Apply the principles of hairdressing science

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Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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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
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Wiki Markup
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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 SIHHHSC301A, 'Apply the principles of hairdressing science'.
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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. Apply knowledge of skin structure and function.

1.1. Identify and apply knowledge of the main structure, functions and role of the skin to the provision of hairdressing services.

1.2. Apply knowledge of the structure andfunction of the glands of the skin to the provision of hairdressing services.

1.3. Identify the physical effects of scalp treatments on the skin and relate to the performance of hairdressing treatments.

2. Apply knowledge of hair structure and function.

2.1. Identify the main functions and role of hair to provide hairdressing services.

2.2. Identify the glands and muscles associated with the hair and hair follicles.

2.3. Recognise the structural and cellular features of hair and hair follicles.

2.4. Apply knowledge of the process of hair growth and the hair growth cycle to the provision of hairdressing services.

2.5. Recognise the characteristics of normal and damaged hair.

2.6. Identify factors affecting hair colour and chemical reformation and apply this knowledge in designing and performing treatments.

2.7. Recognise the physical effects of hairdressing services.

3. Apply knowledge of cosmetic chemistry.

3.1. Identify relevant concepts of cosmetic chemistry and relate to the safe performance of hairdressing services.

3.2. Assess the actions of the range of chemicals used in hairdressing treatments and relate to the selection and performance of hairdressing services.

3.3. Base assessment of suitability of the hair for chemical services on analysis of the effect of previous chemical services or environmental factors on the condition of the hair.

4. Apply knowledge of hairdressing products.

4.1. Assess the formulation of a range of hairdressing products in relation to the product purpose and action on the hair.

4.2. Identify contraindications where they relate to client health and safety, hair condition and potential service outcomes.

4.3. Select appropriate product based on hair and scalp analysis and desired action on hair.

5. Promote hair and scalp care.

5.1. Apply knowledge of the physical and chemical actions of a range of hairdressing products during services, to maximise the promotion of hair and scalp care, and client and operator safety.

5.2. Apply knowledge of potential environmental damage to hair, when providing after-care service and advice.