Perform aromatherapy massage

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver SIBBBOS403A, 'Perform aromatherapy massage'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria




Prepare for aromatherapy massage treatments.


Review client treatment plan.


Clearly explain contraindications to client and take necessary action.


Ensure advice offered to clients regarding medical follow-up of contraindications is offered tactfully and without reference to specific medical conditions.


Explain effects and benefits of selected essential oils and pre-blended oils to client.


Confirm treatment objectives and plan with client and ensure consent.


Set up and monitor the service area to meet workplace requirements.


Manage aromatherapy massage treatments.


Use energy, water and other resources efficiently during preparation and subsequent treatment process to reduce negative environmental impacts.


Select pre-blended oils according to individual product specifications and treatment plan.


Interpret and apply product specifications and workplace policies and procedures for care, handling and storage of pre-blended oils.


Safely dispose of treatment waste to minimise negative environmental impacts.


Drape client to sequentially expose the treatment area while ensuring client comfort and modesty.


Perform safe and effective aromatherapy massage.


Select and sequence the treatment routine according to client treatment plan.


Apply and remove essential oils and pre-blended oils according to agreed treatment plan, workplace practice and product specifications.


Apply massage movements and massage routine according to agreed treatment plan.


Vary the length of massage routine to suit treatment objectives and workplace time frames.


Recognise reactions to treatment and respond if necessary.


Review treatment and provide post-treatment advice.


Obtain client feedback and record relevant outcomes of treatment.


Recommend future treatment program and revise treatment plan according to client needs.


Explain potential post-treatment adverse effects to client.


Provide home-care advice according to client needs.


Rebook client according to agreed treatment plan.

Qualifications and Skillsets

SIBBBOS403A appears in the following qualifications:

  • SIB50110 - Diploma of Beauty Therapy
  • SIB40110 - Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy