Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines.
Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills:
- consult with at least three clients and complete a pre-service analysis covering the following characteristics to create and recommend appropriate one length or solid form hair cut designs: facial features and bone structure; natural hair type; hair texture; hair density; growth patterns; fall and movement, and;
- complete one length or solid form haircuts for the above three clients to their satisfaction to include these lengths: above shoulder length; below shoulder length.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge:
- different facial shapes and one length or solid form haircut designs which best complement particular shapes;
- characteristics of the following hair features, how these will impact on finished one length or solid form haircuts and appropriate designs for best outcomes: natural hair types; hair texture; hair movement; natural distribution and growth patterns of hair;
- shapes, structure and texture for one length or solid form haircut structures;
- starting point, sectioning and parting patterns and the impact on the finished result for one length or solid form haircut structures;
- required angle of scissors to base parting to achieve one length or solid form structures;
- reasons for using minimum lift and natural fall to achieve one length or solid form haircut structures;
- importance of client head position and impact on finished haircut result;
- cleaning techniques and uses of cleaning and disinfection products for haircutting equipment;
- basic aspects of local government, state or territory health regulations for hygiene and infection control for haircutting services;
- industry practices and organisational procedures;
- minimising product wastage, and;
- waste disposal with particular emphasis on environmentally sound disposal methods for hair waste.