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SHB20216 Certificate II in Salon Assistant

National ID: SHB20216 State ID: BAA3
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Do you have an eye for style and a career dream to become a hairdresser? 

This course will make you job ready for employment as a salon assistant, on your way to becoming a hairdresser or colour technician. 

The role of salon assistant is an integral position in a hairdressers, helping to ensure the smooth running of the salon and client satisfaction on a day-to-day basis. You’ll learn a range of skills to support hairdressers in taking a client through their entire experience, from providing a warm welcome, performing shampooing, colouring, braiding, hairdrying, maintaining tools and work areas to a high standard and conducting financial transactions. 

Learn from our highly experienced team of passionate lecturers and gain a skillset to become employed as a salon assistant in either a local or boutique hairdressing salon, at a spa, or even at a luxury hotel or resort.

Study in specialist facilities 

Gain hands-on experience in our student Hair, Beauty & Massage Student Clinics working on real clients and developing your technique as well as your interpersonal and communication skills with customers whilst learning the working environment of a salon. You can follow the clinics on Facebook.

Our Mandurah campus is also undergoing exciting developments with new purpose-built training facilities coming in 2023, including new simulated hair and beauty training facilities, with a hair salon and dedicated training spaces for beauty and massage therapy.

  • shampooing
  • colouring
  • braiding
  • maintaining hairdressing tools
  • scheduling appointments
  • merchandising
  • workplace health and safety
  • Can communicate with customers and work as part of a team
  • Be free of skin allergies
  • Flexible, reliable, punctual, passionate and well presented
  • Self-assured and adaptable in fast paced environments
School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate I or Certificate II

Attendance in class

This course is equivalent to 1 day per week when studied full time across one semester. 

At-home study

As well as the in-class component, you maybe required to complete additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation, and research.

You will need to have the basic technical requirements for at-home study. If you don’t have access to a computer and WiFi at home, we recommend using our library computers during library hours.

What you need for your first day of class

On your first day you should bring your SM TAFE confirmation enrolment receipt, your student ID, stationery (a pen and notepad and equipment from orientation booklet lists).

Uniforms and workwear requirements:

Students are required to wear all black clothing with rubber soled fully enclosed shoes. 

Please note no display of bare midriff is permitted.

 Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.

To access free career planning and job search assistance, visit the Jobs and Skills Centres page.


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Semester 1, 2023

Duration 1 Semester
When Semester 1, 2023
Where Mandurah
How On Campus

Semester 2, 2023

Duration 1 Semester
When Semester 2, 2023
Where Mandurah
How On Campus

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