Salon Assistant – Hair Cert II

Certificate II Salon Assistant – Hair (Course code: SHB20216)

This program is designed for students wanting to pursue a career in hairdressing. This introductory course will give students the skills to begin work as an apprentice hairdresser and prepare them with the knowledge and skills required for gaining work in the hairdressing industry.

Training is delivered in a fully equipped hairdressing salon located at Albert Park and Richmond.



Day | Time | Venue

Kangan – Cremorne Street, Richmond Campus 

First Year (Wednesday 9.00-4.00pm)


1 Year.

Work Placement

40 hours / 5 Days.

Selection Criteria

Interview to discuss program expectations and student suitability.

Sample Program Outline

Course Structure – Year 1

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
SHBHBAS002 Provide head, neck and shoulder massages for relaxation
SHBHDES002 Braid hair
SIRRINV001 Receive and handle stock
SIRXSLS001 Sell to the retail customer


Students must supply overalls, steel cap boots and safety glasses.
Basic stationery is required for written components.


VCAL counts towards Industry Related Skills strand.
VCE eligible for credit of up to four VCE VET units on their VCE Statement of Results. Students will receive one ATAR increment which is calculated as 10 per cent of the average of the scaled scores of the student’s primary four VCE studies.
PRE-APPRENTICESHIP – Selected electives in the specialist sector that schools and RTOs will consult through the model pre-apprenticeship pathways.

Future Employment Opportunities

  • Salon Assistant
  • Stylist
  • Hairdresser
  • Barber

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