• Course Code
  • SHB20216
  • Course Type
  • Accredited Course; Apprenticeship; Free TAFE
  • Study mode
  • On Campus
  • Duration
  • Bairnsdale, Leongatha and Traralgon (Day Class): 20 weeks (2 days per week)

    Traralgon (Night Class): 24 weeks (3 nights per week)
  • Starting Date
  • Bairnsdale, Leongatha and Traralgon (Day Class):
    July 2019

    Traralgon (Night Class):
    February 2020
  • Location
  • Leongatha
  • Traralgon
  • Bairnsdale
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Course Overview

This entry-level course into the hairdressing industry will give you the skills and knowledge to be able to work as a salon assistant. Get a taste for your chosen industry as you learn the basic roles of hairdressing, including basic hair styling and providing high-quality customer service to your clients.

After completing this qualification, you will be able to undertake more study pathways with confidence. First, learn the essentials of your chosen industry and then your Certificate III in Hairdressing will be waiting for you to start.


  • Bairnsdale Campus (Day Class): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday - 9.00am - 4.00pm
  • Leongatha Campus (Day Class): Monday and Tuesdays - 9.00am - 4.00pm
  • Traralgon Campus (Day Class): Monday and Tuesdays - 9.00am - 4.00pm
  • Traralgon Campus (Night Class): Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights - 5.00pm - 9.00pm

Qualifications and Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate II in Salon Assistant.

Career Opportunities

Possible employment outcomes may include working as a Salon Assistant and providing the following services:

Assisting Senior hairdressers with apply hair colour product, performing basic blow waves, shampooing clients, setting up work spaces, carrying out reception duties and scheduling clients, communicating and interacting with staff and clients to ensure a positive and safe salon environment.

Opportunities for Further Study

TAFE Gippsland offers higher level qualifications from the SHB Training Package including Certificate III’s in both Hair and Beauty streams.

Further Information

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • Candidates must be a minimum of 15 years of age.
  • Year 10 pass is preferred.
  • All applicants will be required to attend an interview process.
  • Mature age applicants are welcome


Not Applicable

Online requirement

Not Applicable


Course Cost

VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

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Specialist Course Information

Specialist Course Information



40 hours of Industry placement in a Hairdressing Salon. Placement is arranged by: Student

Pathway to Industry Licence

Not Applicable

Material and Equipment supplied by students

Not Applicable

Student Services

Support is available for students at every stage of the study journey. Please speak to any of our friendly reception or teaching staff.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Many TAFE Gippsland courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Course Structure

Course Modules

Course Units
SHBXCCS004 Recommend products and services
BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others
SHBHBAS001 Provide shampoo and basin services
SHBHBAS002 Provide head, neck and shoulder massages for relaxation
SHBHCLS001 Apply Hair Colour Products
SHBHDES001 Dry Hair To Shape
SHBHDES002 Braid hair
SHBHIND001 Maintain And Organise Tools, Equipment And Work Areas
SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions
SHBXCCS003 Greet And Prepare Clients For Salon Services
SHBXIND002 Communicate as part of a salon team
SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment


The learner will be assessed in both practical skills and theoretical knowledge and attributes in the classroom and during Industry placement.

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