Nzqa registered unit standard 2878 version 5



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NZQA registered unit standard

2878 version 5




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Title

Apply knowledge of hair and scalp conditions to analyse and select corrective treatments for the hair and scalp

Level

4

Credits

2




Purpose

This unit standard is for people in the hairdressing industry who have a basic knowledge of how to apply corrective treatments and wish to increase their knowledge of selection of corrective treatments.
People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of advanced conditions of the hair and scalp, analyse the hair and scalp for corrective treatment; select corrective treatment and describe application and follow-up details; and select corrective treatments for thinning hair.




Classification

Beauty Services > Hairdressing




Available grade

Achieved


Explanatory notes
1 Definition

Legislative requirements refer to the obligations of the employer and/or employee under the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 and Health (Hairdressers) Regulations 1980.
2 In this unit standard all work must comply with legislative requirements and must ensure optimum hair condition and maximum client comfort at all times.
Outcomes and evidence requirements
Outcome 1
Demonstrate knowledge of advanced conditions of the hair and scalp.
Evidence requirements
1.1 Contagious conditions of the skin and scalp are described in terms of type, cause, signs, and treatment advice.
Range contagious conditions must include but are not limited to – impetigo, folliculitis, pediculosis capitis, and may include – tinea capitis;

cause must include but is not limited to – the way the condition is spread;

treatment advice includes – when to seek medical advice.
1.2 Non-contagious conditions of the scalp are described in terms of type, cause, signs, and treatment advice.
Range non-contagious conditions must include but are not limited to –alopecia areata (including alopecia totalis and alopecia universalis), androgenic alopecia in men and women, diffuse hair loss, seborrehea, seborrheic dermatitis, sebaceous cyst, pityriasis simplex, trichotillomania, cicatricial and traction alopecia;

treatment advice includes – when to seek medical advice.


Outcome 2
Analyse the hair and scalp for corrective treatment.
Evidence requirements
2.1 Consultation with the client identifies and confirms the work needed.
2.2 Analysis of hair determines hair characteristics and condition.
Range examination – visual, physical.
2.3 Analysis of the scalp determines scalp condition.
Range abrasion, sensitivity, disorders.
Outcome 3
Select corrective treatment and describe application and follow-up details.
Range includes conditioning treatments, porosity fillers;

may include any one of – oil treatments, proteins, moisture, dandruff treatment, ultraviolet, high frequency.


Evidence requirements
3.1 The corrective treatment selected matches hair and scalp characteristics and condition.
3.2 The application method for treatment is described in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
3.3 The follow-up home haircare programme described complements the corrective treatment.
Outcome 4
Select corrective treatments for thinning hair.
Range two corrective treatments for thinning hair.
Evidence requirements
4.1 The effect of corrective treatments for thinning hair on the scalp is described.
4.2 Selected corrective treatments for thinning hair match hair type and scalp requirements.
4.3 Ingredients are described in terms of matching client’s needs.
4.4 The application of corrective treatments for thinning hair is described in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
4.5 Recommended take-home corrective treatments for thinning hair match hair type and scalp requirements and meet client’s hair restoration needs.



Planned review date

31 December 2019


Status information and last date for assessment for superseded versions

Process

Version

Date

Last Date for Assessment

Registration

1

8 February 1995

31 December 2016

Review

2

19 December 1997

31 December 2016

Review

3

27 January 2003

31 December 2016

Review

4

22 August 2008

31 December 2016

Review

5

19 March 2015

N/A




Consent and Moderation Requirements (CMR) reference

0020

This CMR can be accessed at http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/framework/search/index.do.
Please note

Providers must be granted consent to assess against standards (accredited) by NZQA, before they can report credits from assessment against unit standards or deliver courses of study leading to that assessment.


Industry Training Organisations must be granted consent to assess against standards by NZQA before they can register credits from assessment against unit standards.
Providers and Industry Training Organisations, which have been granted consent and which are assessing against unit standards must engage with the moderation system that applies to those standards.
Requirements for consent to assess and an outline of the moderation system that applies to this standard are outlined in the Consent and Moderation Requirements (CMRs). The CMR also includes useful information about special requirements for organisations wishing to develop education and training programmes, such as minimum qualifications for tutors and assessors, and special resource requirements.
Comments on this unit standard
Please contact NZ Hairdressing Industry Training Organisation Inc at enquiries@hito.org.nz if you wish to suggest changes to the content of this unit standard.

NZ Hairdressing Industry Training Organisation Inc

Ó New Zealand Qualifications Authority 2017






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