Pioneering Courses

The Laser Therapy Centre is VETAB-registered training organisation that offers two pioneering light-based therapy courses designed to give health and beauty professionals a competitive edge.
 
Our courses set benchmarks for training in the safe and effective use of laser, pulsed light and other light therapy devices.
Unlike some other laser/pulsed light courses offered in Australia, our three courses are recognised throughout Australia.
 
Which means that suitably qualified health and beauty professionals can obtain a nationally recognised laser/pulsed light qualification in:
  • Hair removal
  • Vascular, wrinkle, scar and pigmentation treatments (including tattoo removal)
  • Photo rejuvenation
  • Laser therapy integrated with acupuncture techniques for the treatment of dermatological
    and muscular-skeletal conditions.

"World-first" Courses

Two of our courses are believed to be the first of their type in the world, combining leading edge laser therapy with acupuncture techniques proven through more than 4,000 years of clinical practice.
 
These two unique courses offer healthcare professionals a new, wholistic way of healing that integrates the best from East and West to treat:
  • Dermatological Conditions: Acne, pigmentation, scars, wrinkles,
    post-operative care, stretch marks, cellulite, wound healing, photo
    rejuvenation, rosacea, dermatitis, degenerative tissue, eczema, psoriasis,
    etc.
  • Muscular-skeletal Conditions: Sports injuries, arthritis, neck or back pain, pain management, repetitive strain injury, tennis elbow, migraine, whiplash, osteoarthritis, rheumatism, carpal tunnel syndrome, etc.
The courses were developed by a team of specialists comprising a Master of Health Science, acupuncture experts, laser/pulsed light practitioners, and accredited trainers holding Diplomas in Training and Assessment Systems.
 
VETAB Accredited
 
All three courses are accredited by the New South Wales Vocational Education Training Accreditation Board (VETAB). Certificates recognised both nationally and internationally are awarded to individuals who successfully complete our courses.
 
Our graduates are eligible to join the Australian Association for Laser Therapy (AALT), which has joined forces with the World Association for Laser Therapy (WALT) and the Florence-based International Academy for Laser Medicine and Surgery to promote light-based therapies.
 
Very Important Point

Beware of imitators. Our laser therapy and pulsed light courses were accredited in 2003, making them the first courses of their type accredited under the Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF).
 
The Statement of Attainment we issue is not a certificate of attendance. It is recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework and can be used to provide credit standing in any tertiary studies you may wish to undertake in the future.

Course Details

Course No. 91068 - Hair Removal, Vascular-Pigmentation-Scar Treatments and Photo Rejuvenation with Laser, Intense Pulsed Light and/or Other Light Therapy Device (assessed at AQF 5 level under AQF)
 
Purpose
  • Accredited entry level-training program for health professionals wishing to obtain a nationally recognised qualification in hair removal, vascular-pigmentation-scar treatment and photo rejuvenation
  • Training and skill development in such modalities as nursing, dermatology, general medical practice, beauty therapy and natural therapy
Core Module
  • History of Light Medicine
  • Laser Theory
  • Classifications of Laser/Light Therapy Equipment
  • Science and Physics of Laser/Pulsed Light and Light Emitting Devices
  • Occupational Health and Safety Issues in the Use of Laser Equipment
  • Biological and Physiological Effects of Laser/Light Therapy Devices
  • Tissue Interaction with Laser and Pulsed Light
  • Laser/Light Therapy in Surgery and Medicine
Elective Module
> Histology and Biology of Hair/Skin  > Stages of Hair Growth > Hair Strength, Density and Colours
> Identification of Skin Types, Tones, Colours and Textures > Analysing Skin Types, Tone and Colour >  Identification and Manifestation of Vascular Conditions, Pigmented, Scar, Ageing and Sun-damaged Skin > How Laser/Light Therapy Removes Hair, Rejuvenates Skin and Treats Pigmentation, Scars and Vascular Conditions
> Principle of Selective Photo Thermolysis > Effect of Pulse Duration and Frequency Variation
> Relationship Between Thermo Relaxation Time and Pulse Duration > Choosing a Laser/Light Therapy Device > Pros and Cons of Laser/Light Therapy Hair Removal and Other Methods > Hair Removal Effects Achieved with Laser/Light Therapy > Contra-indications and Side Effects of Laser/Light Therapy > Pre-treatment Consultation Process > Hair/Skin Patch Test Procedures
> Setting Up a Treatment Plan and Parameters
> Performing Hair Removal/Skin Patch Tests 
>  Analysing Patch Test Results > Performing Laser/Light Therapy Treatment for Hair Removal and/or Pigmented, Scar, Vascular Conditions or Sun-damaged Skin > Post-treatment Management and After-care Advice > Record-keeping Procedures
Practical Component
> Treatment Principles > Dosages > Hands-on Clinical Practise (analyse and assess condition requiring treatment, setting up treatment principles and optimum parameters, perform and evaluate course of treatment) > Treatment Records
 
Course No. 91067 - Laser Therapy Integrated with Acupuncture Techniques for the Treatment of Dermatological Conditions and Scars, Wound Healing and Skin Rejuvenation (assessed at AQF 4 level)
 
