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  • SHB20216 / SHB30416

Certificate II in Salon Assistant / Certificate III in Hairdressing

Double award
At a glance

At a glance

Set yourself on the path to a successful career in hairdressing with this entry-level qualification. Gain the practical skills to confidently seek employment in a hair salon as a hairdresser.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Salon Assistant
  • Hairdresser
  • Hair Stylist
COURSE OUTCOME

SHB20216 / SHB30416 Certificate II in Salon Assistant / Certificate III in Hairdressing

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Course overview

Course overview

Kick start your career as a hairdresser with this entry-level qualification. This course is an essential minimum requirement for every hairdresser. Employment opportunities in hairdressing are forecast to increase around Australia by up to 50,000 new positions with the next five years.

Learn modern salon operations including how to colour and lighten hair, provide shampoo and basin services, and how to design and cut hair. All of this will take place in the classroom and real functioning professional salon environments.

Successful completion of this course will provide you all you need to confidently seek employment opportunities in hairdressing.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 8 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
Certificate II in Salon Assistant
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
Certificate III in Hairdressing Units
BSBSUS201
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
SHBHCLS002
Colour and lighten hair
SHBHCLS003
Provide full and partial head highlighting treatments
SHBHCLS004
Neutralise unwanted colours and tones
SHBHCLS005
Provide on scalp full head and retouch bleach treatments
SHBHCUT001
Design haircut structures
SHBHCUT002
Create one length or solid haircut structures
SHBHCUT003
Create graduated haircut structures
SHBHCUT004
Create layered haircut structures
SHBHCUT005
Cut hair using over-comb techniques
SHBHDES003
Create finished hair designs
SHBHIND003
Develop and expand a client base
SHBHREF002
Straighten and relax hair with chemical treatments
SHBHTRI001
Identify and treat hair and scalp conditions
SHBXCCS002
Provide salon services to clients
SHBXWHS001
Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
Certificate II in Salon Assistant
SHBHBAS002
Provide head, neck and shoulder massages for relaxation
SHBHDES002
Braid hair
SHBHCLS001
Apply hair colour products
SHBHIND002
Research and use hairdressing industry information
Certificate III in Hairdressing Units
SHBHCUT006
Create combined haircut structures
SHBHCUT007
Create combined traditional and classic men’s haircut structures
SHBHDES004
Create classic long hair up-styles
SHBHREF001
Curl and volumise hair with chemical treatments

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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Applying for a course does not guarantee you a place in that course. Your place is only guaranteed once you enrol into units. Enrolling means that you are committing yourself to study, and to paying the associated fees. The tuition fees and applicable charges are required to be paid at enrolment or by scheduled instalment dates either by yourself, a nominated third party (e.g. your employer), or as identified within a contract for delivery of TAFE Queensland training.

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If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

You must have completed year 10 or equivalent.
If you're under 17 years of age, special enrolment conditions apply.

Resources required

No specific resources are required to successfully complete this course.

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.

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