Certificate II in Salon Assistant

If you love to make people look great and to feel good about themselves, take your first step into a career in hairdressing.
Length
3 days a week for 1 semester (5 months)
Qualification Code
SHB20216

Free TAFE

This course is in the Free TAFE for Priority Courses list. Find out about the initiative and your eligibility

The Certificate II in Salon Assistant 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.

Skills and knowledge covered: greeting and preparing for clients, shampooing and basin services, head and shoulder massage techniques. Practical skills in apply hair colour, braiding and drying hair to shape whilst working, communicating as part of a salon team and contributing to health and safety.

  • Apprentice hairdresser
  • Salon assistant

The course content below provides all possible units related to the course. If the course has various streams, the units you are required to study will depend on your chosen stream.

COMMUNICATE AS PART OF A SALON TEAM
SHBXIND002
COMPLY WITH ORGANISATIONAL REQUIREMENTS WITHIN A PERSONAL SERVICES ENVIRONMENT
SHBXIND001
GREET AND PREPARE CLIENTS FOR SALON SERVICES
SHBXCCS003
PROVIDE SALON SERVICES TO CLIENTS
SHBXCCS002
CONDUCT SALON FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS
SHBXCCS001
MAINTAIN AND ORGANISE TOOLS, EQUIPMENT AND WORK AREAS
SHBHIND001
DRY HAIR TO SHAPE
SHBHDES001
PROVIDE SHAMPOO AND BASIN SERVICES
SHBHBAS001
PROVIDE MANICURE AND PEDICARE SERVICES
SHBBNLS001
CONTRIBUTE TO HEALTH AND SAFETY OF SELF AND OTHERS
BSBWHS201
BRAID HAIR
SHBHDES002
PRODUCE VISUAL MERCHANDISE DISPLAYS
SIRRMER001
APPLY SAFE HYGIENE, HEALTH AND WORK PRACTICES
SHBXWHS001
RECOMMEND PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
SHBXCCS004
RESEARCH AND USE HAIRDRESSING INDUSTRY INFORMATION
SHBHIND002
APPLY HAIR COLOUR PRODUCTS
SHBHCLS001
PROVIDE HEAD, NECK AND SHOULDER MASSAGES FOR RELAXATION
SHBHBAS002
RESEARCH AND APPLY BEAUTY INDUSTRY INFORMATION
SHBBRES001
DESIGN AND APPLY MAKE-UP FOR PHOTOGRAPHY
SHBBMUP003
DESIGN AND APPLY MAKE-UP
SHBBMUP002
ADVISE ON BEAUTY PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
SHBBCCS001
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9am to 4pm

Delivery: Combination of classroom and online.

Entry requirements (year 12)

Entry requirements (non year 12)

To assist prospective students to decide if the course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs the FedTAFE will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment. A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.

For information in relation to the University and students rights and responsibilities please refer to the VET Information Guide.

Applicants need to demonstrate the literacy and numeracy skills required to undertake this course through a test as part of the application process. The test will be conducted through Federation College prior to commencement of training. Feedback will be provided to the applicant on their results and types of support, if necessary, available to them.

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: No

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: LLY

National course code: SHB20216

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees you will pay depends on your eligibility for a Victorian Government subsidised place under the Skills First Program.

Find out more about eligibility here.

2023 total estimated tuition fees for Certificate II in Salon Assistant
Concession
Government Subsidised Place
Standard
Government Subsidised Place
Full Fee Place
(Not eligible for government subsidy)
$226$1,128$5,433

*Fees displayed are estimates for the total program and may change depending on individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees are subject to change annually.

Visit our TAFE enrolment fees page for more information.

Material Fees

Material fees cover the cost of items which are purchased by the university and provided to the student, such as tools, materials, uniforms, textbooks, excursions and other incidentals associated with the program.

The estimated material fees for this program are $302

Eligibility Exemptions

You could be eligible for government subsidised study at Federation University through the Skills First eligibility exemptions initiative.

If you have been deemed ineligible for a government-subsidised place because you have a higher qualification or have commenced two qualifications at the same level, you may be eligible to enrol in a government-subsidised place with an eligibility exemption.

Please note: A limited number of TAFE eligibility exemptions are available so contact us now to secure your place for 2023.

Important Information

Direct Debit Payment Plans are available for eligible students to help manage the payment of tuition and material fees throughout the enrolment year (excluding Diploma/Advanced Diploma tuition fees).

Students accessing government-subsidised training under the Skills First Program need to be aware that enrolling in a qualification may affect their ability to access future government-subsidised training.

Free TAFE: Under the Victorian Government Free TAFE initiative, some programs have free tuition for eligible students, however material fees (if applicable) will be payable by the student.  Free TAFE is subject to availability and eligibility requirements.

Visit the TAFE fees website. for further information on fees, payments and refunds.

If what you have learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this program, you may be entitled to gain subject credits or exemptions. The University is obliged to recognise the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other registered training organisations. For further details contact Federation University on 1800 333 864.

This program offers a pathway with credit into the Certificate III in Hairdressing. You will need to be employed to undertake an apprenticeship course.

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909

School department

Centre for Science, Technology

Course coordinator

Thea Burns