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South Burnett Care team swaps community care for hair care

Chief Executive Officer, Cheryl Dalton, and the team from South Burnett Care, trimmed time out of their busy schedules, to be hair models for TAFE at School students, to support their assessment.

Mrs Dalton and her colleagues left the salon not only feeling refreshed, but inspired to share their experience with members of the local community.

“It was wonderful to bring some of my team to the Kingaroy campus and we’ve had a great time with all of the hairdressing students,” Mrs Dalton said.

“At our organisation, we’re all about connecting with our community. We will share our experience here today with our staff and our clients, so they can be on board with supporting growth and education in the South Burnett region too.”

TAFE Queensland’s Regional Director of the Burnett, Sheldon Becker, said "Strong industry partnerships with organisations such as South Burnett Care enable students to practice their skills and complete their assessment, whilst giving a bit of pamper time back to some of the region’s hard working community industry workers."

TAFE Queensland’s students gain hands-on experience at the Kingaroy campus training salon as part of their Certificate II in Salon Assistant (SHB20216) studies.

The fully-operational salon at the campus is set up like a real life hairdressing salon with a reception desk, hair washing basins, work stations, mirrors, salon trolleys, heat dyers and accelerators. A range of hairdressing tools and equipment including training mannequins are available for students to practice their styling techniques.

The Certificate II in Salon Assistant (SHB20216) TAFE at School program is ideal for aspiring hairdressers looking to gain work-ready skills for a future career in the industry while completing their high school certificate. The course covers topics including greeting and preparing clients for salon services, communicating as part of a salon team, and performing basic salon duties like providing shampoo and basin services.

The TAFE at School program is designed for Year 10, 11 or 12 students and participants are able to complete a TAFE Queensland qualification while still at school. Students can study certificate I through to certificate III courses across a range of study areas, from hospitality to horticulture, early childhood education to engineering, and everything in between.