SHBHCUT009 - Cut hair using freehand clipper techniques

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Unit code: SHBHCUT009 | Study level: TAFE
City Campus
City King St
SHBHCUT001 - Design haircut structures
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to consult with clients and analyse hair and facial characteristics to design, recommend and complete complementary haircuts using freehand clipper techniques.


For Melbourne campuses

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 six clients and complete a pre-service analysis covering the following characteristics to design and recommend appropriate clipper haircuts: facial features and bone structure; natural hair type; hair texture; hair density; growth patterns; fall and movement;
  • complete haircuts for the above six clients to their satisfaction and cumulatively complete these types of haircuts: flat tops; clipper cuts; style cuts;
  • create cuts of at least four different lengths using different sized clipper attachments across the haircuts completed, and;
  • create these neckline shapes cumulatively across the haircuts completed: square; curved; faded and blended.

Required reading

The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the Polytechnic and/or via the Polytechnic e-learning system.

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