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Offering Info

Certificate II in Salon Assistant

  • National Course Code: SHB20216
  • TAFE NSW code: SHB20216-01V01-20PMQ-231

Location – Port Macquarie

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

Anytime

Study Commitment

21 Hours per week

Duration

18 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Course Details

The nationally recognised Certificate II in Salon Assistant prepares you for work and further study in hairdressing or barbering. Learn your skills in TAFE NSW hair salons and practice on paying clients, as you learn the fundamental skills you need to provide outstanding customer experiences in salon settings.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through theory and hands-on, practical course work, you will 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
  • Conduct salon financial transactions

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop your natural abilities and get ahead in this field:

  • Collaboration and teamwork
  • Effective communication
  • Professional integrity
  • Reliability and adaptability

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course will provide you with:

  • A nationally accredited qualification at Certificate II level

  • Strong pathways to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities
    Career opportunities:

  • Salon assistant in the hairdressing, barbering, beauty or the retail industry

GROW YOUR CAREER

Advance your hairdressing or barbering career through further study, including:

  • Certificate III in Hairdressing (trade qualification)
  • Certificate III in Barbering
  • Certificate IV in Hairdressing
  • Diploma of Salon Management

INDUSTRY DEMAND

Hairdressing and beauty services are projected to stay in-demand and to continue to grow. The industry is forecast to employ around 78,380 people in 2019/20, generating $6.8 billion in revenue. And revenue will continue to increase by an average of 1.3% per year to 2024/25.

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol in this course now.

TAFE NSW offers the Certificate II in Salon Assistant as either a traineeship or non-traineeship, so you can design the career you want.

Non-traineeship

There are no entry requirements for non-trainees. You can enrol in this course now.

Traineeship

To be eligible for this course you must:

  • Be employed in the salon industry, evidenced by a letter of support from your employer, as this course is delivered in the workplace
  • Have a signed traineeship contract

Thinking about a traineeship? Enquire today.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you:

  • Effective communication
  • Good manual dexterity
  • Basic computer skills

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

There are no training package entry requirements for this qualification.

To be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to:

  • Compete a screening process with section staff, prior to enrolling. This will ensure that students are suitable and capable to complete the program.

Once enrolled, students will attend orientation session and are required to purchase personal equipment kit prior to starting prior to commencement of classes.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • To work on clients and be prepared to have treatments done yourself. You will be required to supply models for assessments and practice.
  • Attend and complete all class including, unsupervised activities, assessment activities, and teacher directed task.

Full time students are encouraged to do additional work placement hours. It is expected that students find a salon and complete some unsupervised hours in a salon to master skills. This can help get part time work and lead to employment at the end of the course.

INFORMATION SESSIONS
There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a Full Time course. You will need to attend approximately 21 hours of class, over 3 days a week, for 18 weeks.

You may also be required to complete approximately 12.5 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours including, assignment preparation, private study and research.


IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

Students entering this course typically have good communication skills and like the personal service area.
Be caring a person who:

  • enjoys working with people and helping them achieve their goals
  • is patient and tactful
  • enjoys making people feel and look good
  • is good at practical tasks and has good hand-eye coordination
  • is a team player and a hard worker

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

There are a range of support and library services available to you, please contact TAFE NSW for more comprehensive information.

The following services are available for students in this course:

  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
  • Disabilities Services
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Support
  • Multicultural Student Support
  • Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
  • Additional Support Services

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
  • Studiosity - online access to a real life tutor
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

This course is currently scheduled on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, from 8.30am to 4.00pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

SMART AND SKILLED FEES

This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study. This can be purchased from the section for $80.00 and contains:

  • T-shirt and apron: $30.00
  • Brush Kit: $50.00

Students must ensure that they wear appropriate clothing, black pants and covered footwear that meet industry standards.

READ BEFORE YOU ENROL

Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding

RECOGNITION

Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it.

Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you.

Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place.

As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

If you are interested in studying as a Trainee please call 131 601 for full details.

Find out more about Applying and Enrolling

Core Units
Number Title
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
Number Title
SHBHBAS002 Provide head, neck and shoulder massages for relaxation
SHBHCLS001 Apply hair colour products
SHBHDES002 Braid hair
SHBHIND002 Research and use hairdressing industry information

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

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Course Location

Port Macquarie
70 Widderson Street, Port Macquarie
Phone 131 601

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