INDUSTRY NEEDS YOU NOW!
This is an opportunity for all of us to do something greater than our self.
ACT NOW and help us save our Industry.
WHAT HAVE WE DONE SO FAR?
To change to the health category, we had to convince WDC that the Beauty/Skin Industry wants to be recognised under the Health Education Category.
By Thursday 8th October 2020, many stakeholders in industry have submitted and completed submission as below:
➢ Signed NZBPST petition
➢ Completed NZBPST survey
➢ Completed WDC’s survey
➢ Personal submissions to WDC
We are so grateful for every single submission. Thank you!
It is not over yet, so please follow up and support your industry. See below what you can do to help us with the next step in this process.
Our passion is supporting you and protecting your industry credibility, profession, and future.
The reform of vocational education is currently in progress.
Skin Therapists and Nail Technicians are now under the new Health, Community and Social Services Workforce Development Council under the Tertiary Education Commision.
NZBPST have kept you informed every step of the way. We have sat in on the advisory panels and advocated for skin therapists and technicians to have better opportunities and pathways for future learning.
NZQA is working with different stakeholders from employers, to students, to educational providers, to the public to gain feedback on what is required within our education system moving forward and we are working with them to create this positive change.
HITO (Hairdressing Industry Training Organisation) is the standard setting body for the NZQA qualifications. In July and August 2021, they are seeking feedback from stakeholders on the current NZQA beauty qualifications as part of their review process. NZBPST will have representation at these meetings and will be providing feedback from our members. For the qualifications represented under health, we believe their needs to be a core curriculum and we would like course descriptors that better represent the qualifications to ensure students are set up fop success and better understand the scope of learning required as a skin therapist and nail technician.
Our goal is for a better tomorrow and we are here to help make this happen.
Should you need more information, like to provide feedback,
please reach out to one of our board members, below :