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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Occupational Certificate: Hairdresser 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
97226  Occupational Certificate: Hairdresser 
ORIGINATOR
Development Quality Partner - Services SETA 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
-   OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
Occupational Certificate  Field 11 - Services  Personal Care 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  417  Not Applicable  NQF Level 04  Regular-ELOAC 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
EXCO 06153/15  2015-11-18  2018-11-18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2019-11-18   2022-11-18  

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 qualification is replaced by: 
Qual ID Qualification Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Min Credits Replacement Status
102497  Occupational Certificate: Hairdresser  Not Applicable  NQF Level 04  540  Complete 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
Purpose:
The purpose of this qualification is to produce fully competent hairdressers. Learners will acquire skills needed as hairdressers such as, hair and scalp treatments, cuts and styles hair, and they must be able to perform chemical hairdressing services in a professional, safe and environmentally responsible manner. On the completion of this qualification, a qualified learner is expected to:
  • Shampoo, condition and treat hair and scalp.
  • Provide hair-styling services.
  • Provide hair-cutting services.
  • Apply chemical services to hair.
  • Maintain professional standards when interacting with clients.

    Rationale:
    The Occupational Certificate: Hairdresser is a three year qualification designed to respond to a short supply of hairdressers in the personal care sub-field. A learner is expected to undergo a process of theory and practice to ensure that they have enough skills needed to be employable and will be able to practise in their own rights. This is to ensure that professional standards in hairdressing are adhered to and put into practice. The industry has been frustrated in its efforts to access the trade test for eligible persons in terms of the past regulatory framework. This resulted in a large number of persons working in the industry without any recognition as qualified trade persons. This qualification reconceptualises the qualification for Hairdressers as a single qualification, culminating in a trade test and the recognition of qualified Hairdressers as trade persons. Qualified persons will be able to deliver professional services with high regard of personal and environmental safety.
    The process of developing this qualification included consultation with, and participation of different role-players which include, the Afro Hairdressing and Beauty Employers Association of Southern Africa, the Employers Organisation for Hairdressing, Cosmetology and Beauty Industries, and the United Association of South Africa (UASA), including a Trade Union. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):
    RPL for access to the external integrated summative assessment: Accredited providers and approved workplaces must apply the internal assessment criteria specified in the related Curriculum document to establish and confirm prior learning. Accredited providers and workplaces must confirm prior learning by issuing a Statement of Result or certifying a Work Experience Record.
    RPL for access to the qualification: Accredited providers and approved workplaces may recognise prior learning against the relevant access requirements.

    Entry Requirements:
    Learners are expected to have mathematics at NQF Level 1 in order to be considered for admission. 

    RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    This qualification consists of compulsory modules at NQF Levels 2, 3 and 4, totalling 417 Credits made up of knowledge, practical skill, and work experience modules.

    Knowledge Modules:
  • 514101000-KM-01, Introductory Studies for Hairdressers, at NQF Level 2, 4 Credits.
  • 514101000-KM-03, Shampooing, Conditioners and Treatment, at NQF Level 2, 4 Credits.
  • 514101000-KM-05, Hair Styling, at NQF Level 3, 12 Credits.
  • 514101000-KM-02, Hair and Skin, at NQF Level 3, 6 Credits.
  • 514101000-KM-04, Communication and Sales, at NQF Level 3, 4 Credits.
  • 514101000-KM-06, Hair Cutting, at NQF Level 4, 26 Credits.
  • 514101000-KM-07, Chemical Hair Services, at NQF Level 4, 26 Credits.
    Total number of credits for Knowledge Modules: 82 Credits.

    Practical Skill Modules:
  • 514101000-PM-01, Shampoo, condition and treat scalp and hair, at NQF Level 2, 8 Credits.
  • 514101000-PM-06, Maintain Professional Customer Services, at NQF Level 3, 4 Credits.
  • 514101000-PM-02, Style Hair, at NQF Level 3, 30 Credits.
  • 514101000-PM-03, Cut Hair, at NQF Level 4, 36 Credits.
  • 514101000-PM-04, Colour Hair, at NQF Level 4, 36 Credits.
  • 514101000-PM-05, Provide Chemical Hair Treatments, at NQF Level 4, 36 Credits.
    Total number of credits for Practical Skill Modules: 150 Credits.

    This qualification also requires the following Work Experience Modules:
  • 514101000-WM-01, Provide shampooing, conditioning and treatment of hair and scalp services in a hair salon, at NQF Level 2, 10 Credits.
  • 514101000-WM-05, Maintain Professional Standards when Interacting with Clients, at NQF Level 3, 10 Credits.
  • 514101000-WM-02, Provide Hair-styling Services in a Hair Salon, at NQF Level 4, 55 Credits.
  • 514101000-WM-03, Provide Hair-cutting Services in a Hair salon, at NQF Level 4, 55 Credits.
  • 514101000-WM-04, Provide Chemical Hair Treatment Services in a Hair Salon, at NQF Level 4, 55 Credits.
    Total number of credits for Work Experience Modules: 185 Credits. 

  • EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    1: Demonstrate the use of shampoo, condition and treat hair and scalp on the head.
    2: Demonstrate ability to do different hair styles.
    3: Demonstrate to ability to cut hair.
    4: Provide chemical colouring hair services.
    5: Provide chemical reformation hair services.
    6: Provide professional client services. 

    ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:
  • Work stations, tools and equipment are prepared and maintained to meet hygiene and sanitation standards.
  • Client protection standards are adhered to.
  • Analysis forms and recommendations are recorded accurately and completely.
  • Knowledge of hair and scalp conditions is demonstrated.
  • Knowledge of product specifications is demonstrated.
  • Correct selection of shampoo, conditioner and treatment for different hair types is demonstrated.
  • Shampooing, conditioning and treatment is performed as per manufacturer's instructions.
  • Health, safety and environmental protection standards are upheld throughout the session.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:
  • Styling tools are sterilised and selected for a required service.
  • Client draping, care and protection activities are performed to prevent injury or discomfort.
  • Client preparatory activities, including client reception, consultation, hair and scalp analysis and recording of findings, are performed professionally and accurately.
  • Hair-styling services are conducted as requested by the client.
  • Knowledge of different hair-styling techniques is demonstrated.
  • Knowledge of hair structure and condition as related to hair-styling services is demonstrated.
  • Knowledge of styling products is demonstrated for specific applications and recommended.
  • Health, safety and environmental protection standards are upheld throughout the service.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 3:
  • Hair-cutting tools are sterilised and selected for a required cutting service.
  • Client preparatory activities, including client reception, consultation, hair and scalp analysis and recording of findings, are performed professionally and accurately.
  • Client draping, care and protection activities are performed to prevent injury or discomfort.
  • Hair is sectioned and sub-sectioned in accordance with the requirements of the cutting technique.
  • Hair-cutting tools are used and handled with proficiency and care.
  • Hair-cutting services are conducted as requested by the client.
  • Knowledge of different hair-cutting techniques is demonstrated.
  • Knowledge of hair structure and condition as related to hair-cutting service is demonstrated.
  • Knowledge of hair growth patterns, facial shapes and body proportions is reflected in the cutting service.
  • Health, safety and environmental protection standards are upheld throughout the service.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 4:
  • Chemical hair-colouring tools are sterilised and selected for a required chemical service.
  • Client preparatory activities, including client reception and consultation, are performed professionally.
  • Client draping, care and protection activities are performed to prevent injury or discomfort.
  • Knowledge of colour chart and selection of colour is demonstrated.
  • Colour analysis sheet is prepared for specific client requirements and hair types.
  • Colour formula is measured and mixed in accordance with manufacturer's instructions.
  • Chemical colouring services are conducted as requested by the client.
  • Colour is applied according to the desired colour service.
  • Emulsification and rinsing of product are performed according to manufacturer's instructions.
  • The target shade is achieved and colour service concluded in accordance with desired end result.
  • Health, safety and environmental protection standards are upheld throughout the service.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 5:
  • Chemical hair reformation tools are sterilised and selected for a required chemical service.
  • Client preparatory activities, including client reception and consultation, are performed professionally.
  • Knowledge of reformation chemicals is demonstrated.
  • Analysis sheet is completed for specific client requirements and hair types.
  • Client draping, care and protection activities are performed to prevent injury or discomfort.
  • Reformation chemicals are prepared and applied in accordance with manufacturer's instructions.
  • Chemicals are applied according to desired reformation service requirements.
  • Chemical reformation services are conducted as requested by the client.
  • Rinsing of chemicals is performed according to manufacturer's instructions.
  • The target result is achieved and the reformation service is concluded in accordance with the desired end result.
  • Health, safety and environmental protection standards are upheld throughout the service.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 6:
  • Conduct and client interaction meet accepted principles of communication.
  • Client needs are met and questions are answered.
  • Services are rendered in a structured, organised and professional manner.
  • Documents and records are complete and accurate.
  • Time management meets the required standard for the services.

    Integrated Assessment:
    Integrated formative assessment:
    The skills development provider will use the Curriculum to guide the learners on the stipulated internal assessment criteria and weighting. They will also apply the scope of practical skills and applied knowledge as stipulated by the internal assessment criteria. This formative assessment leads to entrance into the integrated external summative assessment.

    Integrated summative assessment:
    The external summative assessment will be a trade test conducted in terms of Section 26 D of the Skills Development Act, 1998 (Act No. 97 of 1998) through an evaluation of written and practical tasks covering critical aspects of the trade, and conducted in a simulated environment at an assessment centre accredited by QCTO by an Assessor registered by the National Artisan Moderation Body (NAMB). The assessment will take place over a minimum of 2 days. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    Melbourne College:
    The Melbourne College in Australia offers a Certificate II in Hairdressing. This qualification provides learners with employability skills in hairdressing. Learners are taught how to, provide assistance to other operators, interact with customers and provide customer service, follow workplace safety procedures, provide assistance to colleagues and develop hairdressing industry knowledge. Related modules include, shampooing, drying, salon safety, merchandising, hair cutting, colouring and application of chemical treatment.

    The Red Seal Program:
    The Read Seal Program in Canada is designed to create mobility to skilled workers across Canada. Within the Red Seal Program, there is National Occupational Analysis where a Hairstylist trade qualification is registered. This qualification focuses on understanding of hairstylists shampoo, cut, and style and chemically treat hair. Learners may also provide scalp treatments and hairpiece services. In some jurisdictions, hairstylists may also provide basic natural nail services, basic facial care and ear piercing services. Hairstylists may work in hair salons, spas, schools and hair replacement clinics, as well as in the fashion and entertainment industries.

    Conclusion:
    This qualification compares favourably with the scope and the content of both intenational qualifications cited above. All of these qualifications are structured to meet the requirements of listed trades. 

    ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    Horizontal Articulation:
  • Further Education and Training Certificate: Beauty and Nail Technology, at NQF Level 4.
  • Further Education and Training Certificate: Generic Management, at NQF Level 4.

    Vertical Articulation:
  • National Diploma: Customer Management, at NQF Level 5. 

  • MODERATION OPTIONS 
    N/A 

    CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    N/A 

    NOTES 
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    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
    When qualifications are replaced, some of their learning programmes are moved to being recorded against the replacement qualifications. If a learning programme appears to be missing from here, please check the replacement.
     
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    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION: 
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