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SHB20216 Certificate II in Salon Assistant



Certificate II in Salon Assistant has been designed as a qualification for those persons providing general assistance in a hairdressing salon. It is the perfect introduction to the hairdressing industry.

Training is in a salon setting, with a mix of practical work on clients, written work, workshops, and group discussion. Assessment includes theory work, demonstration of skills & participation in salon duties, written and or oral tests. All practical assessments will be required to be carried out on paying members of the public.



                     Trainee / Apprentices (duration will depend on part time or full-time studies)

                     Open learners

                                Full time 7 months

                                Part time up to12 months depending on attendance days selected

                     VETIS    12 months (1day a week) Please contact the college to check availability. 




Pre-requisite:     None

Offered to:       Trainees/Apprentices

                      High School students (VETis)


Cost:              Contact college


                     Apprentices/Trainees will receive funding according to Queensland Government funding                               contribution guidelines this will be discussed at time of enrolment.

                        VETis fully funded.


        SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing (apprenticeship)  

At this level of hairdressing duties include performing a limited range of hairdressing tasks, interacting with customers and providing customer service, following workplace safety procedures, demonstrating effective hairdressing environment work practices, providing assistance to colleagues and developing hairdressing industry knowledge.


12 units must be completed:

  • 8 core units

  • 4 elective units

Core Units
  BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others
  SHBHBAS001 Provide shampoo and basin services
  SHBHDES001 Dry hair to shape
  SHBHIND001 Maintain and organise tools, equipment and work areas
  SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions
  SHBXCCS003 Greet and prepare clients for salon services
  SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal service environment

   SHBXIND002 Communicate as part of a salon team

Elective Units

   SHBHBAS002 Provide head, neck and shoulder massages for relaxation
  SHBHCLS001 Apply hair colour products
  SHBHDES002 Braid hair

   SHBXCCS004 Recommend products and services

This is a practical qualification with a lot of hands-on assessment and mandatory hours that learners must complete before obtaining a successful completion of this qualification. All skills assessments will be required to be carried out on paying members of the public.

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