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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Research and plan for the equipping of a salon 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
262500  Research and plan for the equipping of a salon 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Hairdressing Cosmetology and Beauty 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Personal Care 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

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 unit standard replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
114829  Research and plan for the equiping of a salon  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The person credited with this unit standard is able to plan, research and implement all criteria to enable them to equip a salon.

The qualifying learner is able to:
  • Plan the layout of a salon.
  • Plan for a safe working environment.
  • Budget for equipment and products in a salon.
  • Plan for branding in a salon. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that a learner will be competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Marketing retail products and services in the hairdressing industry NQF Level 2.
  • Maintaining sanitation in a hairdressing salon NQF Level 3.
  • Employment in the Client Care sector NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The scope and context of coverage is for:
  • The optimal salon plan and layout to ensure business success and safety.
  • Chemical hazards for clients and technicians.
  • Understanding of Material Safety Data Sheet.
  • Basic safety working conditions and action plan in case of an emergency.
  • Emergency numbers.
  • Legislation regarding the industry.
  • Basic services and contracts. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan the layout of the salon. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The area required to perform the desired services is calculated in accordance with legal and organisational requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Legal and organisational requirements include but are not limited to health and safety, number of workstations, storage space.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Accessibility is planned that takes future clients' cultural and disability factors into consideration. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Restrictions on the trade are evaluated in terms of municipal by-laws. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Rental contracts are evaluated in terms of their advantages and possible pitfalls. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Plan for a safe working environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The requirements for natural ventilation are explained in terms of the layout of the salon and legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The salon and products to be used are evaluated in terms of their potential hazards and the impact this has on the layout. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Emergency procedures to deal with hazards are formulated in accordance with legislation and organisational policy. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Emergencies include but are not limited to fire, injuries, contamination or poisoning.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    An optimal lighting plan for the salon is designed to prevent work related injuries and provide a pleasing atmosphere. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Plan for equipment and products. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Colour scheme and layout for a basic salon are planned to meet the characteristics and style of the business. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A budget for all the necessary equipment to start up a salon is researched and formulated in terms of the services to be provided. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A budget for all the necessary products to start up a salon is researched and formulated in terms of the expected stock flow. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A budget for all the necessary retail products to start up a salon is researched and formulated in terms of the projected fashion trends and proven product demands. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Research and plan for branding. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A salon brand is formulated that provides optimum impact on the target market. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Quotations for printing and display requirements are acquired and compared for compliance to actual requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Ideas for street advertising are investigated in accordance with marketing protocols. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Costs and logistics of connecting a telephone and answering service for a business are evaluated in accordance with standard practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The time, cost and procedures involved in connecting water and electricity are identified in accordance with local governing structures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • How to calculate area requirements.
  • Accessibility requirements and options.
  • Restrictions on the trade by municipal by-laws.
  • Negotiating rental contracts.
  • Optimal lighting requirements.
  • Selection of a theme and colour scheme.
  • How to compile a budget.
  • How to implement specific branding requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in order to plan and perform required services on a range of clients. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team when planning and designing a salon. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information in order to perform the most suitable salon services. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with suppliers. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to plan and design a salon. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 114829, "Research and plan for the equiping of a salon", Level 4, 6 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  65729   Further Education and Training Certificate: Hairdressing  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  57712   Further Education and Training Certificate: Generic Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
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