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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Prepare for and apply specialised eyelash treatment service 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
377540  Prepare for and apply specialised eyelash treatment 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
114806  Prepare for and conduct eyelash permanent waving  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Complete 
114809  Prepare for and apply semi-permanent eyelashes  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The person credited with this unit standard is able to prepare and perform eye lash permanent weaving and semi permanent eyelashes services. Learners will also have both an enhanced theoretical understanding and the practical ability to prepare for and conduct eyelash permanent weaving and semi-permanent eyelashes.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Preparing the workstation for treatment.
  • Preparing client for eyelash treatment.
  • Applying eyelash permanent weaving.
  • Applying semi-permanent eyelashes.
  • Providing aftercare service. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this qualification will have demonstrated competence in:
  • Communication Skills at NQF Level 2 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy Skills NQF Level 2 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Eyelash treatment refers to:
    > Eyelash permanent weaving.
    > Semi-permanent eyelashes.
  • Eyelash permanent weaving procedures include realistic and unrealistic client expectations.
  • A magnifying lamp may be used. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare the workstation for eyelash treatment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Lighting, temperature and ventilation are set in accordance with organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Equipment and materials for eyelash treatment are identified and selected in terms of their uses. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The chair/plinth is protected according to organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Tools, materials and products are prepared according to organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Ways to minimise and dispose of waste from treatments are described in accordance with organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Documentation is prepared for record keeping according to organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The condition in which the work area should be left ready is described to meet the required levels of hygiene in accordance with organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Methods of disinfecting and sterilising equipment are explained in accordance with organisational requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare the client for eyelashes treatment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Type of personal protective equipment is described in terms of its benefits. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Ways to avoid potential discomfort and injury to themselves and the risk of poor positioning of clients are explained to maximise treatment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The importance of questioning the client about known contra-indications is explained in order to determine allergies and/or skin disorders. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Skin/hair disorder/diseases/conditions are recorded on the client record card for treatment for reference purposes and/or refer client for medical advice or general medical practitioner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Reasons for carrying out skin sensitivity test are explained according to manufacturer's instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Results of a skin sensitivity test are interpreted and explained to provide advice to client. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Pre-care products used to clean the eyelashes and surrounding skin are explained to meet safety, hygienic and organisational requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply eyelash permanent weaving. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The importance of and reasons for disinfecting hands is explained to meet health and hygiene requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Permanent weaving procedure is explained in accordance with manufacturer's instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The permanent weaving lotion is selected to meet treatment and client's requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Rods are selected and placed on the edge of the lashes according to manufacturer's instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Adhesive glue is applied according to manufacturer's instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The lashes are curled over the rods to ensure that the lashes are not crossed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Permanent weaving lotion is applied according to manufactures instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    The importance of timing the treatment is explained according to manufactures instructions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Prepare for and apply semi-permanent eyelashes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Eyelash extensions are explained in terms of their benefits. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A range and use of currently available artificial lashes is identified and selected to meet client's needs and expectations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Eyelash are described in their curvatures (shapes), thickness, colour and lengths to suit different client's needs. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Eyelash curvatures include but are not limited to J lashes, C lashes, Y lashes and B lashes.
  • Thickness include but is not limited to fine, thick, extra thick and super thick.
  • Colour includes but is not limited to black, blue, violet, green, wine and brown.
  • Lengths include but are not limited to 6mm to 15mm.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Artificial lashes to be fitted are described and selected to suit the needs of the client and enhance the eye shape. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The importance of following manufacturers' instructions for the use of adhesives and artificial eyelashes is explained to maximise treatment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Eyelashes are selected according to client's eye shape. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Eye shape include but is not limited to round eye, almond shape eye and deep set eye.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Procedure to apply semi-permanent eyelashes is explained in accordance with manufacturer's instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Factors that prevent artificial lashes adhering are described to take corrective action. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    Reasons for removing eyelash extensions are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
    Techniques to remove eyelash extensions are explained in accordance with manufacturer's instructions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Provide aftercare advice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Aftercare products are identified and explained in terms of their advantages and disadvantages. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Future treatment program is recommended according to client requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Sales opportunities are identified to sell products suitable to meet the client's needs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The maintenance and care requirements for artificial lashes are described for optimum results. 


    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 consultation techniques and purpose.
  • A general understanding of the assessment techniques and record cards.
  • A basic understanding of eyelash permanent weaving products and tools.
  • A basic understanding of the indications, contra-indications and effects.
  • A basic understanding of the working environment, hygienic and efficient preparation of surroundings, tools, materials, consumable and waste disposal.
  • A basic understanding of working practices, the techniques, safety and hygienic practices and professionalism.
  • A basic understanding of the chemistry involved in the permanent weaving procedure.
  • A basic understanding of the safe storage and use of chemicals used in a permanent weaving procedure.
  • A basic understanding of the different types of products including the composition and properties thereof, the disadvantages and advantages.
  • A basic understanding of the working environment, treatment area, tools, materials, client and self.
  • A basic understanding of safe work practices and precautions.
  • A general understanding of pre-care and aftercare products and advice.
  • A basic understanding of analgesic response to the adhesive. 

  • 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 which successful eyelash permanent weaving and semi-permanent eyelash service on a range of clients have been made. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in order to prepare and complete an eyelash permanent weaving and semi-permanent eyelash service in a professional, organised and cost effective manner. 

    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, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others. 

    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 the following unit standards:
  • ID 114806, "Prepare for and conduct eyelash permanent waving", Level 3, 1 credits.
  • ID 114809, "Prepare for and apply semi-permanent eyelashes", 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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