SHB20216 Certificate II in Salon Assistant

Victorian International Academy

Course details

CRICOS course code: 094738B

Level of study: Certificates & Diplomas


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. 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 Structure

(12 Units must be completed)

  • Eight (8) Core units of competency
  • Four (4) Elective units of competency

Codes Unit Name

BSBWHS201 - Contribute to health and safety of self and others

SHBHBAS001 - Provide shampoo and basin services

SHBHDES001 - Dry hair to shape

SHBHIND001 - Maintain and organize tools, equipment and work areas

SHBXCCS001 - Conduct salon financial transactions

SHBXCCS003 - Greet and prepare clients for salon services

SHBXIND001 - Comply with organizational requirements within a personal services environment

SHBXIND002 - Communicate as part of a salon team

SHBHCLS001 - Apply hair color products

SHBHDES002 - Braid hair

SHBHREF005 - Rinse and neutralize chemically restructured hair

SIRRINV001 - Receive and handle retail stock


This qualification will give you the skills you need to become a:

  • Hair, Beauty or Barber Salon Assistant, or
  • provides preparation for further training in Hairdressing, Barbering or Beauty Therapy

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
3,500 Per Year
Read more3,500 for the entire course; Material Fees: 350, Admin fee: 200
Scheduled dates throughout the year 26 Weeks (6 months)
Read more26 Weeks (6 months)

Full time
Victorian International Academy
131 Johnston Street
Melbourne Victoria 3065

Entry criteria

There are no formal prerequisites required to enter the Certificate II in Salon Assistant but students must satisfy the following Age, English language and Academic requirements:

Must be 18 years of age or over
Must have a satisfactory English Proficiency level of 5.5 or equivalent on IELTS Band
Must have completed Year 10 or its equivalent

Prior to enrolling in this course, students must complete Victorian International Academy’s Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment and Pre-Training Review interview so we can assess the suitability of this course to meet your needs. For a successful enrolment, students must be 18 years old.

Selection for enrolment in our courses will be approved for applicants who meet the qualification entry requirements. In line with Government policy students with intellectual and physical disabilities and who meet the entry criteria are encouraged to participate in training


Victorian International Academy
131 Johnston Street
Melbourne Victoria 3065
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