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WRBCS305A

Apply knowledge of skin biology to beauty treatments

Unit Descriptor This unit describes the knowledge required to apply the principles of skin biology to beauty treatments. This competency will apply to a range of beauty treatments and roles in the workplace.

ELEMENTPERFORMANCE CRITERIA
1 . Apply knowledge of skin structure and function to beauty treatments
  1. The relevant principles of skin biology are identified and applied to the performance of beauty treatments according to relevant legislation and workplace policies and procedures .

  2. The anatomical structure of the epidermis, dermis and hypodermis are identified.

  3. The main functions and roles of the skin are identified.

  4. The structure, function, distribution and development of the glands of the skin are identified.

  5. Skin colour and reaction to light are identified and related to the performance of beauty treatments.

  6. The role of the skin in homeostasis and thermoregulation is identified.

  7. The process of primary and secondary melanization is identified.

  8. The process of primary and secondary erythema is identified.

  9. The role of the skin as a sense organ and variations in sensory perception are identified and their importance in a range of beauty treatments is noted.

2 . Apply knowledge of the structure and function of hair to beauty treatments
  1. The main functions and role of hair and the gross structural features of the pilobaceous unit are identified.

  2. The structural and cellular features of hair and hair follicles are identified.

  3. The process of hair growth and the hair growth cycle is identified and related to beauty treatments.

  4. The effects of beauty treatments on hair are identified and related to the performance of beauty treatments.

3 . Promote skin health and care
  1. Knowledge of skin biology is applied to the performance of beauty treatments to maximise the promotion of skin health and care.

  2. Knowledge of environmental damage to skin applied to minimise skin changes.

  3. Damage to skin is minimised when performing beauty treatments particularly in regard to hair removal and skin or hair colouration.

  4. The relevant principles of skin biology are applied in the provision of aftercare service and advice .





Key CompetencyExamples of ApplicationPerformance
Level
How can information be collected, analysed and organised?Evaluating treatment and advising on future treatments will require the communication of ideas and information.2
How are ideas and information communicated within this competency?Identifying client needs and characteristics will require information to be collected, analysed and organised.2
How are activities planned and organised?Performing a range of beauty treatments providing aftercare service and advice according to client requirements, manufacturer's instructions, health and hygiene requirements and workplace procedures will require activities to be planned and organised.2
How are problem solving skills applied?Maintaining knowledge of workplace procedures and relevant legislation will require reporting to other staff members.2
How are mathematical ideas and techniques used?Safe use of products and equipment according to manufacturer's recommendations will require the use of mathematical ideas and techniques.1
How is use of technology applied?Recognising and responding to unsafe situations and applying preventative measures will require problem solving skills2
How is team work used within this competency?Recording relevant outcomes and reporting problems may require the use of technology.1

Range Statement

Relevant legislation may include but is not limited to:

Workplace policies and procedures may include but are not limited to:

The main functions and role of the skin may include:

The structure, function, distribution and development of the glands of the skin may include:

Skin colour and reaction to light may include:

Homeostasis and thermoregulation may include:

The role of skin as a sense organ may include:

The main functions and role of hair may include:

The gross structural features of the pilobaceous unit may include:

The structural and cellular features of hair and hair follicles may include:

The process of hair growth and the hair growth cycle may include:

The effects of beauty treatments may include:

Provision of aftercare service and advice may include but are not limited to:


Evidence Guide

Critical aspects of evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit

Context of assessment

For valid and reliable assessment of this unit, competency should be consistently demonstrated over a period of time and observed by the assessor and/or the technical expert working in partnership with the assessor. The technical expert may include the beauty therapist and/or a skin biology specialist and may be in a simulated environment.

Competency should be demonstrated in the workplace or a simulated workplace environment in a range of situations which may include client interruptions and involvement in other related activities normally expected in the workplace. For further guidance on the use of an appropriate simulated environment, refer to page 32 of the Assessment Guidelines in this Training Package.

Relationship to other units

This unit is a co-requisite for a range of beauty units. It requires an assessment outcome which includes evidence of the application of knowledge of skin biology to the performance of one or more beauty treatments.

This unit must therefore be assessed in conjunction with one or more of the following related units:

Method of assessment

The following assessment methods are suggested:

Evidence required for demonstration of consistent performance

For valid and reliable assessment of this unit, evidence should be gathered through a range of methods to indicate consistent performance.

It can be gathered from assessment of the unit of competency alone, through an integrated assessment activity or through a combination of both.

Evidence should be gathered as part of the learning process.

Required skills and knowledge to achieve the performance criteria

Skills

Knowledge

Specific resources required for assessment