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Laser and IPL Hair Removal Course


Course Description

Would you like to learn how to do laser and/or intense pulsed light (IPL) hair removal? Embark on the journey to your new career here with our simple to understand, online laser hair removal course that you can do in your own time, at your own pace.  

This comprehensive course is designed to arm you with all the knowledge you need to understand how lasers and intense pulsed light (IPL) devices work, how to implement laser safety standards and policies in your specific workplace, and to ensure laser safety compliance in various settings.

As well as that, it takes you through bite-sized lessons in how to perform laser/IPL hair removal and includes which machine to use, how to choose the ideal settings, planning a hair removal treatment plan, client care throughout their journey and avoiding the potential pitfalls of laser hair removal such as unwanted outcomes or adverse side effects.

It contains the foundational knowledge you need before you fire a laser or IPL regardless of where you work, for when you need a User Licence (Queensland, Western Australia and Tasmania only) and for your insurance policy and peace of mind.


  • Lasers, intense pulsed light (IPL) and light science, what makes them work?
  • The similarities and differences between laser and intense pulsed light (IPL)
  • Which lasers are used for what skin types and how to determine which settings to use.
  • The interactions between skin, hair and lasers to optimise the effects of lasers and intense pulsed light (IPL)
  • Fitzpatrick Skin Types and test patch procedures
  • The hair cycle
  • How to manage client expectations and design a hair removal treatment program
  • Reducing side effects and preventing adverse outcomes when performing lasers and intense pulsed light (IPL) hair reduction treatments
  • Safety, risk assessment and policy implementation

This course will give you the confidence and the foundational certification to get started in the practical application of laser hair removal. Most people gain their work experience from the workplace, colleagues or mentors or from the supplier of their device.

Who is it for?

This course is perfect for anyone who is interested in starting a career using lasers or intense pulsed light (IPL) for hair removal whether they would like to start their own business or work for someone else.

It's suited for individuals seeking to deepen their understanding of laser safety and how to perform hair removal and to then apply these skills in their work environment.


Nil but completion of a Skin Anatomy and Physiology Course will give you the edge.

What’s Included?

Our course includes simple to follow, in-depth laser safety officer training plus all the techniques for performing laser or intense pulsed light (IPL) hair removal and is perfect for anyone wanting to start to do these treatments.  It is delivered in short modules, and we are here to support you every step of the way.

Additional Resources:

  • Easy to understand lectures and videos to support your learning journey.
  • Lifetime access to your downloadable course notes.
  • FREE access to an editable laser safety policy pack valued at $499.
  • Electronic access to clinical resources that support your learning.
  • Regular short quizzes to consolidate your learning and prepare you for the final quiz and certification.
  • Instant final quiz results and immediate access to your certificate of completion.
  • Protection of your certificate with a unique QR code.

Payment Options

Choose between a full upfront payment or a structured payment plan through Paypal in 4 to accommodate your financial preferences. You can get started for as little as $174.75.

This course may be tax deductible as a work-related expense for you, just ask your accountant.

What Happens Next?

Once we have reviewed your application, we will send you an email with your username and login details. This is generally available to you on the same day that you enrol, regardless of whether it is within office hours. Please check your spam folder if you don’t see it.

Once you have this login information you will have instant access to your course and you will be guided through a structured learning pathway, culminating in achieving your Laser Hair Removal Course with a safety certificate to get you job ready.


This course is benchmarked against international (IEC 60825-1: 2014 Safety of laser products - Part 1: Equipment classification and requirements) and Australia/New Zealand (AS/NZS 4173: 2018 Safe use of lasers and intense light sources in health care) laser safety standards.

This course is endorsed for the application for a laser user’s licence in Queensland (ED - 259), Western Australia and Tasmania.