A list of commonly asked questions
Q: I only use an IPL, why do I need to take this laser safety course?
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.
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.
Q: 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.
Q: 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.
Q: What course payment options do I have?
Visa / Mastercard via our PayPal merchant facility. You can also pay using your PayPal account.
Q: How is my course work assessed?
The Core of Knowledge - Laser User Level 3 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 4 course work has more challenging multiple-choice questions and requires separate submission of both elective and mandatory assessment evidence / written tasks.
Q: Can I take the Level 4 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 OLT team first on: email@example.com
Q: 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.
Q: Will I receive an official, signed certificate?
Yes, after assessment is completed, you will be sent an accredited certificate from our awarding body, Online College Network (OCNCredit4Learning).
Q: Why do I need a ‘Core of Knowledge’ certificate?
a) Local and national licensing authorities require persons providing ‘special treatments’ (such as laser or intense light sources) to have sufficient training, knowledge and experience to carry out their treatments safely and competently; b) It is an increasing requirement of insurers that operators of lasers and IPLs provide current evidence of recognised ‘Core of Knowledge’ certification as a condition of cover; c) Evidence of competence and training including CPD (continuous professional development) is also a requirement of the proposed Draft EN 16372 Aesthetic medicine services – Non-surgical medical procedures
Q: What is the Online College Network (OCN Credit4Learning)?
OCN Credit4Learning is a UK-based educational charity that externally moderates our courses, which are quality assured and in turn mapped to national standards. OCN Credit4Learning is a licenced Access Validation Agency, licenced to validate further education qualifications and courses for entry into UK Universities, and this licence is provided and regulated by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, which is responsible for the safeguarding of quality and standards in UK Universities and Colleges.
Q: Is the certificate a recognised qualification?
OCN Credit4Learning accreditation is at internationally recognised levels. The courses are quantifiable as they have notional learning hours attached to them. They allow learners to receive a professional certificate which they can use as proof of prior learning. They offer recognition for the outcomes of learning, which ensures the quality of the learning experience.
Q: What is the benefit to me of OCN accreditation?
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.
Q: What do I do if I lose my login details?
For any queries contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: 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.