Certificate II in Salon Assistant

Duration Up to 3 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
National CodeSHB20216
TAFE SA CodeTP00934
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This course will begin your journey as a hairdresser where you will learn about interacting with clients and providing hairdressing services, combined with developing skills to become an integral part of a highly creative team.



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Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements, however, students wishing to access WorkReady funding will be required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills.
    If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by Date of application
    If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills please contact Student Services prior to applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.
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    Employment Outcomes

    Employment outcomes are to gain an apprenticeship in Hairdressing, continue studying the Certificate III in Hairdressing or work as a Salon assistant in the retail or beauty industry.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate II in Salon Assistant (SHB20216)
    Develop your skills and knowledge in salon assisting in greeting and preparing for clients, shampooing and basin services, head and shoulder massage techniques. Progress to 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. The ability to efficiently receive and handle stock, producing visual merchandising displays and effectively selling retail to the customer. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 8 core units and 4 elective units.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full Qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.


    The TAFE SA qualification is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative. To access subsidised training through WorkReady, your suitability to complete the qualification will be assessed. This may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment.