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  • Objectives
    This course is an excellent option for those students wishing to enter the Hair & Beauty industry when they are not sure of their career path. The course is as part of a VCAL Intermediate or Senior. Successful completion credits students with a full pre-apprenticeship in Hairdressing and selected credits towards a Certificate III in Beauty giving students exposure to multiple career and further study pathway options.
  • Entry requirements
    Prospective sudents will attend an evaluation and interview Year 11 Year 10 preferred for VCAL Intermediate (Yr 11)
  • Academic Title
    VCAL Hair & Beauty
  • Course description
    Course Outline
    This course is an excellent option for those students wishing to enter the Hair & Beauty industry when they are not sure of their career path. The course is as part of a VCAL Intermediate. Successful completion credits students with a full pre-apprenticeship in Hairdressing and subject credits toward the Certificate III in Beauty.

    Campus
    Berwick TEC

    Course Commencement
    February 2009

    Study Modes
    Full Time

    Entrance Requirements
    Year 11 completed for VCAL Senior (Yr 12)
    Year 10 preferred for VCAL Intermediate (Yr 11)

    Selection Process
    Literacy, Numeracy evaluation and interview
    Students must successfully complete the selection criteria

    How do I Apply?
    Apply directly to Chisholm

    Is There An Interview?
    Applicants will be interviewed

    Study Areas
    Industry subjects that allow students to attain the skills of a first year apprentice, practical skills for styling, removal of chemicals and basin services. Additional studies in maths, communications, personal development skills, employment skills and work placement.

    Subjects / Modules
    WRRCS1B Communicate in the Workplace
    The purpose of this module is to provide participants with the skills and knowledge required to perform telephone duties and effectively communicate with clients and other staff in the workplace.

    WRRER1B Work Effectively in a Retail Environment
    The purpose of this module is to provide participants with the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate professional behaviour and communication in the salon/store environment.

    WRRLP1B Apply Safe Working Practices
    The purpose of this module is to provide participants with the skills and knowledge necessary to maintain a safe, secure, hygienic workplace for staff, clients and others

    WRRM2B Perform Routine Housekeeping Duties
    The purpose of this module is to provide participants with the skills and knowledge to apply personal hygiene practices, tidiness and cleanliness in the workplace.

    WRRM1B Merchandise Products
    The purpose of this module is to provide the knowledge and skills to arrange and present product displays within the salon/store. It includes the setting and maintenance of displays and checking, maintaining and labelling or pricing stock.

    WRRS1B Sell Products and Services
    The purpose of this module is to provide participants with the sales techniques and key selling skills from approaching the client to closing the sale.

    WRBCS201B Conduct Financial Transactions
    The purpose of this module is to provide participants with the skills and knowledge to perform operations at the point of sale area.

    WRBCS203B Provide Service to Clients
    The purpose of this module is to provide participants with the skills and knowledge required to deliver service to clients including receiving clients, making appointments and responding to client complaints

    WRBFS201B Demonstrate Retail Skin Care Products
    The purpose of this module is to provide participants with the skills and knowledge required to cleanse skin and apply skin care products for the purpose of retail cosmetic sales.

    WRBFS202B Design and Apply Make-up
    The purpose of this module is to provide participants with the skills and knowledge required to design and apply make-up techniques for domestic street wear, business, pleasure, social, time of day and special occasion.

    WRBFS203B Design and Apply Make-up for Photography
    The purpose of this module is to provide participants with the skills and knowledge required to design and apply suitable make-up techniques for photography.

    WRBFS204B Design and Apply Remedial Camouflage
    The purpose of this module is to provide participants with the competencies required to design and apply remedial camouflage techniques for clients with special needs.

    WRBCS202A Apply Techniques to Update Beauty Industry Knowledge

    WRRM6A Create a Display for Small Business

    BSBEBUS301A Search and Assess On-line Business Information

    NUM021 Numeracy Skills Module
    This module aims to builds student’s confidence to explore mathematics beyond its familiar and everyday use. Students will develop mathematics skills that are both important in their industry area of choice, create strong pathways into further study and increase their general confidence in this subject. The mathematics covered includes measurement, graphs and statistics, use of maps and directions and an understanding of the use of formulas and other problem solving strategies.

    LIT022 Oral Communication Module
    Oral Communication skills are an important part of all subject areas. The VCAL program allows for
    communication skills to be built into every aspect of a student's program in order to develop the skills they will need for employment and further study as well as for general confidence. The Oral Communication module
    includes:
    • Practise job interviews
    • Speaking with industry employers
    • Working in teams
    • Presentation skills
    • Inspirational and informative speakers

    LIT021 Literacy Skills Module
    Building general reading and writing skills is an important part of VCAL. Literacy classes are developed around student’s vocational and personal interests. Vocational (industry) and literacy teachers work together to create a program that involves and engages a student on many levels. They will work on workplace documents, reports, resumes, communication skills and more.

    PDS021 Personal Development Skills Module
    The Personal Development Skills module is about developing each student’s skills, knowledge and attitudes towards one another and their community. Examples include leadership, team building and community projects using a broad range of engaging activities.

    WRS022 Work Related Skills Module
    The module is designed to
    • Development key employability skills such as good communication skills, teamwork, using initiative, problem solving, planning and organising
    • Give students the opportunity to experience relevant work placement in industry
    Berwick TEC also offers students an edge when seeking employment by offering additional industry relevant qualifications and training. These include First Aid and Course in Construction card where applicable.

    Cost
    To be advised
    (Concessions on tuition fees may be available to holders of valid Centrelink Benefits Cards unless otherwise stated.)

    Employment Prospects
    Hairdresser Assistant

    Employment Skills
    Communication Self Management
    Team Work Using Technology
    Learning new skills Using initiative
    Planning and organising Solving problems

    Further Options (& Articulation)
    Certificate III in Hairdressing - Apprenticeship
    Certificate III in Beauty

    RPL
    Where applicants can show evidence of prior qualification or experience in a related field, they may apply for RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning).
    There is an opportunity to apply for recognition to be given for:
    • Previous study
    • Knowledge
    • Skills resulting from work or life experience relevant to the course.

    Support Services
    Support is available to students in a range of areas including Study Skills, Personal Counselling, Careers Advice and Disability Support. Contact Student Advisory Services for more details.

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