Purpose
  • Accredited entry level-training program for health professionals wishing to integrate Laser Therapy/Photo Medicine with Acupuncture Techniques
  • Training and skill development in such modalities as physiotherapy, chiropractic, veterinary science, beauty therapy, dentistry, therapeutic massage, nursing, orthopaedic surgery, dermatology, sports therapy, general medical practice and natural therapy
Core Module
  • History of Photo Medicine
  • Science and Physics of Laser
  • Laser Theory and Classification of Laser Equipment
  • Occupational Health and Safety Issues in the Use of Laser Equipment
  • Biological and Physiological Effects of Laser Light
  • What is Acupuncture?
  • Principle Concepts of Acupuncture
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine Diagnostic Techniques - Pulse, Tongue, Ying-Yang Theory & Eight Principles
  • Channels, Meridians and Acupuncture Points
  • How to Use Acupuncture Concepts and Techniques to Treat the Cause of Disorders
  • Treatment Formulas for Different Conditions
  • Defining Wholistic Medicine
  • Optimum Results Through the Integration of Laser Therapy/Photo Medicine/Acupuncture/Wholistic Therapy
  • Healing, Rejuvenation, Balancing and Improving the Immune System and with Laser Therapy
  • Lasers in Surgery and Medicine: Clinical Applications in Key Health Modalities
  • Treatment Principle
  • Methodology
  • Dosage Principles
  • Treatment Responses
  • Contraindications/Side Effects
  • Assessing the Progressive Effect of Laser Therapy and Computerised Record-keeping
 
Elective Module
 
> Folliculitis > Acne Vulgaris > Athlete's Foot > Dermatitis  > Eczema > Herpes Simplex > Psoriasis
> Rosacea > Boils > Cuts > Urticaria > Crow's Feet > Enlarged Pores > Pigmentation > Bruises > Swelling > Oedema > Cellulite > Broken Veins > Dehydrated Skin > Blotchy/Thick Skin  > Thin/Sensitive Skin > Acne > Scars > Ageing/Degenerative Skin > Herpes Zoster/Simplex > Stretch Marks > Keloids > Ulcers
> Post-surgery Scar Management
Practical Component
> Hands-on Clinical Practise (assessing, analysing syndrome/condition, diagnosis, prescription principles and dosage) > Treatment Principles > Dosages > Integrating Acupuncture Techniques > Prognosis and Evaluating Course of Treatment > Treatment Records
 
 
Course No. 91069 - Laser Therapy Integrated with Acupuncture Techniques for the Treatment of Muscular-skeletal Disorders, Sports Injuries and Pain (assessed at AQF 4 level)
 
Purpose
  • Accredited entry level-training program for health professionals wishing to integrate Laser Therapy/Photo Medicine with Acupuncture Techniques
  • Training and skill development in such modalities as physiotherapy, chiropractic, veterinary science, beauty therapy, dentistry, therapeutic massage, nursing, orthopaedic surgery, dermatology, sports therapy, general medical practice and natural therapy
Core Module
  • History of Photo Medicine
  • Science and Physics of Laser
  • Laser Theory and Classification of Laser Equipment
  • Occupational Health and Safety Issues in the Use of Laser Equipment
  • Biological and Physiological Effects of Laser Light
  • What is Acupuncture?
  • Principle Concepts of Acupuncture
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine Diagnostic Techniques - Pulse, Tongue, Ying-Yang Theory & Eight Principles
  • Channels, Meridians and Acupuncture Points
  • How to Use Acupuncture Concepts and Techniques to Treat the Cause of Disorders
  • Treatment Formulas for Different Conditions
  • Defining Wholistic Medicine
  • Optimum Results Through the Integration of Laser Therapy/Photo Medicine/Acupuncture/Wholistic Therapy
  • Healing, Rejuvenation, Balancing and Improving the Immune System and with Laser Therapy
  • Lasers in Surgery and Medicine: Clinical Applications in Key Health Modalities
  • Treatment Principles
  • Methodology
  • Dosage Principles
  • Treatment Responses
  • Contraindications/Side Effects
  • Assessing the Progressive Effect of Laser Therapy and Computerised Record-keeping

Elective Module

> Rheumatoid Arthritis > Osteoarthritis > Arthritic Conditions  > Tendonitis/Bursitis > Sciatica/Arthritis > Frozen Shoulder > Post-dentalSurgery/Extraction > Epicondylitis > Cartilage Damage > Facial Palsy > Migraine/Headache > Whiplash > Neck Pain > Post-orthopaedic Surgery > Bone Healing
> Spinal Disorders > Ligament Strains > Bursitis > Arthralgia > Trigeminal Neuralgia > Temporo-mandibular Joint Pain > Back Pain > Costochondral Pain > Upper Limbs > Capsulitis of Gleno-humeral Joint > Supraspinatus > Infraspinatus > Tendonitis > Tennis Elbow > Lower Limb > Groin Strain/Pains


Practical Component

> Hands-on Clinical Practise (assessing, analysing syndrome/condition, diagnosis, prescription principles and dosage) > Treatment Principles > Dosages > Integrating Acupuncture Techniques
> Prognosis and Evaluating Course of Treatment > Treatment Records
 
* Note: AQF refers to the level at which courses are pitched. AQF 5, for example, is equivalent to diploma level. Information about the vocational education and training sector's role in the skilling of Australia can be found at:
 
 
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