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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Further Education and Training Certificate: Beauty Technology 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
48797  Further Education and Training Certificate: Beauty Technology 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Hairdressing Cosmetology and Beauty 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
Was SERVICES until Last Date for Achievement  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
Further Ed and Training Cert  Field 11 - Services  Personal Care 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  121  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
SAQA 0480/09  2010-05-15  2011-02-16 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2012-02-16   2015-02-16  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This qualification is replaced by: 
Qual ID Qualification Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Min Credits Replacement Status
80646  Further Education and Training Certificate: Beauty and Nail Technology  Level 4  NQF Level 04  156  Complete 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
The purpose of the FET Certificate in Beauty Technology NQF Level 4: is to provide service excellence in the field of Beauty and Cosmetology. The Qualification is for people already employed and who intend to follow a career in Beauty and Cosmetology industry. It also serves as a more advanced Qualification into Beauty Technology operations. This FET Certificate in Beauty Technology will be registered at NQF Level 4.

The FET Certificate in Beauty Technology level 4 allows the individual to work towards a recognised qualification. It is flexible enough to be offered in formal education and as well as occupational directed workplace and training for learners already employed in the Beauty Technology industry. It aims to develop informed and skilled Beauty and Cosmetology people with the requisite skills, knowledge, values and attitudes.

The learners will be able to integrate the generic salon knowledge and skills with those specific to the Beauty and Cosmetology Industry, ensuring the business in which they operate runs smoothly and offers excellence in customer service. It also enables the learner to use competencies, which will grow the business. It will provide the broad knowledge, skills and values needed in the Beauty and Cosmetology Industry and will facilitate access to, and mobility and progression within, education and training and to progress along a learning path for learners who:
  • Were previously disadvantaged or who were unable to complete their schooling and were therefore denied access to further education and training.
  • Have worked in the Beauty and Cosmetology Industry for many years, but have no formal qualification in Beauty and Cosmetology.
  • Wish to extend their range of skills and knowledge of the industry so that they can become competent workers in this Industry.

    The FET Certificate in Beauty Technology and Unit Standards is a building block that will lead to a more defined Beauty and Cosmetology learning path. The intention is:
  • To promote the development of knowledge, skills and values that are required in the Beauty and Cosmetology Industry
  • To release the potential of people
  • To provide opportunities for people to move up the value chain

    Rationale for the Qualification:

    This FET Certificate in Beauty Technology: NQF Level 4 will assist in job creation within the Beauty and Cosmetology Industry as a whole and will lead to entrepreneurial opportunities for learners. It will also assist in enhancing of the self-image of each individual learner. An improved self-image leads to a more positive outlook and performance within the job market and society. In addition, this Qualification provides a framework for learners to develop competencies that will enable them to become competent in the Beauty and Cosmetology industry. It introduces some theoretical concepts, requires the application of a base of knowledge and (requires) a well-developed range of skills that will enable learners to be informed workers in the Beauty and Cosmetology industry.

    The FET Certificate in Beauty Technology was also developed to assist in creating development, which will be safe and applicable to the learner and the Beauty and Cosmetology industry at large. It will open up diverse learning pathways. This Qualification will provide a balanced learning experience that allows flexible access to further education, lifelong learning, education and to productive employment in the Beauty and Cosmetology industry. The primary purpose of the FET Certificate in Beauty Technology is to develop the foundational, practical and reflexive competencies in a person required for a career in Beauty and Cosmetology.

    The Unit Standards that cover the Qualification were clustered and sequenced to ensure that learners are able to develop competencies that begin with simple activities and move on to more complex activities. Central to the Qualification is the development of a culture of professionalism and service excellence in the Beauty and Cosmetology industry.

    Learners working towards this FET Certificate in Beauty Technology will find that the acquisition of competence in the unit standards, which make up the Qualification, will add value to the job performance. This FET Certificate in Beauty Technology is intended to enhance the provision of service within the Beauty and Cosmetology Industry. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The following is the learning assumed to be in place:
  • Learners accessing this FET Certificate in Beauty Technology will have demonstrated competence against the Fundamental component of learning for Communication/Language and Mathematics/Numeracy at NQF Level 3.

    Recognition of Prior Learning:

    The structure of this Unit Standard based Qualification makes the Recognition of Prior Learning possible, if the learner is able to demonstrate competence in the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes implicit in this Beauty and Cosmetology Qualification. Recognition of Prior Learning will be done by means of Integrated Assessment as mentioned in the assessment criteria.

