This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to source or create designs for tracks and creative carvings and to incorporate those into haircuts using clippers, scissors, razors or precision trimming tools.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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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: - source at least six different designs for hair tracks and carvings from at least three different sources and compile a portfolio for future use; - consult with at least four clients to determine design preferences and incorporate tracks and creative carvings into haircut structure to their satisfaction, and; - across the above four clients, cumulatively cover: two different track designs; two different creative carving designs.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - sources of creative track and carving designs; - methods used to visually share designs with clients; - characteristics of the following hair features and how these will impact on finished hair tracks and carvings: natural hair types; hair texture; hair movement; natural distribution and growth patterns of hair; - key features of different types of tools used to create hair tracks and carvings and techniques for using each: clippers; scissors; razors; precision trimming tools; - relationship between size of the clipper or trimmer attachment and effects on hair tracks and carvings; - starting point and sequencing of carving patterns and the impact on the finished result of the design; - maintenance requirements for clippers; when and how to clean, oil and adjust blades; - cleaning techniques and uses of cleaning and disinfection products for haircutting equipment; - basic aspects of local government, state or territory health regulations, and; - industry practices and organisational procedures.

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