This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to apply the principles of nutrition, as based on healthy food and nutrition guidelines, when providing information to clients that will enhance the outcomes of beauty therapy treatments and clients' general wellbeing.
It requires the ability to integrate this at the therapist’s discretion, based on the outcomes of client consultation and as part of beauty therapy consultations.
This unit applies to beauty therapists promoting nutritional options as part of beauty therapy treatments offered in beauty salon and spa environments, and exercising judgement in planning and selecting appropriate products, services, equipment and techniques.
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:
• assess and evaluate nutritional requirements of three clients with different life stages and nutritional needs
• for each of the above clients, provide basic nutritional advice based on nutrition principles to support beauty treatments that includes:
• effect of various foods on health and appearance
• healthy nutritional options
• complementary products
• sources of advice
• for each of the above clients develop or update a client treatment plan taking into account nutritional factors that impact on treatment outcomes
• refer clients to relevant other professionals where indicated and document required information.
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):