Why would I do this course?
This is a great introductory course if you are wanting to get into the laser and skin industry. You will learn about the most popular laser and intensive skin treatments within the industry.
How long will it take?
The Undergraduate Certificate can be completed in 3 months of full-time study or up to 6 months if choosing to study part time.
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.
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?
You could get a job in a skin and laser clinic or beauty clinic, work in skin care retail, or as a junior therapist or clinic receptionist. There is currently a high demand of jobs in skin and laser franchise clinics.
Is there face-to-face?
All theory components are completed online including assessments. CAP101 has a 5-day practical block and CAP102 has 2 x 3-day practical blocks, total of 11 days face-to-face practical. Clinics are held in NSW, VIC, and QLD. Dates 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?
You can enrol into the theory-only units to begin with and then do the practical units in a semester that you will be able to attend.
What practical treatments will I learn?
Some of the practical treatments you will learn are:
Electrical Facial Treatments
Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Where are the practical clinics located?
NSW – Sydney
QLD – Brisbane and Gold Coast VIC – Melbourne Is the laser safety certificate included?
Laser safety is covered in detail in the course, but 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 be able study?
A laptop or computer with internet access and a working webcam.
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 the Associate Degree or Bachelor Degree after successful completion.