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Beauty Training Package Products: Submitted for AISC Approval

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Personal Services Industry Reference Committee (IRC) and the Skin Therapy and Cosmetic Tattooing Technical Advisory Committees (TACs), is undertaking a comprehensive update of the SHB Beauty Training Package Products.

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Personal Services Industry Reference Committee (IRC) and the Skin Therapy and Cosmetic Tattooing Technical Advisory Committees (TACs), is undertaking a comprehensive update of the SHB Beauty Training Package Products.

Background

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Personal Services Industry Reference Committee (IRC), is undertaking a comprehensive update of the Beauty Training Package Products included in the SHB Hairdressing and Beauty Training Package to increase the level of nationally recognised training in the skin therapy, cosmetic tattooing and spa industries, as well as to reflect the requirements of contemporary job roles.

The key drivers for this review of the Beauty Services training package products were to ensure the qualifications meet the current and future demand of beauty industry roles. The technologies used in beauty treatments have advanced rapidly, and this has meant that technologies and practices are changing even as the training package is being reviewed. Careful attention has been given to skills and knowledge in the areas of:

  • modern treatment modalities
  • machinery
  • advancement in chemical treatments used across all services
  • underpinning knowledge of skin and wound healing
  • Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)
  • laser skin treatment
  • specialised customer service for the beauty and spa industry, and
  • after-treatment care.
  • The following qualifications have been updated:

    • SHB20121 Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics
    • SHB30121 Certificate III in Beauty Services
    • SHB30221 Certificate III in Make-Up
    • SHB30321 Certificate III in Nail Technology
    • SHB40121 Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy
    • SHB50121 Diploma of Beauty Therapy.
    • The following new qualifications have been developed to meet current and emerging practice in industry:

      • SHB50321 Diploma of Cosmetic Tattooing
      • SHB60221 Advanced Diploma of Skin Therapy.

      Project Status – Case for Endorsement Submitted for AISC Approval

      Following the close of the Draft 2 validation period, feedback received was collated and provided to the TACs and IRC for discussion. This enabled the development of the Final Draft.

      We are pleased to report that the Case for Endorsement, including Final Draft Qualifications and Units of Competency, have been submitted for consideration at the August 19, 2021 AISC meeting.

      To download a copy of the Case for Endorsement, please click here.

          Project Governance

          This project is being overseen by the Personal Services Industry Reference Committee (IRC). The membership of this committee is as follows:



          To inform this review, Cosmetic Tattooing and Skin Therapy Technical Advisory Committees (TACs) were formed to guide the project. The membership of these committees is as follows:

          Cosmetic Tattooing

          Skin Therapy

          Project Timings

          Industry Support

          The Personal Services IRC would like to thank industry stakeholders for their active engagement in this project and extend special thanks to the members of the TACs for their continued efforts on this project over the past two years.

          Further information

          For more information, or to discuss, please contact Emma Gleeson at emma.gleeson@skillsiq.com.au or via telephone at 02 9392 8100 or 0419 000 867.