    This Recognition of Prior Learning may allow:
  • For accelerated access to further learning
  • Gaining of credits towards a qualification

    All recognition of Prior Learning is subject to quality assurance by the relevant accredited Education and Training Quality Assurance Body and is conducted by a registered assessor. 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    The qualification is made up of a combination of learning outcomes from Fundamental, Core and Elective components, totaling 121 Minimum.

    Fundamental: 60 credits (46%)
    Core: 50 credits (41%)
    Elective: minimum 11 credits (13%)
    Total: Minimum 121 credits (100%)

    Motivation for number of credits assigned to fundamental, core and elective:

    Fundamental Credits

    At level 4, SAQA stipulates the minimum number of credits allocated to Communication Studies and Languages and Physical, Computer Mathematical and Life Sciences, should total 40 credits however the SGB felt that the additional fundamental unit standards chosen will add value to the qualification as a whole.

    Core

    50 credits have been allocated to the Core Unit Standards. This is to ensure that the qualification has a strong Beauty Therapy focus.

    The Core Unit Standards offer a broad contextual understanding and will enable the learners to gain an all round picture of the Beauty Therapy Industry.

    Electives

    A minimum of 11 credits must be selected by the learner from the Elective Unit Standards. There are a total of 38 credits for the Elective area. They also allow for progression to the next level of learning. 

    EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    On achieving this qualification, the learner will be able to:

    1. Communicate verbally and in writing using a variety of formats with a range of stakeholders and role-players in the FET Beauty Technology industry in two languages.
    2. Explain and use the basics of mathematics in both personal and business situations.
    3. Contribute to and monitor the safety, hygiene and cleanliness within the hairdressing salon environment.
    4. Demonstrate an understanding of skin, hair and nail disorders and how to deal with them.
    5. Maintain, manage and conduct the administration, cash and sales activities in a salon.
    6. Demonstrate an understanding of the requirements of preparing for and performing a basic facial and back cleanse and massages for clients.
    7. Demonstrate and apply an understanding of make-up application (these to clients).
    8. Demonstrate an understanding of the requirements of starting and running a salon. 

    ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    1.
  • Audience needs and expectations are accommodated in both oral and verbal communication in both languages.
  • Language and texts are used to interpret and write communications in all contexts.
  • Communication in the business environment is conducted to facilitate understanding.

    2.
  • Uses for math's is described in both personal and business situations.
  • Mathematics is used and explained in both personal and business contexts.

    3.
  • Information pertaining to HIV/AIDS is distributed in the workplace.
  • Sanitisation and sterilisation methods are monitored and managed in the workplace.
  • Occupational health and safety issues are monitored and controlled according to legislative requirements.

    4.
  • Disorders of the skin are explained and effects of treatments are described.
  • Disorders of the hair are explained and effects of treatments are described.
  • Disorders of nails are explained and effects of treatments are described.

    5.
  • Stock and stock levels are managed to optimise stock in a salon.
  • Cash systems, payments and procedures are monitored to ensure compliance to standards.
  • Sales are conducted to generate turnover and meet budget requirements.

    6.
  • All the requirements of preparing for and performing a basic facial are implemented and followed.
  • All the requirements of preparing for and performing a back cleanse are implemented and followed.
  • A relaxing back and neck massage are prepared for and performed according to requirements.
  • A relaxing face and décolleté massage are prepared for and performed according to requirements.

    7.
  • Special make-up techniques are explained and applied in accordance with requirements.
  • Theatre make-up techniques are explained and applied in accordance with requirements.

    8.
  • A plan for equipping and furnishing a salon is researched and developed.
  • A business plan for a salon is developed.

    Integrated Assessment:

    Learning, teaching and assessment are inextricably linked. Whenever possible, the assessment of knowledge, skills, attitudes and values shown in the Unit Standards should be integrated.

    Assessment of the communication, language, literacy and numeracy should be conducted in conjunction with other aspects and should use authentic Personal Care contexts wherever possible.

    The term 'Integrated Assessment' implies that theoretical and practical components should be assessed together. During integrated assessments the assessor should make use of formative and summative assessment methods and assess combinations of practical, applied, foundational and reflexive competencies.

    Assessors and moderators should make use of a range of formative and summative assessment methods. Assessors should assess and give credit for the evidence of learning that has already been acquired through formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience.

    Assessment should ensure that all specific outcomes, embedded knowledge and critical cross-field outcomes are evaluated. The assessment of the critical cross-field outcomes should be integrated with the assessment of specific outcomes and embedded knowledge. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    Benchmarking was done by comparison to Unit Standards/Outcomes of learning against:
  • New Zealand Qualifications Authority: National Certificate in Beauty Therapy - Level 4, with strands in Beautician and Nail Technology, Body Therapy and Electrology.

