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:

  • Business
  • Industrial relations
  • Legal matters
  • Profession development and education
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Accessing credible suppliers
  • Special rates with services providers – insurance, merchant banking, payment plan services

APAN is accountable to a National Advisory Council who provide the organisation with expert advice and recommendations to ensure it services remains current and relevant.

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.

Accreditation Programs

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

What others are saying about us

I recognise APAN as the leading and most credible standards body in the Beauty industry. Having APAN’s support is so valuable to my business and a comfort and reassurance to me. They keep me abreast of the ever-expanding developments in the industry. If I have a problem I can reach a leading expert any time – they are just a phone call away and I know I will receive unbiased, accurate and credible information that is well researched. I have found them very efficient and professional. Their website has a wealth of information and is constantly updated. I am proud to be part of this professional body and find their support and resources invaluable to my business. I cannot believe why anyone in business would not belong to APAN and receive the backing and support that can ensure their progress.
Michelle Lahiff, QLD
I was going through a major business crisis and it was recommended to me to phone APAN to join and access their mentoring and consulting services. Within half an hour of speaking with Tina Viney I was given immediate expert advice and gained clarity on how to address the issue at hand. Tina presented me with some incredible advice and options that allowed me to solve my issue straight away. To think we can access on industry leader of her calibre for a small yearly fee is amazing. For her wealth of knowledge and expertise I expected to be paying my yearly fee as an hourly rate. I am sold on the value of my membership with APAN.
Jenny Good, ACT
I had spent thousands of dollars getting legal advice to address my staffing issues not to mention the stress. Then someone told me about APAN and I spoke to an expert there and immediately realised that I could have access to top information and expert advice so quickly and easily and at a very reasonable rate of just joining as a member. Now when I have a query or a question, I just flick an email to APAN and within the hour I receive expert industry advice or legal advice from their solicitors it’s amazing. As a professional I know my information needs to be accurate and credible. Through APAN I have access to not only the best but I also get my needs met fast! Joining was the best decision I ever made.
Linda Bentley, NSW
My association with APAN is one that I greatly value. It is exciting to be part of a great organization and a large professional network that can offer me expert support and credible advice. APAN has brought a new level of service that we have not experienced before and they have shown great integrity within the industry. Their commitment and passion for the good of the industry is inspirational. Whenever I have reached out to them they have always been very positive and resourceful. I have also found them very generous in giving above my expectations and helping me achieve my goals.
Nella Faraone, WA
My membership to APAN has been invaluable in keeping me abreast of what is happening in the industry. The comprehensive website also helps me gain in a snapshot what is happening in the industry. The journal APJ of course I consider is world-class and always full of quality, well-researched education that allows me to determine my choices. You can always rely on it for quality, credible and accurate information. Knowing that I have access to industry experts is also a great advantage and one that I turn to when I need help.
Anne Holleley, NT

APAN Preferred Suppliers

Dermatonics
Skin Factors
Margifox
Skeyndor
Clairderm
ClinicalPro
Spring Spa Wear
Sparrow Group
Spectrum
Phyts
Cellbone
Skinial
Plastic Surgery Hub
Omniderm
Aesthetic Technology
SBDI
Torrens University
AACDS
THink Aesthetics