SHB20216 - Certificate II Salon Assistant


Put your name on the waiting list by clicking ‘JOIN’ below. Alternatively, you can either come into the College at 96 Murray Street, Wagga Wagga or phone 1800 000 212.


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.