An expert, independent industry voice

The New Zealand Board of Professional Skin Therapies is an impartial and independent organisation representing professionals in the beauty and aesthetic industry. We were formed to provide representation of our industry’s issues to Government, local authorities and affiliated organisations. 

As well as being an advocacy voice for our industry, our multi-skilled team of industry experts provides independent advice, support, mentoring and guidance when it is needed.

Industry Recognition and Registration with Ministry of Health - Sign Our Petition

The New Zealand Beauty and Skin Therapy Industry is on the verge a change that will see practitioners recognised as Health Practitioners, alongside Podiatrists, Acupuncturists and other respected Healthcare Professionals.

This recognition will give our industry the backing of the same legislation as other Health Professions to set professional standards, determine education and qualifications, and improve our standing with our clients. Importantly, we will have a consistent set of standards that Local Councils will recognise and remove the bureaucratic differences in the way Councils attempt to regulate your premises. Clients will have more confidence in choosing a therapist and knowing they will receive the best advice and care.

What Can You Do?

With support from government agencies, international organisations, and other advocates, we now need to see more support from industry and the public for this move to be successful. 

To demonstrate to Ministry of Health that there is support in acknowledging our professional status. We ask that you print off this petition and ask your staff, clients, friends, and supporters to sign it please. 

Please consider emailing the Petition link -  https://forms.gle/ai7piw3vukS3svwKA to colleagues, friends and clients

The greater the number of signatures the better the success of our campaign.

You can also support us by writing a letter outlining why we should be recognised, giving examples if you wish of present problems and/ or sign our petition. Please email petition and support emails to admin@nzbpst.co.nz

For more information read our articles  on our Call For Action page and in the latest Beauty Forum magazine.

The Board offers affordable membership, with benefits to help your business grow and keep costs down. 

We are stronger together.

The NZ Board of Professional Skin Therapies also keeps you up to date with educational newsletters, ensuring you are abreast of current issues and industry standards, including important COVID-19 information, and supports you when you need a helping hand.

Read more about the Board at the link below. We welcome your donations / koha to support our mission and look forward to working with you.

Beauty Forum Magazine - Autumn

It's HERE ... the Beauty Industry is on the verge on change !!

We're excited for you to read the Autumn edition of New Zealand's industry publication, Beauty Forum.

This is an independent publication with industry news and updates, including contributions from us here at the NZ Board of Professional Skin Therapies. Beauty Forum is a modern glossy fully digital magazine. 

Click here to read the full issue for FREE!!

Beauty Forum magazine

ISICC Pandemic Infection Control Program

The ISICC Pandemic Infection Control Program is now available online! Gain an internationally recognised qualification with an evidence-based approach to clinical safety.

Many clients may be nervous returning to clinics. This training helps reassure you and your clients you are offering a safe clinic environment.

For you, this qualification demonstrates that you support a global standard of safety and are educated and proficient in understanding Covid-19 related hygiene and safety measures necessary to ensure your therapists, staff and clients are being treated in a safe environment. These standards complement our NZ specific Health and Hygiene Guidelines.

This qualification is FREE for NZBPST MEMBERS!

Non-members: $145 + GST - or Join Now


Government Education Reform (RoVE)

The Government’s Reform of Vocational Education (RoVE) is rolling on. This will have significant implications on the quality and standards of training provided to new entrants to our industry.

The NZ Board of Professional Skin Therapies wrote submissions and petitioned our industry to be recognised within the Health, Education and Social Services sector and for us to be recognised as skin therapists as a distinct industry.

All main skin therapy courses will now come under the Health category.

The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) is establishing a new central collective for tertiary education called The Institute of Skills and Technology. All tertiary training courses have been divided into six Workforce Development Councils (WDC’s), who are charged with deciding what type of training structure would best suit ALL tertiary educational courses.

We are now at a crucial time of the reform initiative. This is where you, the business owner and therapist must speak up. Unless you do so, TEC will continue to listen to other industry organisations and the same educators that have created our present educational situation.

Without your voice, our credibility will further decline with increased client injuries and complaints [I have received several major complaints this year], destroy industry confidence, and individual reputations. Continual concerns raised by the public, has the potential for government to introduce regulations/legalisation and prohibit therapists performing skin penetrating treatments, resulting in loss of profits and possible business closures.

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