This Professional Certificate is developed for aesthetic professionals to obtain a licence from the Radiological Council of WA to perform superficial cosmetic laser procedures including treatment of benign pigmented lesions, vascular lesions and diffuse erythema and non-ablative skin rejuvenation. The course provides a holistic approach to laser practice within a cosmetic medical setting, encompassing units in:
*Please note: AACDS reserves the right to change information relating to this course based on any potential changes to the WA licensing criteria as stipulated by the Radiological Council of WA.
For more information on the changes to the laser laws in Western Australia, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions.
You must hold an industry relevant qualification such as the Advanced Diploma of Cosmetic Dermal Science, Graduate Diploma of Dermal Therapies, Graduate Diploma of Cosmetic Nursing, Cert IV or Diploma of Beauty Therapy, Diploma of Enrolled Nursing OR Bachelor of Nursing.
Total fee for the Professional Certificate in Cosmetic Laser Procedures (Superficial Cosmetic Procedures)
= Superficial Cosmetic Procedures with supervised hours $12,980 inc. GST
= Superficial Cosmetic Procedures without supervised hours $3,740 inc. GST
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|Unit Title||Study Mode||Duration|
|Analyse the principles of light-based therapies used in cosmetic medicine / laser safety*||Online theory||30 hours|
|Laser safety certificate* (included in the above unit)||Online theory||30 hours|
|Analyse the principles of cosmetic dermatology*||Online theory||20 hours|
|Perform light-based therapies for the purpose of skin rejuvenation||Hands-on training in the AACDS Student Clinic||2 days|
|Perform non-ablative fractionated laser (delivered with the above unit)||Hands-on training in the AACDS Student Clinic||2 days|
|Supervised hours (students already working under a licenced laser operator may not have to complete this unit)||Hands-on training in the AACDS Student Clinic||84 hours over a max. 18 weeks|
CPD points endorsed by the ACN are available for these units.
For students currently working under the supervision of a cosmetic professional holding a WA Laser Licence in Superficial Cosmetic Procedures, you may be exempt from completing the supervised hours with AACDS. In this circumstance, the licencee at your workplace will provide your supervised hours.
For graduates holding a qualification from AACDS, you will be exempt from the units completed within your AACDS course. However, we do recommend you complete a refresher on the unit ‘Analyse the principles of light-based therapies in cosmetic medicine / laser safety’. You will be provided free access to this online unit to refresh prior to your practical training.
1. Click the link below to download a copy of our application form
2. Complete the form
3. Email your completed application form to firstname.lastname@example.org
Blended learning (online theory plus hands-on training)
Must hold an industry relevant qualification
Monthly intakes - Commencing Jan 2019