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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply hairdressing competition techniques 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
262499  Apply hairdressing competition techniques 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Hairdressing Cosmetology and Beauty 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Personal Care 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
114803  Apply competition techniques  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard will enable learners to prepare for and perform in various sections at national and international hairdressing competitions. The following types of competitions are applicable:
  • Manufacturer based.
  • Provincial.
  • National and international.
  • Technical or fashion.

    A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Explain hairdressing competition requirements.
  • Plan and prepare for a hairdressing competition.
  • Perform hairdressing competition techniques. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that a learner will be competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Perform hairstyling techniques, at NQF Level 2.
  • Perform long hairstyling techniques, at NQF Level 2.
  • Cut and shape gents hair, at NQF Level 3.
  • Cut and shape Ladies hair, at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Competition sections include but are not limited to:
  • Ladies.
  • Gents.
  • Long hair.
  • Afro.
  • Blow dry.
  • Photographic.
  • Day style. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain hairdressing competition requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The different types of national and international competitions are explained in terms of their requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Types of competition include but are not limited to:
  • Manufacturer based.
  • Provincial.
  • National and international.
  • Technical or fashion.

    Requirements include but are not limited to:
  • Etiquette.
  • Rules and regulations.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Selection of appropriate model/mannequin is explained in terms of competition sections and requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Selection of appropriate outfit, make-up, accessories, hairstyle, hair products and equipment are explained in terms of competition requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Importance of competition work is explained in relation to quality and benchmarking of the hairdressing industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Responsibilities of judges and wisemen are explained in terms of their roles in competitions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The scoring systems for competitions are explained in terms of the requirements placed on the competitors. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Plan and prepare for a hairdressing competition. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Rules and criteria are interpreted for the section according to competition requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The model/mannequin is chosen to suit the requirements of the competition. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Model's/mannequin's hair is prepared in line with the competition requirements for the particular section. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Relevant competition documentation is completed in line with competition requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Documentation includes application and indemnity forms.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Clothing, make-up, accessories and jewellery are selected that suit the competition section requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Perform hairdressing competition techniques. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The learner must perform in at least 2 sections according to national/international rules. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Hairdressing tools are used in line with competition rules and operational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Hairdressing products are used in line with competition rules and operational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Hairstyle outcomes are achieved in line with competition rules and section requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Time is managed in line with the competition section and requirements. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA in accordance with the current ETQA regulations.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Other ETQAs who have a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA would be responsible for moderation of achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Hairdressing competition sections and their respective requirements.
  • Selection of models.
  • Selection of clothing and accessories.
  • The importance of a suitable model.
  • Competition rules. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems related to the guidelines and rules of competitions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others in preparing model, clothing, accessories and hairstyle for competition. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively by preparing all logistical requirements for the competition. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information in order to ensure that all competition requirements are met. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively with organisers and the model to enhance the chances of success in the competition. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically by ensuring that the use of products and processes enhance chances of competition success. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating the world as a set of related systems by combining hairdressing skills with logistical and analytical abilities to produce a hairstyle which satisfies competition rules. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 114803, "Apply competition techniques", Level 4, 12 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  65729   Further Education and Training Certificate: Hairdressing  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. ACADEMY OF SOMATOLOGY HAIRDRESSING PTY LTD 
    2. AMBRO S DILIGENT SKILLS 
    3. CAMBLISH TRAINING INSTITUTE PTY LTD 
    4. CENTRAL JOHANNESBURG COLLEGE 
    5. COLLEGE OF CAPE TOWN FOR FURTHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING 
    6. CRL BEAUTY SCHOOL 
    7. EKURHULENI PRO LOVE HAIR ACADEMY 
    8. EKURHULENI WEST COLLEGE GERMISTON CAMPUS 
    9. HYDRO INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE PTY LTD 
    10. JABU STONE ENTERPRISES 
    11. JO S HAIR N BEAUTY PTY LTD 
    12. L OREAL SOUTH AFRICA 
    13. LA LOUVE PRIVATE HAIR ACADEMY 
    14. RED CLAVEL HAIR STUDIO 
    15. SERWALO HAIR ACADEMY 
    16. STYLISH FLOW HAIR ACADEMY 
    17. THE BEAUTY HUB ACADEMY 
    18. THE HAIR ACADEMY OF SA ALBERTON 



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