May 2022 Newsletter

May 2022 Newsletter

Dear Valued Professionals, 

With the colder weather now upon us, it’s time to wrap up warm and initiate a winter health plan. 

We suggest that at staff meetings, topics to review are, flu and other vaccinations, hand hygiene, efficient mask wearing and clinic protocols. Discussions with client’s as to your requirements of them regarding illness notification and cancelation policies.  

However, it’s just not the weather that is changing.  

In this newsletter we cover, 

  • Complaints 
  • Reform of Vocational Education (RoVE) updates 
  • Industry changes 
  • Employment Opportunity


This month I have received another two injury complaints. One client has suffered severe burns to their face, which a dermatologist has said is permanent. Another person received laser burns to their neck.

These serious injuries and the manner in which the clients were subsequently treated bring our Profession into disrepute, highlighting the need for us to lobby the Authorities to engage with us to develop appropriate standards and education.

Reform of Vocational Education (RoVE) updates

1] Industry Qualifications 

In a recent email to Community, Health, Education and Social Services WDC [Toitu Te Waiora] regarding our qualifications, they provided the following information, 

Community, Health, Education and Social Services WDC [Toitu Te Waiora’s], Qualifications are being reviewed by their Qualifications Product Developer. “Once completed, the review outcomes will be published on the TTW website for perusal by both those involved in consultation, and any other interested parties who may wish to comment.  Feedback to the review outcomes will be open for a two-week period and you will be welcome to provide feedback, if you feel it necessary, during that time”.  

Are you concerned as to what has been updated and why such a limited timeframe has been provided for feedback? 

The Board would like to hear from any one who has contributed their views and submissions during this process. We would like to discuss what your expectations are as a result of this review. 

2] The Development of Skill Standards and National Curriculum 

With regard to feedback for the development of Skill Standards and National Curriculum, the work is still in the NZQA / WDC’s co-design discussion phase.  Each WDC has designed a template, which will then be reviewed with the intent of bringing all the concepts together to build a working prototype.  NZQA will invite feedback as part of its public consultation on the prototype prior to the third reading of the Amendment Bill.  This is likely to be published in late June.  It may help to bookmark the following webpages, if you have not done so already”,, and also to the RoVE update email 

Industry changes

As an industry watchdog, we monitor and alert industry and members of changes and influences that promote and strengthen or risk damaging the standards and reputation of our profession. 

While we are prepared to sit in government, local authority, and agency meetings, it is you the induvial we are representing. Therefore, to do our job effectively we need to hear from you as to what you see is wrong and what you want changed. As industry, it is your responsibility to tell us what you want and need. 

Please take a few minutes to jot down some industry issues that concern you [ you can leave your name off it] and send to us, so we can use our time effectively and support you.  

We will be providing a full RoVE report and opinion article in the next Beauty Forum e-magazine that will be published in August 

Employment Opportunity - Spoilt Beauty, Palmerston North

Spoilt beauty salon in Palmerston North has been operating for over 10 years. In that time, we have built a reputation for having an exceptional space for clients to make their haven and for therapists to share their passion, skills, and knowledge.  

We are seeking applications from fully qualified and experienced beauty therapists to join our team. 

Part time or full time is negotiable. 

 What we offer: 

  • Structured and detailed induction training 
  • Ongoing training opportunities 
  • A supportive and dedicated team to work alongside 
  • A modern, fun, and thriving salon environment 
  • Variety every day 
  • Hourly rate plus commissions and wellbeing allowance. 

If you are: 

  • Well presented 
  • Energetic, enthusiastic, and reliable 
  • Able to take instruction and work efficiently in a very busy and sometimes fast paced salon 
  • Always striving to be and offer your best 
  • Able to problem solve and think on your feet
  • Technically sound in a wide range of beauty treatments 

All applications are confidential and will be treated in the strictest confidence. 

Send your CV to Sam & Lou at

We look forward to hearing from you! 

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For any further assistance please email ( or phone the NZBPST for advice. 

Kind regards, 

Julie Martin 

Chair NZ Board of Professional Skin Therapies
M: 021 02294638

Posted: Wed 01 Jun 2022