SHBBFAS002 - Provide facial treatments and skin care recommendations

Unit code: SHBBFAS002 | Study level: TAFE
City Campus
City King St


This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide facial treatments to meet client needs.  It requires the ability to establish priorities with clients, synthesise knowledge of anatomy and physiology, skin science, cosmetic chemistry and nutrition, and to design and provide facial routines and advice on products and protection of facial skin. Facials can be a single treatment or form part of a series of treatments.

The unit applies to beauty therapists who work in beauty salons and spas. In this environment they are part of a team but make independent treatment decisions.


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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 plans to provide six safe and appropriate facial treatments to clients with certain skin types and conditions;
  • design a series of four treatments and product recommendations for three of these clients to address client priorities;
  • recognise contraindications, skin diseases and disorders relevant to facials and products;
  • explain to each client as appropriate the development of skin conditions and the benefits and limitations of facial treatments;
  • provide facial treatments;
  • design and provide facial treatments;
  • vary repetition, rhythm and variation of massage movements to adapt to client needs;
  • design, record and maintain treatment plans and records for each client;
  • 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.

As part of a course

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