Why would I do this course?
Anyone wanting to get into the laser and skin industry. Start learning the most popular intensive skin treatments currently performed within the industry.
How long will it take?
The Undergraduate Certificate can be completed in approximately 6 months of full-time study.
Do I need to have a health or beauty background to qualify for entry?
No, you do not need a beauty qualification or industry experience. Entry requirements is a Certificate IV in any field within the last 5 years, or Higher School Certificate or equivalent, or entry through our Academic Study Skills Unit.
What is the Academic Study Skills Unit?
A short course consisting of 6 topics designed to build academic skills such as writing and researching. Can be completed within a week if you have the time to work through the topics.
How much study do I need to do?
For each unit there is a one-hour weekly lecture to listen to and additional readings, with additional activities such as quizzes, discussions, assignments, and online exams. Each unit has 3-4 assessment tasks with due dates throughout the semester required to be completed.
It is recommended to spend a few hours each week per unit to listen to the lecture and review all the reading, then additional time for self-study and preparation and completion of assessment tasks. Will I be able to get a job?
The certificate contains the most popular treatments currently performed in industry. There is a high demand of jobs in skin and laser clinics.
Is there face-to-face?
All theory content of the units is delivered online including exams. CAP102 has two 3 day practical blocks, CAP201 has a 5 day practical block, CAP202 has a 5 day practical block. There are 16 practical days in total.
Clinics are held in NSW, VIC and QLD. Dates are released for each state at the commencement of the semester and are based around student numbers. What happens if I can’t attend a clinic in the semester?
As this is a practical based certificate it is important to be able to attend the practical blocks, all theory components are online however, practical blocks are compulsory to learn the treatments.
What practical treatments will I learn?
Microdermabrasion, chemical peels, laser and IPL hair reduction, laser and IPL for pigmentation and vascular removal, laser tattoo removal, skin needling, plasma pen technology.
Where are the practical clinics located?
NSW – The Rocks, Sydney or Alexandria
QLD – Gold Coast VIC – Melbourne CBD Is the laser safety certificate included?
Laser safety is covered in detail in the course however, the laser safety certificate recognised by QLD Health is not included in this course. This is a separate online course.
What do I need to study?
A laptop or computer with a working webcam for final exams.
What if I need help with assessments?
We have a lot of support resources and an academic learning advisor that can provide coaching and also review draft assessments before submitted to provide extra guidance.
Are there any live lectures?
Lectures are recorded and therefore not needed to attend live. However, most units have interactive sessions every few weeks that are live with the facilitator to go over any areas students would like more help with. These are scheduled at the commencement of the semester and are recorded if you are not able to attend.
What do I need to do to pass?
You must complete all assessment tasks and get an overall mark of 50% for the units to pass.
What could I do after if I wanted further study?
You can upgrade to either our Associate Degree or Bachelor degree after successful completion
Can I study one unit at a time?
Generally, part time is 2 units per semester however, in some cases students may study one unit at a time.