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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Perform a specialised manicure and pedicure using various techniques 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
377480  Perform a specialised manicure and pedicure using various techniques 
ORIGINATOR
Task Team - Beauty and Skin Care 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Personal Care 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
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 does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The person credited with this unit standard is able to provide a paraffin or oil foot and hand treatment.

The qualifying learner is able to:
  • Prepare the workstation for a paraffin foot and hand treatment according to organisational procedures.
  • Prepare the client for a paraffin foot and hand treatment.
  • Perform a paraffin hand treatment.
  • Perform a paraffin foot treatment.
  • Perform oil manicure. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this qualification will have demonstrated competence in:
  • Communication skills at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematical literacy skills at NQF Level 3.
  • Performing a manicure and/or pedicure service. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Various techniques for specialised manicure and pedicure refer to:
  • Paraffin foot and hand treatment.
  • Oil manicure. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare the workstation for a paraffin hand/foot treatment according to organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The workstation is prepared to meet the required levels of occupational, health, hygiene and safety requirement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The record keeping documents are selected in accordance with organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Safety and hygienic practices are followed and adhered to throughout the treatment process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Tools for specialised manicure and pedicure service are identified and selected in accordance with manufacturer's instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Products for oil and paraffin hand and foot treatment are selected to meet client's needs. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare the client for a paraffin hand/foot treatment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The client is received and consulted with in a professional manner according to organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The use of paraffin hand and foot treatment is explained in terms of its benefits. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Benefits include but are not limited to the relief of foot pain, muscle stiffness, sore joints, muscle spasms, arthritis, dry and cracked heels and hand and increase of circulation.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The skin and nails are assessed to determine treatment to be performed according to the clients needs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The client is suitably prepared for a paraffin treatment according to organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The nail and surrounding skin are sanitised with appropriate products and tools and left free of any nail varnish. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The hands/feet are soaked in a sanitising solution to meet the treatment plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The hands, lower arms/lower legs, feet are exfoliated and dried according to organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    The wax is peeled off and product residue is removed with appropriate products and tools. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    The paraffin wax heater is replenished and temperature control is set according to manufacturers' instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
    The client is advised of homecare treatment and products to maintain service. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Perform an oil manicure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The workstation is prepared for an oil manicure with the applicable tools, products and materials according to organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The use of paraffin hand and foot treatment is explained in terms of its benefits. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The client is suitably prepared for the oil manicure according to organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The nail and surrounding skin is cleansed and made free of any nail varnish with products and tools. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The natural nail is shaped according to client's preferences. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The hands are exfoliated and soaked in a bowl with warm oil and the cuticles are manicured and groomed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    A relaxing massage is conducted in a continuous manner on the hand and forearm with an appropriate medium utilising effleurage, petrissage and/or friction movements to suit the client's needs. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Provide aftercare advice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Client feedback is obtained to determine client satisfaction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The outcomes of the treatment are recorded legibly for future reference. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Future treatment plan is recommended and agreed to meet client's needs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Homecare treatments and products are recommended to the client to maintain the service. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Sales opportunities for further treatment and products are conducted according to organisational requirements. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • A basic understanding of consultation techniques and purposes.
  • A basic understanding of assessment techniques and record cards.
  • A basic understanding of manicure and pedicure products and tools, their purpose, indications, precautions and effects.
  • A basic understanding of the working environment and the efficient preparation of surroundings, tools, materials, consumables and waste disposal.
  • A basic understanding of the identification of contra-indications in the form of skin and nail diseases and disorders. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in order to plan and perform successful hand and foot paraffin treatments on a range of clients as well as identify and solve problems such as contra-indications, suitable nail shapes and treatment choice by the client. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team by booking, preparing and completing hand and foot paraffin services within a commercial work environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in order to maintain a clean and safe working environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information in order to perform the most suitable hand and foot paraffin services. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively in order to give appropriate homecare advice to clients, complete client record cards and recommend related services and products. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically in order to show an ability to demonstrate correct use, removal, storage and disposal of products as well as to complete hand and foot paraffin services and use products and tools in a safe and professional manner. 

    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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  80646   Further Education and Training Certificate: Beauty and Nail Technology  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 


    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.
     
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    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.