Qualification details

WRH30109 - Certificate III in Hairdressing (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 18/Apr/2011

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Is superseded by SIH30111 - Certificate III in HairdressingSIH30111 replaces WRH30109 as the intent of the qualification remains unchanged. The total number of units required to complete this qualification has increased from 29 to 32 units. The number of core units has increased from 23 to 26 units. The number of elective units remains at 6 units; of which 3 must be chosen as one of 2 specialisation groups. 19/Jul/2011
Supersedes and is equivalent to WRH30106 - Certificate III in Hairdressing 19/Apr/2011

Training packages that include this qualification

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 514 Certificate III 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Hairdressing 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Men's Hairdresser,Hair Colourist,Hairdresser 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 391111 Hairdresser 18/Apr/2011 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4931-11 Hairdresser 18/Apr/2011 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 1103 Personal Services 18/Apr/2011 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 18/Apr/2011 
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Modification History

Not applicable.

Description

The Certificate III in Hairdressing has been designed as the standard entry level qualification for the hairdressing industry.

Likely functions in the hairdressing industry for those who achieve this qualification involve employment as a hairdresser working as part of team in a salon, performing processes that require a range of well developed skills where discretion and judgement is required; with responsibility for own outputs, and responsibility for the supervision of others, including apprentices. Functions at this level include applying skills and knowledge to sell products and services, ensuring a safe working environment and performing a full range of client services, including client consultation and advice, hair and scalp treatments, haircutting, hair design, colour and lightening, and chemical reformation services on male and/or female clients.

Pathways Information

Not applicable.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not applicable.

Entry Requirements

Entry advice 

There are no pre- requisites for this qualification

Language , literacy and numeracy advice 

The National Reporting System informs the identification and description of underpinning English language, literacy and numeracy features and requirements within competency standards. The learner's language, literacy and numeracy levels are expected to be equivalent to Level 2/3 of the National Reporting System.

Reading and writing  - a learner will be able to read and comprehend a range of simple texts and write a range of short texts in a number of contexts which may be interrelated.

Oral communication  - a learner will be able to use and respond to spoken language within a variety of contexts.

Numeracy and mathematics  - a learner will be able to deal easily with straightforward calculations either manually and/or using a calculator.

WRH30109 Certificate III in Hairdressing 

Qualification requirements 

Employability Skills Summary

* This unit is compulsory and only applicable for learners undertaking this qualification via an institutional pathway .

Employability Skills Summary 

WHR30109 Certificate III in Hairdressing 

The following table contains a summary of the Employability Skills required 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 

Use questioning and active listening to ascertain and respond to client needs to ensure clients enjoy a positive experience that reflects salon values. Negotiate responsively with client to suggest new looks, products and services and to ensure and confirm client satisfaction. Give clear instructions to apprentices and other team members and regularly carry out verbal instructions from other team members and supervisors. Read and interpret product and tool manufacturers instructions and other work related documents. Complete simple written workplace forms and share work related information with other team members.

Teamwork 

Supervise apprentices and work collaboratively with other team members, supporting the team, respecting and understanding others views and giving and receiving feedback in the context of a salon environment where employees are expected to perform their individual tasks but also look for opportunities to assist others at peak client periods and to share technical expertise.

Problem solving 

Demonstrate sensitivity to client needs and concerns, anticipating problems and acting to avoid them where possible. Solve technical and service problems in the context of a team structure where, decisions may be made independently or may be referred to another technical team member or a supervisor for support or resolution depending upon salon policy and procedures.

Initiative and enterprise 

Act independently within the context of a team structure where some supervision may occur. Regularly suggest new hairdressing design, service and product ideas to clients.

Planning and organising 

Plan and carry out complex technical and salon tasks to accommodate salon service timelines and priorities.

Self-management 

Understand and follow salon policies regarding work availability, rosters and work duties. Work within the salon culture by practising inclusive behaviour, effective management of personal presentation, hygiene, and time; and the ability to efficiently prioritise and complete delegated tasks under instruction.

Learning 

Identify personal strengths and weaknesses in the context of the job role and recognise how to personally learn best at work. Seek opportunities to learn new ways of doing things and implement changes within the context of salon procedures and wider industry product and technical developments.

Technology 

Use and maintain a range of salon technology; in the context of available equipment and salon procedures. Recognise and report faulty equipment and follow salon occupational health and safety procedures.

Due to the high proportion of electives required by this qualification, the industry/enterprise requirements described above for each Employability Skill are representative of the hairdressing industry in general and may not reflect specific job roles. Learning and assessment strategies for this qualification should be based on the requirements of the units of competency for this qualification.

