Become an RTO member and help reclaim our industry!

We understand that the primary focus for Registered Training Authorities (RTO’s) is to deliver nationally recognized training and issuing qualifications. By becoming a member of the South Australian Hair and Beauty Association (SAHBA) RTOs can align itself more closely with the industry it serves by:

  1. Advocacy and Representation: SAHBA’s primary focus is to advocate for the interests of their industry members, including RTOs. SAHBA engages  in advocacy efforts related to education and training policies and funding that can benefit RTOs and the broader industry.
  2. Community and Support: Membership in an association fosters a sense of community and support. RTOs can share experiences, challenges, and solutions with peers facing similar issues in the hair and beauty training sector. The collective strength of RTOs within the association significantly amplifies the voice and influence when advocating for the industry in discussions with both industry stakeholders and government entities.
  3. Industry Alignment: SAHBA is the only South Australian industry-specific association for the hair and beauty sector, which incorporates hair, beauty and barbery.
    By becoming a member, an RTO can align itself more closely with the industry it serves. This alignment can be advantageous to  improve the relevance and quality of the training programs offered by the RTO.
  4. Credibility and Trust: Membership in a reputable industry association like SAHBA can enhance the credibility and trustworthiness of RTOs in the eyes of potential students, employers, and stakeholders. It signals a commitment to industry standards and professionalism.
  5. Collaborative Opportunities: RTOs can collaborate with other members of SAHBA on various initiatives, such as joint research projects, industry events, or advocacy campaigns. Such collaborations can lead to shared resources and expertise.
  6. Access to Industry Expertise: SAHBA has members who are certified professionals in Hair and Barbery along with business owners who are primarily made up of sole traders who run their own spas and clinics in the beauty industry.

    Joining the association can provide RTOs with access to this expertise, which can be valuable for curriculum development, updating training materials, and ensuring that training is current and meets industry standards.
  7. Access to up-and-coming talent: SAHBA provides FREE membership to all students who are undertaking studies across Hair, Barbery and Beauty. RTO’s will have the ability to increase the visibility of the RTO within the hair and beauty community. This can help attract more students and build a positive reputation, which is crucial for the success of training organizations.
  8. Access to international talent: SAHBA receives calls from international talent who seek guidance on Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and who to contact. By being a member of SAHBA you receive these enquiries as they arise.
  9. Quality Assurance: Associations like SAHBA often have quality assurance mechanisms in place to ensure that member organizations maintain high standards. RTOs can benefit from this external validation, which can enhance their reputation and credibility in the industry.
  10. Market Intelligence: Being a part of SAHBA can provide RTOs with insights into the local and regional hair and beauty industry. This knowledge can be used to tailor training programs to meet the specific needs and preferences of the local market, potentially increasing student enrolment.
  11. Networking and Partnerships: SAHBA may facilitate networking opportunities with other members, which can lead to partnerships, collaborations, and business opportunities. RTOs might form partnerships with local salons or spas for work-integrated learning, for example.

While RTOs primarily deliver nationally recognized training, becoming a member of an industry-specific association like SAHBA can provide valuable industry insights, networking opportunities, and quality assurance mechanisms.

These benefits can help RTOs improve their training programs, maintain industry relevance, and foster connections within the local hair and beauty community.

Become an RTO member today!