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

Course description

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.

Course purpose

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.

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.

Course dates

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28 weeks


The assessment is conducted using a combination of realistic workplace tasks, knowledge tests, response to case studies and feedback from supervisors. The following provides a brief explanation of the assessment methods are to be applied:

Demonstration / workplace tasks: The student is required to demonstrate a range of skills whilst being observed by, or interacting with, the assessor. The activities will be clearly explained and always relate to duties relevant to the workplace. These activities allow the assessor to observe the student apply their knowledge and skills during practical activity.

Written Report / Case Study: The student is required to produce a range of written records or reports based on real workplace scenarios or based on a case study that is provided by the assessor.

Knowledge Test: The student is required to undertake a number of written knowledge tests over the course of his or her study. These tests will be provided to the student by the assessor at an arranged time and the student will be required to individually complete the test. The student may research their answers from the course training materials and notes as well as relevant workplace references.

Workplace Supervisor Report: Workplace supervisors will be asked to provide feedback about the students performance during a module. The supervisor will receive a briefing at the time the student begins studying each module to inform them of the module requirements.

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.


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

The use of intense pulsed light and laser is subject to legislation, regulation and licensing in some Australian states and territories.

Delivery mode

Trainer led, one-on-one, face-to-face

Units of Competency

Elective 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
  • SHBBINF001 – Maintain infection control standards
  • SHBBRES002 – Investigate developments in cosmetic treatments using light and laser systems


Detailed student information is available within our Participant Handbook which is supplied with the enrolment package and on our website. This booklet contains important information about a students right and obligation such as their right to privacy, a safe training environment and right to complain or appeal an assessment decision. It is important that persons applying for enrolment have had an opportunity to review this information first.

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