SHB60118 – Advanced Diploma of Intense Pulsed Light and Laser for Hair Reduction

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This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply substantial specialised knowledge and skills to design and safely apply non-ionising radiation treatments using intense pulsed light and laser technologies to reduce unwanted hair on the face and body.

In this role they make complex, independent judgements in consulting with clients and analysing their skin and hair characteristics, designing and evaluating intense pulsed light and laser hair reduction treatment programs, selecting and using appropriate technology, and applying it within the context of safe client and operator practices and in compliance with regulatory requirements.

Ongoing technological developments in this area of practice require the use of broad knowledge and the identification, analysis and evaluation of information from a variety of sources to build personal capability.

7 core units must be completed

Core units:

SHBBHRS005 – Identify and control safety risks for intense pulsed light and laser hair reduction treatments
SHBBHRS006 – Design laser hair reduction treatment programs
SHBBHRS007 – Provide laser hair reduction treatments
SHBBHRS008 – Design intense pulsed light hair reduction treatment programs
SHBBHRS009 – Provide intense pulsed light hair reduction treatments
SHBBINF002 – Maintain infection control standards
SHBBRES002 – Investigate developments in cosmetic treatments using light and laser systems

Bonus Inclusions:
ED170: Laser and Intense Pulsed Light Safety Certificate

You will learn

  • Analysing skin conditions
  • Designing and reviewing IPL and laser treatment programs for pigmented and vascular lesions, skin rejuvenation and acne
  • Consultation techniques
  • Performing and assessing test patch
  • Delivering safe and effective treatments
  • Selecting and using laser / IPL technology
  • Pre and post treatment advice
  • Documentation requirements
  • Compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Includes all consent forms

Entry requirements
Entry to this qualification is open to individuals who:
have achieved a Diploma of Beauty Therapy; AND
have 12 months post-qualification experience as a beauty therapist with a primary focus on providing facial services, skin services and hair reduction services;
are an Enrolled Nurse or Registered Nurse; AND
have 12 months post-qualification experience in the application of knowledge in human biology, anatomy and physiology.

Career outcomes:

This course can lead to work in Medispas that provide Laser and IPL beauty services.


On successful completion of the SHB60118 – Advanced Diploma of Intense Pulsed Light and Laser for Hair Reduction, you will receive:

  • An SHB60118 – Advanced Diploma of Intense Pulsed Light and Laser for Hair Reduction, which is a nationally recognised qualification.
  • A Record of Results

Course Includes

  • SHB60118 – Advanced Diploma of Intense Pulsed Light and Laser for Hair Reduction
  • Electronic training material
  • All assessments
  • Clinic practical hours
  • Work placement support

Campus location: 8-9/1 Douglas street Coolangatta QLD 4225

Study: Full time over 9 months
Practice may be undertaken in a salon or clinic in the beauty industry or in other settings where cosmetic laser hair reduction services are offered. The use of intense pulsed light and laser is subject to legislation, regulation and licensing in some Australian states and territories.

Delivery: Face to face learning, self-paced distance delivery, workplace training in BTTA clinic

Payment Methods
Payments can be made via credit card (Visa and MasterCard) EFT, or direct deposit. Flexible payment plans and study loans may also be available

International Students

Cost: $10,000 AUD Tuition fee +
$500 AUD Administration fee +
$150 AUD Uniform fee +
$4,990.00 AUD Materials fee

As per entry requirements above
Meet evidentiary requirements for country of origin
Have an IELTS score of 5.5 or above or undertake an English Language test prior to enrolment TOEFL 527; TOEFLiBT46; CAE162; PTE42 or
OET pass mark or 5 years study in Australia, Canada New Zealand; South Africa or
Republic of Ireland or Passport holders for UK, USA, Canada, Republic of Ireland or Senior Secondary Certificate in Australia.
Undertake a pre-enrolment interview / initial skills assessment.

Domestic Students

Cost: $11,990 Tuition fee +
$360 Administration fee +
$150 Uniform Fee

Prerequisites: As per entry requirements above

BTTA provides nationally accredited training in various professional courses, with both full and part time courses available, along with interest-free payment plans.

This qualification is Nationally Recognised Training

SHB60118 – Advanced Diploma Of Intense Pulsed Light and Laser For Hair Reduction