SHB20216 Certificate II in Salon Assistant

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Certificate II in Salon Assistant

Full Time: 2-3 Days Per Week | 10 Weeks

Day: 9:30am - 3:30pm

30th Jan 2024, 22 July 2024

This is a preparatory qualification which provides a defined and limited range of basic skills and knowledge used in hairdressing salons by individuals who provide assistance with client services. These routine and repetitive tasks are completed under direct supervision and with guidance from hairdressers who manage the client service. The combined skills and knowledge do not provide for a job outcome as a hairdresser and this qualification is intended to prepare individuals for further training.

This course provides training in the fundamentals of salon assistant techniques and services including:

Shampoo & Basin Services

Applying Hair Colour Products

Providing Salon Services to Clients

Greeting and Preparing Clients

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Book in a meeting with Our Academy Director Tina who can walk you through the courses we offer, study options and funding options available.

Why choose SCA?

To be awarded SHB20216 Certificate II in Salon Assistant, a student must complete a total of Twelve (12) units of competency, consisting of:

Eight (8) core units, and;

Four(4) elective units

These electives have been selected based on industry needs, graduate pathways and/or student and teacher feedback.

BSBSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

SHBHBAS001 Provide shampoo and basin services

SHBHDES001 Dry hair to shape

SHBHIND001 Maintain and organise tools and work areas

SHBXCCS007 Conduct salon financial transactions

SHBXCCS009 Greet and prepare clients for salon services

SHBXIND003 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment

SHBXIND005 Communicate as part of a salon team

SHBHBAS002 Provide head, neck and shoulder massages for relaxation

SHBHCLS001 Apply hair colour products

SHBHDES002 Braid hair

SHBXCCS004 Recommend products and services

Entry Requirements

Students will need to demonstrate the Learning, Literacy and Numeracy skills required for this course prior to course commencement.

Course Delivery

This course is delivered via face-to-face teaching, demonstration, and practical application. Students experience a simulated workplace environment, with access to equipment, products and facilities reflecting industry practice.

Full Time: 2-3 Days Per Week | 10 Weeks

Day: 9:30am - 2:30pm

South Coast Academy offer payment plans for all courses and are an approved Smart and Skilled Funding Provider for our Certificate Level Qualifications.

Fee for Service

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Course Deposit

Paid upon enrolment to secure spot in course

Payment Plan
Two (2) x monthly payments $1,565.00

Charged on the first of every month.

Whats included

All teacher directed learning

Online Learner Management System (LMS)

Student Uniform & ID Card

Industry Product Training

All learning resources

All learning resources

Smart and Skilled Funding

SCA Offer funding options which are available for the Certificate II in Salon Assistant subject to eligibility. Please visit the Smart and Skilled website for further information. 

The SHB30416 Certificate II in Salon Assistant qualification teaches the basic skills and knowledge to progress in a career in the Hairdressing and Barbering industries.

This qualification allows many options to work in a Hair Salon or Barber salon as a salon assistant.


SCA Recruitment Services

South Coast Academy offers a Recruitment Service to assist those in the Hair and Beauty industries looking for employment opportunities.

For Job Board Candidates and SCA Students, we offer:

Job Opportunity Notifications

Resume Writing Assistance

Interview Preparation

Job Ready Workshops focusing on presentation skills

Student Clinic

SCA operates a student run clinic day designed to enable students to gain valuable experience and skills for treating clients in a Hair Salon environment.

SCA students are supervised by an Educator and perform treatments in which they have been deemed competent in. SCA’s Hair Clinic allows students to build the skills needed to find work placement and employment after their qualification.

Contact the Academy to book in your enrolment interview

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