SHBBINF002 - Maintain infection control standards

    Unit code: SHBBINF002 | Study level: TAFE
    City Campus


    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to maintain infection control during skin penetration treatments and to review clinic compliance with the applicable state or territory and local council requirements.
    It requires the ability to identify, manage and control infection risks to clients, self and work colleagues.
    This unit applies to beauticians and beauty therapists who work in beauty therapy salons, clinics or in cosmetic medical clinics. In this environment they work autonomously and make independent treatment decisions.
    The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State or Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.


    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:
    • integrate the maintenance of infection control with skin penetration technical skills on at least one occasion, that individually or in combination demonstrates:
    • identification of potential cross contamination risks, protecting self and client from infection risks
    • choosing and using appropriate cleaning, disinfection and sterilising procedures for instruments, equipment and equipment attachments and work surfaces
    • correct steriliser operation procedures:
    • packaging of items
    • loading
    • monitoring
    • validation
    • documentation requirements
    • disposing of waste and sharps
    • provide a written review of workplace compliance with relevant state or territory and local council laws, regulations and requirements relating to beauty treatments and skin penetration.

    Required reading

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

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