SHB20216 - Certificate II Salon Assistant

SHB20216 Certificate II in Salon Assistant is a nationally recognised qualification.

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. 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.


Course is delivered over 9 weeks with 16.5 hours per week face to face training.

The course involves 335 hours of holistic training. 10 hours per week is required for self-paced learning at home, 20 hours of industry work experience must be completed in a salon environment.


This course is subsidised by the NSW Government for eligible students

  • Student contributions are applicable and range from $880 to $1050
  • Concession contribution to eligible students $160
  • Exemptions apply

Full course cost: $3,990

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)
  • Produce visual merchandise displays (SIRRMER001)
  • 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)
  • Receive and handle retail stock (SIRRINV001)

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