National code: SHB60118

Advanced Diploma of Intense Pulsed Light and Laser for Hair Reduction

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Overview About this course

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.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

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

Course Outcomes

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

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

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

  • OR

  • 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

Entry recommendations

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.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: IPL and Laser Therapist (Hair Reduction)

Licensing

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.

Study pathways

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Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Advanced Diploma of Intense Pulsed Light and Laser for Hair Reduction does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Further study 0 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

The Advanced Diploma of Intense Pulsed Light and Laser for Hair Reduction does not have any post-graduate courses.

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Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

The Advanced Diploma of Intense Pulsed Light and Laser for Hair Reduction does not have any related courses.

Your experience counts

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.

Units Units taught in this course

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.

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