SHB20216 – Certificate II in Salon Assistant


Successful completion of this qualification, may lead to gaining employment in a salon as a salon assistant.

Course Name: SHB20216 - Certificate II in Salon Assistant
Course Code: SHB20216
Course Duration: 9 – 12 months tuition

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.


Face to face classroom delivery with self-paced study projects at home. Assessments are conducted through a variety of means including written tasks, simulations and practical observation

Entry Requirements:

There are no specific entry requirements for this program, however learners will be required to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment on/prior to enrolment.

Qualification Requirements:

There are 12 units of competency in the Certificate II in Salon Assistant.
8 core (mandatory) units and 4 electives

Mode of Delivery:

Classroom delivery


This program can be undertaken through the following payment arrangements;
Fee for service
User Choice (Queensland Government funded)
VET in Schools (VETiS) - Queensland Government funded

Please note, this program is currently being offered to secondary school students only and is delivered in conjunction with SHB20116 Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics.
Please note, eligibility criteria applies for Queensland Government funded programs. Please see the Course Information Pack or flyer for further details

Student Contribution Fees - Student Contribution Fees for User Choice Funded students are payable at $1.60 per nominal hour. Please see our flyer or Course Information Pack for further information on payment requirements (including possible exemptions).

VETiS eligible students do not incur fees as they participate in training whilst still in secondary school. Please refer to the flyer above for further information.

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