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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Perform a facial and back cleanse service 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
377488  Perform a facial and back cleanse service 
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 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
114830  Prepare for and conduct eyebrow grooming  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The person credited with this unit standard is able to prepare their workstation and client for a facial; they are able to recording relevant information and perform an assessment of the client's skin. Learners are able to use a facial steamer, perform an exfoliation/deep cleansing using the appropriate products and tools. They are able to apply and removing a mask and apply moisturiser on the face and décolleté according set standards.

The qualifying learner is able to:
  • Apply health and safety procedures when providing a facial and back cleanse services.
  • Prepare the facial workstation according to organisational and hygienic requirements.
  • Prepare client for cleansing service.
  • Perform exfoliation/deep cleansing of the face and décolleté.
  • Apply and remove the mask.
  • Provide aftercare advice. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners assessing this qualification will have demonstrated competence in:
  • Communication skills at NQF Level 3 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Relevant salon policies and procedures should include:
  • Hazard policies and procedures.
  • Emergency, fire and accident procedures.
  • Personal safety procedures.
  • First aid procedures.
  • Procedures for the use of personal protective clothing and equipment.
  • Hazard identification including the use of electrical equipment.
  • Hazardous chemicals/materials relevant to treatment procedures.
  • Issue resolution procedures.
  • Job procedures.
  • Work instructions.

    Unsafe situations may include but are not limited to:
  • Toxic substances.
  • Damaged packing material or containers.
  • Broken or damaged equipment including electrical machinery.
  • Inflammable materials and fire hazards.
  • Lifting practices/posture.
  • Spillages.
  • Waste, especially on floors.
  • Ladders.
  • Trolleys.
  • Sharps.
  • Disposable equipment and consumables. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Apply health and safety procedures in providing facial and back cleanse services. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Procedures to achieve a safe working environment are explained and maintained in accordance with Occupational Health and Safety regulations and organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Reasons for maintaining personal hygiene, protection and appearance are explained according to accepted industry and organisation requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Fire and safety hazards are identified and described in order to take the necessary precautions according to salon policy and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Dangerous goods and substances are handled and stored according to organisational standard procedures and Occupational Health and Safety regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Techniques for safe usage, lifting and carrying of products are maintained according to organisational procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare the workstation and client for facial and back cleanse services. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The work station is prepared according to Occupational Health and Safety regulations and organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The necessary environmental conditions are set according to manufacturer's instructions and salon policy and procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Environmental conditions include but are not limited to lighting, heating, ventilation and general comfort.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The products, equipment, and materials for cleansing are selected and prepared to accord maximum efficiency of service. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Waste receptacle is positioned according to salon requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Safety and hygienic practices are followed and adhered to throughout the process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The importance of obtaining clients' signature is explained to confirm information recordings. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Prepare client for cleansing service. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Communication with clients is conducted in a professional, courteous manner, according to salon policy and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Client information is obtained and recorded in accordance with organisational requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Client information include but is not limited to personal information, lifestyle; contra- indications include but are not limited to - skin diseases (bacterial, fungal, viral, parasitic, systemic, traumatic), cuts and abrasions, metal plates and pins, high and low blood pressure.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The client's skin type and condition is assessed to determine the product application techniques. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Skin types include but are not limited to normal, oily, dry, combination, dehydrated, devitalised and sensitive skin.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Skin abnormalities conditions/contra-indications which preclude treatment are identified and noted for possible advise and referral to a professional health practitioner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Client information is documented and recorded in a Client Record Card for immediate and future consultations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    A facial treatment plan to suit the client's needs that incorporates skincare preparations, is designed and agreed to by the client. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Products to prepare the face and neck are identified and described in terms of their uses according to manufacturer's product manual. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    The importance of placing a protective covering and headband is explained in order to protect client's hair and clothes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    The client is positioned to avoid potential discomfort and injury. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
    The importance of storage of client records is described in terms of organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 11 
    Discretion and tact are maintained through the preparation process. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Perform a cleansing service. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Client's skin is cleansed thoroughly to ensure that all makeup at face, hairline, lips and lashes is removed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Cleansing product is applied in a prescribed sequence according to manufacturer's product specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The products that best suit the client's skin are selected and applied in accordance with sound product knowledge and manufacturer's instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Products are selected, managed and applied to remove a mask on the face and décolleté according to organisational and hygiene requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The skin is prepared for a steam treatment according to salon requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The facial steamer is operated, managed and used in accordance with manufacturer's instructions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Perform exfoliation/deep cleansing of the face and décolleté. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    History of exfoliation is explained in terms of its origin. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The client's skin is prepared and heated for the deep cleanse/exfoliation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Types of exfoliation includes but are not limited to manual, mechanical, chemical and exfolis.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Techniques used for exfoliation are explained in terms of their advantages and disadvantages. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Consumption of products/consumables is maintained in an economic and cost-effective manner in accordance with organisational policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Moisturiser is selected and applied to the face, neck and décolleté area to enhance the service. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Benefits of the use of a moisturizer are explained to the clients needs with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Safe and hygienic work practices applied throughout the service. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    The skin is dried in order to conclude the treatment according to salon requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    Mask application is explained in terms of its benefits. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
    Mask is selected and applied in an even and neat manner to ensure adequate cover of face and neck area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 11 
    Mask is removed in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Provide aftercare advice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Client is advised of suitable homecare products and treatments. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Product use is clearly explained and application demonstrated as required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The benefits of using the correct method of safe and hygienic application of cleansing products are demonstrated and explained to the client with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Benefits of the steaming process are explained with examples to meet client's needs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Product recommendations are made according to client's requirements. 


    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 
  • A basic understanding of the structure and functions of the systems of the face and neck with specific referent to; structure and functions of the skin, muscular system of the face and neck, bones of the cranium and facial areas, the exocrine system, the lymphatic system.
  • A basic understanding of the skin and its appendages as well as skin types.
  • A basic understanding of the various layers, structures and supporting structures found within the skin.
  • A basic understanding of the function and composition of each structure found in the skin.
  • A basic understanding of the direct influence the various systems have on the structure and effective functioning of the skin.
  • A basic understanding of the mechanisms that control the functioning of the skin.
  • A basic understanding of the terms; blood, lymph, muscles and bones. 

  • 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 successful facial services on a range of clients. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation and community by booking, preparing and completing any of the facial services within a commercial work environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively by booking, preparing and completing any of the facial services in a professional, organised and cost effective manner. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively in order to give appropriate homecare advice to clients, completing client record cards and recommending related services and products. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically by completing any of the facial services and using products, tools and equipment in a safe and professional manner. 

    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 114830, "Prepare for and conduct eyebrow grooming", Level 3, 1 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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