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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|National Diploma: Health and Skincare|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|58310||National Diploma: Health and Skincare|
|SGB Integrated Health Professions|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|The individual Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary for each Learning Programme recorded against this qualification is shown in the table at the end of this report.||SFAP - Sub-framework Assignment Pending|
|Advanced Certificate||Field 09 - Health Sciences and Social Services||Promotive Health and Developmental Services|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||266||Level 5||NQF Level 06||Regular-ELOAC|
|REGISTRATION STATUS||SAQA DECISION NUMBER||REGISTRATION START DATE||REGISTRATION END DATE|
|LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT||LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT|
|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|
This qualification will enable the qualifying learner to function as a member of a multi-disciplinary team as a multi-skilled health and skincare practitioner. The learner will be skilled in visual, tactile, verbal and assessment skills to ascertain the client's body and integumentary needs, in order to analyse the client's state of health, and formulate a specific regime or protocol for the treatment, prevention and/or maintenance of well being in the client.
Learners accredited with this qualification will be able to:
The health and skincare practitioner will be able to provide and promote effective skin and body care treatments within the health and skincare field by:
A healthy life-style management is now required by most, if not all, medical aid organizations. Not all people enjoy organised exercise, but the same stress release and improvement of self-esteem may be obtained through regular, effective skin and body-care treatments.
There is an international trend towards wellness vacations, such as spa breaks a type of relaxation enjoyed by both sexes. The existence of such spas will add value to the tourist industry's marketing strategy.
Two-income families have become the norm and mothers with the demands of growing children prefer to work at or near home. Thus the establishment of health and skincare businesses as SMMEs in the suburban areas contributes to the local economy.
Health and skincare feeds into other health science fields. Many medical practitioners - both general practitioners and specialists - are including alternative health as a part of their treatment regimes.
Health and Skincare competency contributes to employment opportunities in the cosmetic industry - one of the largest retail/commercial industries in both relatively developed and developing countries. There is an ever-increasing need for health and skin care therapists in previously disadvantaged communities; thus it is essential to ensure quality qualifications on the NQF.
The Learning Pathway from the cosmetology aspect would thus be as follows:
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
|It is assumed that learners are competent in the following:
> ID 114801: Demonstrate an understanding of the structure, growth and disorders of the skin, nails and hair.
> ID 115172: Prepare and perform a basic facial.
> ID 115071: Prepare and perform a relaxing face and décolleté massage.
> ID 115070: Demonstrate and apply the knowledge of basic application of special make-up techniques.
Recognition of Prior Learning:
This qualification may be achieved wholly or in part through recognition of prior learning, in terms of compliance with the competencies indicated in the defined exit level outcomes of the qualification. Evidence may be presented in various ways, including verified previous qualifications, testimonials, work records, portfolios, videos of practice and performance records.
Access to the Qualification:
Learners accessing this qualification should be in possession of a National Senior Certificate, FETC, National Certificate Vocational Level 4 or equivalent NQF level 4 qualification.
Learners should also be competent in:
Learners who are not competent in the above-mentioned three competencies must complete them during their course leading to the award of the National Diploma: Health and Skincare Level 5.
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|1. Apply the relevant occupational health and safety legislation in the health and skin care environment.
2. Apply Professional Ethics in client interventions.
3. Apply communication skills to provide effective health and skincare treatments.
4. Apply knowledge of microbiology, anatomy, physiology, pathology, physics and chemistry during all client interventions.
5. Apply knowledge of nutrition, body alignment and movement in client care.
6. Plan, implement and evaluate health and skincare treatments relating to the face and body based on a holistic assessment of the client.
Range of treatment can include but is not limited to:
7. Perform a holistic massage.
> Range: Holistic massage includes face; neck; décolleté; abdomen; back; upper limbs and hands; lower limbs and feet, using the internationally recognised five classical movements or any other techniques recognised by particular international authorities.
8. Apply management skills in a health and skincare establishment.
9. Provide health and skin care to the broader community.
> Range: Broader community includes: retail marketing points; spas; salons; clinics; health institutions and institutions for the underprivileged and the elderly.
> Note: Community interventions may take the form of case studies.
Critical Cross-Field Outcomes:
> Evident in Exit Level Outcome/s 4, 5.
> Evident in Exit Level Outcome/s 8, 9.
