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Introduction to Body Piercing


Course Outline and Topics

Course Overview

Are you interested in pursuing a career in body piercing? If so, this introductory course will teach you the theory of body piercing and the foundation knowledge required to join this exciting industry.

Introduction to Body Piercing is an online professional development course that will give you the skills and knowledge to assess client requirements and understand the theory of piercing the nose, ear cartilage or navel and attach body jewellery. In this online body piercing course, you will also explore the requirements of relevant skin penetration guidelines and learn how to adhere to infection control and workplace policies and procedures.

On completion of this body piercing course, you will feel confident to enter the body piercing industry with the theory and knowledge required to practice competently.

Course Structure

Unit 1 - Pierce Ears

  • Prepare service area
  • Check piercing equipment
  • Materials and products
  • Prepare the client
  • Check client details
  • Client characteristics
  • Where to pierce ear
  • Preparation steps
  • Stud selection
  • Multiple piercings
  • Contra-indications
  • Precautions or treatable conditions
  • Working safely
  • Micro-organisms
  • Preventing cross-infection
  • Risk minimisation
  • Minimising blood to blood contact
  • Cleaning, disinfecting and sterilising
  • Pierce ears
  • Manage adverse effects
  • Cleaning and disinfecting equipment
  • Provide after care advice

Unit 2 - Provide upper body piercing

  • Confirm treatment plan
  • Prepare client for service
  • Piercing sites
  • Contra-indications
  • Intoxication
  • Skin conditions and allergies
  • Keloid and hypertrophic scars
  • Healing times
  • Jewellery
  • Record piercing details
  • Prepare the service area
  • Hygiene and skin penetration guidelines
  • Infection control guidelines
  • Sterilisation procedures
  • Piercing tools
  • Perform body piercing
  • Prepare the client
  • Skin preparation
  • Perform procedures
  • Provide post-treatment advice
  • Aftercare guidelines
  • Care for specific treatment sites


Written assignments and exercises, including short-answer questions, reports/essays and projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment. No practical assessment or work placement is required to complete this program.


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  • Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
  • Improve your employment opportunities;
  • Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
  • High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
  • No entry requirements;
  • All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
  • Unlimited tutor support;
  • Easy to understand course content;
  • Unlimited enrolment with no expiry;
  • Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
  • Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
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  • Body Piercing Trainee
  • Includes unlimited access
  • Full up-front payment only