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BEGINNER Online Laser & IPL Safety Course (Industry Endorsed)

Expand your knowledge, gain national certification and offer a wide variety of services to your clients. Be ready for employment or start your own business.

 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

WHO IS IT FOR? Anyone wanting to learn!

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 states and territories when using a laser or IPL.


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

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Who is it for?

GPs, doctors, nurses, beauty therapists and other dermal clinicians or skin therapists. Anyone who is wanting to start a career in the area.


Mode of delivery


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Investment of time

Eight to ten 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.

Laser Accreditation

Meets AUS/NZS Standards. Nationally endorsed by the Australian College of Nursing and the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery. It is a Laser Safety Certificate and a Laser Safety Officer Certificate too.

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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 for nurses in both the Graduate Certificate of Cosmetic Nursing and the Graduate Certificate of Dermatology Nursing at the Australian College of Nursing

Build your career and be highly employable

 This is the fundamental certification required to operate a laser or IPL anywhere in Australia or New Zealand. It can be used as the laser safety education evidence for a license application to Queensland Radiation Health (ED256), Government of Western Australia Radiological Council and the Tasmanian Government Radiation Protection Unit.

 It is the only laser safety course in Australia that offers a module in common cosmetic treatments that articulates into an advanced accreditation course so you can build on your knowledge and expand your clinical skills logically.

If you have no previous experience in the industry we suggest that you do both this Beginner laser safety course and the Advanced course before you consider working.

"Training should progress from basic concepts to those that are more advanced—you will not know quadratic equations unless you are able to tackle algebra" Dr Simon Ravichandran Aesthetic Doctor and Trainer, Clinetix, Glasgow (1).

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


CPD Points 8

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. 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 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)

Practical Experience Hub

Our online laser 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 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 course or your fees refunded (click here for details).

We offer a special of 10% off if you enrol for the ADVANCED Online Laser & IPL Clinical Practice Theory concurrently with this one. At the checkout just enter the code: COSMETIC2020 after you have added both courses to your order

1. Ravichandran, S (2017).The importance of training in aesthetic medicine cannot be overestimated. JOAN 6 (6).


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