Example core and elective unit selection WRH30109 Certificate III in Hairdressing 

A learner who is employed or seeking employment in a salon offering hairdressing services and retailing home hair care products specifically for men could elect to undertake the following units:

Australian Apprenticeship Pathway 

All 23 core units 

AND 

WRHHC307B Combine haircut structures for traditional and classic designs on men

PLUS 

WRHCS203A Hone and strop straight razors

WRHHC308B Design and maintain beards and moustaches

WRHHC309A Perform face and head shaves

SIRXMER005A Create a display

SIRXSLS002A Advise on products and services

OR

Institutional Pathway 

All 23 core units 

AND 

WRHHC307B Combine haircut structures for traditional and classic designs on men

PLUS 

WRHHC203A Hone and strop straight razors

WRHHC308B Design and maintain beards and moustaches

WRHHC309A Perform face and head shaves

WRHWP302A Operate effectively as a hairdresser in a salon work team

SIRXSLS002A Advise on products and services

A learner who is employed or seeking employment in a salon offering hairdressing services and retailing home hair care products for men and women could elect to undertake the following units:

Australian Apprenticeship pathway 

All 23 core units 

AND 

WRHHC306B Combine haircut structures on women

PLUS 

WRHCL305B Perform on scalp full head and re-touch bleach services

WRHHC307B Combine haircut structures for traditional and classic designs on men

WRHHC308B Design and maintain beards and moustaches

WRHHD304A Design and apply long hair design finishes

SIRXRPK002A Recommend hair, beauty and cosmetic products and services

OR

Institutional Pathway 

All 23 core units 

AND 

WRHHC306B Combine haircut structures on women

PLUS 

WRHCL305B Perform on scalp full head and re-touch bleach services

WRHHC307B Combine haircut structures for traditional and classic designs on men

WRHHC308B Design and maintain beards and moustaches

WRHHD304A Design and apply long hair design finishes

WRHWP302A Operate effectively as a hairdresser in a salon work team

Packaging Rules

WRH30109 Certificate III in Hairdressing 

Qualification requirements 

To achieve a Certificate III in Hairdressing, 29 units must be completed comprising:

  • 23 core units, plus
  • 6 elective units, comprising 1 compulsory elective haircutting unit and 5 elective units.

Note : WRHWP302A Operate effectively as a hairdresser in a salon work team , is a compulsory elective , in the group of 5 to be selected by learners undertaking this qualification via an institutional pathway ; and it is not applicable to learners undertaking an Australian Apprenticeship pathway who acquire this learning in their salon .

Core units  - complete all 23 units of competency 

WRBCS201B

Conduct financial transactions

WRBCS203B

Provide service to clients

WRHCL302B

Colour and lighten hair

WRHCL303B

Design and perform full and partial highlighting techniques

WRHCL304A

Perform colour correction

WRHCR302B

Perform chemical curling and volumising services

WRHCR303B

Perform chemical straightening and relaxing services

WRHCS201A

Prepare clients for salon services

WRHCS202B

Maintain tools and equipment

WRHCS204A

Maintain and organise work areas

WRHCS205A

Follow personal health and safety routines at work

WRHHC301A

Design haircut structures

WRHHC302A

Apply one length/solid haircut structures

WRHHC303A

Apply graduated haircut structures

WRHHC304A

Apply layered haircut structures

WRHHC305A

Apply over-comb techniques

WRHHD303A

Design and apply short to medium-length hair design finishes

WRHHS301A

Apply the principles of hairdressing science

WRHHS302A

Consult with clients and treat hair and scalp conditions

SIRXCOM001A

Communicate in the workplace

SIRXIND001A

Work effectively in a retail environment

SIRXOHS001A

Apply safe working practices

SIRXSLS001A

Sell products and services

PLUS 

Compulsory elective units  - complete 1 of the following units of competency 

WRHHC306B

Combine haircut structures on women

WRHHC307B

Combine haircut structures for traditional and classic designs on men

PLUS 

Elective units  - complete 5 of the following units of competency 

WRHCL305B

Perform on scalp full head and re-touch bleach services

WRHCR404B

Apply chemical reformation techniques to enhance hair designs

WRHCS203A

Hone and strop straight razors

WRHCS308A

Plan services for special events

WRHHC306B

Combine haircut structures on women

WRHHC307B

Combine haircut structures for traditional and classic designs on men

WRHHC308B

Design and maintain beards and moustaches

WRHHC309A

Perform face and head shaves

WRHHD202A

Apply single, two and three strand braiding techniques

WRHHD304A

Design and apply long hair design finishes

*WRHWP302A

Operate effectively as a hairdresser in a salon work team

SIRXMGT001A

Coordinate work teams

SIRXMER001A

Merchandise products

SIRXMER005A

Create a display

SIRXSLS002A

Advise on products and services

SIRXRPK002A

Recommend hair, beauty and cosmetic products and services

HLTFA301B

Provide first aid

* This unit is compulsory and only applicable for learners undertaking this qualification via an institutional pathway .

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