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Does your beauty course include laser hair removal?

by brittany. Posted on January 19, 2021

Without this skill, you may be limiting your career opportunities. According to Fortune Business Insights, the global laser hair removal market size is projected to reach USD 1,378.4 million by 2027, exhibiting a CAGR of 15.2% during the forecast period. The Australian College of Beauty Therapy (ACBT) offers the Science of Beauty Course, which combines the code Diploma of Beauty Therapy with units in laser hair reduction. Upon successful completion, students achieve a recognised laser safety officer’s certificate and the opportunity to study further to complete supervised hours required to apply to the Radiological Counsel of WA to apply for a laser license exemption in hair removal. In WA, you cannot operate a laser with the correct laser licence exemption (Radiological Council of WA). 

The wide availability of advanced hair removal technologies will be one of the top growth drivers for this market, states Fortune Business Insights in its report, titled “Laser Hair Removal Market Size, Share & COVID-19 Impact Analysis, By Product (Diode, Alexandrite, Nd: YAG, and Others), By End User (Hospitals, Medical Spas & Specialty Clinics, and Others), and Regional Forecast, 2020-2027”. Laser hair removal treatments are gaining popularity owing to their proven efficacy in preventing hair growth. 

To capture this trend, many companies have developed a portfolio of novel hair removal systems based on laser technology. For instance, Nordlys, a hair removal machine by Ellipse uses both laser (Frax 1550 and Nd: YAG 1064) and Selective Waveband Technology (IPL) to perform hair removal procedures. Similarly, the Thunder MT system from Advanced Esthetics Solutions integrates Nd: YAG and Alexandrite lasers, enabling the machine to perform a wide range of hair treatments. Thus, rising availability of such innovative hair technologies will brighten the prospects for this market in the coming years.

Future ACBT Students

If you’re considering completing a beauty course with laser hair removal through ACBT, you can start the application process for the Science of Beauty course HERE. 

Past Diploma of Beauty Graduates 

If you already hold of Diploma of Beauty Therapy though don’t have the training or supervised hours in laser hair removal, you can complete a Professional Certificate in Clinical Laser Procedures: Hair Removal. 

Further Information

If you’d like to speak with someone from ACBT regarding your course and career options, please email or call us on 9228 4611.



Fortune Business Insights. (2020). Laser Hair Removal Market Size, Share & COVID-19 Impact Analysis, By Product (Diode, Alexandrite, Nd: YAG, and Others), By End User (Hospitals, Medical Spas & Specialty Clinics, and Others), and Regional Forecast, 2020-2027. Retrieved 10th November, 2020 from

Radiological Council of Western Australia. Fact Sheet for the Cosmetic use of Lasers. Retrieved 6th November, 2020 from

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In this article we take a look at just some of the reasons why an eyelash extension training course may be one of the best ways to upskill in your beauty career. We’ll also unpack ACBT’s short eyelash extension course in Perth and show you why we think it’s a great option for anyone looking to build their skills and boost their career.

ACBT’s short eyelash extension course in Perth – a cost-effective way to acquire new skills which will enable you to:

  • Keep up with your clients’ demands: eyelash extensions are absolutely on trend right now so it’s vital you master the techniques.
  • Learn new skills – fast: we know your time is precious and we’re committed to ensuring we deliver maximum knowledge as quickly as possible – without compromising quality.
  • Gain an advantage at the workplace: go for that promotion or pay rise by showing your boss you take your career seriously.
  • Accelerate your career development: build work-related skills that will enhance your resume and help in furthering your career.
  • Try something new: a short course is a low risk way to try out something new without a major investment of your time or money.
  • Build your networks: short courses are a great way to build those all-important networks of industry contacts with your instructors and your fellow students.
  • Formalise the skills you gained at work: enhance your chances of attracting offers from potential employers. On completion of the eyelash extension short course our students receive a Statement of Attainment (unit code SHBBMUP001 Apply eyelash extensions).

