Course Title: Provide basic foot skin and nail care

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C3260

Course Title: Provide basic foot skin and nail care

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 25.0

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Term1 2012

Course Contact: Susan Russell

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254637

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to provide basic foot skin and foot nail care to clients.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Not Applicable.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCICS306A Provide basic foot skin and nail care


Clean and store equipment and materials.

Document client information.

Perform basic foot skin and nail care.

Prepare for basic foot skin and nail care.

Learning Outcomes

The learner will have acquired the essential knowledge outlined in the elements belonging to this unit, including identifying and managing the basic anatomy and physiology of the foot and basic understanding of foot pathology , basic pathology of nails, basic understanding of structure and functioning of skin and integuments, infection control protocols relevant to foot care, principles of basic foot hygiene, • The function of medicaments, including: emollients - astringents - moisturisers - antiseptics as well as the appropriate book keeping requirements in co junction with the relevant organisation policies and procedures. In addition the learner will have effectively managed the performance criteria of this unit including the skills of washing, cleaning, drying and monitoring the clients feet, safely and effectively file non-pathological toenails, Identify indicators of pathological nail and skin conditions, the ability to skillfully applying medicaments, including: emollients, astringents, moisturisers, antiseptics.

Overview of Assessment

The overview of the assessment may vary accoerdingly to the dynamics of the group of leraners environment, this unit can be delivered and assessed independently, however holistic assessment practice with other community services units of competency is encouraged resources required for assessment of this unit include access to: an appropriate workplace where assessment can take place or simulation of realistic workplace setting for assessment, in cases where the learner does not have the opportunity to cover all relevant aspects in the work environment, the remainder should be assessed through realistic simulations, projects, previous relevant experience or oral/written questioning on ’What if?’ scenarios, assessment of this unit of competence will usually include observation of processes and procedures, oral and/or written questioning on Essential knowledge and skills and consideration of required attitudes. Where performance is not directly observed and/or is required to be demonstrated over a ’period of time’ and/or in a ’number of locations’, any evidence should be authenticated by colleagues, supervisors, clients or other appropriate persons