal clinicians or skin therapists. 

      Mode of delivery

      Online, at your own pace, in your own time. We have a large number of people with a non-english speaking background complete our courses successfully.
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      Investment of time

      Eight to ten hours, you can take as long as you like. Online Assessment is a two-hour, open-book exam.

      NOTE: Please note that some countries/provinces/states/territories have specific requirements for using a laser. More on the Australian rules HERE. This course will help you meet the minimum national certification requirements in all Australian / New Zealand states and territories when using a laser or IPL.

      Would you like 10% off when you enrol in the ADVANCED Online Laser & IPL Clinical Practice Theory at the same time as this one?  At the checkout just enter the code: COSMETICPLUS after you have added both courses to your order

      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

      Laser Certification
      • 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
      Flexible payment options

      We don’t want anything to get in the way of you achieving your dreams and supercharging your career. That’s why we offer flexible payment options, as explained below, get started today.

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      Uni Pathway
      Post Graduate Pathways
      This course forms part of the curriculum for doctors in the Medical and Surgical Registrar Training Program at the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery and Medicine and for nurses in both the Graduate Certificate of Cosmetic Nursing and the Graduate Certificate of Dermatology Nursing at the Australian College of Nursing

      CPD Points 8
      CPD Points
      This laser safety course meets eight 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. 


      What happens once I enrol?

      An email confirming your enrolment will be sent immediately and then you will be sent your online course login details in a second, separate email. If this second email doesn't show up, please check your spam folder. 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 login details please check that the email hasn't been blocked by your firewall. Any questions? Call us on 1300 001 808 or Contact Us.

      What PEOPLE are saying about our laser 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 (Owner and founder, Clear Complexions Clinics)

      The Introductory (cosmetic) laser course exceeded my expectations and I'm now doing the Advanced course.

      Dr Barbara Giusti (Dermatologist, ACT)

      Explains a complex subject in a way that I can understand it. I really enjoyed it!

      Ros Layton, (Taylor Clinic, NSW)


      Enrol now for just $499

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