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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Prepare and perform air brushing services 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114826  Prepare and perform air brushing 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 4  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2010-05-15  2011-02-16  SAQA 0480/09 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2012-02-16   2015-02-16  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
377485  Perform air brushing nail services  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The person credited with this unit standard is able to prepare their workstation for an air brushing service. Learners are also able to perform airbrushing service in one and two colours free hand or with a stencil.

The qualifying learner is able to:
  • Prepare the workstation for a air brushing service according to organisational requirements.
  • Perform single colour application.
  • Perform French application.
  • Perform stencilling technique.
  • Perform two colour fading application. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Working knowledge of colours how they relate, blend, clash, and complement each other.
  • Broad knowledge of the different air brushing equipment.
  • In depth knowledge of the equipment to be used.
  • In depth knowledge of the cleaning and maintenance of the equipment is needed.
  • In depth knowledge of the stencilling and the maintenance procedure there of.
  • All art should be done to form a uniform pattern over all ten fingers.
  • Flat art should include: animal, floral prints patterns, realistic and abstract designs us.
  • Hygienic procedures are to be followed: personal cleanliness, sanitation of tools and work area.
  • Appropriate tools for air brushing could include airbrush equipment and paints and cleaners.
  • Applications are performed with minimum product exposure to the skin. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare the workstation for an air brushing service according to organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The workstation is prepared for a mini manicure and air brushing service, with the applicable tools, products and materials and air brushing equipment and meets the required levels of hygiene according to organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The client is received and prepared and his/her clothing is protected 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 in accordance to manufacturers and organisational recommendations. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Perform a single colour application. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A base coat is applied to the nails according to manufacturers recommendation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The chosen colour is applied smoothly according to manufacturers instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The finishing with a nail art sealer coats is done according to manufacturers recommendation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The clients skin is cleaned and all information compiled on a client record card and next service is booked. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The air brushing equipment is cleaned according manufacturers recommendation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Perform a French application. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Apply a base coat to the nails according to manufacturers recommendation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The first colour is applied smoothly according to manufacturers instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The second colour is applied smoothly using free hand or stencil technique according to manufacturers instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The finishing with a nail art sealer coats is done according to manufacturers recommendation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The clients skin is cleaned and all information is compiled on a client record card and next service is booked. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The air brushing equipment is cleaned according manufacturers recommendation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Perform stencilling technique. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The base coat is applied to the nails according to manufacturers recommendation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The first colour is applied smoothly according to manufacturers instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The contrasting colour is applied smoothly using stencils according to manufacturers Instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The procedure is finished with an application of nail art sealer according to manufacturers' recommendation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The clients skin is cleaned and all information is compiled on a client record card and next service is booked. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The air brushing equipment is cleaned according manufacturers recommendation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Perform two colour fading technique. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A base coat is applied to the nails according to manufacturers recommendation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The first colour is applied as per manufacturers instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The contrasting colour is applied smoothly using free hand techniques according to manufacturers instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Procedure finished with a nail art sealer applied according to manufacturers recommendation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The clients skin is cleaned and all information is compiled on a client record card and next service is booked. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The air brushing equipment is cleaned according manufacturers recommendation. 


    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 air brushing 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 manicure 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 manicure 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 manicure 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. 

  • UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 377485, which is "Perform air brushing nail services", Level 4, 2 credits. 

    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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