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.
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 deliveryOnline, at your own pace, in your own time. We have a large number of people with a non-english speaking backsground complete our courses successfully.
Investment of timeEight 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 ContentOperational characteristics of lasers
Characteristics of lasers and the laser beam
Properties of different types of lasers
Delivery systems and applicators/including IPL
Laser controls, e.g. power/pulse/time settings, emergency control and delivery systems.
Particular hazards of delivery systems
Ocular and skin hazards
Reflected beam hazards
Laser plume hazards
Fire, explosion, electrical and environmental hazards.
Laser classification and hazard analysis
Audit of laser facilities
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)
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
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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 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.
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.