Select and apply hair extensions

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver WRHHD405B, 'Select and apply hair extensions'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria




Consult with clients.


Client's needs and expectations are determined through questioning and discussions.


Hair extension concepts are designed to match facial features, bone structure, natural hair and client requirements.


Finished design is discussed with client to confirm that design meets client characteristics and requirements.


Cost, application technique, maintenance requirements and features and benefits of the service are identified and clearly explained to clients.


Analyse and select hair type.


Client hair type is correctly identified.


Hair colour and texture of hair extension are accurately identified and selected according to confirmed design.


Number of strands in hair extension is selected and fibres are mixed according to manufacturer's instructions and confirmed design.


Prepare client's natural hair.


Client's natural hair is prepared so that it is clean, dry and free of all styling aids.


Existing hair extensions are removed where required, using workplace system.


Client's natural hair is sectioned according to confirmed design.


Apply hair extensions.


Strand sizes are selected to match the confirmed design.


Section sizes are selected that are appropriate for the strand size chosen.


Strands are applied and securely sealed using bonding equipment according to manufacturer's instructions, relevant legislation and workplace policies and procedures, and to match confirmed design.


Complete hair design.


Cutting and finishing techniques are applied where required to blend extensions and natural hair, and to achieve the planned finished design.


Client satisfaction is confirmed and adjustments are made if required.


Maintenance procedures are clearly explained to client.

Qualifications and Skillsets

WRHHD405B appears in the following qualifications:

  • WRH40109 - Certificate IV in Hairdressing