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  • SHB20216

Certificate II in Salon Assistant

At a glance

At a glance

Kick start your career in hairdressing with this pre-apprenticeship course. You'll gain the basic skills needed to work as a salon assistant.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Salon Assistant
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SHB20216 Certificate II in Salon Assistant

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Course overview

Course overview

Embark upon a career in as a hairdressing assistant with this pre-apprenticeship qualification. This course will give you the basic skills employers are looking for to establish a career as a salon assistant.

The personal services industry is set to expand in employment opportunities over the next five years by as many as 25,000 new positions. This course is designed to teach you routine tasks and procedures as well as team and group work that shows employers you are dedicated to building a career in hairdressing.

Our exceptional teaching teams maintain strong industry connections and keep up to date with the latest trends and styles. They are dedicated to passing on the basic knowledge and entry-level skills to help you build your career and progress on to further study. You'll learn how to greet and prepare clients for salon services, communication as part of a salon team, and how to perform basic salon duties like providing shampoo and basin services.

With this qualification you will have a better understanding of the industry and be well situated to enhance your skills through further study or an apprenticeship. Give yourself a competitive edge by learning how to break ground in a new career as a salon assistant.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 4 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
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 services environment
SHBXIND002
Communicate as part of a salon team

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
Wide Bay Burnett / Sunshine Coast / Gold Coast
SHBHBAS002
Provide head, neck and shoulder massages for relaxation
SHBHDES002
Braid hair
SHBHCLS001
Apply hair colour products
SHBHIND002
Research and use hairdressing industry information
Greater Brisbane
SHBHBAS002
Provide head, neck and shoulder massages for relaxation
SHBHCLS001
Apply hair colour products
SHBHDES002
Braid hair
SHBHREF005
Rinse and neutralise chemically restructured hair
Darling Downs and South West
SHBHBAS002
Provide head, neck and shoulder massages for relaxation
SHBHDES002
Braid hair
SHBHIND002
Research and use hairdressing industry information
SHBXCCS004
Recommend products and services
Other
SIRRINV001
Receive and handle retail stock
SIRRMER001
Produce visual merchandise displays

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, get in touch. We're here to help.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

It is highly recommended that students:-

  • have completed year 10 or are 16 years of age or above.
  • have sound literacy and numeracy skills.

Resources required

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

You are responsible for meeting the minimum standard of dress. This includes having access to and wearing a black shirt, black pants or skirt (accompanied by black stockings or leggings), and enclosed, non-slip soled shoes. You may also be required to purchase TAFE Queensland branded uniform items. More details will be provided after enrolment or during orientation.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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How to apply

How to apply

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers


Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland