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Give your hairdressing career a head start!
When you complete your Certificate II in Salon Assistant it provides you with the basic knowledge and skills required to work in a hairdressing salon. You will gain genuine hands-on experience working with real clients in our simulated client salons.
You will learn how to interact with customers professionally and gain a broad overview of the hair and beauty industry with a strong focus on communicating in the workplace and providing assistance to senior colleagues.
Once you have completed this course it will give you an entry level into the Hairdressing Industry.
It 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. 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: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 8.30am-4.00pm
Leongatha: Monday, Tuesday 8.30am-4.00pm
Traralgon: Monday, Tuesday 8.30am-4.00pm
Traralgon Night Class: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 5.00pm-9.00pm
Qualifications and RecognitionUpon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate II in Salon Assistant.
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.
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.
Specialist Course Information
Pathway to Industry Licence
Material and Equipment supplied by students
Student ServicesSupport 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 LearningMany TAFE Gippsland courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.
|SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment|
|SHBXIND002 Communicate as part of a salon team|
|SHBXCCS003 Greet And Prepare Clients For Salon Services|
|SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions|
|SHBHIND001 Maintain And Organise Tools, Equipment And Work Areas|
|SHBHDES002 Braid hair|
|SHBHDES001 Dry Hair To Shape|
|SHBHCLS001 Apply Hair Colour Products|
|SHBHBAS002 Provide head, neck and shoulder massages for relaxation|
|SHBHBAS001 Provide shampoo and basin services|
|BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others|
|SHBXCCS004 Recommend products and services|
The learner will be assessed in both practical skills and theoretical knowledge and attributes in the classroom and during Industry placement.