This qualification is for individuals who provide make-up and hair services for the screen, media and entertainment industries. It reflects the role of individuals who use well-developed skills and a broad knowledge base in a wide variety of contexts. They apply solutions to a defined range of unpredictable problems, and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources. They may provide leadership and guidance to others with some limited responsibility for the output of others.
Make-up and hair assistant.
Total number of units = 13
4 core units
3 Group A units
6 elective units
4 elective units must be selected from the Group A units and/or Group B units listed below.
The remaining 2 elective units may be selected from the Group A and/or Group B units listed any endorsed Training Package or accredited course at the same qualification level.
Electives must be relevant to the work outcome and local industry requirements.
BSBCRT301A Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills
CUFIND301B Work effectively in the screen and media industries
Candidates may enter the qualification with limited or no vocational experience and without a relevant lower-level qualification.
Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification considerations
There is no direct link between this qualification and licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements. However, where required, a unit of competency will specify relevant licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements that impact on the unit.
WRHHC307A - Combine haircut structures for traditional and classic designs on men
WRHHD303A - Design and apply short to medium-length hair design finishes
The following table contains a summary of the employability skills required by make-up and hair assistants based on the units listed above. Using this employability skills summary as an example, trainers and assessors can work out how employability skills would apply to other job roles relevant to the qualification to include important industry application of employability skills in learning and assessment strategies.
Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:
dealing with performers/talent tactfully and respectfully
relating to people from diverse backgrounds/people with diverse abilities
dealing with conflict situations that arise on set with regard to the provision of make-up/hair services
interpreting scripts, design briefs and other production documentation
completing workplace documentation, e.g. make-up plans and continuity diary
negotiating with others to resolve styling issues for wigs and hairpieces
negotiating with resource suppliers
writing formal and informal letters to target audiences
interacting effectively with people with diverse interests and needs
working collaboratively with others
planning and applying hair designs to compensate for particular facial shapes or characteristics
recognising and responding appropriately in the event of adverse skin reactions to make-up/hair products
managing contingencies in promotional activities
Initiative and enterprise
participating effectively and actively in range of creative thinking activities
being flexible in response to unexpected changes in work schedules
contributing creative ideas to hair designs
making quick and accurate adjustments to performers' make-up and hair during productions
anticipating and addressing problems that arise on set with regard to make-up/hair continuity
Planning and organising
planning make-up and hair procedures and following through in a systematic way
selecting and applying wig cleaning and styling products, tools and techniques
selecting and applying hair extensions
recording make-up and hair continuity details
systematically organising research materials
working to deadlines
prioritising work tasks
following workplace procedures and complying with health and hygiene regulations
follow manufacturers' specifications with regard to make-up and hair products
reflecting on and enhancing own ability to contribute effectively to a collaborative creative process
keeping up to date with industry developments and trends
identifying and accessing opportunities for ongoing professional development
seeking expert advice as required
using a range of tools and styling aids to:
create make-up and hair designs
make, style and maintain wigs and hairpieces
using a digital stills camera to take continuity photographs
using the internet for research purposes
using routine word processing in the context of completing workplace documentation
accessing and using databases to record research findings