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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Advise on and promote colour cosmetic products in a retail environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
258176  Advise on and promote colour cosmetic products in a retail environment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Retail and Wholesale 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Wholesale and Retail 
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 
This unit standard is intended for individuals dealing with the provision of advice and the selling and promotion of colour cosmetic products/product ranges through customer interaction in a retail environment.

Individuals credited with this unit standard will be able to demonstrate knowledge applicable to colour cosmetics in order to add value to customer service through the identification of most appropriate products, the correct communication of product features, benefits, use and application according to client/customer needs.

Product as well as cosmetology knowledge gained will enable effective problem solving, trouble-shooting and the addressing of customer needs in accordance with the standard operational procedures and specifications of the product and the organisation.

Qualifying learners will be capable of:
  • Demonstrating knowledge of basic make-up techniques.
  • Demonstrating knowledge of colour cosmetic products.
  • Promoting colour cosmetic products to meet client needs. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that a learner will be competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge of basic make-up techniques. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The functions of specific colour cosmetic products are described in accordance with their purpose, advantages and disadvantages. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Colour cosmetic products may include but are not limited to oil, water, powder and cream based products which incorporate but are not limited to, mascara, eye-liner and eye-pencils, blush, eye-shadows, lipsticks, lip-liners and lip-gloss.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The basic steps involved in make-up application are identified, described and demonstrated according to standard industry practice. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Make-up application may include but is not limited to:
  • Foundation, concealer, blush, eye shadow, eyeliner, mascara, and lipstick.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Suitable make up techniques for specific situations and occasions are described and demonstrated according to standard industry practice. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Specific situations and occasions may include but are not limited to day time, night time, wedding, party.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Specific make-up techniques to address individual make-up requirements are identified and demonstrated according to standard industry practice. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Make-up techniques may include but are not limited to the application of relevant products for the facial, cheek, eye, eye-lash, eye-brow and lips as well as the correct application of products in these areas to address specific individual challenges and application appropriate to life-style, age and occasion.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate knowledge of colour cosmetic products. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Colour cosmetic products may include but are not limited to oil, water, powder and cream based products which incorporate but are not limited to, mascara, eye-liner and eye-pencils, blush, eye-shadows, lipsticks, lip-liners and lip-gloss. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The categories and ranges of cosmetic products are identified as they apply to the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The effects of various products on different skin types are described as they relate to suitability, use and benefits for the specific skin types. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Suitable product colour choices are identified and described as they apply to specific skin tone and individual colouring. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Promote colour cosmetic products to meet individual needs. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Colour cosmetic products may include but are not limited to oil, water, powder and cream based products which incorporate but are not limited to, mascara, eye-liner and eye-pencils, blush, eye-shadows, lipsticks, lip-liners and lip-gloss. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Personal appearance and grooming is explained as it relates to self image. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Specific colour cosmetic products suitable to the individual's skin type, colouring and make-up are recommended according to customer needs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Use and application of cosmetic products are explained in a way that is understood by the client. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Individual customers' skin types, colouring and requirements are assessed to provide advice according to standard industry practice. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard and the related Exit Level Outcomes of the Qualification must be accredited by the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance (ETQA) body.
  • External Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA at its discretion.
  • The accredited Training Provider will oversee internal moderation of assessment.
  • Internal and external moderation should encompass achievement of competence described in the specific outcomes of the unit standard as well as the integrated competence described in the purpose of the unit standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Skin tone, texture and individual colouring.
  • Appropriate use and selection of colour palettes for individual colouring incorporating skin tone, eyes and hair colour.
  • Product and product ranges within the organisation.
  • Product use and application.
  • Make up techniques.
  • Use of make-up products.
  • Make up tools used and sold by the organisation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems associated with different skin types, tones and textures by employing responsible decision-making and creative thinking. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group or role-players in providing advice and promoting cosmetic products. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in discharging ones duties and responsibilities within the retail business. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using appropriate modes of oral and/or written persuasion in dealing with all role-players to achieve customer satisfaction in a retail business. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world, as a set of related systems by recognising that problem solving in cosmetic sales exists in a variety of related contexts. 

    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 
    Supplementary Notes:
  • Make-up techniques include the application of relevant products for the facial, cheeck, eye, eye-lash, eye-brow and lips as well as the correct application of products in these areas to address specific individual challenges and application appropriate to life-style, age and occasion.
  • Types of product applications include but is not limited to: natural make-up, day- make-up, work make-up, evening- make-up, wedding- make-up.
  • Appropriate advice on product use and application include but is not limited to:
    > Age: Most appropriate make up techniques for young, adult and mature conditions.
    > Lips: Narrow, thick, uneven.
    > Eyes: Narrow set, wide, droopy, small eyelid area.
  • Product basis include: Oil, water, oil-water combination, powder and cream based products.
  • Selection of appropriate product includes suitability of colour available in a range as it relates to skin tone and individual colouring including hair and eye colour, age, life-style and occasion. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  63409   National Certificate: Wholesale and Retail Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  W&RSETA 


    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.
     
    1. Braune Training (Pty) Ltd 
    2. Nela Kahle 80 cc 
    3. Related Education Pty Ltd 
    4. The Ed Agency Pty Ltd 
    5. Tshimedzwa Development Centre Pty Ltd 



    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.