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IPL and Laser Technician Courses

An IPL and Laser Technician uses light and laser therapies to conduct cosmetic skin treatments. You’ll address a range of patient concerns such as pigmentation and vascular issues. IPL and Laser Technicians conduct non-surgical therapeutic treatments and may perform specialist procedures such as tattoo removal or skin peels.

IPL and Laser Technicians should have strong observational abilities and excellent attention to detail. You’ll need good fine motor abilities and should be skilled in using light and laser equipment. IPL and Laser Technicians should have excellent interpersonal skills and must be able to communicate clearly with clients and colleagues.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does an IPL and Laser Technician earn?

In Australia, a full time IPL and Laser Technician generally earns $1,530 per week ($79,560 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for an IPL and Laser Technician?

This industry has seen a strong increase in employment numbers over the last five years. There are currently 470 people working in this field in Australia and many of them specialise as an IPL and Laser Technician. IPL and Laser Technicians may find work across all regions of Australia, particularly larger towns and cities.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become an IPL and Laser Technician?

An Associate Degree in Applied Health Science (Dermal Therapy) is an ideal qualification if you’re planning a career as an IPL and Laser Technician. This course will give you the skills to take on a range of roles in the dermal therapy field. A Bachelor of Applied Health Science (Clinical Aesthetics) may also be appropriate.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within beauty therapy. Click on an occupation to learn more about the role and the qualifications that can help you get started in this industry.