> Evident in Exit Level Outcome/s 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.
> Evident in Exit Level Outcome/s 4, 5, 6.
> Evident in Exit Level Outcome/s 3.
> Evident in Exit Level Outcome/s 6.
> Evident in Exit Level Outcome/s 1, 2, 6, 8, 9.
> Evident in Exit Level Outcome/s 1, 2, 3, 8, 9.
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
Professional association guidelines are used as reference for competence in agreement with the relevant ETQA or ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA.
A variety of assessment strategies and/or approaches may be used such as:
May take the form of:
|There was no professional body in South Africa until the early years of the 21st Century. Collectively, certain schools voluntarily aligned themselves with an international body, viz., Comité International D'Esthéthique et de Cosmétologie,(CIDESCO). CIDESCO is an international, non-profit organization with representation in 35 countries across all continents. Their focus is the co-coordinating of professional activities and training standards in the health and skincare profession in order to maintain the highest principles of conduct and ethics in the industry. Through international congresses, CIDESCO also disseminates information on the newest skincare technology and latest equipment trends and developments.
Other international organizations within the Health and Skincare Profession include:
SAAHSP - the CIDESCO representative in South Africa - quality assures the national examinations and accredits South African assessors and moderators. SAAHSP represents South Africa in the international arena in areas of education, developing standards and interrogating ethical issues.
We came to the conclusion that the South African qualifications should be regarded as the leading qualifications worldwide. Most of the countries researched offer courses based on unit standards leading to certificates equivalent to our NQF Levels 3 and 4. The only country we could find that has national standards is the United Kingdom.
In New Zealand and Australia, schools have to register under their respective qualifications' authorities. However, no qualifications or unit standards have yet been listed under these NQFs. Beauty Therapy is offered at private colleges, institutes of technology and polytechnics. ITEC, CIBTAC and CIDESCO qualifications are offered. A centrally established and directed national moderation system has been set up by NZQA and they also evaluate any documentation.
In England the qualification authority is EDEXEL and a level 3 NVQ in Beauty Therapy is available. We could not find specified credits. The Vocational Training Charitable Trust (VTCT) offers ITEC, CIBTAC and CIDESCO qualifications and the City & Guilds Diploma in Beauty Therapy.
Switzerland seems to have no national qualifications yet. Schools in Switzerland offer ITEC, CIBTAC, CIDESCO and City & Guilds.qualiciations.
In the USA, no national qualifications exist yet. The National Accrediting Commission for Cosmetology Arts and Sciences (NACCAS), recognized by the US Department of Education, accredits schools.
No Asian country - including India - has national qualifications or standards yet, even though these countries have traditionally been regarded as the homes of various techniques such as massage. ITEC, CIBTAC, CIDESCO and City & Guilds.qualiciations are offered throughout Asia.
No African country - other than South Africa - has national qualifications or standards as yet. ITEC, CIBTAC, CIDESCO and City & Guilds are offered in various African countries. However, students from many African countries wishing to study in this field, tend to come to South Africa to study, as SAAHSP is known for its excellent standards throughout the world.
In our search, carried out before and during the generation process, to ascertain how South African qualifications and/or unit standards compare with those in the rest of the world, we looked at countries such as United States of America, Australia, New Zealand, the rest of Africa, the United Kingdom, Western Europe and Asia.
Qualified Health and Skincare Therapists from South Africa are sought after worldwide, as they are multi-skilled in comparison with therapists from other countries, who tend to learn in smaller units. Thus many South Africans are found working in spas and salons around the world and also on international liners.
