Make 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 SIHHHDS408A, 'Make 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



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. Discuss client needs and expectations.

1.2. Identify cost, application, maintenance requirements, features, benefits and applications of different wigs and hairpieces and clearly explain to clients.

1.3. Confirm finished wig or hairpiece designs that meet client requirements.

2. Analyse and select hair type.

2.1. Discuss human hair types, synthetic hair and their suitability to meet client needs.

2.2. Match hair type is to the client’s own hair to achieve colour match and wave or curl match, where possible and according to client requirements.

3. Prepare hair for use in wig or hairpiece.

3.1. Ensure safe use of hack according to salon procedures.

3.2. Apply root-turning procedure root to root and end to end, according to natural hair growth pattern.

3.3. Select and mix various hair types, according to required texture, colour and curl, and predetermined client requirements.

4. Make wigs and hairpieces.

4.1. Take key measurements for base of wig and transfer measurements accurately from head to block.

4.2. Select suitable materials for wig or hairpiece base and other parts of the wig to suit agreed end product.

4.3. Determine procedure for placing hair on base, according to client requirements.

4.4. Select, apply and maintain wig-making tools, according to salon procedures.

4.5. Select and apply ventilating techniques where required.

4.6. Knot and make wig or hairpiece, according to client requirements.

4.7. Ensure the safe disposal of waste hair and other materials, according to salon procedures.

5. Fit wigs and hairpieces.

5.1. Fit finished wig or hairpiece on client to ensure a firm but comfortable fit.

5.2. Make adjustments where necessary and confirm client comfort and satisfaction.

5.3. Offer home hair care and in-salon maintenance advice.