Laser Education

The 5 Immutable Laser Practices

Course Overview

This course is a solid platform for anyone who does not have any formal training in light based therapies. The course has been developed by Sue Graham, are renowned operator, educator, trainer and advisor in class 4 cosmetic lasers. This course is delivered at GrayClay College campus in Southport Queensland.

The course is comprised of 2 days of theory and practical components. This course is a solid point for any certified operator wanting to broaden their knowledge and cement their understanding or for a certified LSO wanting to commence in the industry with sound knowledge and hands on practical experience in a number of treatments, e.g. vascular, pigmentation, rejuvenation, rosacea, hair removal and tattoo removal. It is a very good course for those who have completed their Laser Safety Officers Certificate and have been issued their learners licence by Queensland Radiation and Health and are ready to further their knowledge and increase practical experience.

Queensland practitioners are governed by a significant amount of legislation and regulation surrounding the use of Lasers. This course ensures that post LSO certification you can comfortably and confidently expand your methods of treatment.

Our Aim

The aim is to provide students with an environment that is composed of interactive and participative learning. This focus brings out the best in our students and produces confident and competent operators who are compliant with all required aspects of safety, use and client interaction.

Students who undertake this course are eligible to participate in GrayClay’s  “Learning from Leaders” program which is restricted to students of GrayClay College.

GrayClay are the exclusive licensee’s of Australasian Academy of Cosmetic Dermal Science curriculum in Queensland and the Northern Territory.

The elements of competency assessed in this course under AACDS curriculum are:

1. Relate laser and light physics to the practice of light based therapies.

2. Discuss the applications of Laser.

3. Discuss the applications of laser in relation to vascular conditions.

4. Discuss the applications of laser in relation to the removal of pigmentation.

5. Discuss the applications of laser in relation to the treatment of Rosacea.

6. Discuss the applications of laser in relation to the removal of tattoos

7. Review Safety in planning and practice.

8. Practical training in and demonstration of laser applications.

Assessments for this course include

Practical application and demonstration. (No assessments are scheduled for this course)

Admission requirements

The applicant must hold a current laser licence or laser learner’s licence that has been issued by Queensland Radiation and Health.

Contact us for applications:

info@grayclay.com.au

Phone: 07 5591 9554

Course commitment

2 days of blocked training

Class Numbers

Maximum 6

Next Intake

Courses are scheduled every month, please request available dates.

FEES –  Include all resources and morning and afternoon tea.

Vocational Graduate Certificate in Dermal Therapies (Cosmetic Medicine 52356)

Course Background

The Vocational Graduate Certificate in Dermal Therapies (Cosmetic Medical Stream) is the first Nationally Accredited course of its kind in Australia. As vocational course, there is a strong emphasis on the development of practical competencies in a range of cosmetic procedures. Theory-based units encompassing both surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures are supported by practical competencies in dermal therapies and cosmetic injectables. Medical practitioners graduate with the skills and knowledge to pursue a career as a Cosmetic Physician whilst providing a supervisory role for non-medical staff.

Entry Requirements

Candidates must hold current registration in the country in which they practice.

Please note: If you wish to study on an Australian Student Visa for a period of 12 months, the appropriate course option is the Advanced Diploma of Cosmetic Dermal Science. Medical doctors may be eligible for some recognition of prior learning.

Course Duration

Full-time: 15 hrs/week over one, 16-week semester, plus 10 to 14* days practical training.
Part-time: 7.5 hrs/week over two, 16-week semesters, plus 10 to 14* days practical training.

* Course duration depends on optional units selected

Study Mode

On Campus Gold Coast QLD

Professional Recognition

This course is approved by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners for 60 Continuing Professional Development points.

Course Structure

Contact hours per week do NOT include the addition self-guided study.

Semester One Core Units

Code Cluster Name Contact hrs/week
1.1 Dermal Science Theory

1.1A Dermal health: identification, referral and treatment
HLTCOM406B Make referrals to other health care professional when required
1.1B Epidermal resurfacing techniques
1.1C Light-Based Therapies, and IPL/Laser Safety Officer
4

Semester Elective Units

Code Cluster Name Contact hrs/week
2.4 Cosmeceutical Science 3.5
1.4 Practice Management and Administration

HLTCOM5A Manage a Practice
BSBFLM512A Ensure Team Effectiveness
3.5

Semester Two Core Units

Code Cluster Name Contact hrs/week
2.1 Cosmetic Science Surgical and Non-Surgical 3.5
2.2 Dermal Science Practical

2.2A Perform Microdermabrasion
2.2B Perform Chemical Peels
2.2C Perform IPL Photo Rejuvenation and Permanent Hair Reduction
2.2D Perform Skin Needling
4 (or delivered over a 10-14 day block)

Special Optional Units

Code Cluster Name Contact hrs/week
3.1 Introduction to Injectables

Two day workshop
3.5
3.3 Perform Photo Dynamic Therapy

One day workshop
3.5

Dermal Science Theory

Dermal Science Theory
Important note to students: The following unit or unit cluster can be studied as part of a formal AACDS qualification or as a stand-alone course.

