ABOUT FIPI MALAYSIA
‘Polishing Your Personal Development To Greater Heights’
Aziah Jasmin Azizul Hassan
Certified Image Master (JPK)
Star Studio Image Consultancy
Phone: 03-6211 4844 Fax: 03-6211 4844
Association of Image Consultants International
Immediate Past President 2012-2014
FIPI Malaysia is still a work in progress. We currently only have four registered members. and have not done any activities for members yet (apart from two board meetings in the last two quarters since it was FIPI Malaysia was set up. There has been a great deal of thought and discussion about making it a success. We have been meticulous in our grand plans to this end.
The two main plans are as follows:
- Inviting Her Royal Highness, Queen Zara of Perak to be the patron of FIPI Malaysia.
- To have FIPI Malaysia sign an Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Ministry of Human Resource Malaysia for the growth of image consultant job opportunities and training with the Department of Skills in the Ministry.
The Malaysian government :
Have the scope of the job of image consultant recognised in the country since its inception in the National Occupational Skills Standards (NOSS) IN 2012. I succeeded, along with a few other pioneerig image consultants (one of whom is one of our members, Azrene Ahmad) in gaining recognition for image consultancy as a profession with proper training and certification. It is now our aim to have FIPI Malaysia be the recognised image association in the country with its training and certification alongside City & Guilds, covering areas of appearance, etiquette and communication skills.
Therefore we will be writing to the Ministry to have a joint MOU with FIPI Malaysia to accept and recognise FIPI’s accreditation and certification. Our certification is known as a diploma or advanced diploma in image consulting and is equivalent to a university diploma or degree.
I have had the opportunity to meet the Queen and have spoken to her about our intention of inviting her to be our patron. We will be issuing a letter to her Personal Secretary and will await her formal reply. Once we have received this, we will proceed to launch FIPI Malaysia and begin our recruitment drive and awareness campaign. (It is quite normal here in Malaysia for this type of association to have a patron). Her patronage will be a great asset to FIPI Malaysia and bring greater awareness of the organisation to the public. Queen Zara has the grace, personality and appearance that we image consultants strive to teach individuals.