Step into your power as a qualified salon manager and learn what it takes to lead the day-to-day operations of a salon business. Learn to truly understand customer needs, deliver exceptional customer service and promote a safe, professional and vibrant culture as a business manager or owner.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Manage staff performance, hiring, training and dismissals
Complete stocktake and ordering of products
Develop strong stakeholder relationships
Action marketing and promotion activities
Apply safe work practices
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Capability to perform human resource functions such as recruitment, induction and process review
Experience to advertise and market your business’ services
Skills to maintain record keeping of stock levels
Provide excellent customer service
Skills and confidence to start and manage your own business
Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
Some time scheduled to undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) test on orientation day so we can assess the need for any additional support in your individual learning plan
Confidence to work with people during difficult situations and circumstances
Strong organisational skills and are able to multi-task and respond well to rapid change
Good computer skills
Access and ability to use office equipment such as a PC, Microsoft Office software, online meeting applications and reliable internet
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: Hairdressing or barber shop salon owner/manager, Beauty therapy salon owner/manager, Nail salon owner/manager, Day spa owner/manager and Make-up freelancer
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Diploma of Salon Management does not have any pre-requisite courses.
The Diploma of Salon Management does not have any post-graduate courses.
The Diploma of Salon Management does not have any related 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 Diploma of Salon Management qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 10 Units of competency, including 7 core and 3 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.
TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.
TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)
TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
TAFE NSW Libraries
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Smarthinking - online access to a tutor
LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills
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