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SIBBCCS404A
Work in a skin therapies framework

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Version 1.0
Issue Date: May 2022


This unit applies to beauty therapists exercising judgement in planning and selecting appropriate products, services, equipment and techniques.

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to apply the principles of skin science and recognise skin disorders as they apply to beauty therapy treatments.

This unit describes a key beauty therapy practice: the application of an understanding of skin science, including growth, development, ageing, and healing of skin; along with the recognition of skin disorders that may contraindicate or affect beauty treatments.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

You may want to include more information here about the target group and the purpose of the assessments (eg formative, summative, recognition)

Employability Skills

This unit contains employability skills.




Evidence Required

List the assessment methods to be used and the context and resources required for assessment. Copy and paste the relevant sections from the evidence guide below and then re-write these in plain English.

The evidence guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the performance criteria, required skills and knowledge, range statement and the Assessment Guidelines for the Training Package.

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit

Evidence of the following is essential:

applying principles of skin science and skin disorders as they relate to beauty therapy treatments, including:

main functions and role of skin

growth, development, ageing and healing of human skin

inheritance of physical traits

function, formation and behaviour of major skin chemicals

role of endocrine glands and hormones in body

percutaneous absorption

skin disorders

designing and applying a range of beauty therapy treatments, using a variety of techniques and procedures involving skin care

accurately and legibly recording relevant data.

Context of and specific resources for assessment

Assessment must ensure:

that competency is consistently demonstrated over a period of time and observed by the assessor or the technical expert working in partnership with the assessor as described in the Assessment Guidelines

that competency is demonstrated in the workplace or a simulated workplace environment in a range of real work situations which may include client interruptions and involvement in other related activities normally expected in the workplace.

Assessment must ensure access to:

text and online resources

skin treatment products from a professional beauty services range

relevant workplace documentation including:

manufacturer's equipment instructions

product instructions

manufacturer safety data sheets

workplace policies and procedures manuals

a range of clients with common skin disorders seeking beauty treatments.

For further guidance on the use of an appropriate simulated environment, refer to the Assessment Guidelines in this Training Package.

Methods of assessment

A range of assessment methods should be used to assess practical skills and knowledge. The following examples are appropriate for this unit:

observation of learners performing a range of tasks in a simulated work environment, over sufficient time to demonstrate handling of a range of contingencies, including:

identifying principles of skin science and disorders and developing and maintaining safe work practices

relating design and performance of a variety of treatment processes to principles of skin science and disorders, according to client and safety requirements

written and oral questioning appropriate to the language and literacy level of the learner, to assess knowledge and understanding of beauty therapy treatments using electrical equipment, including post-treatment advice and relevant legislation

completion of workplace documentation relevant to beauty therapy treatments

third-party reports from technical experts

completion of self-paced learning materials, including personal reflection and feedback from trainer, coach or supervisor.

Holistic assessment with other units relevant to the industry sector, workplace and job role is recommended, for example:

SIBBBOS402A Provide body treatments

SIBBCCS301A Apply the principles of skin biology to beauty treatments

SIBBCCS405A Develop treatment plans

SIBBFAS404A Provide facial treatments.


Submission Requirements

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Assessment task 1: [title]      Due date:

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Assessment Tasks

Copy and paste from the following data to produce each assessment task. Write these in plain English and spell out how, when and where the task is to be carried out, under what conditions, and what resources are needed. Include guidelines about how well the candidate has to perform a task for it to be judged satisfactory.

Required skills

The following skills must be assessed as part of this unit:

technical skills to:

respond to possible skin damage situations

apply knowledge of skin science to the design and performance of beauty therapy treatments

literacy skills to source, read, comprehend and apply relevant information on skin science and skin disorders

communication skills to:

translate information on skin science and skin disorders when providing advice

respond to questions and provide information and reassurance to clients on beauty therapy services.

Required knowledge

The following knowledge must be assessed as part of this unit:

main functions and role of the skin

growth, development, ageing and healing of human skin

inheritance of physical traits

function, formation and behaviour of major skin chemicals

role of endocrine glands and hormones in the body

percutaneous absorption

contagious and non-contagious skin disorders

provision of post-treatment service and advice.

The range statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicised wording, if used in the performance criteria, is detailed below. Essential operating conditions that may be present with training and assessment (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) may also be included.

Relevant legislation may include:

federal, state or territory, and local health and hygiene regulations

occupational health and safety.

Workplace policies and procedures may include:

health and hygiene

comfort and privacy

designated time frames for the completion of the service

quality assurance.

Growth, development, ageing and healing of human skin must include:

cell division and differentiation

growth of epidermis

mitosis

changes in the skin from foetus to old age

theories about ageing

normal ageing and photo ageing

wound healing and stages in wound healing.

