Apply and maintain wigs and hairpieces

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 WRHHD407A, 'Apply and maintain wigs and hairpieces'.
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




Select and use cleaning products and techniques.


Stitching, knotting and fibre type are identified by visual and physical examination of wigs and hairpieces.


Cleaning and conditioning products are selected from the workplace range to match stitching, knotting and fibre type and are applied according to workplace procedures and manufacturer's instructions.


Cut wigs and hairpieces.


Hairpieces are applied to scalp area and trimmed to blend with existing natural hair.


Wigs are applied to clients and adjusted to ensure a comfortable fit.


Finished look is discussed with client and haircutting techniques are applied to achieve the predetermined result.


Switches and postiche are cut as required to blend with a planned finished look.


Apply design finishes to wigs and hairpieces.


Alternative finished hair designs are reviewed and discussed to confirm client expectations.


Style concepts to complement facial features, bone structure and client expectations are predetermined with clients.


Wigs or hairpieces are attached to a working block, and styling products are selected and applied according to fibre type, base materials, planned design and manufacturer's instructions.


Relevant tools and techniques are selected according to fibre type, and base materials are applied to achieve the overall finished design.


Wigs or hairpieces are applied to clients and secured to ensure a secure and comfortable fit.


Client comfort and safety are ensured during the process according to relevant legislation and workplace policiesand procedures.


Client satisfaction is confirmed and hair design finish is adjusted where required.


Styling products are applied for finished texture or hold, as required.

Qualifications and Skillsets

WRHHD407A appears in the following qualifications:

  • WRH40109 - Certificate IV in Hairdressing