SHBBFAS003 - Provide specialised facial treatments

Unit code: SHBBFAS003 | Study level: TAFE
City Campus
City King St


This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide specialised facial treatments incorporating the use of ultrasonic, direct current, high frequency and micro current devices.  It requires the ability to establish priorities with clients and synthesise knowledge of skin, performance of electrical machines and allied cosmetic products, and to design and provide treatments to address specific skin types and conditions. Not all equipment is used in each specialised facial treatment. Specialised facials can be a single treatment or form part of a series of treatments.

This unit applies to beauty therapists who work in beauty therapy salons. In this environment they work in 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 specialised facial treatments to clients;
  • design a sequence of four treatments and product recommendations for three of these clients to address client priorities;
  • recognise contraindications, skin diseases and disorders relevant to each device listed in the Assessment conditions and to allied cosmetic products;
  • demonstrate correct and safe application techniques;
  • design, record and maintain treatment plans and records for each client;
  • 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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