1.1 Dermal Science Theory

1.1A – focuses on dermal health from a gross and microscopic context. Lectures reinforce the dermal therapist’s and doctor’s scope of practice in identifying common cosmetic concerns and dermatological issues. Competency unit HLTCOM406B provides students with the knowledge to identify when, why and how a patient should be referred to a cosmetic medical professional or other health professional. Demonstration of competency will be required in unit. 2.2 Dermal Science Practical

1.1B - Dermal Science Theory provides comprehensive learning in relation to the most commonly performed dermal therapies. Epidermal Resurfacing Techniques covers chemical peeling, microdermabrasion and skin needling.

1.1C - Light-Based Therapies is focused on the clinical practice of IPL, though lecture topics also encompass laser, radiofrequency, infrared and LED technology. In addition to the essential underpinning knowledge of laser and light physics, this module includes an IPL/Laser Safety Officers Certificate approved by QLD Radiation Health and the Radiological Council of WA.


Dermal Science Human Biology

Dermal Science Human Biology
Important note to students: The following unit or unit cluster can be studied as part of a formal AACDS qualification or as a stand-alone course.

1.2 Dermal Science Human Biology – Dermal Science Human Biology provides students with an extension of their underpinning knowledge in human anatomy and physiology whilst providing a foundation for further studies in dermal science. This unit explores each organ system in relation to skin health and appearance enabling students to investigate the causative factors of physiological and pathological skin changes/diseases.

Throughout this unit there is a strong focus on how environmental factors, genetics, intrinsic ageing and endocrine changes affect the histological and visual qualities of the skin.

Communication for Cosmetic Dermal Science

Communication for Cosmetic Dermal Science
Important note to students: The following unit or unit cluster can be studied as part of a formal AACDS qualification or as a stand-alone course.

1.3 Communication for Cosmetic Dermal Science -

With such a variety of information in beauty and cosmetic medicine it is difficult to determine anecdotal remedies from real science. This unit will teach students how and what to research in order to take an evidence-based approach to cosmeceutical products, cosmetic equipment and dermal therapies. Communication for Cosmetic Dermal Science will serve as a foundation for future studies and the practice of dermal therapy in relation to patient communication, consultations and written and photo documentation.

Practice Management and Administration

Practice Management and Administration
Important note to students: The following unit or unit cluster can be studied as part of a formal AACDS qualification or as a stand-alone course.

1.4 Practice Management and Administration – Managerial and administration skills are an important asset to have in any small business environment and are a skill highly sought after by potential employers. This unit cluster is comprised of two competency units, which have been customised to the medispa concept – Manage a Practice and Ensure Team Effectiveness.

Students will be able to apply these skills to the management and administration of a cosmetic medical practice, beauty salon, day spa or the establishment of their own clinic.

Cosmetic Science Surgical and Non-Surgical

Cosmetic Science Surgical and Non-Surgical
Important note to students: The following unit or unit cluster can be studied as part of a formal AACDS qualification or as a stand-alone course.

2.1 Cosmetic Science Surgical and Non-Surgical – Essential for the dermal therapist or nurse wanting to work in a cosmetic medical practice, this unit provides an in-depth knowledge of each cosmetic surgical and non-surgical procedure. Lectures examine the indications, techniques, complications and recovery involved in common cosmetic surgical and non-surgical procedures and will also discuss the analysis of facial and body assessment. Lectures are presented by Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeons and incorporate DVD presentations of live surgery.

Dermal Science Practical Workshops

Dermal Science Practical Workshops
Important note to students: The following unit or unit cluster can be studied as part of a formal AACDS qualification or as a stand-alone course.

2.2 Dermal Science Practical Workshops – Dermal Science Practical is a hands-on unit in which students transfer their theoretical knowledge into clinical practice. Comprised of four competency units, student achieve competency through performing a required number of treatments (case studies) in the 3 grades of microdermabrasion, AHA peels, Jessner’s Peels, superficial TCA peels, IPL photo rejuvenation and permanent hair reduction and skin needling. These competencies ensure students develop a high standard of technique whilst maintaining a strong focus on hygiene and safety. All practical workshops take place with only two students per trainer/assessor, ensuring a quality-learning environment and exclusivity to equipment.

Unit Prerequisite 1.1 Dermal Science Theory

Cosmeceutical Science

Cosmeceutical Science
Important note to students: The following unit or unit cluster can be studied as part of a formal AACDS qualification or as a stand-alone course.

2.4 Cosmeceutical Science – Cosmeceutical science will significantly enhance the therapist’s knowledge of over-the-counter cosmeceuticals and prescription pharmaceuticals used in dermatology. This knowledge is beneficial in order to effectively treat common skin concerns and complement cosmetic surgery and/or dermal therapy procedures.

This unit provides an evidence-based approach to specific cosmeceutical ingredients as opposed to branded formulas.

Psychology for Cosmetic Dermal Science

Psychology for Cosmetic Dermal Science
Important note to students: The following unit or unit cluster can be studied as part of a formal AACDS qualification or as a stand-alone course.

2.3 Psychology for Cosmetic Dermal Science – Dermal therapy involves the close and personal interaction with patients, and a background knowledge of personality types and human behaviour will enable the Dermal Therapist to have a greater understanding of patient care. Lecture topics include psychosocial aspects of cosmetic medicine and surgery, self-perception (body dysmorphic disorder and anorexia), global perceptions of beauty and the role of the media in cosmetic medicine.

Unit Prerequisite – 1.3 Communications for Dermal Science