Work in a spa therapies framework

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
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 SIBBSPA501A, 'Work in a spa therapies framework'.
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


Performance Criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes of a unit of competency.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the required skills and knowledge section and the range statement. Assessment of performance is to be consistent with the evidence guide.

1 Promote spa principles and practice.

1.1 Maximise client interest by explaining the features and benefits of relevant spa therapies and spa treatments and products.

1.2 Introduce clients into the spa environment according to workplace policies andprocedures.

2 Prepare, clean and maintain spa treatment environment.

2.1 Ensure that condition of spa environment and equipment complies with relevant laws, regulations, industry codes of practice and workplace guidelines regarding water use and water hygiene.

2.2 Follow manufacturer and workplace instructions for cleaning, use and maintenance of equipment.

2.3 Liaise with colleagues to ensure efficient operation of the spa.

2.4 Follow workplace safety procedures for designated wet areas and recommended personal protective clothing for nominated services according to workplace practice.

2.5 Identify and promptly report equipment malfunction or maintenance requirements to designated person.

3 Monitor spa treatment environment.

3.1 Liaise and negotiate with colleagues to plan and implement the ongoing monitoring of treatment areas and equipment at agreed intervals.

3.2 Supervise and check client’s wellbeing in a polite and tactful manner at the required intervals.

3.3 Ensure client modesty and privacy at all times.

3.4 Recognise adverse reactions which may occur during treatments and take necessary action.

3.5 Maintain the service culture and ambience of the spa environment.

3.6 Use energy, water and other resources efficiently during spa treatments to reduce negative environmental impacts.

3.7 Ensure own posture and position minimise fatigue and risk of injury to self and client.

4 Complete shutdown of treatment areas and the spa environment.

4.1 Ensure that relevant spa equipment is shut down according to manufacturer instructions.

4.2 Ensure treatment areas are shut down according to relevant laws, regulations and workplace practices.

4.3 Ensure safe disposal of waste according to relevant laws, regulations and workplace policies and procedures.

4.4 Leave treatment area set up for following treatments.

4.5 Liaise with colleagues to confirm the completion of shutdown and availability of vacated treatment area.

Qualifications and Skillsets

SIBBSPA501A appears in the following qualifications: