This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to select and blend aromatic plant oils for use in face and body treatments to meet specific client needs. It requires the ability to establish priorities with the client, synthesise knowledge of aromatic plant oil chemistry and the therapeutic profiles of aromatic oils, and to select and blend aromatic plant oils.
The unit applies to beauty and spa therapists who work in beauty salons, massage clinics and spas. In this environment they work as part of a team but make independent treatment decisions.
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:
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.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):