What you’ll learn

  • ACBT’s short eyelash extension course in Perth covers:
  • Client consultation and contra-indications
  • Product knowledge & equipment
  • Application of an assortment of lash lengths and sizes
  • In-fill and removal procedure
  • Maintenance and post-treatment advice
  • Theory and practical assessment

You’ll acquire this knowledge over four days of training, which go from 9.00am to 4.30pm. We won’t cut corners like some training operators who offer superficial one day courses – we know from experience that four days is the time we need to make sure you leave with a set of new skills you can immediately put to work.

The entry requirement for the course is a SHBBFAS001 Provide lash and brow services or equivalent qualification.
For more information, check out our Eyelash Extensions short course page by clicking here and simply follow the links to enrol today.

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What you could do with a qualification in Beauty Therapy

by brittany. Posted on December 27, 2019

Beauty careers are as rewarding as they are flexible. Less than half of all Australian Beauty Therapists work full time, and the job growth outlook is great for budding beauty professionals.

So what’s the key to turning your passion into your profession, and unlocking all the possibilities of a beauty career? The first step (which you may already know) is to study Beauty Therapy in Perth.

Once you’ve gained a qualification like a Diploma of Beauty Therapy, the world is your oyster.

Beauty qualifications in Perth

To really make your mark in the beauty industry, you will need formal education. A Diploma of Beauty Therapy is one of the best ways to start your beauty career journey – but it’s not the only way.

To become a Beautician based in a salon you can alternatively complete a Certificate III in Beauty Services. Studying this course will set you up with well-developed technical and customer service skills including client consultation on beauty products and services.

Beauty career options after graduation

Ok, so you’ve graduated with a Diploma of Beauty Therapy. Now what?

Depending on which course you complete, you will gain an incredible amount of knowledge and hands-on skills and learn all about how the beauty business works from industry experts.

Then it’s up to you turn your passions into a flourishing beauty career. For example, some of our recent graduates have gone on to careers as:

Salon owner/manager

As a salon owner, you call the shots. Many budding beauticians dream of owning their own business and the reality is certainly in reach with a Diploma of Beauty Therapy.

Spa therapist in a luxury day spa or hotel

Provide pampering services in premium settings, for clients who appreciate what you do. Spa therapists are responsible for massage treatments, manicures and pedicures, rejuvenating treatments and more.

Cruise ship spa therapists

Travel around the world providing spa therapy treatments to cruise ship travellers. One of the best beauty careers for people interested in travelling while working in a career they love.

Health spa managers, in Australia and overseas

From Perth, to Bali, Bondi and beyond, people travel from far and wide to visit renowned health spas.

Beauty educator (with some further training)

Great communication and a wealth of knowledge are essential if you want to become a beauty educator. Imagine being able to pass on your passion to the next wave of graduates.

Beauty blogger/vlogger/writer

Strike out on your own with a blog or YouTube channel, or write for well-known publications. If you’re passionate about beauty and a self-starting creative, you could make a career writing or making beauty videos.

Retail Manager or Buyer

More interested in the business side of beauty? Working in the retail industry, you help people find the products that will change their lives. You could even travel the world as a buyer.

Freelance beauty therapist

Freelance beauty therapists have the ultimate work/life balance and often specialise in a field they love, like wedding makeup or at-home spray tanning.

Where to start

If you’re thinking about studying beauty therapy in Perth, look for a college with a high quality hands-on teaching environment like ACBT.

Not only does our college provide direct access to experienced teachers, students also get plenty of practice with real clients in our state-of-the-art on campus salon.

Explore our range of courses to find out how you could be embarking on a fulfilling beauty career journey within a year.

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One of the things about working in the beauty industry is the freedom to follow your passions and turn them into a fulfilling career. At ACBT we know that everyone is different, which is why we offer a wide variety of hands-on beauty short courses in Perth.

Short courses are an amazing way to stay up-to-date on the latest beauty therapy trends and techniques.

Our Perth beauty short courses give you access to the best teachers in the industry and salon-ready skills to increase revenue by providing high quality services.

For recent graduates and industry pros alike, there is always something new to learn in the dynamic field of beauty.

We’ve also got something for those budding beauty enthusiasts thinking about a career in beauty after high school.


