Make permanent hair removal a possibility with advanced IPL skills. Add an extra dimension to your career in beauty salons as you find your niche in salons, laser clinics and cosmetic practices.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Identify and control safety risks for intense pulsed light (IPL) and laser hair reduction treatments
Design and provide laser hair reduction treatment programs
Design and provide IPL hair reduction treatment programs
Investigate developments in cosmetic treatments using light and laser systems
Maintain infection control standards
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Confidence to start your own sole trader business
Real-world experience through organising and completing a mandatory 480 hours of work placement in industry
Ability to apply safe laser standards in a clinic environment
Confidence to practise your craft on clients
Ability to consult with clients and assess their needs
Ensure correct work health and safety standards
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
You’ll need to provide a transcript of your Diploma of Beauty Therapy AND
You must have 12 months post-qualification experience as a beauty therapist with a primary focus on providing facial services, skin services and hair reduction services, as evidenced by a letter from your employer OR
You’ll need to provide a transcript of your qualification as an Enrolled or Registered Nurse AND
You must have 12 months qualification experience in the application of knowledge in human biology, anatomy and physiology, as evidenced by a letter from your employer
You are an Enrolled Nurse or Registered Nurse, as evidenced by an academic transcript AND have 12 months post-qualification experience in the application of knowledge in human biology, anatomy and physiology, as evidenced by a letter from an employer
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
Understanding of the anatomy of the skin
Sound knowledge of skin functions
Understanding of the effect of light on the skin
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like: IPL and Laser Therapist (Hair Reduction)
Some states and territories regulate who is able to use Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and Laser. The following states and territories have regulations: Queensland, Tasmania and Western Australia. Visit Queensland Health, Tasmanian Department of Health, and the Radiological Council of Western Australia for further licensing details.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Advanced Diploma of Intense Pulsed Light and Laser for Hair Reduction does not have any pre-requisite courses.
The Advanced Diploma of Intense Pulsed Light and Laser for Hair Reduction does not have any post-graduate courses.
The Advanced Diploma of Intense Pulsed Light and Laser for Hair Reduction does not have any related courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Advanced Diploma of Intense Pulsed Light and Laser for Hair Reduction qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 7 Units of competency, including 7 core and 0 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
There are no core units in this course
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