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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Certificate: Skincare and Body Therapy 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
48739  Certificate: Skincare and Body Therapy 
ORIGINATOR
Madge Wallace t/a Madge Wallace International College of Skin Care and 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
QCTO - Quality Council for Trades and Occupations  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
National Certificate  Field 09 - Health Sciences and Social Services  Preventive Health 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  120  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Regular-Provider-ELOAC 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
SAQA 06120/18  2018-07-01  2018-12-31 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2019-12-31   2022-12-31  

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 qualification does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification. 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
The purpose of the qualification is to:
  • Offer internationally comparable qualification.
  • To facilitate learners access to a full qualification in Skincare & Body Therapy -Diploma Skincare & Body Therapy.
  • Qualify learners as Skincare & Body Therapists in order to fulfill the need in the community for professional, qualified and dedicated therapists.
  • To provide benefits to society and the economy by enhancing social productivity and redressing legacies of inequity by making this qualification easily accessible.
  • Provide learners with pre-NQF qualification, the opportunity to access the NQF track.


    Rationale:
  • To offer a certificate qualification leading to a full qualification - Diploma in Skincare & Body Therapy.
  • To offer a qualification which should empower a graduate in the work place.
  • To offer a qualification compatible with International standards.
  • To offer a planned combination of learning outcomes which have a defined purpose intended to provide a qualifying learner with applied competence and a basis for further learning.
  • To offer learners a qualification registered on the NQF, there by affording the learner the opportunity to gain credits by accessing the NQF facility.
  • To provide benefits to society and the economy be enhancing social productivity. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The learner is to:
  • Be competent in the language of the provider.
  • Have literacy and numeracy skills.
  • To have communications skills.
  • Have achieved a Level 4 or equivalent, on the NQF.


    Recognition of Prior Learning

    This qualification can be achieved in part through the recognition of relevant prior learning and experience in the field of beauty or cosmetology.

    A learner wishing to be assessed may do so without having to attend further education or training. The assessor and learner will decide jointly on the appropriate assessment procedure.

    RPL shall:
  • Assist the candidate in identifying relevant achievements.
  • Agree and review an action plan for achieving a qualification
  • Mentor and coach the candidate in preparation and presentation of evidence for assessment

    RPL Assessment of a learner is to be done by a learning facilitator, instructor or Subject Matter Expert (SME) - ie; a Therapist registered as an a Assessor by the relevant ETQA.

    The Assessor should;
  • Be declared competent in all the outcomes of the National Assessor Unit Standard ASSMT 01
  • Be a specialist in the field of assessment
  • Be capable in the different techniques of assessment
  • Have capabilities in the relevant field and learner-ship to be assessed
  • Have contextual capabilities
  • Have good interpersonal skills 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    N/A 

    EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    Component 1: Competencies relating to Anatomy & Physiology
  • The focus of this component is to give the learner a basic understanding of the human body and functions there of.

    Exit level
  • A candidate exiting on this level will be able to understand and explain the systems, functions and structures of the human body.

    Component 2: Competencies relating to Business Studies and Professional conduct
  • The focus in this component is on a basic understanding of the formulation of a business plan and operational requirements. Learners will having an understanding of the importance of professionalism related to the health and beauty industry.

    Exit level
  • Learners exiting after this component will be able to implement a business plan and undertake management there of. Be able to maintain a professional appearance and a professional working relationship with fellow learners, therapists, clients and other professionals.

    Component 3: Competencies relating to Hygiene
  • The focus in this component is to make sure that the learner understands the different types of hygiene. The learner will also become aware of different methods off sterilization. The learner will also become familiar with microbiology.

    Exit level
  • When learners exit at this level they will be able to differentiate between different methods of sterilization, they will have a full understanding of hygiene, microbiology, sterilization and disinfecting.

    Component 4 : Competencies relating to Facial Treatments
  • The focus in this component is on performing a facial treatment suited to the client¿s needs.

    Exit level
  • Learners exiting after this component will be competent in demonstrating a full facial treatment suited to their clients needs.

