Work as a session stylist

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 WRHHD406B, 'Work as a session stylist'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Work as a session stylist' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria




Interpret the creative brief.


Performance outline for script or fashion session objectives are analysed to determine overall design concepts.


Preliminary concept meetings with relevant personnel are participated in to discuss the hair design requirements for the type of production.


All relevant factors that may determine and affect the finished designs are identified.


Conduct and evaluate research and planning.


Research is undertaken and findings are analysed to develop hair design concepts.


Research materials, findings and documentation are organised for use throughout the design development process, updating as required.


Initial concepts are generated against the research findings and discussed with relevant personnel.


Consult and discuss finished design.


Specific requirements are established by physical and visual examination.


Finished hair designs appropriate to the character, performance, production or event are established in consultation with relevant personnel.


Create current, creative and period hair designs.


Products, materials, tools and techniques appropriate to the established design results are selected and used.


A predetermined era is accurately reflected in finished hair designs where relevant to the production/event.


Comfort and safety of the model/performer are ensured during all processes.


Finished designs are completed within required timeframes.


Director/coordinator/model/performer satisfaction with finished hair design is confirmed.


Finished hair designs are documented for future performances/events and continuity purposes.


Plan hairdressing presentations.


Session objectives, target audience, and presentation type, scale and presentation team are identified.


Variables of the presentation environment are determined and appropriate adjustments are made.


Garments for models are sourced directly via retail outlets, fashion designers or fashion stylists.


Presentation team members are briefed on overall design concepts and supported in fulfilling all aspects of their roles.


Make-up designs are coordinated in conjunction with make-up artists.


Hairdressing products, equipment and props to be used in presentation are assembled where required.


Make hairdressing presentations.


Models and information are introduced and presented in a clear, logical and interesting manner, and with a strong conclusion.


Public speaking techniques, including visual and audio aids, are used effectively as required.


Chemical procedures, haircut structures and the application of finishing products and techniques are explained in a clear and logical sequence.


Audience participation is encouraged where possible to provide a means for audience questions and feedback.


Audience reactions are monitored and responded to where possible in order to ensure ongoing rapport and audience engagement in the presentation.

Qualifications and Skillsets

WRHHD406B appears in the following qualifications:

  • WRH40109 - Certificate IV in Hairdressing