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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Prepare and perform a back cleanse 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115173  Prepare and perform a back cleanse 
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 back cleanse, record relevant clients information on the client record card and assess the skin before commencing the back cleanse. The learner is also able to use a steamer, perform an exfoliation/deep cleansing of the back using brush equipment and masks. They are also able to select and apply masks, moisturisers according to set requirements, processes and standards.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Preparing the workstation in accordance with organisation and hygienic requirements
  • Recording all relevant information on client record card for immediate use and to update for future consultation
  • Assessing the skin in order to perform a back cleanse by utilising appropriate equipment and products
  • Operating, managing and effectively use an appropriate steamer according to manufacturers instructional and hygienic requirements
  • Performing exfoliation / deep cleansing of the back using products and brush equipment
  • Selecting, managing, applying and removing a mask on the back according to organisational and hygienic requirements
  • Selecting, managing and applying a moisturiser on the back according to organisational and hygienic requirements 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners assessing this qualification will have demonstrated competence against the National Certificate in Beauty: Manicure and Pedicure or Aesthetic Consultancy or Make-up Consultancy at NQF Level 2 or equivalent 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Client confirmation must be verbal or written
  • A basic hygiene procedure includes the personal cleanliness, sanitation of tools, equipment, plinth / chair, area and trolley
  • Client comfort includes appropriate positioning, temperature, relaxation, lighting, noise levels
  • Contra-indications include sunburn, cuts and abrasions, swelling, inflamed or infected areas, pregnant women, injury, unknown abnormality in underlying structures
  • Precautions include bruises, recent operations
  • Plinth, bed, couch, suitable massage table
  • Trolley, work surface
  • Appropriate equipment for skin assessment includes magnifying lamp
  • Appropriate skin care products for skin assessment includes cleanser, toner exfoliation products, mask (setting and non-setting) and moisturiser
  • Causative factors for skin type / condition includes products and environment
  • Recognised safety precautions pertaining to electrical and chemical procedures must be applied
  • Receiving the client will include supply with appropriate protective clothing and positioning them comfortably
  • 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 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare the workstation in accordance 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 / massage table is protected according to organisational requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The trolley / work surface with relevant products is prepared and made ready 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    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 and to update in future. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Record all relevant information on the Client Record Card for immediate use and to update for future consultations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

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

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The client's lifestyle habits are recorded accurately 

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

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Assess the skin in order to perform a back cleanse by utilising appropriate equipment and products. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Assess the skin in order to perform a back cleanse by utilising appropriate equipment and products. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The client is received and consulted with in accordance with safety and hygienic and organisational requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The skin is prepared for assessment and the skin is assessed using appropriate magnification and lighting, recognising and identifying the skin type / condition 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The skin is assessed and the skin type / conditions are determined using appropriate magnification and lighting. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A back cleanse treatment plan is developed to suit the client's needs and incorporates skincare preparations 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Skin abnormalities / conditions, which preclude treatment, are appropriately referred, in a professional manner 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Suitable homecare advice and support is recommended that are suitable with the clients needs 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Operate, manage and effectively use an appropriate steamer according to manufacturer's instructions. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Operate, manage and effectively use an appropriate steamer according to manufacturer's instructions and organisational and hygienic requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The skin is prepared for a steam treatment according to organisational requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The correct method of application is performed safely and hygienically, highlighting the benefits of the clients 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Benefits of the steaming processes are explained verbally relevant to the clients needs 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The skin is dried in order to conclude the treatment according to organisational requirements 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Perform exfoliation / deep cleansing of the back using products and brush equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The client's skin is prepared and heated by means of steam for the deep cleanse / exfoliation 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The appropriate biological, enzymatic, abrasive peeling product and / or mechanical brush according to skin is selected, applied, manipulated and removed 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Consumption of products / consumables is used in an economic and cost effective manner 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The exfoliation / deep cleansing is performed hygienically and safely 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Sales opportunities for further treatment, products and suitable homecare advice and support are identified according to organisational requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    A professional manner and attitude is displayed throughout the service 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Select, manage, apply and remove a mask on the back according to organisational requirements. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Select, manage, apply and remove a mask on the back according too organisational and hygiene requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The mask is selected and applied evenly and neatly to ensure adequate cover of the back area 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Benefits of the mask are explained verbally relevant to the clients needs 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The mask is thoroughly removed after the desired time has lapsed according to manufacturers instructions 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Consumption of products is practised in a economic and cost effective manner 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Sales opportunities for further treatment, products and suitable homecare advice and support are identified recommended that are suitable to the clients needs 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    A professional manner and attitude is displayed throughout the service 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
    Select, manage and apply a moisturiser/ body lotion on the back according to hygienic requirements. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Select, manage and apply a moisturiser / body lotion on the back according to organisational and hygienic requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The appropriate moisturiser / body lotion is selected and applied to the back area 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Benefits of the moisturiser / body lotion are explained verbally relevant to the clients needs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Consumption of the moisturiser / body lotion is practised in a economic and effective manner 

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    A professional manner and attitude is displayed throughout the service 


    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 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
  • An in 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 functions of the skin
  • A basic understanding of the terms; metabolism, 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 general understanding of acidic, neutral and alkaline products with their respective pH values
  • An all round understanding of the influence, that harsh elements and the environment have on the skin and its supporting structures and advise accordingly
  • A comprehensive 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 skincare products, including the composition and properties thereof and the effect 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and mange oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in order to maintain a clean and safe working environment 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate all information available when selecting various types of products to be used during treatment 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively in order to prepare client for treatment as well as being able to record all relevant client information 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and extensively in order to demonstrate correct uses, removal, storage and disposal of products as well as the basic product application 

    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  48797   Further Education and Training Certificate: Beauty Technology  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2011-02-16  Was SERVICES until Last Date for Achievement 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.