Unit of competency details

SHBBHRS003 - Provide male intimate waxing services (Release 1)


Usage recommendation:
Supersedes and is equivalent to SIBBHRS503A - Perform male intimate waxing treatmentsUnit updated to the Standards for Training Packages. Title changed to better describe the outcome of the unit. Updated content of Application Statement, Elements and Performance Criteria. 24/Sep/2015

Release Status:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 25/Sep/2015


SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 110301 Beauty Therapy 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 110301 Beauty Therapy 07/Dec/2015 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Not applicable.


This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide waxing services to remove unwanted hair from male intimate areas.

It requires the ability to consult with clients, plan service to apply and remove hot and strip wax safely. Intimate male waxing can be an individual service or form part of a series of services.

This unit applies to beauticians and beauty therapists who work in beauty or hair removal salons. In this environment they work as part of a team but make independent treatment decisions; demonstrate sensitivity, maturity and confidentiality in their client interactions; and have knowledge across a range of waxing techniques and waxing products.

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

Pre-requisite Unit


Competency Field

Hair Reduction Services

Unit Sector


Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Establish client priorities.

1.1 Access and review client treatment plan if available.

1.2 Confirm with client male intimate waxing requirements and assess areas of skin and hair growth requiring treatment.

1.3 Obtain informed and signed parent or guardian consent if client is a minor.

1.4 Identify and explain contraindications to male intimate waxing service, and refer client to appropriate professional as required.

1.5 Explain treatment sequence and factors that may restrict treatment.

1.6 Confirm revised treatment plan, record updates and obtain signed client consent.

2. Prepare for male intimate waxing service.

2.1 Prepare service area, equipment and self.

2.2 Prepare client and select waxing products according to plan.

2.3 Instruct client on what to use and how to self-cleanse male intimate waxing area.

2.4 Use suitable personal protective equipment.

2.5 Ensure own posture and position to minimise fatigue and risk of injury to self and client throughout waxing service.

2.6 Instruct client on correct positioning and how to use a towel to cover areas not being treated.

2.7 Clean and prepare skin area to be waxed.

2.8 Use energy, water and other resources efficiently during preparation and subsequent treatment process.

3. Apply wax to male intimate area.

3.1 Test wax temperature, adjust as required and maintain for the duration of waxing service.

3.2 Trim hair to suitable length for waxing as required.

3.3 Conduct patch test to identify skin reactions before proceeding with full male intimate waxing service.

3.4 Apply wax using single use applicators according to the area and manufacturer instructions.

3.5 Remove wax according to hair growth pattern, area and manufacturer instructions.

3.6 Ensure all wax product is removed from skin and use tweezers to remove remaining unwanted hair as required.

4. Ensure client comfort.

4.1 Monitor client reactions and responses and adjust waxing service as required.

4.2 Ensure client comfort and modesty throughout service.

4.3 Direct client on how and when to support surrounding skin to minimise discomfort.

4.4 Apply techniques to minimise client discomfort.

4.5 Discontinue treatment and provide advice if contra-actions occur

4.6 Apply aftercare product to minimise any post treatment skin reactions.

5. Review waxing service and provide post service advice.

5.1 Evaluate waxing service with client.

5.2 Record outcomes on client treatment plan.

5.3 Provide aftercare advice and recommend products and future treatments.

5.4 Update treatment plan and rebook client as required.

6. Clean service area.

6.1 Clean service area, equipment and surfaces according to organisational policies and procedures.

6.2 Replenish service area in preparation for next service.

6.3 Dispose of general waste, waste hair and wax to minimise negative environmental impacts according to organisational policies and procedures.

Foundation Skills

Foundation skills essential to performance in this unit, but not explicit in the performance criteria are listed here, along with a brief context statement.



Reading skills to:

  • interpret and follow manufacturer instructions and safety data sheets for safe use of cleaning and treatment products and equipment.

Numeracy skills to:

  • calculate treatment times, product quantities and price of treatment.

Self-management skills to:

  • maintain sensitivity, maturity and confidentiality with male clients.

Technology skills to:

  • use client software to update client notes, rebook future treatments, record stock data and product purchases
  • safely use and maintain electrical equipment.

Unit Mapping Information

SIBBHRS503A Perform male intimate waxing treatments


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Assessment requirements

Modification History

Not applicable.

Performance Evidence

Evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit in the context of the job role, and:

  • communicate, follow and adjust treatment plan to provide five intimate waxing services to adult male clients in one or more of the following areas, ensuring maximum hair removal:
  • anal
  • buttocks
  • lower back
  • penis
  • scrotum
  • design, record and maintain treatment plans and records for each of these clients specifying details of:
  • client feedback
  • contraindications
  • products used
  • hair and skin analysis
  • treatment outcomes
  • patch test reaction
  • relevant medical history and medications
  • waxing service performed
  • aftercare recommendations and advice
  • apply and adjust the following work techniques to male intimate waxing services:
  • stretching and supporting the skin
  • speed, direction and angle of wax removal
  • present self, according to organisational policy
  • comply with health and hygiene regulations and requirements
  • clean, prepare and maintain service area according to organisational policy.

