HLTINF005 Maintain infection prevention for skin penetration treatments

Online Study available

Complete the practical Autoclave assessment at our Beauty School

do you require a high risk license ?

Personal appearance services (PAS) include hair dressing, beauty therapy, or skin penetration procedures (e.g. tattooing, body piercing or any other process by which the skin is penetrated and in which blood or other body fluid is an expected result) as provided as part of a business transaction. The purpose of the Public Health (Infection Control for Personal Appearance Services) Act 2003 is to minimise the risk of infection that may result from the provision of personal appearance services. This Act requires the City of Gold Coast to monitor the health standards of operations in premises such as these. Is a licence required? You will need a licence if your business conducts activities that are classified as a higher risk PAS, including: body piercing, implanting a natural or synthetic substance into a person’s skin (e.g. hair, beads); scarring/cutting a person’s skin using a sharp instrument to make a permanent mark, pattern of design; tattooing. You do not need a licence if your business activities are classified as non-higher PAS, including hairdressing and beauty therapy procedures.
This unit of competence is available online with the practical autoclave component being completed at the College. Cost is $575 and each student is permitted 8 weeks to complete the unit.