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BEAUTY THERAPY Perform a manicure and/or pedicure service as an independent beauty services operator

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4 12 June 2007 December 2008 Beauty Services People credited with this unit standard are able to: explain lower arm, hand, lower leg, and foot anatomy and physiology; explain the chemical properties of manicure and pedicure preparations; identify and maintain tools of manicure and pedicure; and perform a complete manicure and/or pedicure service. Open. Evaluation of documentation and visit by NZQA and industry. A centrally established and directed national moderation system has been set up by NZQA. 1 Independent operator, in the context of the beauty therapy industry and for the purposes of this unit standard, means someone who performs beauty services as a self manager, without supervision and in a commercially viable time-frame.

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Enterprise requirements, for the purposes of this unit standard, refers to any policies, procedures, and requirements of the company and/or workplace involved, and the ethical code(s) of relevant professional management, which collectively provide a standard that applies to all competent performances in this unit standard. It is assumed that such enterprise requirements exist in all companies and/or workplaces. All performances in this unit standard must comply with the requirements of: Consumer Guarantees Act 1993, Fair Trading Act 1986, Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992, Privacy Act 1993, Health Act 1956, Physiotherapy Act 1949, and their subsequent amendments. People prone to back problems and/or allergies should give due consideration before undertaking assessment against this unit standard. In all dealings with clients:  hygiene, sanitation, and safety procedures are undertaken to accord maximum client safety, in accordance with the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992, including the use of UV sanitisers and autoclaves  personal presentation, including personal hygiene, will at all times be of a standard that complies with enterprise requirements  all beauty services will have the client's prior, informed, and signed consent, based on the beauty practitioner’s analysis of the client’s need and their explanation of the service to the client, during the consultation

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care and comfort of the client are monitored at all times throughout the service a posture is maintained which ensures minimum postural impairment of the beauty practitioner.

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Performance of the elements in this unit standard must be within the limits of the professional expertise of the candidate. Referral of clients to other industry professionals and/or to health professionals must occur when situations arise which are outside this range of professional expertise. The achievement of credit for this unit standard does not entitle the person to practise as a physiotherapist under the Physiotherapy Act 1949. Training providers and trainees/students who achieve credit for this unit standard should be aware that the definition of physiotherapy in the Physiotherapy Act encompasses massage. To avoid potential breach of this Act, attention is drawn to the requirements in the appendix of the Accreditation and Moderation Action Plan for Beauty Services [Ref 0035].

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Elements and Performance Criteria
element 1 Explain lower arm, hand, lower leg, and foot anatomy and physiology. performance criteria 1.1 Explanation identifies major muscular and skeletal components of the lower arm, hand, lower leg, and foot. Explanation identifies the major arteries and veins of the lower arm, hand, lower leg, and foot. Explanation identifies structure, growth, and major components of nails. Explanation identifies anatomical disorders of the hand and foot for referral in terms of bunion, fallen arches, and arthritis.

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element 2 Explain the chemical properties of manicure and pedicure preparations. performance criteria 2.1 Explanation identifies the main active ingredients in nail products. Range: cuticle remover, cuticle softener, hard skin remover, nail strengtheners, nail enamel, top coat, base coat, hand cream, nail varnish remover.

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Occupational safety and health implications and requirements in regard to chemical properties of the nail preparations are identified in accordance with the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992.

element 3 Identify and maintain tools of manicure and pedicure. Range: cuticle nippers, skin rasps, nail scissors/clippers, cuticle sticks, files, buffers, cuticle knives.

performance criteria 3.1 3.2 Tools are identified and described in terms of their specific use. Tools are sanitised, maintained and stored in accordance with the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992.

element 4 Perform a complete manicure and/or pedicure service. performance criteria 4.1 Contraindications to manicure and/or pedicure service for a client are identified in terms of skin and nail diseases and disorders. Range: 4.2 bacterial, fungal, viral, parasitic, systemic, traumatic.

Equipment, products, and materials are selected, prepared and arranged to accord maximum efficiency of service.

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Service is performed with equipment and products selected and applied in accordance with manufacturers’ instructions. Range: includes but is not limited to - filing, cuticle care, massage, buffing, painting, specialist treatments.

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The agreed service is performed to the satisfaction and safety of the client and without damage to nail bed and surrounding tissues. The follow-up procedures are undertaken according to manufacturers’ instructions. Range: record card, home-care advice, product sales, referral, monitoring of client, clean up.

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Comments on this unit standard Please contact the NZQA National Qualifications Services nqs@nzqa.govt.nz if you wish to suggest changes to the content of this unit standard. Please Note Providers must be accredited by the Qualifications Authority or a delegated interinstitutional body before they can register credits from assessment against unit standards or deliver courses of study leading to that assessment. Industry Training Organisations must be accredited by the Qualifications Authority before they can register credits from assessment against unit standards. Accredited providers and Industry Training Organisations assessing against unit standards must engage with the moderation system that applies to those standards. Accreditation requirements and an outline of the moderation system that applies to this standard are outlined in the Accreditation and Moderation Action Plan (AMAP). The AMAP also includes useful information about special requirements for providers wishing to develop education and training programmes, such as minimum qualifications for tutors and assessors, and special resource requirements. This unit standard is covered by AMAP 0035 http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/framework/search/index.do. which can be accessed at

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