ACAM Laser Physics and Safety Course

Accredited with ACAM, RACGP and ACRRM


ACAM Laser Physics and Safety Course


The Online Laser Training (OLT) Radiation Health-approved (ED220) Laser Physics and Safety Officer Course is delivered online.

Participants completing this course will satisfy the requirements of the theoretical components of the required competencies for persons wishing to obtain a use licence for surgical, cosmetic and maintenance procedures; and radiation safety officer certificate for surgical and cosmetic practices under the Queensland Government Radiation Safety Act 1999.

This e-learning course is a collaboration of the current evidence-based and consensus-based practices listed in the Joint Australian / New Zealand Standard AS/NZ 4173:2018 Guide to the safe use of lasers in healthcare, International Electrical Technical Commission AS/NZIEC TR 60825-14:2004-02 Safety of laser products – Part 14: A user’s guide.  Also AS/NZ2211.1:2004 Laser Safety, AS/NZS 1336:1997 Recommended practices for occupational eye protection, the American National Standards for the Safe Use of Lasers ANSI Z136.1 2014, American National Standards for the Safe Use of Lasers ANSI Z136.3 2011, OSHA regulations, and the FDA’s Federal Laser Product Performance Standards (21 CFR 1040).

Accredited by the BMLA, (British Medical Laser Association) ABLS, (American Board of Laser Safety), and part of the IMCAS (International Master Course on Aging Science) educational program. The course has RACGP CPD points and granted ACRRM CPD points and ACAM CPD points.

Course Length:

e-learning online

The course comprises 4 units of learning each with video presentations supported by downloadable course workbooks and slide transcripts. At the end of each unit of learning a multiple-choice questions (MCQ) test with an 80% pass-mark must be completed before moving on to the next unit.

Learners can take the MCQ test up to 5 times before being locked-out of the course and a ‘results option’ allows learners to review their answers before a re-take. Upon successful completion, the learner downloads a certificate of achievement before receiving an independent award certificate from Open College Network, OCN Credit4Learning.


The course content is biased towards cutaneous laser/IPL cosmetic procedures (hair reduction, photo rejuvenation, pigmented and vascular lesion treatments, acne, and tattoo removal) although medical/surgical applications are covered briefly (OBGYN, ENT, surgery, ophthalmic treatments, EVLT, laser lipolysis and laser vaginal skin tightening).

The four units of the Laser Physics and Safety Officer Course are:

  • Section 1: Laser/intense light generation and characteristics
  • Section 2: Hazards and risks from equipment and laser/IPL beams
  • Section 3: Laser/intense light source radiation – tissue interaction
  • Section 4: Relevant legislation and safety standards (Australia & New Zealand)

Course Cost:

  • Cost is $299, (inclusive of GST)