SHBHBAS002 - Provide head, neck and shoulder massages for relaxation

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Unit code: SHBHBAS002 | Study level: TAFE
City Campus
City King St


This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide relaxing head, neck and shoulder massages prior to other hair services. It requires the ability to use a basic range of massage techniques.


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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit’s learning outcomes and 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:

  • follow health, safety and hygiene procedures to provide head, neck and shoulder massages to four different clients ensuring services consistently meet client expectations;
  • choose the following massage techniques as appropriate to the head, neck or shoulder area and cumulatively use these techniques across the suite of services: effleurage; petrissage; tapotement, and;
  • use these products cumulatively across the suite of services: scalp treatment products; hair treatment products; massage oil.

Required reading

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

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