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Course Overview

Course Type:
Accredited course
Mode of Delivery:
On Campus
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Course Duration:
20 weeks
Commencing in:
  • 2024

2024 Intake

Intake Date Campus Attendance Days
15/07/2024 Leongatha Monday, Tuesday 9:00am-4:00pm
15/07/2024 Bairnsdale Monday, Tuesday 9:00am-4:00pm
17/07/2024 Bairnsdale Wednesday, Thursday 9:00am-4:00pm
Intake Date Campus Attendance Days
15/07/2024 Traralgon Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 5:00pm-9:00pm
15/07/2024 Traralgon Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 10:00am-2:30pm
Intake Date Campus Attendance Days
15/07/2024 Port of Sale Tuesday 9:00am-4:00pm
07/10/2024 Port of Sale Tuesday 9:00am-4:00pm

About this course

Gain confidence and experience in a salon environment with this hands-on course.
Delivered two days per week over a 20-week period, this course will teach you how to interact with customers professionally and communicate in the workplace, while increasing your career opportunities for the future.

Get the knowledge and skills needed to work in a hairdressing salon. With a focus on high-quality customer service skills and basic hairdressing tasks including shampoo services, basic blow drying and hair braiding, this course is designed to give you hands-on experience working with real clients in our simulated training salons.
Gain confidence and experience in a salon environment, learning how to interact with customers professionally and communicate in the workplace, while increasing your career opportunities for the future.
If you’re ready to hack into hairdressing, come and study with us and be taught by some of the best in the industry.

Did you know: The Victorian Government has now made Free TAFE courses even more accessible for new students enrolling for study in 2023. All Free TAFE courses at TAFE Gippsland are now available to people with higher-level qualifications and those who have completed a previous Free TAFE course and are looking to continue in their selected training pathway. Conditions and eligibility rules apply. Check out our Free TAFE information page for further details.

Career Opportunities

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 including assisting senior hairdressers with applying hair colour product, performing basic blow waves, shampooing clients, setting up workspaces, 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.
SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing
SHB30115 Certificate III in Beauty Services
SHB30215 Certificate III in Makeup

Skills or Knowledge gained

You will gain skills and knowledge to work as a salon assistant including but not limited to:
- Salon communication
- Conducting financial transactions
- Basic blow waving and drying of hair
- Braiding of hair
- Shampoo and basin services for clients
- Reception duties
- Interacting with and providing service to clients
- Product and service knowledge within the hairdressing industry.

Entry Requirements

Are there specified requirements for entry into the course/qualification?: No

Mandatory entry requirements:

If aged between 16 and 17 applicants must have a part-time job with a minimum of 12 hours per week to obtain their school exit form.

Minimum Industry Requirement

Not applicable.

Licensing/Regulatory Requirements

Will this course/qualification or a constituent unit provide a pathway to an industry licence or regulated outcome: No

Qualifications and Recognition - 2024

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

Work Placement - 2024

Does this course require placement?: No

Further Information - 2024


Fees and charges Government subsidised concession Government subsidised Full-fee paying student
Maximum full course tuition fee* (GST exempt) $298.15 $1,490.75 $5,008.25
Materials fee* (GST exempt) $995.00 $995.00 $995.00
Total $1,293.15 $2,485.75 $6,003.25
VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

Help with fees

Sample course units

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
SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
SHBXIND002 Communicate as part of a salon team
SIRXSLS001 Sell to the retail customer

The assessment for each course varies. It may include knowledge questions, practical skills tasks, projects, research work, on the job assessment, etc. Your assessor or educator will provide specific information on the requirements for your course.

You can expect that:

  • assessment methods are clear
  • assessment tasks are relevant and meet the requirements of your course
  • assessor or educator demonstrate fairness and lack of bias when assessing your work
  • educators will provide open and honest feedback about assessment tasks.