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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Prepare and perform nail art services 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114822  Prepare and perform nail art services 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Hairdressing Cosmetology and Beauty 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Personal Care 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
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 prepare their workstation for a manicure and prepare their clients hand for the treatment.

The qualifying learner is able to:
  • Prepare the workstation for a nail art according to organisational requirements.
  • Perform gem application and striping tape.
  • Perform foiling.
  • Perform marbling.
  • Perform flat art. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this qualification will have demonstrated competence against unit standards in mathematical and communication studies at NQF Level 2. Learners will also have demonstrated competence against unit standards Perform a manicure and Perform a pedicure at NQF level 3. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The context of application of this unit standard covers:
  • Working knowledge of colour wheel
  • Gems should include two to three different sizes
  • Foiling should include two to three different colours
  • All art should be done to form a uniform pattern over all ten fingers
  • Flat art should include: animal prints, flower patterns, realistic and abstract designs using striping-, flat-, fan-brushes and dotting tools.
  • Hygienic procedures are to be followed: personal cleanliness, sanitation of tools and work area
  • Appropriate tools for a nail art could include nail scissors, gems, tweezers, orange stick, emery boards, hoof sticks, nail polish, top & base coat, gems, striping tape, foiling, round brush, liner brush, flat brush, fan brush, stripper brush, dotting tools and a marbeliser. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare the workstation for nail art according to organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The workstation is prepared with the applicable tools, products, materials and meets the required levels of hygiene according to organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The client is received and prepared according to organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The client's nails and skin are assessed and recommendations are captured on client record card. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Prescribed mini manicure treatment is performed according to manufacturers and organisational recommendations. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Perform gem application and striping tape. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The chosen colour varnish is applied smoothly according to manufacturer's instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The striping tape is applied on thoroughly dry nail varnish and secured in place. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The gem stone is applied with nail art sealer and pressure on the nail. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The procedure is completed with an application of nail art sealer in accordance to organizational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The gem is removed and reused according to manufacturers' recommendations. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Perform foiling. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The chosen colour varnish is applied smoothly according to manufacturers' instructions and allowed to dry thoroughly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A thin coat of foil adhesive is applied according to manufacturers' recommendations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The foil colours used should be large enough to cover entire nail and applied according to techniques and manufacturers' recommendations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The procedure is completed with an application of nail art sealer in accordance to organizational requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Perform marbling. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Prescribed mini manicure treatment is performed according to manufacturers and organisational recommendations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Colour and pattern planned for future use and referrals was recorded. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Marbling technique is performed using three to four colours of varnish applied in accordance to organisational recommendations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The procedure is completed with an application of nail art sealer in accordance to organizational requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Perform flat art. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Perform prescribed mini manicure treatment according to manufacturers and organisational recommendations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Colour and pattern planned for future use and referrals is recorded. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Flat art is applied using striping brushes, fan brushes and dotting tools with water based acrylic paints and nail polish accordance to organisational recommendations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The procedure is completed with an application of nail art sealer in accordance to organizational 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 
  • An in depth understanding of manicure products and tools, their purpose, indications, precautions and effects.
  • A broad understanding of the working environment, hygienic and 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.
  • A basic understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the nail and nail bed. 

  • 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 nail enhancement services on a range of clients and to identify and solve problems such as dealing with contra-indications, selection of unsuitable nail shapes and / or treatment choices by the client. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation and community by booking, preparing and completing any of the manicure services within a commercial work environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively by booking, preparing and completing any of the nail enhancement services in a professional, organised and cost effective manner. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively giving appropriate home care advice to clients, completing client record cards and recommending related services and products. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to complete the nail enhancement services and using products and tools in a safe and professional manner. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    Assessors should keep the following principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments against this unit standard:
  • Focus the assessment activities on gathering evidence in terms of the main outcome expressed in the title to ensure assessment is integrated rather than fragmented. Remember we want to declare the person competent in terms of the title. Where assessment at title level is unmanageable, then focus assessment around each specific outcome, or groups of specific outcomes.
  • Make sure evidence is gathered across the entire range, wherever it applies. Assessment activities should be as close to the real performance as possible, and where simulations or role-plays are used, there should be supporting evidence to show the candidate is able to perform in the real situation.
  • Do not focus the assessment activities on each assessment criterion. Rather make sure the assessment activities focus on outcomes and are sufficient to enable evidence to be gathered around all the assessment criteria.
  • The assessment criteria provide the specifications against which assessment judgements should be made. In most cases, knowledge can be inferred from the quality of the performances, but in other cases, knowledge and understanding will have to be tested through questioning techniques. Where this is required, there will be assessment criteria to specify the standard required.
  • The task of the assessor is to gather sufficient evidence, of the prescribed type and quality, as specified in this unit standard, that the candidate can achieve the outcomes again and again and again. This means assessors will have to judge how many repeat performances are required before they believe the performance is reproducible.
  • All assessments should be conducted in line with the following well documented principles of assessment: appropriateness, fairness, manageability, integration into work or learning, validity, direct, authentic, sufficient, systematic, open and consistent. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard will be replaced by unit standard 377541, which is "Prepare and perform nail art services", Level 3, 2 credits, as soon as 377541 is registered. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  48744   Further Education and Training Certificate: Beauty (Nail Technology)  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2011-02-16  Was SERVICES until Last Date for Achievement 


    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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