1.1 Course overview

Our courses have been strategically designed to cater to all learning styles and build confidence as you work through the content. At AED, we don’t like to overcomplicate things and want your learning to be interesting, challenging and practical. In turn, our courses mirror the natural order of learning:

Understanding the theory behind your craft is absolutely essential for your own confidence, and so you can educate your clients. Rather than pages and pages of theory, we engage all your senses by including diagrams, images, videos and fun facts throughout! To learn more about each module, keep reading.

Module 1: Welcome to the course

The module you are currently completing! Here, we provide you with an overview of the course, and some useful tips regarding managing your study load and successfully completing your course.

Module 2: The industry

Have you ever heard the saying, ‘you need to walk before you can run’? Well, this is true for learning as well. In any industry, it is important to have a solid grasp of where the industry was (the history) and where the industry is heading (emerging trends). Having this knowledge will help you to learn from past mistakes and to be able to stay on top of exciting new trends which will keep your clients coming back!

In this module, you will learn all about:

  • The history of lash extensions
  • Current trends
  • The lash extension process

Module 3: Foundational knowledge

You will soon learn that lash applications are not as simple as just gluing lashes to a client’s natural lash! There are so many considerations and requirements when selecting the perfect lash style and lashes to achieve your clients lash goals. In this module, you will be introduced to all of the theoretical components of being a lash technician with various examples, articles and videos to appeal to your learning style preference.

In this module, you will learn all about:

  • The anatomy of the eye
  • Contraindications and contra-actions, including how they impact services
  • Lash extensions 101
  • Eye shapes and lash styles
  • Lash application techniques
  • Which lash extension, style and application technique is the best
  • Lash application processes
  • Aftercare requirements

Module 4: Tools of the trade

With all of the theory complete, this module gives you detailed information about the sorts of tools, products, and equipment you will use daily as a lash technician. We will look at a wide range of options so that you can be fully informed when making decisions about what products to purchase. We also look at what is essential for when you are starting out.

In this module, you will learn all about:

  • Tools and equipment you will need as a lash technician
  • Disposables and consumables you will need in your kit
  • Workstation and treatment area
  • Your supplied training kit

Module 5: Keeping you and your clients safe

Safety is absolutely essential when working as a lash technician. In this module, we will look at Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) legislation, requirements, and ways you can keep you and your clients safe. We have included a range of linked articles, videos and examples to help you remember all the components of WHS and how they apply.

In this module, you will learn all about:

  • Workplace health and safety basics
  • Keeping your clients safe
  • Your own safety

Module 6: Skills hub

For many of us, we learn by doing, so this module is where all the real fun begins! This module will put your knowledge into action, and you will begin to refine your skills and practise techniques. To support you with building our skills, you will have an opportunity to see how our expert completes each of the tasks required to apply gorgeous lashes to each and every client.

In this module, you will apply your skills in the following areas:

  • Fundamentals
  • Lash application practice (Classics)
  • Infills and lash removal
  • Creating fans
  • Advanced lash application techniques

Module 7: Client management

Without clients, we have no business! This module is designed to go through each stage of the lash application process, looking at a range of ways that you can provide that little bit extra to clients to keep them coming back. You will also learn about how to price your services, calculate time for appointments, and how you can manage your inventory and equipment.

In this module, you will learn all about:

  • Lash application process end to end, including consultation requirements and techniques
  • Business basics

Quizzes, Practical Exercises and Major Assessments

There is an old saying, ‘If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it’, which is why we have a range of assessments throughout this course so you can measure your progress. At the end of each module (except for modules 1 and 6), you will be required to undertake a progress quiz. You must achieve a minimum score of 75% to pass each quiz and progress with the course. These quizzes will give you instant feedback and will help you identify any topics you may need to revisit. If you fail a quiz, you will be able to retake it as many times as you need until you can successfully demonstrate a firm understanding of the training material.

In addition to these quizzes, there are two forms of practical activities associated with your lash training. These are:

Practical Exercises

These are, as the name suggests, practical-based exercises designed to progressively build your skills (and confidence!) to prepare you for progression onto the next aspect of your training. While these activities are not assessed, they are CRITICAL to your development as a professional lash technician, and so we highly recommend you complete these in full prior to progressing any further with the course. We understand you will be eager to progress through your course as quickly as possible, and that is great! At AED, we encourage enthusiasm! However, our course has been designed by a range of industry and education experts who have mentored and trained thousands of students, and who understand the stepping stones required to progress through your training safely and effectively. So, once again, please ensure your complete all Practical Exercises in full before you progress to the next element of your practical training.

Major Assignments

Again, as the name suggests, these are assessable items and your work will be assessed and feedback provided on these activities. These items are graded as either:
a) Competent: you have safely achieved all learning outcomes associated with the assessment; or
b) Not yet competent: you have failed to meet one or more learning outcomes associated with the assessment and are required to resubmit all or part of the assessment item (this will be communicated with you in the delivered feedback). At AestheticsED, we are here to guide you in achieving your beauty goals, and it is for that reason we do not limit the number of resubmits permitted. We will assist you, via feedback, to complete all assessment pieces and graduate as a beauty boss!

These practical activities will be detailed in full later in the course.

External links

In addition to our own videos and content, throughout this course you will see that we provide a wide variety of links to external articles, videos and websites. Exposure to a range of sources and approaches is critical for you to build an extensive skill and knowledge base. You will be able to identify external links by the presence of the below full-width button:

Because approaches, styles and techniques are continually evolving, it is good for you to have the ability to research and familiarise yourself with other professionals in the industry. If you are ever struggling with something as a lash technician, you can pretty much guarantee other lash technicians are as well! Engage online, join industry groups, watch other lash technicians on YouTube and contribute by sharing your own knowledge and expertise.

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