ACBT Beauty Short Courses in Perth

Microdermabrasion Course (unit code: SHBBSK005 Provide micro-dermabrasion treatments)

Pre-requisite qualifications: Maintain infection control standards AND Certificate IV in Beauty OR Diploma of Beauty Therapy

Our 3-day microdermabrasion course gives you the practical skills and knowledge to expand your client list by offering one of the most sought-after salon services. Learn how to provide safe and effective microdermabrasion for different skin types, as well as all the theory surrounding the treatment.

After 3 packed days with our highly experienced trainers you will receive a statement of attainment for SHBBSK005 Provide microdermabrasion treatments to add to your portfolio. You’re ready to get in the salon and start practicing!


Lash Extension Course

Pre-requisite qualifications: SHBBFAS001 Provide lash and brow services (or equivalent).

Luscious lashes never go out of style. Our Perth beauty short course runs over 4 busy days and teaches everything you need to know to create professional, beautiful lash extensions.

From initial consultation, to product and equipment knowledge, correct in-fill and safe removal procedures, and all the theory to confidently advise your clients, this lash extension course is an ideal way to extend your beauty services.

Along with a certificate of attainment for SHBBMUP001 Apply eyelash extensions, you will go home with your very own lash kit.

LVL Lash Lift Training

Pre-requisite qualifications: Minimum of Certificate III in a beauty qualification

ACBT have partnered with Nouveau Lashes & Beauty to teach you how to create the appearance of length and volume with nothing but your clients’ natural lashes.

Lash lift training is the ideal beauty short course for Perth professionals looking to add a highly profitable, in-demand treatment to salon clients. In just 1 day you will learn everything from eyelash anatomy and pre-procedure preparation, to product information and health considerations.

Plus, you will leave the course with:

  • Lycon Precision Tool Kit
  • Advanced Brow Sculpting Certificate (issued by ACBT)
  • Nouveau LVL Certificate
  • Nouveau LVL Kit

Electrolysis Course

Pre-requisite qualifications: A Certificate IV in a beauty qualification OR Diploma of Beauty Therapy AND ‘Maintain infection control standards’ unit (can be added to the course).

Our electrolysis short course was designed specifically for Beauty Therapists wanting to add this innovative hair removal skill to their toolkit. Under the guidance of our expert Electrolysis Lecturer, you will learn how to safely perform electrolysis to meet the client’s priorities.

After 6 days in a hands-on classroom setting you will gain a statement of attainment for unit code SHBBHRS004 and be ready to offer electrolysis to clients.

Spray Tan Course

Pre-requisite qualifications: Must come from a beauty background or hold a minimum Certificate II in the beauty industry

Want the flexibility of working from home in a career that introduces you to great clients? For those with a background in the industry, our Perth beauty short course gives you all the skills and expertise to achieve safe, beautiful spray tans in your own home or salon.

The 3-day spray tan course takes you through tanning in detail, from initial consultation to industry leading methods and post-treatment care. Plus, you will gain a statement of attainment for unit code SHBBOS001 Apply cosmetic tanning products.

Teen Skincare Workshop

No pre-requisite qualifications (suitable for teens and parents of teens)

Want to learn professional skincare techniques from experienced industry professionals? Our 1-day beauty short course in Perth is the perfect way for teenagers to understand their skin better and maintain healthy glowing skin all year round.

You will also get hands-on experience with the products and techniques you need to know for beautiful skin. All of this and way more in a fun, immersive day on campus at ACBT.

Keep an eye on our website for upcoming course dates. Be quick, our Perth beauty short courses book out fast!

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5 Benefits You Will Gain from a Beauty Course at ACBT Perth

by brittany. Posted on October 30, 2019

The beauty industry is really trending right now!

Career prospects are great; with more than 20,000 beauty business flourishing around the country and 35,000 Aussies in beauty therapy careers, there’s never been a better time to study beauty therapy.

Beauty careers are equal parts flexible, challenging, varied and rewarding.

If you want the best head-start, you need to find a beauty course in Perth that properly prepares you with the knowledge, hands-on skills and support to thrive in the industry.


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Our unique dual qualification gives ACBT students the best of both worlds: the most comprehensive skills of any beauty therapy course in Perth, matched with makeup skills to enhance your career prospects and earning potential.


The dual qualification combines two of our most popular courses, SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy and CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media (Makeup).


And the result? Graduates ready to make the most of the booming Australian beauty industry.


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