This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide wet and dry spa therapies to meet client needs.
It requires the ability to consult with clients, and select, provide and review hydrotherapy, wraps, herbal packs, sauna and other signature spa treatments. Spa therapies can be an individual treatment or form part of a sequenced series of treatments.
This unit applies to beauty and spa therapists who work in day, destination and resort spas. In this environment they work in a team but make independent treatment decisions, and have knowledge of spa products and treatments.
The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State or Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.
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 safe and appropriate spa treatments for different clients selecting treatments suitable for the established client treatment objectives including:
-wet room therapies that demonstrate use of:-
• Vichy shower or wet table, or spa capsule
-dry room therapies that demonstrate use of at least three of the following:
• develop and update treatment plans for each client specifying details of:
-spa treatments, routine and sequence
-outcomes of previous and current treatment
-post treatment information and advice
-relevant medical history and medication
-treatment duration and future treatment recommendations
-maintain the spa environment before, during and after each treatment:
-relaxing ambience of spa
• health and safety of treatment rooms:
• for each of the above clients, identify and manage contraindications and adverse effects to treatment
• for each of the above clients, provide aftercare advice and suggest complementary products and treatments to address ongoing client spa treatment objectives.
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.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):