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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Perform an oil manicure 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114788  Perform an oil manicure 
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 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 does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The person credited with this unit standard is able to prepare the workstation for an oil manicure, prepare their client and perform an oil manicure.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Preparing the workstations for an oil manicure according to organisational requirements
  • Preparing the client for an oil manicure
  • Managing and performing an oil manicure 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Learners accessing this qualification will have demonstrated competence against unit standards in mathematical, computer, numerical and communication studies at NQF Level 2
  • Unit standard "Provide reception and administrative services"
  • Unit standard "Perform a manicure"
  • Unit standard "Perform a pedicure" 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • The client should be seated or reclined.
  • Hygienic procedures are to be followed: personal cleanliness, sanitation of tools and work area.
  • Appropriate tools for a manicure could include nail scissors, nail clippers cuticle nippers, orange sticks, emery boards, hoof sticks, buffers. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare the workstation for an oil manicure according to organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The workstation is prepared for an oil manicure with the applicable tools, products and materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The record keeping documents are selected and made available. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Safety and hygienic practices are followed and adhered to throughout the process. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare the client for an oil manicure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The client is received and consulted with in a professional manner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The skin and nails are assessed for any disorders or diseases and findings are recorded on the client record card. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The client is suitably prepared for the oil manicure according to organisational requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Manage and perform an oil manicure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The nail and surrounding skin is cleansed and made free of any nail varnish with appropriate products and tools. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The natural nail is shaped according to client's preferences and the hands are soaked in a sanitising solution. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The hands are exfoliated and soaked in a bowl with warm oil and the cuticles are manicured and groomed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A relaxing massage is conducted in a continuous manner on the hand and forearm with an appropriate medium utilising effleurage, petrissage and/or friction movements to suit the client's needs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Homecare treatments and products are recommended to the client to maintain the service. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The follow up appointment is secured and the client record card is completed and sales opportunities for further treatment and products and suitable homecare advice and support are identified and applied. 


    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 consultation techniques and purposes
  • A basic understanding of assessment techniques and record cards
  • A basic understanding of manicure products and tools, their purpose, indications, contra-indications and effects
  • A basic understanding of the working environment and the efficient preparation of surroundings, tools, materials, consumables and waste disposal
  • A basic understanding of the identification of contra-indications in the form of skin and nail diseases and disorders 

  • 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 planning and performing successful oil manicure services on a range of clients. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team by booking, preparing and completing an oil manicure service within a commercial work environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise an manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively by booking, preparing and completing oil manicure 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 oil manicure services. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically by completing oil manicure services and using products and tools 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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  65111   National Certificate: Beauty Technology  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2011-02-16  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.
     
    NONE 



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