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Offering Info

Certificate II in Salon Assistant

  • National Course Code: SHB20216
  • TAFE NSW code: SHB20216-01V01-22GOS-150

Location – Gosford

Attendance

Part Time

Delivery

On campus

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

10 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 exciting work as a salon assistant. Practise hairdressing and barbering techniques on real clients, and with further study become a qualified hairdresser, barber or salon owner.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, 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 the personal attributes to help you get ahead:

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

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course provides you with:

  • Strong pathways to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities
  • A nationally accredited qualification at Certificate II level

Career opportunities:

  • Salon assistant
  • Hairdresser
  • Barber

GROW YOUR CAREER

Take your career further with the:

  • Certificate III in Hairdressing
  • Certificate III in Barbering
  • Diploma of Salon Management

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.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

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

Traineeship
TAFE NSW offers the Certificate II in Salon Assistant as a traineeship. To be eligible to enrol as a trainee you must:

  • Be employed in the salon industry 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, we recommend that you:

  • Excellent customer and workplace communication
  • Manual dexterity
  • Foundational 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.

To enrol in this course:
Students are required to compete a screening process with section staff . This will ensure students are suitable and capable to complete the program. Students will attend information/orientation session and are required to purchase personal equipment kit prior to commencement of class. There are no training package entry requirements for this qualification, however it is recommended if you have questions or concerns to talk to the section staff prior to enrolling.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • to attend all classes
  • complete all class and unsupervised activities, assessment activities, and teacher directed tasks
  • to work on clients and be prepared to have treatments done yourself
  • to supply models for assessments and practice

Work Placement:
Full time students are not required 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.

Discover the skills you need, for the job you want at a TAFE NSW Information Session.

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a Part Time Face to Face course. You must attend approximately 10 hours of class. You may also be required to complete approximately 9 hours of additional study. This additional study could include private study, work placements and research.

The course will run 2-3 days a week for 18 weeks.

Skill development will be completed in a simulated salon on an allocated day either Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or a combination of days.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who typically have good communication skills and like the personal service area. Students must be a caring a person who:

  • loves working with people and helping them achieve their goals
  • is patient and tactful
  • loves 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 additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:

  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
  • 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)
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • 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

The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Thursday all day and Friday morning. 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:

  • Certificate 2 Salon Assistant kit, approximate cost of $200.00. This kit includes.
  • Uniform
  • Brush Kit
  • Students must ensure that they wear appropriate clothing and covered footwear that meets 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

Enrolments for this course have now closed.

Enquire now and we will contact you when enrolments open. Visit our Online Courses to view our range of study options that you can start anytime.

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
SHBXCCS004 Recommend products and services

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.

Course Location

Gosford
Phone 131 601

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