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Qualification: Cosmetic technician (no legal status)

Cosmetic technician (no legal status)

Qualification Information

Certificate-holders will be able to:

  • prepare customers, the work area, cosmetic apparatus and products for facial and body care, manicure, pedicure, make-up and classic hand massage, and provide these services in a professional manner,
  • provide advice in addressing aesthetic and cosmetic problems and in the selection, correct use and storage of cosmetic products,
  • identify the stability of cosmetic products and demonstrate familiarity with basic procedures for the control of cosmetic products, legislation covering the field of cosmetic products, health and safety regulations and environmental protection regulations,
  • manufacture basic technological forms of cosmetic products for care of the face and body, manicure, pedicure, make-up and massage, and demonstrate familiarity with more complex modern forms,
  • select appropriate apparatus for cosmetic care and use and maintain them correctly,
  • implement protective measures for safe work in the cosmetic profession,
  • actively care for their own health and the health of customers and carry out activities to promote a healthy lifestyle at all stages of life,
  • show a positive attitude towards measures to reduce pollution and protect the environment, and towards the rational use of energy and materials,
  • cooperate in a group and communicate in writing and orally with co-workers, experts and customers using basic professional terminology,
  • use modern IT, work with resources, data and materials,
  • demonstrate understanding of the role of entrepreneurship and familiarity with the enterprise process, financial operations and business plans.

Elective:

  • advise customers in the selection and use of make-up products and accessories, apply individual, purpose-specific and special make-up and paint the face and body,
  • advise customers in the selection and use of manicure products and accessories, carry out basic and special cosmetic care of hands and nails, nail polishing, painting and modelling, and protection of skin and nails following cosmetic care,
  • advise customers on foot care and the use of pedicure products and accessories and carry out pedicures with regard to the needs of the customer, while observing hygiene standards,
  • advise customers in the selection of massage techniques, accessories and products and perform a massage using various classic body massage techniques.

Certificate holders build on their key vocational knowledge and abilities with key general knowledge in line with national standards.

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Students' vocational abilities and skills and the fulfilment of conditions to obtain credits in accordance with the education programme are established through testing and assessment. Assessment also takes into account non-formally acquired knowledge, which must be adequately demonstrated. Students are assessed using scores from 5 (excellent) to 1 (inadequate).

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Matura/vocational course, higher vocational education (SQF level 6), professional higher education (SQF level 7) and academic higher education (SQF level 7)

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Vocational and technical secondary schools and adult education institutions.

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Students must successfully (i.e. with positive scores) complete general education subjects, compulsory and elective vocational modules, and the open part of the curriculum. They must also complete extracurricular activities, practical on-the-job training and a vocational matura.
The vocational matura comprises a compulsory section (written and oral examination in Slovene and cosmetics) and an elective section (written and oral examination in a foreign language or mathematics, and a product with an oral presentation).

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  • Elementary school education or
  • lower vocational education
NQF Level: 
5
Access requirements: 
  • Elementary school education or
  • lower vocational education
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Students must successfully (i.e. with positive scores) complete general education subjects, compulsory and elective vocational modules, and the open part of the curriculum. They must also complete extracurricular activities, practical on-the-job training and a vocational matura.
The vocational matura comprises a compulsory section (written and oral examination in Slovene and cosmetics) and an elective section (written and oral examination in a foreign language or mathematics, and a product with an oral presentation).