    Component 5: Competencies relating to the application and understanding of Basic Makeup

    Exit level
  • The focus in this component is the correct application of makeup on different racial cultures, different facial shapes and skin tones, different skin types and makeup to suit any occasion and client.

    Component 6: Competencies relating to Manicure and Pedicure Treatments
  • The focus in this component is on performing a thorough manicure and pedicure treatment suited to the clients needs

    Exit level
  • Learners exiting after this component will be competent in performing a complete manicure and pedicure treatment designed specially for the client¿s needs.

    Component 7: Competencies relating to Electrical Equipment for facial treatments
  • The focus in this component is on the utilisation of facial electrical equipment suited to the clients needs

    Exit level
  • Learners exiting will be competent in the knowledge and application of electrical equipment and be able to select the appropriate equipment for their client.

    Component 8: Competencies relating to Waxing Treatments
  • The focus of this component is on performing an efficient and effective wax procedure

    Exit level
  • When the learner exits this component she will be able to demonstrate competence in performing an efficient and effective wax treatment to suit the clients needs.

    Component 9: Competencies relating to Dermatology
  • The focus in this component is to apply the understanding of dermatology to better equip the candidate in recognizing any skin diseases and disorders which may be present.

    Exit level
  • The candidate exiting this level will be able to accurately and competently analyse the various skin types and thus ensure the correct application of any chosen treatment.

    Component 10: Competencies relating to Cosmetic Science
  • The focus in this component is on the understanding of cosmetic ingredients, their effects and sources

    Exit Level
  • The candidate exiting this level will have an understanding of the ingredients found in cosmetic products, their effects and sources. 

  • ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    Component 1: Competencies relating to Anatomy & Physiology

    Understand and explain the structures and functions of the following systems;
  • Cytology & Histology
  • Skeletal system
  • Muscular system
  • Circulatory system
  • Lymphatic system
  • Endocrine system

    Component 2: Competencies relating to Business Studies and Professional conduct
  • Understand and explain the requirements in establishing a business
  • Understand and explain the business types
  • Comprehend the term Juris Prudence
  • Understand and explain professional ethics
  • Demonstrate the knowledge of basic accounting
  • Understand and explain regulations governing employment
  • Understand and explain pricing, marketing and sales techniques
  • Understand and explain stock control
  • Understand and explain professionalism and ethics
  • Understand, explain and identify contra indications to treatments
  • Understand and explain advertising, professional indemnity and insurance
  • Understand, explain and demonstrate first aid procedures, fire equipment, hygiene and sterilization.
  • Understand, explain and design a consultation card and be able to use if accurately

    Component 3: Competencies relating to Hygiene
  • Understand and explain Hygiene
  • Understand and apply hygiene procedures in all treatments and with one self
  • Understand and explain terminology relating to microbiology i.e. bacteria, viruses ¿ Aids & hepatitis, fungi, animal parasites
  • Explain, identify and understand different types of microbiology
  • Understand and explain the difference between sterilization and disinfecting
  • Understanding and explain the methods of sterilization and disinfectØ Understanding and explain the methods of sterilization and disinfection

    Component 4 : Competencies relating to Facial Treatments

    Perform a superficial cleanse and Tone:
  • Understand, explain and select the appropriate products for the client¿s skin type, colour and condition.
  • Understand, explain and demonstrate or perform the appropriate cleansing routine ensuring all makeup and product are removed.
  • Understand, explain and select appropriate products for the client¿s skin type, condition or colour

    Analysis of the skin:
  • Understand, explain and demonstrate the used of the magnifying lamp, ensuring it is clean and in working condition, always ensuring the eyes are protected by cotton wool
  • Understand and explain the client¿s skin type, condition and colour, taking into account, texture, tone, elasticity, UV damage, pore size and blemishes.
  • Understand, explain and recognise skin diseases and disorders and contra indications
  • Understand and demonstrate filling in a consultation card correctly and comprehensively
  • Understand, explain and demonstrate professional conduct, client care and effective communication with the client.

    Perform a deep cleanse of the skin:
  • Understand, explain and select the appropriate products and or equipment for the client¿s skin type.
  • Understand, explain and identify contra indications and effects of deep cleansing the skin
  • Demonstrate application and removal of the selected products
  • Demonstrate and explain the methods applied and procedures of extraction

    Tinting of the eyelashes and brows:
  • Understand & explain the performance of a patch test prior to the tinting procedure
  • Understand and explain and recognising contra indications to tinting the eyelashes and brows
  • Understand and explain how to assess the client¿s skin colour and characteristics i.e. colour choices to suit fair, medium or dark clients
  • Understand, explain and demonstrate the procedure for tinting the lashes and brows taking into account, preparation of client, mixing of the product and application and removal according to manufacturers instructions

    Shaping the eyebrows:
  • Understand, explain and assess the client¿s requirements and measure accordingly
  • Understand and explain how to communicate with the client regarding the desired outcome she requires
  • Understand, explain and demonstrate the procedure for shaping the eyebrows effectively and efficiently

    Performing a Facial, Neck and Décolleté massage:
  • Understand, explain and select an appropriate medium for the client¿s needs e.g. oil, cream or talc
  • Understand, explain and demonstrate all classical massage movements, being:- effleurage, petrissage, kneading, friction, tapotement and vibrations
  • Demonstrate massage movements which are varied to meet the needs of the client
  • Demonstrate varying pressure and maintenance of fluidity
  • Demonstrate, explain and understand effective removal of the massage medium

    Masks:
  • Understand, explain, identify, mix or select the following masks suited to your clients skin type;
  • Clay Masks
  • Natural Masks
  • Commercial Masks
  • Specialised Masks
  • Understand, explain and recognise skin diseases and disorders
  • Identify contra indications
  • Demonstrate neat application of all masks
  • Understand, demonstrate and explain thorough removal of masks following manufacturers instructions

    Component 5: Competencies relating to the application and understanding of Basic Makeup
  • Understand, explain and check for contra indications to makeup
  • Select makeup according to the clients skin colour, tone, preferences and the occasion i.e. day, evening, wedding, glamour, photographic
  • Recognise and correct where necessary facial shapes and proportions, eye shapes, lip shapes and irregularities found on the face
  • Demonstrate the correct use of corrective creams i.e. lilac, green and skin toned concealers
  • Understand, explain and demonstrate Contouring and highlighting correctly
  • Demonstrate the correct use of foundation, powder, blusher, eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara, lipliner and lipstick
  • Up date client record card accordingly

    Component 6: Competencies relating to Manicure and Pedicure Treatments
  • Understand, explain and demonstrate how to check for contra indications and how to recognise any skin diseases and disorders
  • Demonstrate and understand the importance of consultation, effective communication and client care
  • Demonstrate, understand and explain the use of the products and tools used in a manicure and pedicure treatment;
  • Demonstrate, explain and understand the use of specialised nail treatment such as paraffin wax, hot oil, hand masks
  • Demonstrate and explain and understanding of how to decide on a nail shape and how to file it accordingly
  • Comprehensive understanding of the structure of the nail, its position and functions.
  • Understand and explain the circulatory system with regard to the lower arms and lower legs
  • Understand and explain the position of the bones of the arms, hands, legs and feet
  • Understand and explain the position and function of the lymph nodes of the arms and legs
  • Understand and explain the position and action of the muscles found in the lower arms and lower legs.

    Component 7: Competencies relating to Electrical Equipment for facial treatments
  • Have an understanding of electricity, currents, the atom and fuses used in beauty therapy
  • Understand, explain and demonstrate the correct wiring of a plug
  • Understand, explain and demonstrate safety precautions when using electrical equipment
  • Understand and explain the procedure for a sensitivity test
  • Understand and explain 1st Aid procedures
  • Understand, explain and select an appropriate electrical equipment for the clients specific needs
  • Understand and explain the indications for the following machines;
  • High Frequency, Micro-tone, Faradic, Galvanic, Vacuum suction
  • Understand, explain and be able to identify contra indications for the above listed machines
  • Understand and explain the effect that the above machines have on the skin
  • Understand, explain, select and apply an appropriate product for the selected machine

    Component 8: Competencies relating to Waxing Treatments
  • Understand and explain how to prepare the client and the work area for a waxing of treatment
  • Understand, explain, select and demonstrate the use of professional and approved wax products for all skin types and conditions
  • Understand and explain the importance of communicating with the client tactfully and accurately, demonstrate
  • Understand, explain and check for contra indications
  • Understand and explain the cause of ingrown hairs and the treatment there of
  • Understand, explain and demonstrate accurate updating of client records
  • Understand and explain the advantages and disadvantages of the use of each product.

