The WA Department of Training and Workforce Development is undertaking a Labour Market Review of the Great Southern and Esperance/Ravensthorpe region and is seeking input into the following:
If you wish to have your say – in particular in relation to the retail and personal services industries – please contact us by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or telephone – 9240 5221 – before cob Friday 15 November 2019.
Recent advertisements for the use of handheld nitrous products during beauty procedures has prompted the following statement from the Department of Health in WA.
“Nitrous oxide is definitely Schedule 4 when used therapeutically”
THERE IS NO WAY THAT BEAUTY SALONS SHOULD BE PURCHASING OR ABLE TO PURCHASE THIS PRODUCT.
Please advise the Department of Health on (08) 9222 6883 if you hear of any beauty therapists using or looking to purchase these products.
INTERCOIFFURE GALA AND LOOK AND LEARN WORKSHOP
SUNDAY 27 OCTOBER 2019 – GALA COCKTAIL EVENT
7pm - 11.30pm - Crown Towers - $165 ($220 for Gala Event and Workshop)
Germany's Klaus Peter Ochs presenting CYBORG
Swedish Artist Team presenting ALLEGRO
Guillaume Australia presenting UNDERWATER WONDERS
MONDAY 28 OCTOBER 2019 – LOOK AND LEARN CUTTING WORKSHOP
with kpOch’s German Artistic Team
10.30am - 12.30pm - Crown Towers - $150 ($220 for Gala Event and Workshop)
Register and pay for your tickets through:
Discounted Congress Hotel rate on all three CROWN Hotels – Crown Towers, Crown Metropole, Crown Promenade available as follows:
Intercoiffure CROWN Hotels discount code: https://book.passkey.com/go/intercoiffure2019
Please see the attached flyer for more information.
Skills IQ, the national body responsible for training product development and ensuring skills meet the future needs of industry. They are seeking your feedback on the qualifications designed for the Beauty industry, including qualifications relating to beauty therapy, skin therapy, cosmetics, make-up, cosmetic tattooing and nail technology.
A range of qualifications for the Beauty industry is currently available, and some new qualifications have been proposed:
Please click here to participate in a short survey. It should take approximately 10 minutes to complete.
The information from this survey will be used by the Personal Services IRC to update the Beauty Training Package Products.
For more information, please contact Liz Petrovic at email@example.com.
McDonald’s Karratha was awarded the title of Medium Employer of the Year at this year’s WA Training Awards, the State’s premier awards program for recognising high achievers in the vocational education and training sector.
McDonalds Karratha opened its doors on September 1997 but initially struggled with retaining staff and filling managerial positions as people moved to higher paid positions in the mining sector.
In response, the company brought back apprenticeships in 2016 with just two apprentices, and have not looked back since.
A total of 41 employees have passed through the WA apprenticeship system and the operation now has a staff of 80 and a remarkably low staff turnover rate.
The judging panel commended the fast food chain for their strong commitment to workforce equity and diversity and for providing various training pathways and a range of delivery models.
Eight individuals and five organisations took out the awards at the Western Australian Training Awards held at the Crown on Friday night. Twenty-five years of excellence in vocational education and training was celebrated at the Awards which highlight the achievements of apprentices, trainees, VET students, trainers, training organisations and employers in the training sector. Two of the individual awards went to:
WA Apprentice of the Year 2019 - Anthony Di Cristofaro
After 10 years in the oil and gas industry, Mr Di Cristofaro started an apprenticeship in carpentry and joinery and never looked back. A passionate advocate for mental health in the workplace, Mr Di Cristofaro now mentors and coaches younger apprentices and believes training is the key to producing quality skilled workers who are resilient and confident in their abilities.
WA Trainee of the Year 2019 - Rebecca Hudson
After years working in human resources, Rebecca decided to take on a completely different career as a crane operator. Despite having no experience, she found one of her biggest challenges of the traineeship was learning how to learn again. Her experience retraining herself to take notes and listen to her trainer’s advice after years in management roles taught her to be more confident and trust in her ability.
To see all other Award winners please click here.
Some category winners will now advance to compete against the nation's best at the Australian Training Awards in Brisbane on 21 November 2019.
A “Hyaluron Pen” is a device which is used to administer hyaluronic acid (HA) into the skin using pressure rather than a needle. The devices have become very popular in the United Kingdom, with one to two day training courses on their use offered from £580 to £1,600 (AUD $1,035 to $2,860). The Environmental Health Directorate is aware that interest in this product is beginning to increase in Australia.
What is hyaluronic acid and why is it used in beauty therapies?
Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the skin that retains water and helps keep it hydrated and plump. Injectable HA is a type of dermal filler, used to add volume to the dermal layer of the skin to minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. However, even when injected the effect is temporary and usually only lasts for up to six weeks.
Use of HA in Hyaluronic Pens
Hyaluronic acid is found in many topical serums and moisturisers, however, when it is prepared for injection it becomes a Schedule 4 (prescription only) product, therefore use of a Hyaluron Pen must be prescribed by a medical practitioner and administered by a medical practitioner or registered nurse.
The Hyaluron Pen itself is considered a therapeutic device and would therefore require registration with the Therapeutic Goods Administration (external site). Similar pens are available to diabetics for insulin injection, however they are also only available on prescription.
Given the medical restrictions on both injectable hyaluronic acid, and the needleless injecting device, these procedures may only be offered by registered medical professionals. If you become aware of a beauty therapist offering such services, please advise the Department of Health on 9222 2000.
Department of Health - Environmental Health Directorate
Phone: (08) 9222 2000
The State Government has announced the introduction of an employer incentive scheme from 1 July 2019, to help thousands of Western Australian employers with the costs of employing an apprentice or new entrant trainee. This is in addition to any financial incentives provided by the Federal Government.
Under the new scheme, businesses will receive a base payment of up to $8,500 for employing an apprentice or new entrant trainee. It is estimated this will extend State Government support to nearly 6,000 businesses, and be of particular benefit to small businesses and not-for-profit employers. For larger businesses, the new scheme will replace the payroll tax exemption for new entrant trainees, providing more transparent and equitable State Government support.
Additional loadings will be provided for training that is identified as a State priority or training for priority groups. For more information and to access the table of rates, click here.
The Northam Jobs and Skills Centre has been officially opened by Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery at Central Regional TAFE.
The Northam Jobs and Skills Centre will work to address the Avon and Wheatbelt region's unique local needs and assist jobseekers of all ages, with a particular focus on helping school leavers develop skills needed to enter the workforce. Outreach services are also available in Moora and Merredin.
There are now 13 Jobs and Skills Centres open across regional and metropolitan Western Australia. For more information on all Jobs and Skills Centres and what services they offer, please go to the website here.
The Floristry Student Awards were held at the Murdoch Campus of South Metropolitan TAFE this week. RAPS were proud to sponsor the High Achiever Award which was presented to Sally McBride and would like to congratulate Sally and all graduating students and award winners for their hard work and the magnificent standards they have achieved during the course of their training. Below are photos of some of the Award winning floral arrangements.
Congratulations to Emmelee Newman-Martin for winning 1st place in the student category ‘All that Glitters’ at the Perth Royal Show. The brief was a table centrepiece for a romantic setting for two including full table setting (see below).
Throughout the show the public voted for their favourite piece of all categories combined. Emmelee came 1st in the People’s Choice Award. Well done Emmelee your work is inspirational.