SHBBHRS004 - Provide hair reduction treatments using electrical currents

Unit code: SHBBHRS004 | Study level: TAFE
City Campus
City King St
SHBBINF001 - Maintain infection control standards
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to use electrolysis to remove unwanted hair from the face and body.  It requires the ability to establish priorities with clients, synthesise knowledge of skin and hair biology and electric currents, and to design and provide effective hair removal treatments. Treatment outcomes are usually achieved over a program that involves multiple individual treatments.

This unit applies to beauty therapists who work in beauty and hair removal salons. In this environment they exercise judgement in planning and providing an appropriate treatment; demonstrate maturity and confidentiality in their client interactions; and apply knowledge of a range of hair removal methods.


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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 four hair reduction treatments with electrical current causing minimal skin reactions for clients;
  • provide consecutive electrical epilation treatments for two of the clients as required to achieve treatment objectives;
  • treat the following hair types: terminal; vellus; blonde, gray and dark hair colours;
  • design, record and maintain treatment plans and records for each of these clients;
  • demonstrate correct use of the following equipment in hair reduction treatments;
  • demonstrate the following probe insertion techniques for different follicle types;
  • present self, according to organisational policy;
  • apply health, hygiene and skin penetration regulations and requirements, and;
  • clean, prepare and maintain service 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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