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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Prepare for and perform a facial consultancy service 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114828  Prepare for and perform a facial consultancy service 
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 their workstation for a facial. Record information on the client card; assess the clients' skin using appropriate equipment. Learner is also able to apply exfoliation, deep cleaning, mask products and moisturiser on the face and décolleté


The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Preparing the facial consultancy workstation according to organisational and hygienic requirements
  • Recording all relevant information on the Client Record Card for immediate use and to update for future consultations
  • Assessing the skin by utilising appropriate equipment and skin care products
  • Demonstrating an understanding of the relevant exfoliation / deep cleansing technique according to organisational, hygienic and safety requirements
  • Demonstrating an understanding of the relevant mask products and techniques according to organisational and hygienic requirements
  • Selecting and applying a moisturiser on the face and décolleté according to organisational and hygienic requirements 

  • 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 or equivalent. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • A basic hygiene procedure includes the personal cleanliness, sanitation of tools, equipment, plinth / chair, area and trolley
  • Appropriate equipment for skin assessment may include magnifying lamp
  • Appropriate skin care products for skin assessment includes eye make up remover, cleanser and toner
  • Skin type / condition range includes normal, dry, dehydrated, combination, oily, sensitive, delicate and mature
  • Causative factors for skin type / condition includes products and environment
  • Receiving the client will include supplying appropriate protective clothing and positioning them comfortably
  • Contra-indications and precautions will include allergies, cuts and abrasions
  • Lifestyle includes occupation, exercise, stress levels and leisure activities
  • Skin assessment includes skin type and or / conditions, sebaceous secretions, moisture content, skin elasticity, muscle tone, cutaneous circulation, sensitivity, pore size, lines and wrinkles, imperfections and sun sensitivity
  • Commercial masks include setting and non-setting 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare the facial consultancy workstation according to organisational and hygienic requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Lighting, temperature and ventilation are set in an appropriate manner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The chair / plinth is protected according to organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The trolley with relevant tools, materials, products, make-up cosmetics and record keeping documentation is prepared in accordance with organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    An appropriate waste receptacle is positioned within reach of the workstation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Equipment to be used during the assessment procedure is organised in accordance with organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Safety and hygienic practices are followed and adhered to throughout the process. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Record all relevant information on the Client Record Card for immediate use. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Record all relevant information on the Client Record Card for immediate use and to update future consultations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Client particulars are recorded according to the organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The contra-indications are checked in accordance with the organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The client's lifestyle habits are recorded accurately on client record card. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The client acknowledges and confirms the information recorded is correct. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Prepare the client, assess the skin utilising appropriate equipment, and skin care products. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The client is received and consulted with in accordance with safety and hygienic and organisational requirements, displaying a professional manner and attitude throughout the service. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The skin is prepared for assessment by thoroughly removing make-up ensuring effectiveness at hairline, lips and lashes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The skin is assessed using appropriate magnification and lighting, recognising and identifying the skin type / conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Possible causative factors of the skin type / condition is determined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Skin diseases / disorder / conditions which preclude treatment are appropriately referred in a professional manner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Homecare advice and support is recommended that is suitable clients needs. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the relevant exfoliation deep cleansing techniques. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the relevant exfoliation deep cleansing techniques according to organisational, hygienic and safety requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The appropriate biological, enzymatic or abrasive peeling product is selected according to the skin type and conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The benefits to the client of the selected peeling product is explained verbally. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The application and removal techniques of the peeling product are explained using the appropriate techniques according to manufacturers' instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Sales opportunities for further treatment or products and suitable homecare advice and support are identified and recommended that are suitable with the clients needs. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the relevant mask products. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the relevant mask products and techniques according to organisational and hygienic requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The appropriate mask is selected according to the skin types and conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The benefits of the mask / s is explained verbally relevant to the clients needs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The application and removal techniques are applied using the appropriate techniques according to manufacturers instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Sales opportunities for further treatments or products and suitable homecare advice are identified and applied using the appropriate techniques according to manufacturers instructions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Select and apply a moisturiser on the face and décolleté according to organisational requirements. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Select and apply a moisturiser on the face and décolleté according to organisational and hygienic requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The appropriate moisturiser is selected and evenly applied to the clients facial and décolleté. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Benefits of the moisturiser are explained verbally. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Consumption of the moisturiser is applied in an economic and cost effective manner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Sales opportunities for further treatments and products and suitable homecare advice are identified and recommended that are suitable with the clients needs. 


    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 skin
  • A basic understanding of the various layers of the skin and it's structures
  • A basic understanding of the terms: pigmentation, absorption / adsorption, keratinization, elasticity, elastosis and texture
  • A basic understanding of the pH scale and the correct pH of the skin and the factors that influence it
  • A basic understanding of acidic, neutral and alkaline products with their respective pH values
  • A basic understanding of the influence that harsh elements and the environment have on the skin
  • A basic understanding of the purpose of a consultation, the procedure and techniques involved
  • A basic understanding of the client record card, the purpose and the information to be recorded
  • A basic understanding of the different types of skin care products including the composition and properties thereof, disadvantages or advantages and respective actions 

  • 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 consultancy 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 consultancy 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 consultancy services in a professional, organised and cost effective manner 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information in order to perform facial consultancy 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 consultancy 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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  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 
    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: 
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