Salon Assistant

SHB20216 – Certificate II in Salon Assistant

This preparatory qualification provides the opportunity for students to develop a range of basic skills and knowledge used in hairdressing salons by individuals who assist with client services.

The program is very hands-on and provides exposure to employment pathways within a hairdressing salon.

CRCIT possesses a fully functioning hair salon, The Village Style, registered as a business with Brimbank Council.

The salon has the equipment to accommodate workplace simulation for its students, with a welcoming ambience and modern decor.

Course Proposed Delivery Plan

Year 1

BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of others
SHBHIND001 Maintain and organise tools, equipment and work areas
SHBXIND002 Communicate as part of a salon team
SHBXCCS003 Greet and prepare clients for salon services
SHBHBAS001 Provide shampoo and basin services
SHBHDES001 Dry hair to shape
SHBHCLS001 Apply hair colour products

Career Pathways

Salon Assistant

Education Pathways

SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing
SHB30516 Certificate III in Barbering
SHB40216 Certificate IV in Hairdressing

Dress Code

Students are required to wear the business uniform supplied to them

Year 2

SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
SHBHDES002 Braid hair
SHBHBAS002 Provide head, neck and shoulder massages for relaxation
SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions
SHBHIND002 Research and use hairdressing industry information
*SIRRMER001 Produce visual merchandise displays
*SIRRINV001 Receive and handle retail stock
*Note: 2 additional electives – for VCE so as to ensure that students are eligible for up to four VCE VET units at 1-2 level and also cover the 180 hours per year for VM


Year 1 Classes are conducted Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Year 2 Classes are conducted Wednesday or Thursday

Assessment Methods

Written Questions
Practical Assessments

VCAA mandates a minimum of 40 hours of SWL for students undertaking the Certificate II in Salon Assistant. Where the training package requires work periods/shifts, this can be used to satisfy the VCAA SWL placement requirements for the program.

• 20 hours undertaken year 1
• 20 hours undertaken year 2

Course information is subject to change according to Training Package and or Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) updates.

Refer to homeschool for fee schedule