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Following a review of skills shortage within the beauty industry reported by many business owners and several industry bodies including APAN have pursued the prospect of the Diploma of Beauty Therapy being included in the Australian Apprenticeship Priority List.
We are pleased to report that in 2023 the Australian Apprenticeship Priority List has been updated to include Beauty Therapist (451111).
The new listing was released on 1 January 2023 so that means the qualifications listed below now attract the federal employer incentives for Apprentices.
The following Beauty and Beauty Therapy units have been included:
SHB30121 Certificate III in Beauty Services
SHB30115 Certificate III in Beauty Services
SHB30221 Certificate III in Make-up
SHB30215 Certificate III in Make-up
SHB30321 Certificate III in Nail Technology
SHB30315 Certificate III in Nail Technology
SHB40121 Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy
SHB40115 Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy
SHB60118 Advanced Diploma of Intense Pulsed Light and Hair Reduction
SHB60221 Advanced Diploma of Skin Therapy
SHB50121 Diploma of Beauty Therapy
SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy
SHB50216 Diploma of Salon Management
SHB50210 Diploma of Salon Management
What significance is being added to the list?
The Australian Apprenticeship Priority List identifies trade, community and personal services occupations identified as experiencing national skill shortages.
It identifies occupations classified by the Australia Bureau of Statistics as Technician, Trade Workers and Community and Personal Service Workers and assessed by the National Skills Commission as being in a national skills shortage.
The significance of Beauty Therapy being added to the Australian Apprentice undertaking a qualification at either Certificate III, IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma level that leads to an occupation on the Australian Apprenticeships Priority List may be eligible for an Apprentice Training Support Payment of up to $5,000 for the first two years of their Australian Apprenticeship.
Employers of Australian Apprentices in Australia Apprenticeships Priority List occupations may be eligible for a wage subsidy of up to $1,500 per quarter for the first two years of the apprenticeship and up to $750 per quarter for the third year.
Take note: When an apprentice commences their training contract the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) assesses what federal incentives are available to the employer.