FAQs

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Are your courses fair?

Online Laser Training understands the importance of impartiality in carrying out its certification activities, manages conflict of interest and ensures the objectivity of its certification actions and shall act impartially in relation to its applicants, candidates and certified persons.

I only use an IPL, why do I need to take this laser safety course?

  1. Although intense pulsed light is not laser light it can be hazardous with reported examples of permanent eye injury in the literature and numerous skin burns. Understanding the light and laser basics is key to avoiding adverse incidence and achieving optimal therapeutic outcomes.
  2. In Australia, the content of this course is determined and approved by Radiation Health, Queensland (ref: ED220) as the pre-eminent radiation authority in Australia. Without achieving this level of certification it would be virtually impossible to obtain a Laser User or LSO licence in Queensland, Tasmania or W.A. You would also need this level of certification to obtain a use licence for an IPL in Tasmania.

What is the average time required to complete an Online Laser Training course?

You will find this information on the introduction page for each module before you book to take the course. Typically, the average learner completes the Laser Physics & Safety Laser User [ED220] ‘Core of Knowledge’ course in 2 – 3 days working on it part-time.

Is online learning suitable for me?

Distance learning offers you an alternative to attending expensive face-to-face training and allows you to complete courses at a time that is convenient to you and at a pace best-suited to your learning speed. All you need is to be a fairly competent reader and have access to a computer and the internet.

What course payment options do I have?

Visa / Mastercard via our PayPal merchant facility. You can also pay using your PayPal account.

How is my course work assessed?

The Core of Knowledge—Laser User Level 4 course work is all completed online and assessed in sections by multiple-choice questions. You can only progress to the next unit once you have achieved an acceptable pass in the previous section. The Core of Knowledge—LSO Level 5 course work has more challenging multiple-choice questions and requires separate submission of both elective and mandatory assessment evidence / written tasks.

Can I take the Level 5 LSO course if I have completed ‘Core of Knowledge’ Laser User certification elsewhere?

If the Laser User certification is current and from a recognised / accredited training source. Scan a copy of your current certificate and verify it with the Online Laser Training team first on: info@onlinelasertraining.co.uk

What is the cost of a distance-learning course with Online Laser Training?

 Costs are per course for each person who registers. See our pricing page for price details of each module.

Will I receive an official, signed certificate?

At the end of the Laser Physics & Safety Laser User [ED220] ‘Core of Knowledge’ Level 4 course you may download a certificate immediately.

Why do I need a Laser Physics & Safety ‘Core of Knowledge’ certificate?

Local and national licensing authorities in Australia and New Zealand require persons providing treatments such as laser or intense light sources to have sufficient training, knowledge and experience to carry out their treatments safely and competently. It is an increasing requirement of insurers that operators of lasers and IPLs provide current evidence of recognised Laser Physics & Safety Laser User [ED220] ‘Core of Knowledge’ certification as a condition of cover. Evidence of competence and training including CPD (continuous professional development) is also a requirement of the ASNZS 4173:2018 Safe use of lasers and intense light sources in health care standard (section 2.1.3) as well as the practices set out in AS/NZS IEC 60825.1 and 60825.14.

Is the certificate a recognised qualification?

The Laser Physics & Safety Laser User [ED220] ‘Core of Knowledge’ laser user course certificate issued under the signature of Dr Godfrey Town PhD, Laser Protection Adviser, is a Radiation Health Queensland approved accreditation that is recognised under Queensland, Western Australia and Tasmania regulations. With current certification by RPA2000 (certificate no: L00159), Dr Town holds the necessary competencies in radiation safety to issue the Laser Physics & Safety Laser User ‘Core of Knowledge’ certificate.

Our laser theory and practical application courses are quality assured customised programmes of study that are bespoke to Online Laser Training and not available on the UK regulated framework. However, our programmes have been mapped to the relevant National Occupational Standards (NOS) and aligned to the regulated framework meaning they are equivalent in academic terms to Level 4 and Level 5 qualifications.

What is the benefit to me of independent accreditation?

Independent accreditation validates Online Laser Training courses and quality-assures the learning experience—providing increased opportunity for your employment in light-based therapy in the aesthetic sector. Accreditation can be mapped to local AQF levels of qualification.

What do I do if I lose my login details?

For any queries contact us on info@onlinelasertraining.co.uk

Is this course approved for use in Australia?

The course material is approved by Radiation Health Queensland (Code ED 220) and Jason Giuffre at the Radiological Council in WA has confirmed that as long as the certificate has the course title and the course code issued by Radiation Health Queensland, the WA Radiological Council will also recognise the Certificate of Achievement. The Director of Public Health will also take this course into account when determining an application for a user license issued by the Department of Health and Human Services in Tasmania.