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Consultation Meeting 7 April 2013

The mood was one of a reunion or family get-together at the first consultation meeting for the mandatory review of beauty qualifications held in Wellington on Sunday 7 April.

45 attendees representing polytechnics, private training providers, product companies, providers of industry training, industry, government agencies, and HITO attended. Many were clearly delighted to catch up with colleagues they hadn’t seen for some time.

Despite a low number of attendees from those employed in the beauty industry, there was a strong sense of commitment to getting the best outcomes.  Everyone agreed that it would be critical to gather quality feedback to ensure that the new suite of qualifications will meet the needs of those employed in the beauty industry.  What was valuable however, were the video clips and quotes provided by some practitioners who were unable to attend. 

The group recognised that this is a great opportunity for the beauty sector to attain sound qualifications in an industry that is continuing to grow and develop. Indeed, for makeup and special effects, this review provides a chance to have New Zealand qualifications developed for them for the very first time.

The meeting was a firm starting point with NZQA triggering the beauty review the following day on Monday 8 April.

Updated Documents

The www.beautytroq.com website has been updated with new documents from the initial consultation meeting on 7 April.

Next Steps

Next Steps


Nominations are now open for members of the:

  1. Governance Group who will oversee the strategic governance for the review, and
  2. Working Groups who will provide technical input into the development of qualifications during the review, under the guidance of the Governance Group. There will be 4 Working Groups set up covering different aspects of the beauty industry:
  • Beauty Therapy
  • Nail Technology
  • Makeup Artistry
  • Special Effects

Download the blank nominations form.

The closing date for nominations is 19 April 2013.

Details of how to complete the form and where to send it are on the form.


The Terms of Reference (ToR) for the Governance and Working Groups are documents containing the rules of how these groups conduct their work, their roles, responsibilities and levels of accountability. They also outline the processes that the groups will follow in certain circumstances.

Draft versions of the Terms of Reference (ToR) for the Governance Group and the Working Groups are now open for feedback.

If you have any feedback on these documents, you can submit your comments on http://www.beautyroq.com by going to the Give Feedback page.

The closing date for feedback is 19 April 2013.