Certificate II in Salon Assistant

About this course

This 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. These routine and repetitive tasks are completed under direct supervision and with guidance from hairdressers who manage the client service.

It incorporates a large variety of theory and practical skills giving students a fantastic head start when applying for apprenticeships.

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Entry Requirements

There are no pre-requisites for entry to this qualification, however Far North Training & Consultancy has the following selection criteria for this course. The participant will be required before enrolling to complete a Language Literacy and Numeracy Assessment to determine what level of support the participant may need to assist them through their study program.


Program delivery can be face to face in a small group training environment located in Mossman. For participants under contract with the Australian Apprenticeship Centre and an employer, delivery of training will be in the workplace.


Program duration for a full time student is an average of 12 months. Some students may complete the course in a shorter time frame.


The program can be delivered at Far North Training & Consultancy in the Enhanced Beauty salon at 11 Johnston Rd, Mossman, or on-site at each individual employer’s venue in Far North Queensland.

Award Issued

Students who successfully complete this nationally recognised training will be awarded the Qualification SHB20216 – Certificate II in Salon Assistant


Resources Required

Students must wear closed in shoes. Students are required to purchase additional equipment. Contact our friendly staff for the student equipment price list.


Full fee paying: $2950.00

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Core Units

  • BSBWHS201
    Contribute to health and safety of self and others
  • SHBHBAS001
    Provide shampoo and basin services
  • SHBHDES001
    Dry hair to shape
  • 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

Elective Units

  • SHBHBAS002
    Provide head, neck and shoulder massages for relaxation
  • SHBHCLS001
    Apply hair colour products
  • SHBHDES002
    Braid hair
  • SHBXCCS004
    Recommend products and services
  • ** To complete this qualification you will need to complete 12 units. Electives may vary depending on job role or local industry requirements.