Elective Unit of Competency

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to collaborate with hair stylists, photographers and make-up professionals on make-up productions.

It requires the ability to interpret a make-up brief and liaise with a professional network to design, trial, and apply make-up. They work with stylists, photographers, and other make-up artists on make-up production, and maintain a make-up portfolio for future assignments.

This unit applies to make-up artists who work with a small team of professionals on make-up productions and make independent creative decisions. They have knowledge and skills across specialised make-up techniques and products and working in a team under pressure.


This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to follow safe practices to minimise risks to self, client and colleagues in a salon environment.

It requires the ability to follow hygiene and skin penetration guidelines, clean the work area, use electricity safely, identify and report faults, use personal protection and work safely.

This unit applies to workers in environments providing beauty treatments and hairdressing services. In these environments they work with limited supervision, and have responsibility for providing safe treatments for their clients.


This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to conduct financial transactions for the sale of products and services within a personal services environment.

It requires the ability to operate point-of-sale equipment, handle cash, complete sales and reconcile takings.

This unit applies to workers in personal service environments including beauty and hairdressing salons, nail salons and spas. In this environment they work within known routines and guidelines and use a limited range of equipment.

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.


This unit desribes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to apply eyelash extensions for added length and thickness of natural lashes to meet client needs.

It requires the ability to consult with clients, select suitable products and equipment to apply, in-fill, and remove damaged eyelash extensions. Applying eyelash extensions can be an individual service or form part of a series of services.

This unit applies to beauty therapists, retail assistants, and make-up freelancers who work in beauty salons, retail cosmetic outlets, and settings that provide make-up services. In this environment they make routine service decisions within a defined range.


This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide lash and brow services that include shaping and colouring.

It requires the ability to consult with clients, and select suitable products and equipment required to perform lash and brow services. Lash and brow services can be an individual treatment or form part of a series of treatments.

This unit applies to beauticians and beauty therapists who work in beauty salons and spas. In this environment they make routine decisions within a defined range guided by manufacturer information and organisational policies and procedures.