SHB20216 - Certificate II Salon Assistant


The SHB20216 Certificate II in Salon Assistant 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.

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.


Course is delivered over 35 weeks with 6 hours per week face to face training.

Students are required to complete 2-3 hours self paced study at home per week. Students are required to complete 1 full week (5 hours per day) of work experience within a local salon. Students will also be required to complete a portfoilio, working on this for 3 hours per week and completed at the end of the course for submission.


This course is subsidised by the NSW Government for eligible students

  • Student contributions are applicable and range from $880 to $1,050
  • Concession contribution to eligible students $160
  • Exemptions apply

Full course cost: $3,990


On completing SHB20216 Certificate II in Salon Assistant individuals may undertake:

  • SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing
  • SHB40216 Certificate IV in Hairdressing
  • SHB50216 Diploma of Salon Management
Assessments are made against units of competency from the Certificate II in Salon Assistant SHB20216.
  • Contribute to health and safety of self and others (BSBWHS201)
  • Provide head, neck and shoulder massages for relaxation (SHBHBAS002)
  • Greet and prepare clients for salon services (SHBXCCS003)
  • Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment (SHBXIND001)
  • Conduct salon financial transactions (SHBXCCS001)
  • Apply hair colour products (SHBHCLS001)
  • Dry hair to shape (SHBHDES001)
  • Provide shampoo and basin services (SHBHBAS001)
  • Maintain and organise tools, equipment and work areas (SHBHIND001)
  • Communicate as part of a salon team (SHBXIND002)
  • Braid hair (SHBHDES002)
  • Recommend products and services (SHBXCCS004)

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.