THE NEW ZEALAND BOARD 

OF PROFESSIONAL SKIN THERAPIES


It is imperative that professional therapists belong to an impartial and expert organisation that can represent them; not only to be the voice for industry but also to provide independent advice, support, mentoring and guidance when it is needed.

CONNECTED

AND SUPPORTIVE





TRANSPARENT

AND ETHICAL





PROACTIVE

EDUCATION






For years, professional therapists across sectors of the beauty and aesthetic industry in New Zealand have voiced their concern about the lack of representation of our industries issues to Government, local authorities and affiliated organisations.

Due to our industry being self-regulated and not requiring practicing licenses it is difficult for budding therapists to know the standard of education they are receiving, especially in some specialties where a lack of formal education is available in many parts of New Zealand.  Unqualified educators train others and these operators can cause serious skin trauma and injury if certain levels of knowledge are not obtained. At NZBPST we promote formal education and work hard to advocate for better pathways for therapists and technicians so they are also knowledgeable in areas such as anatomy, physiology, hygiene, health & safety, product chemistry, business and professional ethics, customer service, laws and regulations. Students can be mislead in to believing product based education certifies and qualifies them in particular specialty and we want the public to feel confident in our industry. To provide confidence, education is essential and pathways for students to receive qualifications to a national standard protects everyone.  Most therapists enter the industry as they care for others and we need to ensure they achieve those dreams and be the best they can be. 

IMPROVING

OUR BEAUTY INDUSTRY

Proposed changes ahead from both the Ministry of Health (Writers of policy and law that filters down to local councils) and the Ministry of Education (Authority over registered polytechnics, apprenticeship schemes and training providers) - may have a serious impact on professional and ethical operators and educators in the near future. Other countries governments dealing with similar issues (UK and Australia for example)  have started a knee-jerk reaction, which saw doctors only being able to perform some treatments, if this happens in New Zealand, it could affect your business no matter how qualified and experienced you are.

It is imperative that professional therapists belong to an impartial and expert organisation that can represent them; not only to be the voice for industry but also to provide independent advice, support, mentoring and guidance when it is needed.

At NZBPST we keep you up to date with educational newsletters, keep you abreast of current issues and trends and support you when you need a helping hand.  We have member benefits that will help your business grow nd keep costs down.