This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to access information and update knowledge of the beauty industry and relevant industry legislation.
It requires the ability to research beauty industry trends, and its relationship to other industries, and how beauticians and beauty therapists can use this information to enhance own work performance.
This unit applies to beauticians, beauty therapist, nail technicians, make-up artists and retail cosmetic assistants who work in beauty and nail salons, and in beauty retail outlets. In this environment they make routine decisions within a defined range but are expected to be up-to-date with industry trends.
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:
• access and interpret information to update knowledge of the beauty industry from at least three credible sources
• use credible sources to access and interpret information on key points on the following, and share with colleagues to improve knowledge of the beauty industry, current trends and workplace requirements:
• career opportunities within the industry
• environmental issues and requirements
• industrial relations issues
• industry expectations of employees
• industry working conditions
• relationship between other related industries
• new products, technology, techniques and services
• work ethic required to work in the industry
• source plain English information on state or territory, or local council legislation, regulations and requirements, and ethical issues as they relate to working in the beauty industry for each of the following:
• consumer protection and trade practices
• duty of care
• work health and safety.
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):