What will I learn?

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 for hair reduction on the face and body.

In this role they make complex, independent judgements in consulting with clients, analysing their skin and hair characteristics, designing and evaluating intense pulsed light 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.

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


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



Study options

Full Time (30 weeks / 7 months)

Tuition fees
AUD $9,000 for the entire course
Start date

September 2021


Sydney Business and Development Institute

Shop 2, 161 New South Head Road,


New South Wales,

2027, SYDNEY, Australia

Online/Distance (30 weeks / 7 months)

Tuition fees
AUD $9,000 for the entire course
Start date

September 2021

Entry requirements

For international students

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.
  • 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 and LLN test.