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Develop hairdressing industry knowledge

Unit Descriptor This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to access information on the hairdressing industry and relevant industry legislation. The unit may apply to a range of roles in the workplace.

1 . Source information on the hairdressing industry.
  1. Sources of information on the hairdressing industry are identified and accessed.

  2. Information is obtained to assist effective work performance within the industry.

  3. Information on related industries is sourced.

  4. Knowledge of the hairdressing industry is applied in the correct context to enhance quality of work performance .

2 . Source and apply information on legal and ethical issues for the hairdressing industry.
  1. Information on legal and ethical issues is obtained to assist effective work performance.

  2. Day-to-day hairdressing industry activities are conducted according to legal obligations and ethical industry practices.

3 . Update hairdressing industry knowledge.
  1. A range of opportunities to update general knowledge of the hairdressing industry is identified and used.

  2. Current issues of concern to the industry are monitored.

  3. Updated knowledge is shared with clients and colleagues as appropriate and incorporated into day-to-day work activities.

Key CompetencyExamples of ApplicationPerformance
How can information be collected, analysed and organised?Obtaining information to assist work performance requires the communication of ideas and information.1
How are ideas and information communicated within this competency?Using knowledge of the hairdressing industry to enhance work performance requires information to be collected, analysed and organised.2
How are activities planned and organised?Incorporating knowledge into day-to-day work activities requires activities to be planned and organised.1
How are problem solving skills applied?Sharing updated knowledge with colleagues requires the application of teamwork.1
How are mathematical ideas and techniques used?Pricing may require the use of mathematical ideas and techniques.1
How is use of technology applied?Conducting day-to-day hairdressing industry activities according to legal obligations and ethical industry practices requires problem solving.1
How is team work used within this competency?Using the Internet to source information requires the use of technology.1

Range Statement

Sources of information may include:

Information may include:

Related industries may include:

Quality of work performance may include:

Legal and ethical issues may include:

Hairdressing industry activities may include:

Issues of concern may include:

Evidence Guide

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit

Context of assessment

For valid and reliable assessment of this unit, competency should be consistently demonstrated over a period of time and observed by the assessor and/or the technical expert working in partnership with the assessor. The technical expert may include the hairdresser and/or an experienced person at the workplace.

Competency should be demonstrated in the workplace or a simulated workplace environment in a range of situations which may include client interruptions and involvement in other related activities normally expected in the workplace. For further guidance on the use of an appropriate simulated environment, refer to the Assessment Guidelines in this Training Package.

Specific resources for assessment

Competency for this unit should be assessed through access to:

Relationship to other units

In the context of an assessment-only and/or a training delivery and assessment pathway, all units that relate to a job function can be integrated for assessment purposes.

Prerequisite units:


Co-requisite units:


Method of assessment

The following assessment methods are suggested.

Evidence required for demonstration of consistent performance

For valid and reliable assessment of this unit, evidence should be gathered through a range of methods to indicate consistent performance.

It can be gathered from assessment of the unit of competency alone, through an integrated assessment activity or through a combination of both.

Evidence should be gathered as part of the learning process.