Apply and maintain wigs and hairpieces

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
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 SIHHHDS407A, 'Apply and maintain wigs and hairpieces'.
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


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. Select and use cleaning products and techniques.

1.1. Examine wigs and hairpieces and identify stitching, knotting and fibre type.

1.2. Select, use and apply cleaning and conditioning products to match stitching, knotting and fibre type and apply according to manufacturer’s instructions and salon procedures.

1.3. Safely dispose of cleaning product waste to minimise negative environmental impacts according to salon procedures.

2. Cut wigs and hairpieces.

2.1. Apply wig or hairpiece to clients existing hair and adjust to ensure a comfortable fit.

2.2. Discuss finished look with client and apply haircutting techniques to achieve the agreed result.

2.3. Cut hairpieces attached to existing hair and blend to achieve planned natural looks.

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

3. Apply design finishes to wigs and hairpieces.

3.1. Review and discuss alternative finished hair designs to confirm client expectations.

3.2. Confirm style concepts to complement facial features, bone structure and client expectations with clients.

3.3. Attach wigs or hairpieces to a working block, and select and apply styling products according to fibre type, base materials, planned design and manufacturer instructions.

3.4. Select and apply relevant tools and techniques, according to fibre type and base materials, to achieve the overall finished design.

3.5. Re-apply styled wigs or hairpieces to clients and adjust to ensure a secure and comfortable fit

3.6. Maintain client comfort and safety during the process according to salon procedures.

3.7. Confirm client satisfaction and adjust design finish where required.

3.8. Apply styling products for finished texture or hold, as required.