This qualification is for those who wish to apply their substantial 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 qualification you will learn how to:

  • Make complex, high level, independent judgements in consulting with clients and analyse their skin and hair characteristics,
  • Design and evaluate intense pulsed light and laser hair reduction treatment programs
  • Select and use appropriate technology, and applying it within the context of safe client and operator practices and in compliance with regulatory requirements.

Course code:  SIB70110

Course delivery: Blended – Online, on-campus and in a workplace

Tuition Fees: Click Here for more information about Tuition Fees for the Course, and how to apply for enrolment.

Duration, Attendance and Study Load:

The minimum duration to achieve this qualification is 14 weeks. This is comprised of the equivalent of 3 days per week of study, which includes: 1 day per week compulsory attendance at college for practical training, 1 day for self-paced online learning and assessment preparation, and 1 day of work experience.

The 1 day work experience component requires at least 100 hours of work in an actual salon providing treatments to clients with laser or IPL devices for hair reduction. The college may be able to assist applicants with this placement.

The assessment preparation and work experience components are flexible aspects of the course which may be adjusted, depending on the individual circumstances of the learner. The maximum course duration is 24 weeks for all components to be completed. 

Work Experience

All Students must complete the work experience component of at least 100 hours of work in an actual commercial salon providing treatments to clients with laser or IPL devices for hair reduction. Work experience is a vital component of the qualification and a requirement to be issued the Ella Baché SIB70110 Graduate Certificate in Intense Pulsed Light and Laser Hair Reduction.

Flexibility is offered dependent on each student’s location, situation and access to a commercial salon. Students will be assisted, as far as is reasonably practical, to find a work placement in one of the College’s partner salons, however there are no guarantees of successful placement.

If students are already working in a salon, they will need to seek advice from College trainers as to the suitability of salons, spas and other commercial enterprises for completion of their 100 hours of work experience placement.

Course entry pre-requisites:

To enrol in the Graduate Certificate in Intense Pulsed Light and Laser Hair Reduction, applicants will need to meet the following entry requirements:

  • Diploma of Beauty Therapy or a relevant qualification at diploma level or above in medical health, including the study of human biology, anatomy and physiology; and
  • Significant and relevant vocational experience as a beauty therapist with a primary focus on providing facial services, skin services and hair reduction services; 


  • Evidence of significant and relevant vocational experience relating to the application of human biology, anatomy and physiology knowledge in their respective field.

All International applicants:

International students may enrol into the On-Campus course at the Artarmon Campus, subject to meeting an IELTS 6.0 (Academic) or equivalent.

CRICOS Course Code: 095047K

General entry requirements:

All applicants into this qualification will need to provide:

  • Access to the equipment and facilities of a commercial salon which provides services in IPL and Laser Hair Reduction.
  • Their own personal computer with stable internet and general office software such as; Word; PDF reader; and presentation applications such as PowerPoint.
  • The physical capability to perform the role of a therapist including the ability to stand for lengthy periods of time.

Equipment and facilities:

For the 1 day per week compulsory attendance at the College for practical training and assessment, all Laser and IPL equipment and facilities will be provided.  

Qualification requirements and Delivery Schedule

Successful completion of the SIB70110 Graduate Certificate in Intense Pulsed Light and Laser Hair Reduction, will provide graduates with 5 units of competency.

Unit Code and Title

HLTIN402B Maintain infection control standards in office practice settings
SIBBHRS705A Apply intense pulsed light and laser safety protocols 
SIBBHRS706A Design intense pulsed light and laser hair reduction treatment programs
SIBBHRS707A Provide intense pulsed light and laser hair reduction treatments
SIBBRES702A Investigate developments in cosmetic treatments using light or laser systems


Our Graduate Certificate in Laser and IPL program will give you the competitive edge you need to get the best jobs in Beauty.  Drawing on the fundamentals of beauty therapy you will progress to advanced laser and light where you will gain confidence in performing advanced technology based treatments to best practice standards.

Academic pathways

Ella Baché College has had an articulation pathway agreement with Victoria University since 2009. This academic pathway opportunity provides graduates of the SIB70110 Graduate Certificate in Intense Pulsed Light and Laser Hair Reduction will receive 2 subjects of credit, which is equivalent to the first Trimester of the 4-year Bachelor of Health Science (Dermal Therapies) degree.

Graduates of the Course who meet the University entry requirements will be offered a place and can enter the program at the start of the first year. The Dermal Therapies degree at Victoria University can be attempted and completed online from the second year onwards. For more information on the Bachelor of Dermal Sciences please visit the Victoria University Website.

How to apply for this course

To apply for a place in our Graduate Certificate course, simply complete the online application form here.

Our Career and Careers Adviser will then contact you within the next working day to confirm next steps.