SHBBSPA005 - Work in a spa therapies framework

    Unit code: SHBBSPA005 | Study level: TAFE
    City Campus


    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to promote spa treatments, and create and maintain a spa services environment.
    It requires the ability to prepare spa work areas, recommend suitable spa therapies to clients, monitor the spa environment, complete shutdown of treatment rooms and equipment, and promote environmentally sound spa practices.
    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 are responsible for individual client recommendations and for maintenance of the spa area.
    The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State or Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.


    For Melbourne campuses

    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:
    • integrate spa technical skills and work in a spa services environment for a minimum of six, three-hour work periods that individually or in combination, demonstrate:
    -preparing, cleaning and shut down of:
    -Vichy shower, or wet table, or spa capsule
    -hot towel cabinets
    -wet areas
    • maintaining lighting, temperature, spa environment and spa etiquette to ensure spa ambience
    • monitoring environmental impacts of a spa environment and identifying opportunities for reducing environmental impacts
    • select, sequence, and promote a treatment to four different clients from the list below:
    -wet treatments
    -Vichy shower, or wet table, or spa capsule
    • dry treatments:
    -body exfoliation
    -body wraps

    Required reading

    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.

    As part of a course

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