SHBBSSC002 - Incorporate knowledge of body structures and functions into beauty therapy

    Unit code: SHBBSSC002 | Study level: TAFE
    City Campus


    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to use a knowledge and understanding of body structures, functions, systems and their interrelationships in order to identify and analyse client needs, design and perform beauty therapy treatments and provide post-treatment service.
    It requires the ability to use anatomy and physiology knowledge to select the best treatment routines and products and promote health to clients.
    This unit applies to beauty therapists who work in beauty salons and spas. In this environment they work as part of a team but make independent treatment decisions.


    For Melbourne campuses

    Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce & extend knowledge and skill competence within set & controlled parameters in accordance with each unit’s learning outcomes & 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:
    • compile a list of credible sources of information about anatomy and physiology for workplace access
    • research three conditions that could benefit through facial or body massage and design a treatment routine for three different client needs that demonstrates how these treatments are relevant to the specified skin or body anatomy and structure
    • use correct terminology relating to anatomy and physiology terminology when developing the above treatment routines.

    Required reading

    The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by VU Polytechnic and/or via the VU Polytechnic e-learning system.

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