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Refresher Laser/IPL Safety Certificate (Cosmetic)


Course Description

Has it been more than three years since you completed some laser safety education1? Refresh your understanding of how laser work for different aesthetic procedures with our simple to understand, online laser safety refresher course that you can do in your own time, at your own pace.

This comprehensive laser safety training is designed to arm you with all the knowledge you need to understand how lasers and intense pulsed light (IPL) work, how to implement laser safety standards and policies in your specific workplace, and to ensure laser safety compliance in various settings. It will remind you about what you already know and polish your knowledge.


  • 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 treatments and how to determine which settings to use.
  • The interactions between skin and lasers to optimise the effects of lasers and intense pulsed light (IPL) and minimise the chances of unwanted side effects
  • Fitzpatrick Skin Types and test patch procedures
  • Use of lasers in cosmetic medicine and dermal therapies
  • Safety, risk assessment and policy implementation

Who is it for?

Anyone in an aesthetics setting who is in contact with lasers or intense pulsed light (IPL) and has not done any laser safety education for three years or more.

What’s Included?

Our course includes simple to follow, in-depth laser safety education and is perfect for anyone working in an aesthetic setting.  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 $68.75.

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 your achievement as a Certified Laser Safety Officer.


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 - 257), Western Australia and Tasmania.

  1. The Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine Continuing Professional Development Program© Handbook, 2023-2025 Triennium.