Make 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 WRHHD408A, 'Make 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




Consult with clients.


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


Cost, application, maintenance requirements, features benefits and applications of different wigs and hairpieces are identified and clearly explained to clients.


Finished wig/hairpiece designs that meet client requirements are confirmed.


Analyse and select hair type.


Human hair types are correctly identified.


Synthetic hair is correctly identified.


Contraindications for hair types are correctly identified.


Hair type is matched to the client's hair to achieve colour match and wave/curl match, according to client requirements.


Prepare hair for use in wig or hairpiece.


Safe use of hack is demonstrated according to relevant legislation, and workplace policies and procedures.


Root-turning procedure is applied root to root and end to end, according to natural hair growth pattern.


Various hair types and textures are selected according to appropriate texture, colour, and curl and in line with predetermined client requirements.


Make wigs and hairpieces.


Appropriate measurements for base of wig are selected that match client requirements.


Measurements are accurately transferred from head to block.


Materials are selected for wig or hairpiece base and other parts of the wig to meet predetermined client requirements.


Procedure for placing hair on base is determined according to client requirements.


Wig-making tools are selected, used, applied and maintained according to safe workplace procedures.


Ventilating procedures are selected and applied where required according to workplace practice to achieve predetermined results.


Wig or hairpiece is made according to client requirements.


Fit wigs and hairpieces.


Client is fitted according to workplace practice to ensure a firm but comfortable fit.


Client satisfaction is established through questioning and active listening, and necessary adjustments are made.


Home-care advice is offered according to workplace practice.

Qualifications and Skillsets

WRHHD408A appears in the following qualifications:

  • WRH40109 - Certificate IV in Hairdressing
  • CUF40407 - Certificate IV in Make-up
  • CUF50407 - Diploma of Specialist Make-up Services