This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to use a knowledge and understanding of skin structure, 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 an understanding of skin and hair anatomy and physiology to select the best treatment routine and products and promote skin health and appearance 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.
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 skin 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 skin anatomy and physiology when developing the above treatment routines.
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.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):