NZBPST (NZ Board of Professional Skin Therapies)
Started 2 petitions
NZ Beauty Education to Change to Health Category Permanently
A Message to all of the Beauty Therapy Industry, Congratulations on the initial stages of our victory towards having our Education Category changed to Health Community and Social Services WDC. Without your first petition signatures and submissions we would not have been able to achieve this initial result– so for this we thank you. Now we must continue this journey together as an Industry of New Zealand. Our voices must be heard once again and although the WDC and Interim Establishment Board have agreed to place our industry under Health, Community and Social services WDC, we must now convince the Minister of Education that his advisors are correct in making their recommendations. The WDC and the Interim Establishment Board have informed us that for our demands for this recategorization to happen, the Minister wants to hear from not only stakeholders but individuals in industry and the public. At this point our industry stands on the threshold of change and improvement for education that will have positive spinoffs in other parts of our industry. The NZ Board of Professional Skin Therapies [NZBPST] is prepared to stand and see these changes take place, but we need to speak with one voice, and this is where you as practicing therapists need to become involved as it is your futures we are striving to secure. So, here is how you can help. Once again on our Ministers petition, we are asking for signatures from you as therapists, your clients, your family/whanau and other members. We only have until 1st February to assemble our submission, including your messages, this petition and hopefully your official submission form from the Ministry and RoVE team. If you feel you are not confident enough to fill in the Ministry’s submission form because you don’t understand the questions, we have interpreted the WDC’s information for you and have given examples of answers for some of the tricky questions. Failing that please write your own submission and express your choices [ and I hope you will include, more consultation with us, accountability for standards and consequences for those that give poor training education], share any negative experiences you have had with the present education system regarding your learning outcome and confidence to deliver to your clients after you have completed your training and send it to me. We will package it up with our feedback to Government. Please help Us to Help You and Create a better future for the Skin Therapy Industry of New Zealand. The NZBPST Team.
NZ Beauty Industry WE ARE MORE THAN GLAMOUR - Change Our Education Category To Health.
We the Beauty Therapy and Aesthetic therapies of NZ as represented by the NZ Board of Professional Skin Therapies [NZBPST], strongly object to being classified as Creativity, Culture, Recreation and Technology and demand it be changed to Allied Health under the Health section of WDC. In Conjunction with the legislation to be brought into action for polytechnics and apprenticeships there will be a number of changes in the way that NZ Education will be categorized - with one large categorization affecting the Beauty Industry. The workforce development council (WDC) and Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) is going to be re-categorising beauty therapists and our industry will literally be categorised under CREATIVITY, CULTURE, RECREATION & TECHNOLOGY which consists of:- IT & Gaming- Arts and Performance- Design and Crafts- Horse & Dog Racing- Sports and Physical Recreation Activities.Just to name a few... At a meeting on Wednesday with the interim establishment board, NZBPST learnt that the NZ Association of Registered Beauty Professionals and HITO have already agreed upon this category for our future therapists to be educated under. NZBPST feels that given the advanced skin work that we do including the high-end and skin penetration treatments, we should be categorized under Allied Health in the Health Category instead to ensure the correct health & hygiene and education standards are in place for our industry - Now and in the Future. WE WANT OUR INDUSTRY TO BE RECOGNIZED IN OUR COUNTRY FOR MORE THAN JUST THE STIGMATIZED SUPERFICIAL GLAMOUR TREATMENTS. The other category available for Beauty/Skin Professionals is: Allied health in the Health category. Why Change Our Industry to Health Education Category? Because highly qualified therapists perform advanced skin treatments that require a high level of skill and knowledge and make major physical and emotional changes in our client’s health and well-being. No one else have the qualifications, skill, and knowledge to perform these treatments Anatomy and Physiology knowledge to entry nursing level is required. We not only treat acne, Rosacea, Psoriasis, Eczema, Dermatitis, pigmentation, and damaged skin but manage clients with health issues as well. With the rapidly evolving developments in technology and equipment that we use, we require fine-tuned skills and knowledge to operate it. Our ever-changing industry is advancing rapidly introducing more and more treatments which penetrate the skin deeper to improve skin health. We educate clients to have Melanoma checks, mammograms health checks and other wellness initiatives. We are identified as health care providers under HDC, Health Act. We are responsible to provide a duty of care to our clients. To re-categorize our profession as creative and recreational will destroy our credibility and the confidence that our clients have in us and the advice we recommend. As Beauty and Skin Professionals YOU are experts in our industry, in our field - At NZBPST we believe YOU are more than just a glamour artist... If any changes are to be made to this category, NZBPST must know where therapists stand on this category choice - WE NEED YOUR VOICE. Once the category has been finalized, it will be mandated and become law NZ Board of Professional Skin Therapies (NZBPST) is urging all beauty and skin professionals to sign this petition and take part in a submission to act upon a change of category our industry will soon be categorized under. We need your help and We need it now - Help Us Give Our Industry A Voice. NZBPST are ensuring the voices of Professional Skin Therapists are being heard! Help Us Frame The FUTURE of Our Industry - Help Us Help You To Be Recognized! ~ NZ Board of Professional Skin Therapies ~