SHBBBOS003 - Provide body treatments

Unit code: SHBBBOS003 | Study level: TAFE
City Campus
City King St


This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide body treatments incorporating body massage techniques, electrical currents, body scrubs and wraps.  It requires the ability to establish priorities with clients, synthesise knowledge of anatomy, physiology and skin, and operate specialised equipment with allied cosmetic products to design and provide body treatments addressing relaxation requirements. Body treatments can be a single treatment or form part of a series of treatments.


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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit’s learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines.

Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills:

  • communicate, follow and adjust treatment plan to provide six safe and appropriate body treatments to clients of differing age and weight;
  • recognise contraindications, skin diseases and disorders relevant to each device listed in Assessment Conditions and to allied body products;
  • provide treatments to each of the following areas as appropriate to the above clients: abdomen; arms; back; décolletage; legs; neck;
  • design a sequence of four treatments and product recommendations for three of the above clients to address priorities of each client;
  • demonstrate safe and appropriate application of each of the following: direct current (galvanic) machine to infuse products into the epidermis; high frequency machine; steamer or infra-red or hydrotherapy or G5 mechanical massager to stimulate circulation;
  • design, record and update treatment plans and records for each of the above clients;
  • treat clients effectively and minimise skin reactions;
  • identify risk situations that cause short or overloaded circuits and take remedial action;
  • present self, according to organisational policy;
  • comply with health and hygiene regulations and requirements, and;
  • clean, prepare and maintain treatment area according to organisational policy.

Required reading

The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the Polytechnic and/or via the Polytechnic e-learning system.

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