Knowledge Evidence

Demonstrated knowledge required to complete the tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit:

  • state or territory and local health and hygiene regulations and requirements relevant to the provision of waxing services
  • age at which an individual is classed as a minor according to relevant federal, state or territory legislation and why minors must only be treated with informed and signed parental or guardian consent
  • infectious disease transmission routes and prevention of infection transmission as it relates to waxing services
  • infection control procedures and application of standard precautions as they apply to the provision of waxing services
  • organisational policies and procedures as they apply to the provision of waxing services:
  • client record management
  • equipment use and maintenance
  • incident reporting
  • personal hygiene and presentation
  • presentation of treatment area
  • waste disposal
  • work health and safety
  • techniques that minimise risk of client misinterpreting operator behaviour and actions
  • strategies for dealing with client behaviour that breaches professional status of treatment
  • importance of client self-cleansing of male intimate waxing treatment prior to performing waxing service
  • scope of practice:
  • when to refer clients to other practitioners
  • importance of not stating a diagnosis of a contraindication
  • structural features of hair and hair follicles:
  • hair shaft
  • layers of hair
  • hair root and follicle
  • basic anatomy and terminology of male genitalia
  • variations to hair growth cycle and patterns in male intimate area
  • common hair disorders
  • variations to skin biology and appearance in male intimate area and implications for treatment and infection control
  • the need for psychological sensitivity required when conducting male intimate waxing
  • formulation of waxes
  • function and action of wax ingredients
  • relevance and importance of clearly explaining the following to clients:
  • contraindications
  • contra-actions
  • contraindications that:
  • prevent treatment but will not require medical referral:
  • heat rash
  • known allergies to wax products or ingredients
  • scar tissue less than six months old
  • thin or fragile skin
  • prevent treatment:
  • contagious skin disease
  • oedema
  • pubic lice
  • sexually transmitted infections
  • urinary infections
  • restrict treatment:
  • external haemorrhoids
  • infected ingrown hairs
  • moles
  • skin tags
  • adverse effects to male intimate waxing and required action steps:
  • abrasions
  • allergic reactions
  • blood spots
  • broken hair
  • bruising
  • excessive erythema
  • excessive or diminished hair growth
  • skin irritation
  • skin trauma
  • after service and home care advice relevant to male intimate waxing services:
  • prevention of ingrown hairs
  • prevention of infection
  • personal hygiene
  • recommended products
  • recommended future treatments
  • intimate waxing equipment and products:
  • ingredients and composition of waxing products
  • soothing products to reduce skin irritation
  • use of shaping templates
  • use of hot wax, warm wax and sugar wax
  • suitability of products according to hair type
  • application and removal of waxing products
  • direction of application and speed of removal
  • sustainable operating procedures for the conservation of product, water and power
  • aftercare advice, products and future treatments to maintain client treatment objectives.

Assessment Conditions

Skills must be demonstrated in a beauty industry environment; this can be:

  • a beauty industry workplace or
  • a simulated beauty workplace set up for the purpose of skills assessment, that provides services to paying members of the public.

Assessment must ensure access to:

  • paying male clients, both new and regular, with different intimate waxing requirements, who have the expectation that the services provided reflect those of a commercial business
  • hand washing facilities
  • basin
  • hot and cold running water
  • liquid soap
  • single use towels or hand dryer
  • relevant workplace documentation:
  • blank client records
  • equipment instructions
  • organisational policies and procedures relevant to waxing services
  • product instructions and safety data sheets.

Assessment must ensure use of:

  • cleaning and disinfection products
  • disposable single use wax applicators and strips
  • disposable sheeting
  • disposable g-string
  • hot and strip wax, pre and aftercare products from a comprehensive professional range
  • temperature controlled wax pots
  • tweezers
  • client gown or cover
  • individual workstation consisting of:
  • treatment table with safe working access at both ends and sides
  • individual electricity supply
  • magnifying lamp
  • stable wax pot bench or trolley
  • personal protective equipment:
  • disposable gloves
  • aprons
  • treatment towels or linen, or disposable linen.

Assessment activities that allow the individual to:

  • provide male intimate waxing within commercially realistic speed, timing and productivity
  • demonstrate competency in an environment reflective of real work situations
  • manage tasks and contingencies in the context of the job role.

Assessors must satisfy the Standards for Registered Training Organisation’s requirements for assessors and:

  • hold a qualification as a beautician or beauty therapist
  • have worked as a beautician or beauty therapist for at least three years where they have applied the skills and knowledge of this unit of competency.


Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=255d312b-db07-48f2-b6d6-1b0b06c42898