Prepare for exciting work and further study in hairdressing or barbering with this entry level course. Gain creative and professional skills in salons or simulated workplaces and practise on paying clients, as you build confidence in providing an outstanding customer experience.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Prepare clients for salon services
Provide shampoo and basin services
Organise tools, equipment and work areas
Apply hair colour
Dry hair to shape
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Experience practising your skills in a TAFE NSW hairdressing salon or simulated workplace
Confidence liasing with salon clients
Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.
This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
Excellent customer and workplace communication
Foundational computer skills
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like: Salon assistant, Hairdresser and Barber
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate II in Salon Assistant does not have any pre-requisite courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate II in Salon Assistant qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 12 Units of competency, including 8 core and 4 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
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