SHBBFAS005 - Provide facial treatments and skin care recommendations

    Unit code: SHBBFAS005 | Study level: TAFE
    City Campus
    SHBBSSC001 - Incorporate knowledge of skin structure and functions into beauty therapy; and
    SHBBSSC002 - Incorporate knowledge of body structures and functions into beauty therapy
    (Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide facial treatments to meet client needs.
    It requires the ability to establish priorities with clients, synthesise knowledge of cosmetic chemistry and nutrition, and to design and provide facial routines and advice on products and protection of facial skin. Facials can be a single treatment or form part of a series of treatments.
    The unit applies to beauty therapists who work in beauty salons and spas. In this environment they are 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:
    • provide safe and appropriate facial treatments to five different clients that together address each of the following skin types and conditions:
    • dry or alipid
    • oily or lipid
    • diffused red
    • mature skin
    • mild acne
    • design a series of four treatments and product recommendations for each of the above clients to address ongoing needs of each client
    • provide facial treatments to each of the following areas as appropriate to the above clients:
    • back of neck
    • face
    • décolletage
    • neck
    • shoulders
    • design and provide facial treatments for the above clients that demonstrate each of the following treatment steps and techniques:
    • client skin analysis
    • skin cleansing
    • skin steaming:
    • towel
    • steamer
    • exfoliation:
    • manual product
    • removal of minor skin blemishes:
    • milia
    • comedones
    • facial massage movements:
    • effleurage
    • petrissage
    • tapotement
    • vibration
    • application and removal of facial mask
    • application of facial finishing products
    • explain to each of the above clients as appropriate the development of their skin conditions and benefits and limitations of facial treatments
    • develop or update treatment plans and records for each client specifying the following details:
    • client feedback
    • contraindications and conditions
    • facial treatment provided and products used
    • outcomes of previous and current treatment
    • post treatment lifestyle and product advice
    • recommended future treatments
    • relevant medical history and medications
    • treatment duration, areas treated and not treated
    • treatment objectives
    • perform the activities outlined in the performance criteria of this unit during a period of at least 38 hours of work in a commercial beauty therapy salon.

    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.

    As part of a course

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