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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Prepare for and finish off salon services 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
377481  Prepare for and finish off salon services 
ORIGINATOR
Task Team - Beauty and Skin Care 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Personal Care 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
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
262563  Prepare for and finish off salon services  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard will enable learners to prepare themselves, their workstation and their client for salon services and to finish off those services.

A person credited with this unit standard will be competent in:
  • Organising and preparing the workstation for a salon service.
  • Cleaning the work area.
  • Checking and maintaining furniture, tools and equipment.
  • Receiving and consulting with client.
  • Finishing off a salon service. 

  • 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 2.
  • Identify disorders of the skin and hair at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    A hair salon may include but is not limited to: a nail salon, beauty salon or a beauty spa. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Organise and prepare the workstation for a salon service. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Knowledge of and consistent application of safe work practices and emergency procedures in regard to the provision of salon services is demonstrated according to Occupational Health and Safety regulations/requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Reception and point of sales area, service cubicles, workstation, walkways and other work areas are maintained in a safe and organised manner according to organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    All routines are performed safely, effectively and efficiently with minimum inconvenience to clients and staff, according to organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Equipment, tools, materials and products are organised and prepared in accordance with organisational policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The workstation is cleaned and sanitised in accordance with industry standard hygiene levels. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Waste is promptly removed and disposed off according to organisational policy and occupational health and hygiene regulations/legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Spills, waste and other potential hazards are removed from floors and cubicles according to organisational policy and health and hygiene regulations/legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Equipment, linen and consumable materials are maintained and stored according to organisational procedures and health and hygiene regulations/legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    Furniture, tools and equipment are arranged, cleaned, disinfected and used in accordance with manufacturer's instructions and Occupational Health and Safety requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
    Types of products to be used in the service are arranged and prepared in accordance with manufacturer's instructions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Receive and consult with client. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Client welcoming environment is maintained according to organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Client's needs and expectations are evaluated to enable accurate advice and recommendations for a treatment plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The client is gowned and protected in accordance with industry standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The importance of gaining consent to treatment from client is explained within the context of
    organisational requirements and legal significance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The client's specific treatment area is analysed in order to select appropriate products and processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Client information is recorded in accordance with organisational requirements for future reference. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Finish off salon service. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The result of the service is checked with the client to determine client satisfaction according to organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    After-care products appropriate to the service provided are explained to the client in terms of their purpose, advantages and application. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    After-care products appropriate to the service provided and to the client are selected and applied according to manufacturer's instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Home-care advice appropriate to the service is provided to the client in accordance with organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Retail products appropriate to the service provided and to the client are promoted in accordance with organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    A follow-up appointment is solicited for the service to be provided and in accordance with organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The client is cleaned off and protective clothing removed in accordance with organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    The workstation is cleared in accordance with organisational requirements. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA in accordance with the current ETQA regulations.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Other ETQAs who have a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA would be responsible for moderation of achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Safe work practices.
  • Occupational Health and Safety regulations/legislation.
  • Consultation techniques.
  • Methods of client protection for a specific service.
  • Client record systems. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems by selecting an appropriate service for the client's needs. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others to ensure an effective and efficient salon service. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively by ensuring that the workstation is appropriately prepared for the required service. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information by correctly analysing the client's product and service needs. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively by giving appropriate homecare advice to clients, completing client record cards and recommending related services and products. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically to make appropriate product selections. 

    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 262563, "Prepare for and finish off salon services", Level 3, 4 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  80646   Further Education and Training Certificate: Beauty and Nail Technology  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 


    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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