Unit of competency details

SHBBMUP001 - Apply eyelash extensions (Release 1)


ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 25/Sep/2015

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

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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 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.

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

Pre-requisite Unit


Competency Field

Make-Up 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 service requirements.

1.1 Confirm eyelash extension requirements with client.

1.2 Explain service and outcomes, and show client eyelash extension products.

1.3 Explain treatment sequence and factors that may restrict treatment.

1.4 Design and record treatment plan and obtain client consent.

1.5 Select products and equipment according to treatment plan.

1.6 Conduct patch test to identify skin reactions, and advise client of suitability for service.

2. Remove damaged, sparse, or grown out eyelash extensions.

2.1 Confirm with client eyelash extensions removal needs.

2.2 Apply eye patches to protect lower lid and bottom lashes.

2.3 Apply product remover to eyelash extensions according to manufacturer instructions.

2.4 Remove eyelash extensions to avoid damage to natural lashes and client discomfort.

2.5 Apply aftercare product as required.

3. Apply eyelash extensions.

3.1 Apply medical tape, or lint-free eye patches to lower lid and bottom lashes.

3.2 Use tweezers to isolate natural lashes, and glue individual eyelash extensions avoiding contact with the surrounding skin.

3.3 Monitor and adjust application of individual extensions to ensure correct positioning, even distribution and thickness according to client needs.

3.4 Complete application of eyelash extensions according to treatment plan.

3.5 Remove lint free eye gel patches, or adhesive tape, gently and to avoid discomfort to client.

4. Provide post service advice.

4.1 Seek client feedback, and update treatment plan.

4.2 Recommend home care, complementary products, and future treatments.

4.3 Update treatment plan and rebook client as required.

5. Clean treatment work area.

5.1 Clean service area and surfaces, non-disposable eyelash equipment and tools.

5.2 Restock equipment and products in preparation for next treatment.

5.3 Safely dispose of general and contaminated waste 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.



Oral communication skills to:

  • use effective questioning and active listening techniques to consult with client, confirm requirements and monitor service outcomes.

Reading skills to:

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

Numeracy skills to:

  • calculate service price, product quantities and time.

Unit Mapping Information

No equivalent unit.


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


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, develop and adjust treatment plan to apply safe and appropriate eyelash extensions suitable for the following client treatment objectives:
  • two full-set applications, each set consisting of a minimum of forty eyelash extensions per eye
  • two in-fill services
  • two removal services
  • design and provide treatment routines that demonstrate correct:
  • patch testing
  • selection and application of eyelash extensions type:
  • adhesive
  • colour
  • curl
  • length
  • width
  • eyelash extension application to suit client eye shape and facial features
  • design, record and maintain treatment plans and records for each eyelash extension treatment specifying for each client:
  • aftercare
  • contraindications
  • outcomes
  • patch test reactions
  • previous treatments
  • products
  • techniques
  • present self, according to organisational policy
  • comply with health and hygiene regulations and requirements.

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 eyelash extension services
  • organisational policies and procedures relevant to eyelash extension services:
  • client record management
  • equipment and product use and maintenance
  • incident reporting
  • personal hygiene and presentation
  • waste disposal
  • work health and safety
  • legal and insurance liabilities and responsibilities regarding eyelash extension services
  • scope of practice:
  • when to refer clients to other practitioners
  • importance of not stating a diagnosis of contraindications
  • the impact of eye shapes on eyelash extensions:
  • almond
  • Asian
  • close-set
  • deep-set
  • hooded
  • prominent
  • round
  • small
  • effects and benefits of eyelash extensions:
  • fullness
  • length
  • thickness: 15, 20, 25
  • natural eyelash growth rate and stages of hair growth cycle:
  • anagen
  • catagen
  • telogen
  • advantages and disadvantages of a range of eyelash extensions:
  • mink
  • natural
  • silk
  • synthetic
  • differences between different types of eyelash extension:
  • B curl
  • C curl
  • coloured
  • D curl
  • diamond
  • glitter
  • J curl
  • L curl
  • V curl
  • W curl
  • Y curl
  • advantages of using different tweezers:
  • curved
  • inverted
  • pointy
  • slanted
  • straight
  • selection criteria and application of eyelash extension type:
  • adhesive
  • colour
  • curl
  • length
  • benefits and effects of different types of adhesives:
  • clear
  • coloured
  • normal
  • sensitive
  • contraindications that prevent or restrict eyelash services, and their relationship to the service:
  • allergies to latex, tape resin, and adhesive
  • alopecia
  • bacterial, fungal, parasitic or viral infections
  • blepharitis
  • contact lenses
  • curly eyelashes
  • damaged natural eyelashes
  • dry eyes syndrome
  • abnormal skin
  • recent eye surgery
  • twitching eyes
  • trichotillomania
  • sustainable operating procedures for the conservation of product, water and power
  • aftercare advice, products and future treatments to maintain eyelash extensions.

Assessment Conditions

Skills must be demonstrated in a beauty or make-up services environment; this can be:

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

Assessment must ensure access to:

  • paying clients, both new and regular or models as part of paid assignments, with different eyelash extension 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
  • organisational policies and procedures relevant to the application of eyelash extensions
  • equipment instructions
  • manufacturer instructions and safety data sheets.

Assessment must ensure use of:

  • adhesive:
  • clear
  • coloured
  • normal
  • sensitive
  • cleaning and disinfection products and equipment
  • eyelash extension equipment:
  • air blower
  • application tweezers
  • disposable glue wells
  • disposable mascara wands
  • eye lash comb
  • isolating tweezers
  • jade stone
  • lint free eye pads
  • locks detach swabs
  • medical tape
  • oil-free cleanser
  • silicone pad
  • sponge
  • eyelash extensions remover
  • eyelash extensions from a comprehensive professional range
  • individual work station consisting of:
  • treatment table with safe working access at both ends and sides
  • individual electricity supply
  • magnifying lamp
  • operator chair
  • trolley for products, bowls and equipment
  • treatment towels or linen, or disposable linen.

Assessment activities that allow the individual to:

  • complete eyelash extension services 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:

  • have worked in the beauty or make-up industry 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.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=255d312b-db07-48f2-b6d6-1b0b06c42898

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