SHBHTRI001 - Identify and treat hair and scalp conditions

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Unit code: SHBHTRI001 | Study level: TAFE
City Campus
City King St


This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to recognise a range of hair and scalp conditions as part of a pre-hair service analysis, to advise on and provide remedial treatments for minor conditions and to advise clients to seek further advice for abnormal or contagious conditions.


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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:

  • complete a hair and scalp analysis on five (5) different clients to determine suitable salon treatment options and products for: chemically treated hair; physically damaged hair; highly stressed hair; hair conditions that would benefit from protein and moisture treatments;
  • integrate the use of infection control precautions and organisational procedures to complete these types of head and scalp treatments for three different clients: protein treatments; moisture treatments; medicated treatments, and;
  • record the following details of the hair and scalp treatment service in the history for each client serviced: pre-treatment analysis; client symptoms; treatment and products used; outcomes achieved; recommended home care treatment and products.

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.

As part of a course

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