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

SHB60118 Advanced Diploma of Intense Pulsed Light and Laser for Hair Reduction is a nationally recognised qualification, giving you the skills and knowledge, you need to start your career as laser and IPL hair removal therapist.

Graduate with in-demand skills as an expert-trained leader with industry experience.

We ensure that you learn exactly what the industry needs so you can be one-step-ahead of the rest and land your dream job faster.


In less than 9 months time, you could be working in the job of your dreams, achieving goals you never thought possible.

This course is designed for beauty therapists or nurses who are seeking to specialise in providing laser hair removal and intense pulsed light hair removal treatments.

We create skilled laser therapists who can easily transition into the beauty, clinical or spa enviroments. We have a career path for you.

The Advanced Diploma of Intense Pulsed Light and Laser for Hair Reduction is for those who are seeking to upskill and build on their existing knowledge. Want to be a highly-skilled, in demand laser or IPL hair reduction therapist? ACTI can take you there.


The SHB60118 Advanced Diploma of Intense Pulsed Light and Laser for Hair Reduction has 7 units of competency which are all core units. This course covers intense pulsed light for hair reduction, laser for hair reduction, consultations, infection control, designing treatment plans, laser and IPL safety, and developments in the cosmetic industry.


This course is delivered face-to-face at ACTI in Canberra. Our facilities are state-of-the-art and specially designed to meet the needs of this course. Our specialised equipment, quality skin care and fully functional treatment rooms all contribute to ACTI’s second to none learning experience.


We know that everyone’s schedules are different. ACTI’s course options allow flexibility to balance work, family and study commitments.

Full time and part time options are available with day time and evening sessions. While learning hands on in the classroom, you’ll also compete training in our Student Salon where you will gain real-life industry experience performing management and administration tasks. Enjoy the perks of school holiday breaks that align with the ACT school holidays.


ACTI’s Student Salon is where you will practice and refine your skills for paying clients. You will be performing laser hair removal and IPL hair removal treatments as well as consultations and admin-related tasks. You’ll be providing services on a ‘not-for-profit’ basis and gain valuable experience treating real clients, while being guided by your educator.


Domestic Students: $5,000

International Students: $14,000

For more information on pricing, visit our Investment and Fees page.

No hidden expenses

Course fees at ACTI include everything you will need for your training course including uniforms, textbooks, learning materials and resources. Any additional expenses will be clearly outlined to you in your enrolment contract.


You’ve made the decision to learn more about leadership and management and we would love to have you at ACTI. Click here to apply to enrol in our SHB60118 Advanced Diploma of Intense Pulsed Light and Laser for Hair Reduction course. We have full time and part time positions available, commencing in April 2019.


We’d love to help! Send an enquiry here and our Enrolments team will happily help you.


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.

ACTI courses are in high-demand and spaces are limited. Our students must demonstrate that they hold a suitable level of language, learning and numeracy skills to complete this course.


We will put you straight onto the waiting list if this course is at capacity.


You may be eligible to receive ‘Recognition of Prior Learning’ (RPL) if you have previous work experience or training. This will allow you to be deemed competent in certain areas, which will exempt you from some elements of the course including assessments. All RPL applications must occur prior to course commencement. For more information, please contact our Enrolments team at or 1300 799 415.


Take your career to the next level and unlock your potential. You may seek roles as a qualified laser therapist in a cosmetic clinic, Medispa, beauty salon and other beauty environments.

Further education may include completing higher education Health Science degrees.



SHBBINF001             Maintain infection control standards

SHBBHRS005            Identify and control safety risks for intense pulsed light and laser hair reduction treatments

SHBBHRS006            Design intense pulsed light 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

SHBBRES002             Investigate developments in cosmetic treatments using light and laser systems

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