Inheritance or genetics of physical traits and conditions must include:

gene theory of inheritance

dominant and recessive genes

inherited skin disorders

acne

eczema and atopic dermatitis

seborrheic dermatitis

pigmentation disorders

hair disorders.

Major skin chemicals must include:

proteins:

soluble

insoluble

collagen

elastin

keratin

lipids

glycosaminoglycans.

Role of the endocrine glands and hormones may include:

sebaceous gland secretion

sweat secretion

sense reception

growth and healing

hair growth and loss

pigmentation

menstrual cycle

age-related hormonal change and skin

effect of drugs and hormones on skin physiology.

Percutaneous absorption must include:

skin surface chemistry

skin and the percutaneous absorption process

absorption pathways

rates of penetration

measuring percutaneous absorption

bioavailability and biological activity.

Range of skin disorders and diseases may include:

acne:

Agiminata

Chloracne

Conglobata

excoriated

exogenous or cosmetic

Fulminians

Indurata

infantile

occupational

Papulosa

Rosacea

Vulgaris

benign neoplasms and hyperplasias:

epithelial

seborrheic keratosis or sebaceous warts

milium

naevi, melanocytic or vascular

strawberry mole

port wine stain

skin tag

syringoma

dermatitis or eczema:

allergic contact

Atopic

Discoid or Nummular

Lichen Simplex

Periorial

Pigmented Purpuric

Seborrheic Dermatitis

Stasis

Winter or Asteatotic

Icthyosis

Lupus Erythematosis

pigmentation disorders:

Vitiligio

Chloasma or Melasma

Psoriasis:

Vulgaris

Guttate

Arthropathic

of the nails

Scleroderma

skin tumours

Urticaria:

cold

contact

pressure

hair disorders:

Alopecia Areata

diffuse hair loss

Hypertrichosis

hirsutism

Pattern Alopecia

post-childbirth hair loss

menopausal hair loss

Telogen Effluvium

Traction Alopecea.

Contagious disorders may include:

bacterial infections:

cellulitis

folliculitis

impetigo

furuncles

viral infections:

herpes simplex

herpes zoster

varicella

viral warts

molluscum contagiosum

fungal infections:

pityriasis versicolor

candidiasis

Tinea Pedis

Tinea Unguium

disease caused by animal parasites:

fleas, lice and bedbugs

papular urticaria mites and ticks

parasitic worms.

Contraindications to treatments must include:

local and general contraindications:

skin disorders or diseases

allergic reactions

bruising or swelling

areas exhibiting loss of tactile sensation

cuts or abrasions

recent operations

areas of recent fractures of sprains

diabetes

blood disorders and diseases

contraindications of products used in combination or with other services.

Appropriate professionals may include:

medical practitioner

complementary therapist.

Provision of post-treatment and home-care advice may include:

lifestyle changes:

sun protection

skin care

effects of nutrition on skin and hair

product advice

advice on further services.

Copy and paste from the following performance criteria to create an observation checklist for each task. When you have finished writing your assessment tool every one of these must have been addressed, preferably several times in a variety of contexts. To ensure this occurs download the assessment matrix for the unit; enter each assessment task as a column header and place check marks against each performance criteria that task addresses.

Observation Checklist

Tasks to be observed according to workplace/college/TAFE policy and procedures, relevant legislation and Codes of Practice Yes No Comments/feedback
Identify and apply relevant principles of skin science to the design and performance of beauty therapy treatments according to relevant legislation and workplace policies and procedures. 
Identify growth, development, ageing and healing of human skin, including changes over time, and note their relevance to the beauty therapy treatments. 
Identify inheritance or genetics of physical traits and conditions that affect beauty therapy treatments and relate these to the design and performance of the treatments. 
Relate function, formation and behaviour of major skin chemicals and role of the endocrine glands and hormones to the design and performance of beauty therapy treatments. 
Relate role and importance of percutaneous absorption in a range of beauty therapy treatments. 
Identify development, causes and common sites, including typical symptoms and commonly used medical terminology, for a range of skin disorders and diseases and relate to the beauty therapy treatments. 
Identify contagious disorders and their potential for cross-infection and perform services according to workplace policies and legal requirements. 
Discuss typical medical treatments and side effects for a range of skin disorders and diseases with client as required. 
Recognise role and limitations of beauty therapy in managing a range of skin disorders and diseases and conduct services and treatments according to workplace policies and legal requirements. 
Identify contraindications to treatments as they relate to client health and treatment outcomes, and provide advice or referral to appropriate professionals where indicated by client analysis. 
Apply knowledge of skin science to beauty therapy treatments to maximise promotion of skin health and care. 
Identify beneficial treatments provided by beauty therapists for a range of skin disorders and diseases and apply this knowledge in the design and performance of beauty therapy treatments. 
Apply the relevant principles of skin science in the provision of post-treatment and home-care advice. 

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