VETiS Hairdressing Competition

A Hairdresser cuts and styles clients’ hair. They use a range of well-developed sales, consultation and technical skills and knowledge to provide a broad range of services to clients, including wet and dry shampooing, cutting, colouring, perming, styling, and hair care advice.

The VETiS Hairdressing Competition will include a number of hairdressing skills consistent by those used in Hairdressing Salons.

YOU SHOULD PURSUE A CAREER IN HAIRDRESSING IF YOU:

  • Enjoy working with people
  • Are a good listener
  • Have good health with no skin allergies
  • Have creative flair
  • Are patient and able to work under pressure
  • Have good manual dexterity
  • Enjoy hair and hair fashion

IT ALL BEGINS AT A REGIONAL COMPETITION

The WorldSkills Australia VETiS Hairdressing Competitions begin at a grass roots level in one of 35 Australian regions. The VETiS Hairdressing Regional Competitions test the skills and knowledge of 4000+ apprentices, trainees and students, who have the opportunity to win gold, silver and bronze medals and gain the chance to go on to compete at a national level.

WorldSkills Australia competitions operate on a two-year cycle. The next VETiS Hairdressing Regional Competition rounds are now running across the country. 2023 and 2025 are the next National Championship years.

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Training Package Requirements

The WorldSkills Australia VETiS Hairdressing Competitions align to the National Hairdressing and Beauty Services Training Package.

Regional Competition

Training Package Requirement – Regional Level 

The 2022 WorldSkills Australia Regional Competition for VETiS Hairdressing aligns to the Units of Competency in the SHB20216 Certificate II in Salon Assistant Qualification.

Regional Competition Tasks

The Regional Competition for VETiS has been designed to cover skills consistent by those used in Hairdressing Salons by individuals who provide assistance with client services. Competitors will be required to perform a variety of practical tasks on live models and mannequin heads.

Regional Competition Tasks Include

  • Interact with customers
  • Follow WHS procedures
  • Communication, analysis and pre-planning
  • Shampoo and treatment application
  • Head, neck and shoulder massage
  • Braiding techniques
  • Dry hair to shape

Regionals Competition Duration 

The competition time is 4.5 hours over 1 day not including breaks or briefing.

National Competition

Training Package Requirement – National Level 

The 2023 WorldSkills Australia National Competition for VETiS Hairdressing aligns to the Units of Competency in the SHB20216 Certificate II in Salon Assistant Qualification.

National Competition Tasks 

The National Competition for VETiS has been designed to cover skills consistent by those used in Hairdressing Salons by individuals who provide assistance with client services. Competitors will be required to perform a variety of practical tasks on live models and mannequin heads.

National Competition Tasks Include:

  • Demonstration of planning and creativity
  • Organisation and time management skills
  • Hair analysis
  • Demonstration of sanitation
  • Work health and safety (WHS) and sustainability
  • Application of colouring product
  • Hair styling and basin skills
  • Shampoo and treatment application
  • Head, neck and shoulder massage
  • Braiding techniques
  • Dry hair to shape

Nationals Competition Duration 

The competition time is 15 hours over 3 days not including breaks or briefing.

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Learn more about this course by following the following link Certificate II in Salon Assistant