Course code: 901-00066

    Statement of Attainment in Intense Pulsed Light and Laser Safety for Hair Reduction

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    OverviewAbout this course

    Learn the safety information you need to confidently open your own intense pulsed light (IPL) and laser hair reduction clinic. Understand Australian and New Zealand standards, research different devices and learn basic laser and IPL physics.

    OutcomesWhat you'll gain

    Learning outcomes

    Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

    • Understand the biophysics behind laser and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technologies

    • Follow Australian and New Zealand standards for laser and IPL

    • Identify, limit and control safety risks and hazards

    • Complete reports and documentation on safety policies in the workplace

    • Research different laser and IPL devices

    • Choose the appropriate laser and IPL devices and safety eyewear for the wavelength in use

    Course outcomes

    Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

    • A nationally accredited Statement of Attainment

    • Strong specialist knowledge of laser and IPL technologies and information to consider as a clinic owner

    • The ability to research skills to choose the most suitable laser and IPL devices

    • A good understanding of the Personal Protective Equipment to use depending on device wavelength

    • Exposure to industry professionals and access to a network of peers

    • Credit towards a full qualification

    • A pathway to further study in skin therapy

    SuitabilityIs this course right for you?

    Entry requirements

    Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

    • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.

    Entry recommendations

    To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

    • An interest in starting your own laser or IPL clinic or business

    • An interest in working in the laser and IPL industry

    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.

    PathwaysFuture career and study options

    Career pathways

    Our graduates go onto roles like: laser or IPL business owner, clinic owner, franchise owner and front desk staff at a laser or IPL business.


    There are no nationally uniform laws and regulations to govern the use of lasers, IPLs and LED phototherapy in the cosmetic industry. Requirements are determined by the state or territory jurisdiction in which a business operates. Currently, lasers for cosmetic purposes are only regulated in Queensland, Tasmania and Western Australia, while IPLs are only regulated in Tasmania. Please check your state legislation or visit arpansa, the Australian Government’s primary authority on radiation protection and nuclear safety.

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    Previous study0 Courses

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

    The Statement of Attainment in Intense Pulsed Light and Laser Safety for Hair Reduction does not have any pre-requisite courses.

    Further study1 Course

    Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

    Related study1 Course

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

    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.

    UnitsUnits taught in this course

    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.

    • Identify and control safety risks for intense pulsed light and laser hair reduction treatmentsSHBBHRS005

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    TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

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