|This qualification articulates:
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012; 2015.|
|As per the SAQA decision to re-register all provider-based qualifications on the National Qualifications Framework that meet the criteria for re-registration, this qualification has been re-registered from 1 July 2018. As per the SAQA decision to re-register all provider-based qualifications on the National Qualifications Framework that meet the criteria for re-registration, this qualification has been re-registered from 1 July 2018. This qualification is based on exit level outcomes only. To enable the learner to obtain the best possible outcome for this qualification, the following unit standards may be found useful as a means to successfully achieving this qualification:
SAQA ID Number; Unit Standard Title:
|LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|LP ID||Learning Programme Title||Originator||Pre-2009
|NQF Level||Min Credits||Learning Prog End Date||Quality
|49951||CIDESCO Diploma: Health and Skincare Therapy||CIDESCO Section - South Africa||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||240||2010-01-25||PAB||OQSF|
|65112||Diploma: Beauty Therapy||City Guilds International||Level 5||Level N/A: Pre-2009 was L5||266||SERVICES||OQSF|
|48413||Diploma: Health and Skin Care||Isa Carstens Academy||Level 5||Level N/A: Pre-2009 was L5||240||2018-12-31||CHE||HEQSF|
|21513||Diploma: Health and Skin Therapy||International Therapy Examination Council||Level 5||Level N/A: Pre-2009 was L5||240||SAAHSP||OQSF|
|36000||Diploma: Health and Skincare Therapy||Beautiko Academy of Beauty||Level 5||Level N/A: Pre-2009 was L5||240||CHE||HEQSF|
|24313||Diploma: Health and Skincare Therapy||Camelot International||Level 5||Level N/A: Pre-2009 was L5||240||2018-12-31||CHE||HEQSF|
|57476||Diploma: Health and Skincare Therapy||Helia-D International Health and Beauty Training College||Level 5||Level N/A: Pre-2009 was L5||266||2012-12-31||CHE||HEQSF|
|36063||Diploma: Health and Skincare Therapy||International Academy of Health and Skin Care (Pty) Ltd - Cape Town||Level 5||Level N/A: Pre-2009 was L5||240||2018-12-31||CHE||HEQSF|
|57472||Diploma: Health and Skincare Therapy (CIBTAC)||CIBTAC||Level 5||Level N/A: Pre-2009 was L5||240||SAAHSP||OQSF|
|24400||Diploma: Skincare & Body Health Therapy||Jill Farquharson International College of Physical and Beauty Therapy||Level 5||Level N/A: Pre-2009 was L5||240||SAAHSP||OQSF|
|48740||Diploma: Skincare and Body Therapy||Madge Wallace t/a Madge Wallace International College of Skin Care and||Level 5||Level N/A: Pre-2009 was L5||240||2018-12-31||CHE||HEQSF|
|49952||SAAHSP Diploma: Health and Skincare Therapy||South African Association of Health & Skin Care Professionals (SAAHSP)||Level 5||Level N/A: Pre-2009 was L5||240||SAAHSP||OQSF|
|PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THESE LEARNING PROGRAMMES:|
|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.
|LP ID||Learning Programme Title||Accredited Provider|
|49951||CIDESCO Diploma: Health and Skincare Therapy||
1. Beautiko College
2. Face To Face Beauty & Makeup Design School
3. International Academy Cape Town
4. MADGE WALLACE INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE OF SKINCARE AND BODY THERAPY
5. Sanguine Spa and College
6. Susca Watts Academy
7. Total Concept Academy
|65112||Diploma: Beauty Therapy||
1. FACE TO FACE BEAUTY AND MAKE-UP DESIGN SCHOOL PTY LTD
2. HYDRO INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE PTY LTD
3. K AND R SLIMMING BEAUTY AND HEALTH CLINIC CC
4. KYRSH BEAUTY BASICS
5. MICHAEL L GAMES
6. SOMA SENSE ACADEMY PTY LTD
|21513||Diploma: Health and Skin Therapy||
1. Beautiko College
2. Face To Face Beauty & Makeup Design School
3. Face To Face Cape Town
4. International Academy Cape Town
5. MADGE WALLACE INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE OF SKINCARE AND BODY THERAPY
6. QUALITAS CAREER ACADEMY
7. SOMA SENSE ACADEMY PTY LTD
8. Susca Watts Academy
9. The Beauty Academy
10. Total Concept Academy
|24313||Diploma: Health and Skincare Therapy||
1. Camelot International Bloemfontein
2. Camelot International Cape Town
3. Camelot International Centurion
4. Camelot International Durban
5. Camelot International East rand
6. Camelot International Houghton
7. Camelot International Rustenburg
|36063||Diploma: Health and Skincare Therapy||
1. International Academy of Health and Skin Care (Pty) Ltd - Cape Town
2. International Academy of Health and Skin Care (Pty) Ltd - Sandton
|49952||SAAHSP Diploma: Health and Skincare Therapy||
1. International Academy Cape Town
2. Susca Watts Academy
3. Total Concept Academy