This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide services and advice to clients requiring hand, foot and nail care.
It requires the ability to recognise relevant contraindications and conditions, to understand the structure and function of hands, feet and nails and the effects of treatments and products, and to select and provide services and advice to meet the objectives of the client. The services and advice can be on an individual basis or form part of a series of services.
This unit applies to workers in beauty and nail salons, and spas. In this environment they make routine service decisions within a defined range but are responsible for the selection and provision of services to clients.
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 five manicure and five pedicare treatments to clients suitable for the established client treatment objective, and which cumulatively include appropriate selection and application of each of the following:
• callous removal
• coloured nail varnish application
• cuticle care
• French polish application
• massage hands and feet using different massage movements:
• nail shaping
• develop or update treatment plans and records for each client specifying details of:
• after-care advice
• areas requiring special treatment
• client feedback
• colours used
• nails analysis
• products used
• required services
• treatment duration and sequence
• list relevant practitioners for client referral in the case of contraindications
• recognise skin and nail conditions and recommend treating products and home care routines to three clients.
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):