    The following New Zealand unit standards were also compared:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of chemistry in the application of beauty therapy services Level 4, 4 Credits
  • Perform a depilatory wax service as an independent operator Level 4, 8 Credits
  • Perform a nail augmentation service as an independent operator Level 4, 12 credits
  • Perform body therapy services as an independent operator Level 4, 40 Credits
  • Perform facial therapy services as an independent operator Level 4, 15 Credits

    A direct comparison of the title, specific outcomes, assessment criteria and embedded knowledge was undertaken with each and the best practice points were highlighted and incorporated into each Unit Standard. However, where points were incorporated these were written in a South African context and at a level appropriate to South Africa.

    Because of the difference in levels across the different countries, difficulty was found in making direct comparisons, level to level.

    In general this Qualification and its component Unit Standards compare well with its international counterparts. The only major differences are in formatting, titles and scope of coverage or focus. 

  • ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    This FET Certificate in Beauty Technology lends itself to both vertical and horizontal articulation possibilities. These possibilities ensure both mobility and progression for the learner. The learning areas outlined in the Rationale for the Qualification indicates the articulation possibilities.

    Horizontal articulation possibilities lie with other NQF level 4 Qualifications and Unit Standards in the Learning areas of Support Services, Client & Marketing Services, Communication & Deportment, and Aesthetics, for example (any of the four) National Certificates in Marketing at NQF Level 4.

    Vertical progression can be achieved by embarking on the study of related NQF Level 5 Qualifications and Unit Standards. An example of such a Qualification is the National Diploma: Service Management. 

    MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this Qualification must register as an assessor with the relevant Education, Training, Quality Assurance (ETQA) Body.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this FET Certificate in Beauty Technology must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the ETQA's policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation; in terms of agreements reached around assessment and moderation between ETQA's (including professional bodies); and in terms of the moderation guideline detailed immediately below.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments at exit level points of the Qualification, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual Unit Standards as well as the integrated competence described in the Qualification. 

  • CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    This FET Certificate in Beauty Technology will be internally assessed by a provider registered by the South African Qualifications Authority or a relevant accredited ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with SAQA. The mechanisms and requirements for moderation will be contained in the regulations of the relevant ETQA.

    For an applicant to register as an assessor, the applicant needs:
  • To have achieved a minimum of a NQF Level 5 Qualification related to the focus area of Beauty and Cosmetology or an equivalent
  • To have practical, relevant occupational experience in the focus area of Beauty and Cosmetology
  • To be declared competent in all the outcomes of the National Assessor Unit Standards as stipulated by South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA)
  • Detailed documentary proof of educational Qualification, practical training undergone, and experience gained by the applicant must be provided (Portfolio of evidence) 

  • NOTES 
    This qualification has been replaced by qualification 80646, which is "Further Education and Training Certificate: Beauty and Nail Technology", Level 4, 156 credits. 

    UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  115173  Prepare and perform a back cleanse  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  114824  Conduct sales  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  114801  Demonstrate an understanding of the structure, growth and disorders of the skin, nails and hair  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  115070  Demonstrate and apply the knowledge of basic application of special make-up techniques  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  114812  Manage stock levels  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  114804  Monitor and manage the sanitation and sterilisation methods in the workplace  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  114823  Monitor cash systems and payments  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  115172  Prepare and perform a basic facial  Level 4  NQF Level 04  11 
    Core  115071  Prepare and perform a relaxing face and décolleté massage  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8968  Accommodate audience and context needs in oral communication  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8971  Analyse and respond to a variety of literary texts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8969  Interpret and use information from texts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8970  Write texts for a range of communicative contexts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  9015  Apply knowledge of statistics and probability to critically interrogate and effectively communicate findings on life related problems  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8555  Contribute to information distribution regarding HIV/AIDS in the workplace  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8974  Engage in sustained oral communication and evaluate spoken texts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8975  Read analyse and respond to a variety of texts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  9016  Represent analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  7468  Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  12153  Use the writing process to compose texts required in the business environment  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8976  Write for a wide range of contexts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  115069  Demonstrate and apply the knowledge of a basic application of theatre make-up  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  114825  Develop a business plan for a salon  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  9243  Monitor occupational health and safety  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  115174  Prepare and perform a relaxing back and neck massage  Level 4  NQF Level 04  11 
    Elective  114829  Research and plan for the equiping of a salon  Level 4  NQF Level 04 


    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
    When qualifications are replaced, some of their learning programmes are moved to being recorded against the replacement qualifications. If a learning programme appears to be missing from here, please check the replacement.
     
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