    Component 9: Competencies relating to Dermatology
  • Understand and explain the functions of the skin
  • Understand and explain the functions and formation of the acid mantle
  • Understand, explain and recognise the different skin colour, types and conditions
  • Understand, explain and choose the correct products applicable to the clients skin type or condition
  • Understand and explain contra indications and why they should not be treated
  • Understand, explain and recognise the disorder and diseases of the skin
  • Understand and recognise the various skin cancers
  • Understand and explain plastic surgery procedures
  • Understand and explain UV exposure and the effects of sun damage to the skin

    Component 10 Competencies relating to Cosmetic Science
  • Understand, explain and give examples of the different sources of ingredients
  • Understand and explain the difference between the various products used in the industry
  • Understand and explain the difference between and the effects of all mask products used in clay, natural and commercial masks
  • Understand and explain the main ingredients found in manicure products, makeup products and waxing products


    Integrated Assessment

    Evidence collection is integrated into the work or learning process.

    Evidence is collected by:
  • Observation
  • Work based project
  • Face to face questioning
  • Written questioning
  • Assignment
  • Projects
  • Case studies
  • Simulation

    Principles of the assessment:
  • Appropriate
  • Fair
  • Manageable
  • Valid
  • Authentic
  • Sufficient
  • Systematic
  • Open
  • Consistent

    Assessment is to reflect:
  • Foundational competence
  • Reflexive competence
  • Practical competence 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    This qualification is designed by developing the learning programme, using the guidelines of International Examining bodies such as:
  • ITEC: International Therapy Examination Council (U.K.)
  • CIDESCO: Comite International D'esthetique et de Cosmethologie (Switzerland)
  • CIBTAC: Confereration of International Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology (UK)

    The above International qualifications, as registered on the NQF, are offered at the Institution. 

  • ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    This certificate contains modules/programmes which can be found in numerous other related qualifications as follows:

    There are subjects that are generic to other qualifications such as:
  • Aromatherapy
  • Reflexology
  • Massage
  • Cosmetology
  • Somatology

    The subjects include:
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Pathology
  • First aid
  • Nutrition
  • Business studies
  • Professional Ethics
  • Life skills
  • Listening & communication skills 

  • MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Internal Moderation

    The criteria for registered moderators is:
  • To be a registered assessor (ASSMT 01)
  • Declared competent in all the outcomes of the Unit Standard ASSMT 03
  • Register as moderator with ETQA
  • Administer competency assessment of the institution assessors.
  • Internally moderate the assessment process in the institution by:
    - Ensuring that the assessment standards are maintained
    - Advise and support assessors
    - Moderate the assessment practice


    External Moderation
  • An External Moderator could be the ETQA whose functions would be similar to the Internal Moderator.
  • External Moderator to be registered having achieved competency against Assessment 03 

  • CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    The criteria for registered assessors is;
  • Assessor training against Unit Standard ASSMT 01
  • Declared competent in all the outcomes of the National Assessor Unit Standard as stipulated by SAQA
  • Register as assessor with ETQA
  • Comply with all assessor requirements

    The Assessor should;
  • Be declared competent in all the outcomes of the National Assessor Unit Standard ASSMT 01
  • Be a specialist in the field of assessment
  • Be capable in the different techniques of assessment
  • Have capabilities in the relevant field and learner-ship to be assessed
  • Have contextual capabilities
  • Have good interpersonal skills 

  • REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2006; 2009; 2012; 2015. 

    NOTES 
    N/A 

    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
     
    NONE 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION: 
    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.
     
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