Aesthetics Practitioners Advisory Network
Developing dynamic alliances for the Aesthetics Industry
Established in 2009, the AESTHETICS PRACTITIONERS ADVISORY NETWORK (APAN) is Australia’s fastest growing member-based professional organisation in the Australian aesthetics industry.
APAN represents and pursues the interests of practitioners in aesthetics, dermal therapies, cosmetic nursing and cosmetic tattooist.
We define professional standards and support the development of educational qualifications that protect the integrity of the profession and the safety of the consumer.
APAN stages educational events and workshops that enhance and improve professional skills, best practice and fosters professionalism, high standards and integrity.
Mindful of the on-going industry advances APAN possesses the capabilities and knowledge to represent and service the industry’s needs on several levels. Their activities include involvement and contribution in state and federal regulatory processes, as well as servicing their members in the area of:
- Industrial relations
- Legal matters
- Profession development and education
- Regulatory compliance
- Accessing credible suppliers
- Special rates with services providers – insurance, merchant banking, payment plan services
Leadership and Direction
The industry is progressively becoming specialised with the fastest growing sector being skin and age management. These practitioners are now competing with cosmetic medicine in servicing the on-going consumer demand for a higher level of treatment outcomes.
APAN’s Chief Executive Officer Tina Viney has extensive industry experience of over 50-year. During the past 25 years her focus and expertise has been in the area of governance, industrial relations and regulations that will best serve and support the survival and growth of this sector of the industry through a more clearly defined identity.
APAN OFFERS SEVERAL MEMBER CATEGORY OPTIONS. See this link for details.
Additionally, members are invited to submit their qualifications for assessment and apply for inclusion in the APAN national accreditation program – as an ARAP Registered Practitioner or a CTARP Registered Practitioner (for Cosmetic Tattooists).
Successful candidates will be included in the APAN National Register.
ARAP (APAN Registered Aesthetics Practitioner)
APAN has a special Trademark – ARAP™ (APAN Registered Aesthetics Practitioner). Industry professionals are invited to submit their qualifications for evaluation by an industry assessor, who will review their documentation and determine their appropriate level of registration. There are several categories within the ARAP registration to help identify the appropriate skills needed in accrediting a practitioner. This process is separate to membership.
CTARP (Cosmetic Tattoo APAN Registered Practitioner)
APAN has been instrumental in supporting qualifications for cosmetic tattoo professionals. Members who can provide evidence of having completed two government-approved units of competency – SHBBSKS003 Design and Provide Cosmetic Tattooing as well as SHBBINF001 Maintain infection control standards can be accepted under the CTARP registration and included in the National ARAP and CTARP Registration.
Professionals who meet the ARAP registration requirements are included on the APAN Website and promoted to consumers as Approved Registered Practitioners.
ARAP Practitioners also receive a Code of Practice, a decal to display in their business and are required to comply with on-going professional development as evidence of their currency.
Why our services are in high demand
APAN maintains industry relevance through the various feedback mechanisms that ensure it remains in touch with the changing needs of its members and the industry.
We minimise your risk by ensuring you receive accurate, expert professional advice
Support you with best practice tools and strategies at a fraction of the cost of developing them yourself
Represent your interests in a strategic and consistent manner to the Government and to regulators
Recognise your credentials and promote you to the public
Provide you with numerous cost-savings products and services
Opportunities to update your knowledge and your professional development