SHBBSPA002 - Provide spa therapies

Unit code: SHBBSPA002 | Study level: TAFE
City Campus
City King St


This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide wet and dry spa therapies to meet client needs.  It requires the ability to consult with clients, and select, provide and review hydrotherapy, wraps, herbal packs, sauna and other signature spa treatments. Spa therapies can be an individual treatment or form part of a sequenced series of treatments.

This unit applies to beauty and spa therapists who work in day, destination and resort spas. In this environment they work in a team but make independent treatment decisions and have knowledge across a range of spa products and 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 spa treatments for different clients selecting treatments suitable for the established client treatment objectives;
  • design, record and maintain treatment plans for each client specifying details of: contraindications; spa treatments; routine and sequence; outcomes of previous and current treatment; post treatment information and advice; products used, relevant medical history and medication; treatment duration and future treatment recommendations; treatment objectives; client feedback;
  • maintain the spa environment before, during and after each treatment;
  • recognise and manage contraindications and adverse effects to treatment as listed in knowledge evidence;
  • present self, according to organisational policy, and;
  • provide aftercare advice and suggest complementary products and treatments to maintain client spa treatment objectives.

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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