Select and apply hair extensions

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 SIHHHDS305A, 'Select and apply hair extensions'.
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



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. Consult with clients.

1.1. Determine client needs and expectations through questioning and discussions.

1.2. Design hair extension concepts to match facial features, bone structure, natural hair and client requirements.

1.3. Discuss finished design with client to confirm that design meets client characteristics and requirements.

1.4. Identify cost, application technique, maintenance requirements and features and benefits of the service and clearly explain to clients.

2. Analyse and select hair type and colour.

2.1. Identify extension hair type.

2.2. Identify and select colour and texture of hair extensions, according to confirmed design.

2.3. Select number of strands in hair extension and mix fibres according to product instructions and confirmed design.

3. Prepare client’s natural hair.

3.1. Prepare client’s natural hair so that it is clean, dry and free of styling aids.

3.2. Remove existing hair extensions where required, according to salon procedures and product instructions.

3.3. Section client’s natural hair according to confirmed design.

3.4. Ensure the safe disposal of waste, according to salon procedures.

4. Apply hair extensions.

4.1. Select strand sizes to match the confirmed design.

4.2. Select section sizes that are appropriate for the strand size chosen.

4.3. Apply strands and securely seal using bonding equipment, according to product instructions, salon procedures, and to match confirmed design.

5. Complete hair design.

5.1. Apply cutting and finishing techniques where required to blend extensions and natural hair, and to achieve the planned finished design.

5.2. Confirm client satisfaction and make adjustments if required.

5.3. Explain hair extension maintenance procedures clearly to client.