This unit (SHBBRES001) 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 beauty therapists can use this information to enhance own work performance. This unit applies to beauticians, 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.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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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: - access and interpret information to update knowledge of the beauty industry from the following sources: industry associations, and; trade magazines; - source and interpret information on the following from the above sources, 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, and; work ethic required to work in the industry, and; - source plain English information on federal, 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; hygiene, and; work health and safety. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - sources of information on the beauty industry relevant to own work activities; - career pathways within the beauty industry; - relationships between the beauty industry and other related industries; - industry expected work ethic and expectations of employees in the beauty industry; - role, services and support provided by trade unions, employer groups and professional associations relevant to own work in the beauty industry; - environmental responsibilities of businesses and employees in the beauty industry in relation to own practice; - legal and ethical issues applicable to own day-to-day work activities in the beauty industry as detailed in organisational procedures and processes, and; - purpose and impact on self, colleagues, and day-to-day work activities in the beauty industry of key applicable requirements of federal, and state or territory legislation and regulations.

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