SHB20216 - Certificate II Salon Assistant Riverina Community College

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 42 sessions with 12 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.


All students undertake a Language Literacy and Numeracy evaluation prior to enrolling with our LLN Robot assessment tool.


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: $4,130


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


If you believe you have already undertaken any of this training, or have the current skills, please talk to your Trainer or Training Coordinator prior to course commencement. Credit transfer can only be applied by sighting organismal transcript of studies.


Refer to your Student Handbook, or talk to your Trainer or Training Coordinator, for the ways in which the College can provide additional support during your time studying with us.


The Unique Student Identifier (USI) is a national student number, giving you access to all of your student records online. Each time you enrol to study with a training organisation, you will need to provide your USI number which will be used to store your training records and results. To create a new USI number please go to

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

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