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Members Newsletter - January 2022

The governance committee hopes this newsletter finds you all rested and charged for a prosperous and successful New Year. New Year Greetings to Members and Supporters,

Last year drew to a fast and furious end with many opportunities and projects taking off. Unfortunately, with committee members falling sick and having accidents, we were left very short handed which meant we had to neglect our Facebook and LinkedIn pages. For this I apologise.

We're pleased to welcome Leesa Roy as our new communications officer, on our governance committee, and with her expertise we will soon get back on the airwaves.

Partnership with Beauty Forum Magazine

As a Watchdog organisation our role is to view, and monitor the activities of government agencies, local authorities, industry bodies, and other organisations and alerts members when we detect actions that go against the best interests of therapists. To achieve a wider reach, the Board is excited to announce a new relationship with the soon to be launched Beauty Forum digital magazine.

The editor of Beauty Forum, Dianne Turgis, sends us this message

New Beauty Industry magazine is delighted to welcome and support The NZ Board of Professional Skin Therapies. The impact of Covid has changed the way we all do business dramatically. Lockdowns have resulted in difficulties delivering print magazines to market, disrupted schedules, forced us to cancel issues, and through unattended or closed businesses occasioned large bulk mail returns. Professional Beauty Publishing has reassessed how we can keep the industry (readers) connected, whilst at the same time offering substantial savings to distributors trying to connect with the market, who are also feeling the Covid “pinch”.

The industry has come up to speed with online technology which has provided the opportunity to launch a new independent digital magazine. We have incorporated five issues for more regular contact focusing on new products, industry changes, key suppliers, training schedules, news and provide business advice and have expanded the digital footprint.

Our much anticipated first issue is due out the end of February, and we invite you to make contact to be included on our free distribution database. We have very heavily reduced advertising rates and provide editorial opportunities.

For all enquiries contact

Reform of Vocational Education ( RoVE)

Since 2019 the NZ Board of Professional Skin Therapies has been monitoring and advocating on behalf of therapists in the Reform of Vocational Education [RoVE]

With the Board successfully having therapists up graded to Toitū te Waiora [ Community Health, Education, and Social Services WDC] in Tertiary Education and identified as skin therapists, we have also been actively commenting and collecting evidence in support of major educational changes.

Today I was contacted by Toitū te Waiora, who have announced that the beauty qualification review consultation has now opened, and they want to hear your thoughts on how training can be improved.

Have your say on beauty quals!

There nine beauty qualifications are up for review and now is your chance to have your voice heard.

Toitū te Waiora and Toi Mai, the two Workforce Development Councils which are undertaking the review, want to hear from every part of the beauty sector – from big voices to small – as part of the review. They want to make sure the qualifications will meet the needs of the beauty industry now and into the future.

Qualifications for review

3442 NZ Certificate in Makeup and Skin Care (Introduction) (Level 3)

3443 NZ Certificate in Nail Technology (Level 4)

3444 NZ Certificate in Beauty Therapy (Level 4)

3445 NZ Diploma in Beauty Therapy (Level 5)

3455 NZ Certificate in Performance Makeup and Prosthetics (Level 4)

3456 NZ Certificate in Makeup Artistry (Level 4) with optional strand in Face Casting

3457 NZ Certificate in Spa Therapy (Level 5)

3458 NZ Certificate in Specialised Epilation Therapy (Level 6)

3459 NZ Certificate in Specialised Skin Care Therapy (Level 6)

We encourage you to complete the Toitū te Waiora, consultation survey at by 31 March 2022 and them know what you think about the qualifications under review – thanks!

If you have any queries about the review, please contact Ashley Acklin or Sara Goff from

Toitū te Waiora, they would love to hear from you.

Covid-19 and Ventilation Requirements

I have also been asked by concerned therapists on the Ministry of Health’s recommendations for ventilation in clinics.

Natural ventilation and air condition systems (HVAC) have been recommended by MoH as measures to reduce the risk of transmitting Covid-19.

For Clinics that don’t have a good natural air flow or air conditioning, electric fans can be used to push old air out and fresh air in. Place fans facing the open window or if a windowless room toward the open door to force air out.

Heat pumps that only recirculate existing air in the room, need to have HEPA filters to be effective against Covid-19.

Many factors must be considered when purchasing ventilation systems, such as quality of unit, room size verses capacity etc.

Please consider joining us

If you find these newsletter of benefit, please remember the time and cost it takes to do this, So maybe it’s time to make a donation, or better still, join a proactive organisation that has the initiative to think ahead and implement action to grow and change our industry together.

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

Kind regards,

Julie Martin

Chair NZ Board of Professional Skin Therapies E: M: 021 02294638 W:

Posted: 28 Jan 2022

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