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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Perform a make-up service 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
262564  Perform a make-up 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  10 
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
114811  Prepare for and apply, day, evening, bridal and photographic make-up  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard will enable learners to perform a complete make-up service for day and evening purposes as well as special requirements for bridal and photographic purposes.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Explain make-up processes and products.
  • Prepare client and workstation.
  • Apply make-up for different requirements. 

  • 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.
  • Identify disorders of the skin and hair NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain make-up processes and products. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Use of skin cleaning and preparation products and procedures is explained in relation to skin types. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Use includes but is not limited to:
  • Contraindications to skin cleaning and make-up products.
  • Selection of suitable products and procedures for use with different skin types and conditions.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Make up products are explained according to their functions, advantages and disadvantages for a given application. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Functions of make-up products include but are not limited to:
  • Use of products in relation to the range of skin types and pigmentation.
  • Home care products.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Make up tools are explained according to their functions, maintenance and care. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Make-up techniques are explained according to the effect they have on facial shapes and structures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Differences between day, evening, bridal and photographic make-up techniques are explained in accordance with industry standards. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Differences in techniques include but are not limited to:
  • Use of concealers/corrective creams.
  • Intensity of application and colour.
  • Definition of shading techniques.
  • Area of application.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Importance and nature of hygiene procedures are explained in accordance with industry standards. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Hygiene procedures include but are not limited to procedures relating to:
  • Tools.
  • Materials.
  • Stylist.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare client and workstation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Lighting requirements are established in accordance with the make-up application. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The workstation for a make-up service is prepared according to organisational and hygienic requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Preparation includes but is not limited to:
  • Tools.
  • Materials.
  • Products.
  • Waste receptacle.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Client's skin is analysed to determine skin type requirements for the make-up service. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Skin types include but are not limited to:
  • Dry, normal, oily, combination, sensitive, dehydrated, mature, light, dark.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The client's face shape is analysed to determine a make-up strategy for highlighting and shading. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    A make-up design is agreed with the client that will achieve the desired effect in the circumstances in which make-up will be worn. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Make-up designs are influenced but are not limited to:
  • Event.
  • Hairstyle.
  • Clothing.
  • Colour.
  • Accessories.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Client's skin is prepared by cleansing, toning and moisturising according to type of make-up to be applied. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply make-up for different requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The sequencing of make-up application is explained and demonstrated according to manufacturer's instructions and industry standards for the given application. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Make-up products are selected according to skin type, facial shape and makeup purpose. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Make-up products are applied according to organisational requirements and manufacturer's instructions to achieve the required results. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Appropriate hygiene is maintained throughout the makeup service according to industry standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Make-up tools are selected and used according to organisational requirements and manufacturer`s instructions to achieve the required results. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA in accordance with the current ETQA regulations.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Other ETQAs who have a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA would be responsible for moderation of achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Facial shapes and structures and how they can be changed by specific make-up techniques. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems by choosing appropriate products and techniques to meet client needs. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others to provide a professional make-up service. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively by ensuring that all tools and products are available when required. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information in order to demonstrate the sequencing of various make-up applications. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively in order to fully understand client requirements and to maintain client comfort at all times. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically in order to demonstrate correct selection and application of products. 

    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 unit standard 114811, "Prepare for and apply, day, evening, bridal and photographic make-up", Level 3, 10 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  65749   National Certificate: Hairdressing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  65729   Further Education and Training Certificate: Hairdressing  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  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.
     
    1. ACADEMY OF SOMATOLOGY HAIRDRESSING PTY LTD 
    2. CENTRAL JOHANNESBURG COLLEGE 
    3. COLLEGE OF CAPE TOWN FOR FURTHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING 
    4. CRL BEAUTY SCHOOL 
    5. EKURHULENI PRO LOVE HAIR ACADEMY 
    6. FACE TO FACE BEAUTY AND MAKE-UP DESIGN SCHOOL PTY LTD 
    7. HYDRO INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE PTY LTD 
    8. JABU STONE ENTERPRISES 
    9. JO S HAIR N BEAUTY PTY LTD 
    10. KHAMOR TRAVEL AGENCY CC 
    11. L OREAL SOUTH AFRICA 
    12. LA LOUVE PRIVATE HAIR ACADEMY 
    13. LOCC RAZOR SCISSORS HAIR ACADEMY PTY LTD. 
    14. POTCHEFSTROOM AKADEMIE SCHOOL FOR HAIR TECHNOLOGY 
    15. RED CLAVEL HAIR STUDIO 
    16. SERWALO HAIR ACADEMY 
    17. STYLISH FLOW HAIR ACADEMY 
    18. SUSCA WATTS ACADEMY PTY LTD 
    19. THE BEAUTY HUB ACADEMY 



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