Certificate II in Salon Assistant

This is a preparatory qualification which provides a defined range of basic skills and knowledge used in hairdressing salons by individuals who aid with client services. These routine tasks are completed under direct supervision and with guidance from hairdressers who manage the client service.


The SHB20216 Certificate II in Salon Assistant allows you to get an edge over other potential Apprentice hopefuls in just 3-4 months. With this course you will learn how to do shampooing, blow-drying, relaxation massages, braiding and apply hair colour products.


You will also undertake general salon related units like; client consultation, communication, financial transactions, safety and hygiene, product selling and stock control.


There are no entry requirements to this qualification.

* This course is available under the QLD Government funded Certificate 3 Guarantee program for eligible candidates *

Units of competency

CORE (8)
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
SHBHCLS001 Apply hair colour products
SIRRMER001 Produce visual merchandise displays
SHBHDES002 Braid hair

Suited To

Persons interested in gathering the skills equivalent to a Salon Assistant qualification in hairdressing.  They may include school participants and leavers, unemployed, and women re-entering the workforce.

Entry Requirements

Minimum successful completion of Qld school year 10 or equivalent.

Study Options

Fast Track:  12 week full-time program.

School-based Trainee:  1 day per week industry employment + QHA attendance