Qualification details

SIH40111 - Certificate IV in Hairdressing (Release 2)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
2 (this release)Current 19/Aug/2013
(View details for release 1) Replaced20/Jul/2011

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Is superseded by and equivalent to SHB40216 - Certificate IV in HairdressingEquivalent • Updated to meet Standards for Training Packages • Entry requirement provides more clarity. • Packaging rules amended to ensure selection of electives pertaining to core job outcome. • Total number of units for completion remains at 11. 30/Mar/2016
Supersedes WRH40109 - Certificate IV in HairdressingSIH40111 replaces WRH40109 as the intent of the qualification remains unchanged. A more flexible approach to packaging has been adopted. New units that build on specialised technical skills and technical leadership have been included. The total number of units required to complete this qualification remains at 11 units. The number of core units has decreased from 7 to 2 units. The number of elective units has increased from 4 to 9 units. 19/Jul/2011

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
BSBMKG413A - Promote products and servicesPromote products and services Elective
SIBXFAS202A - Design and apply make-up for photographyDesign and apply make-up for photography Elective
SIHHCLS406A - Solve complex colour problemsSolve complex colour problems Elective
SIHHCLS407A - Apply creative colouring and lightening techniques to enhance hair designsApply creative colouring and lightening techniques to enhance hair designs Elective
SIHHHCS306A - Combine structures for current haircut designsCombine structures for current haircut designs Elective
SIHHHCS410A - Design and perform creative haircutsDesign and perform creative haircuts Elective
SIHHHDS304A - Design and apply classic long hair up stylesDesign and apply classic long hair up styles Elective
SIHHHDS305A - Select and apply hair extensionsSelect and apply hair extensions Elective
SIHHHDS406A - Design and apply creative long hair designsDesign and apply creative long hair designs Elective
SIHHHDS407A - Apply and maintain wigs and hairpiecesApply and maintain wigs and hairpieces Elective
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 391111 Hairdresser 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4931-11 Hairdresser 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 1103 Personal Services 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 391111 Hairdresser 18/Nov/2011 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4931-11 Hairdresser 18/Nov/2011 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 1103 Personal Services 18/Nov/2011 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 20/Jul/2011 
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Modification History

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Release 

Comments 

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Metadata corrections.

Editorial update to Pathways Information.

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Initial release.

Description

This qualification reflects the role of highly skilled senior hairdressers who develop complex technical skills and knowledge working as part of or coordinating a salon team. It includes senior hairdressers who work as technical advisers with a hairdressing products company; or independently as a freelance session stylist. Functions at this level include the self-directed application of a broad range of knowledge and skills and the provision of technical leadership, training and support to colleagues. A hairdresser at this level may provide specialist services, including haircutting, hair design, hair colouring, complex colour correction, hair extensions, chemical reformation, trichology and makeup application.

This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship pathway.

Job roles 

Senior hairdresser

Pathways Information

After achieving SIH40111 Certificate IV in Hairdressing individuals may undertake:

  • SIB50210 Diploma of Salon Management
  • SIH80113 Graduate Certificate in Hairdressing Creative Leadership.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

Entry Requirements

The Certificate IV in Hairdressing is designed to build on the foundation skills acquired through the completion of the Certificate III in Hairdressing or equivalent.

Entry to this qualification is open to those who have vocational expertise in the hairdressing industry.

Vocational expertise must include a minimum of 2 of the 3 points below:

  • experience as an operator in a commercially run salon
  • provision of cutting, styling and chemical services
  • establishment of a clientele base

Employability Skills Summary

The following table contains a summary of the Employability Skills as identified by the hairdressing industry for this qualification. The Employability Skills facets described here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on qualification packaging options.

Employability Skill 

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include: 

Communication

Using questioning and active listening to ascertain and respond to client needs to ensure clients enjoy a positive experience that reflects salon values; negotiating responsively with client to suggest new looks, products and services and to ensure and confirm client satisfaction; giving clear instructions to apprentices and other team members; listening to and carrying out verbal instructions from other team members and supervisors; reading and interpreting product and equipment manufacturer instructions and other work related documents; completing written workplace forms; sharing work-related information with other team members.

Teamwork

Working collaboratively with other team members; supporting the team; respecting and understanding others views and giving and receiving feedback; sharing technical expertise and acting as a mentor and trouble shooter for less experienced team members.

Problem-solving

Demonstrating sensitivity to client needs and concerns; anticipating problems and acting to avoid them where possible; solving technical hairdressing and service problems independently; providing technical problem solving and leadership to other hairdressers.

Initiative and enterprise

Acting independently as freelance session stylist or within the context of a salon team or manufacturers technical team structure; regularly suggesting new hairdressing design, service and product ideas to clients.

Planning and organising

Using a broad range of products and equipment to plan and carry out complex technical hairdressing and hair design services.

Self-management

Understanding and following workplace policies regarding work availability, rosters and work duties; working effectively within a team culture by practising inclusive behaviour, effective management of personal presentation, hygiene, and time; efficiently and independently prioritising and completing technical tasks.

Learning

Identifying personal strengths and weaknesses in the context of the job role; recognising how to personally develop as a hairdressing technical leader; consistently seeking opportunities to learn new ways of doing things; implementing changes within the specific hairdressing job role and wider industry product and technical developments.

Technology

Seeking, using and maintaining a range of hairdressing and small business technology in the context of available equipment and salon procedures; recognising and reporting faulty equipment and following salon occupational health and safety procedures.

Packaging Rules

11 units must be completed:

  • 2 core units
  • 9 elective units:
  • a minimum of 4 units must be selected from Group A Hairdressing technical skill electives
  • the remaining units may be selected from the Group B General elective units or another endorsed Training Package or accredited course; these must be units which are first packaged at AQF level 4 or 5.

In all cases selection of electives must be guided by the job outcome sought, local industry requirements and the characteristics of this qualification (as per the AQF descriptors).

Core units 

SIHHTLS401A

Provide technical leadership within the hairdressing context

SIHHTLS402A

Research and utilise hairdressing trends to advance creative work

Elective units 

Group A – Hairdressing technical skills 

SIHHCLS406A

Solve complex colour problems

SIHHCLS407A

Apply creative colouring and lightening techniques to enhance hair designs

SIHHHCS306A

Combine structures for current haircut designs

SIHHHCS410A

Design and perform creative haircuts

SIHHHDS304A

Design and apply classic long hair up styles

SIHHHDS305A

Select and apply hair extensions

SIHHHDS406A

Design and apply creative long hair designs

SIHHHDS407A

Apply and maintain wigs and hairpieces

SIHHHDS408A

Make wigs and hairpieces

SIHHHRS304A

Perform protein straightening and relaxing treatments

SIHHHRS405A

Apply chemical reformation techniques to enhance hair designs

Group B – General elective units 

BSBMKG413A

Promote products and services

SIBXFAS202A

Design and apply make-up for photography

SIHHHSC403A

Apply knowledge of hair and scalp problems to trichological consultations

SIHHHSC404A

Perform trichological assessments

SIHHHSC405A

Apply the principles of nutrition

SIHHHSC406A

Develop and apply scalp treatment therapies

SIHHTLS403A

Work as a session stylist

SIRXMGT001A

Coordinate work teams

SIRXMGT003A

Lead and manage people

SIRXQUA002A

Lead a team to foster innovation

TAEDEL301A

Provide work skill instruction

TAEDEL402A

Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace

TAEASS401A

Plan assessment activities and processes

TAEASS402A

Assess competence

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