As a result of industry demand the introduction of the Diploma of Beauty as an Apprenticeship as a new formal training pathway will help secure and safeguard the industry’s integrity. It will reduce the inconsistent training standards and create a benchmark of qualified industry experts. Industry notes that ‘REAL’ learning begins when you are employed in a salon/clinic environment. The student receives hands on learning and real-life experiences that they cannot access in institutional based training alone. The Diploma of Beauty Therapy was declared as an Apprenticeship on the 12/01/2022 and was then implemented as an Apprenticeship on the 07/02/2022.
In this lecture you will learn:
- What was the proposal that the Beauty Industry put forward to the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training?
- Why is this important for the industry?
- How will the apprenticeship be implemented?
- How will this benefit the industry?
About Jenni Champion
Jenni Champion is a representative of the National Retail Association (NRA) and is the Retail and Personal Services Industry Skills Advisor (ISA) for the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training’s (DESBT) Industry Skills Advisory Program. Industry Skills Advisors (ISAs) engage with employers, small business and industry stakeholders to provide high quality, evidence-based industry advice and intelligence about current and emerging industry direction, regional skills needs and training solutions, jobs growth and employment opportunities.
For the past two years Jenni has been leading the working group that has resulted in the design of the new Diploma of Beauty delivered as an Apprenticeship. APAN was invited to participate. While at first, we had reservations and concerns on how this training mode would ensure consistent standards, we are pleased to report that the right mechanisms have been put in place to enable the training to be delivered to the appropriate quality standards.