Australia’s beauty industry is experiencing a significant skills shortage of beauty therapists, with Medi-Clinics, Salons and Spas desperate for skilled staff.
According to the National Centre for Vocational Education Research:
Over the past five years, this skills gap has widened due to an increased demand for in-clinic beauty therapy treatments among Australian consumers. These treatments include salon classics like waxing, massage, tinting, manicure/pedicures, body treatments, aromatherapy and spa therapy as well as new emerging treatments like Hydrafacial, advanced skin imaging, body contouring, non-surgical facelifts, laser therapies and more.
“There is an overwhelming demand for industry-ready graduates trained in the latest aesthetic treatments, devices and modalities, coupled with massive sector growth,” says The French Beauty Academy’s CEO, Luke French.
Not only is there an industry skills shortage, but The National Industry Insights Committee predicts significant growth across all beauty industry areas, with demand for beauty therapists expected to increase 20% by 2024, meaning it’s the perfect time for those who are considering a career in beauty therapy to follow their dream.
This sector growth means there will continue to be plenty of opportunities for those in beauty therapy to find employment and establish themselves in the industry. With a high demand for qualified professionals and job security, a career in beauty therapy can be both fulfilling and financially rewarding. A skills shortage often means there are also more opportunities for career advancement and progression as companies struggle to find qualified professionals.
The Future of Beauty is an all-encompassing dual diploma qualification that arms students with the knowledge, skills and experience required to be an exceptional beauty therapist and important business understandings to know how to manage or open a clinic or salon, breeding the next generation of beauty entrepreneurs.
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