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SHB20216 Certificate II in Salon Assistant

About the Qualification

This qualification prepares you for the entry level skills required in a hair salon as a salon assistant. You will learn how to provide assistance with blow drying hair,braiding,applying basic treatments on hair,client services and a lot more. You will undertake routine and repetitive tasks under direct supervision and guidance from our trainers in our simulated Hairdressing Salon.

This course is intended to prepare you for further studies and training. The skills and knowledge you will acquire do not provide for a job outcome as a hairdresser.

Entry Requirements

  • Prospective students are must be atleast 18 years of age
  • To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs, Angel Institute will conduct a Pre-Training Review
  • Required to complete the Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment, administered by and to the satisfaction of Angel Institute

* Individuals who are qualified in Certificate II in Salon Assistant, wishing to complete Certificate III in Hairdressing, will gain credit transfers into the qualifying course.

Vocational or Educational Outcomes

After successful completion of SHB20216 Certificate II in Salon Assistant, students can find employment as a salon assistant or enrol in SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing at Angel Institute.

Course Duration

The program duration is 6 months. Classes will be held 2 days a week. Students should also set aside 6 hours per week for self study time

Delivery and Assessment

SHB20216 Certificate II in Salon Assistant is delivered as face to face delivery in a combination of classroom and simulated salon envrionment. Assessment method includes Written Questions, Observations and Portfolios.

Course and Material Fees

Tuition Fees for Full Fee paying Students:  $3360
Tuition Fees for Government Funded Students*: $0
Material Fee** : $350

*Eligibility Criteria Applies for skills first funding. Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding for eligible individuals. Please refer to the link below more information about Government Funding
** Students who wish to buy material from an outside supplier are not required to pay material fee


Classes are conducted at various locations across Victoria. Please contact us to find the nearest location to you

Course structure

Core Units
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

SHBHBAS002 Provide head,neck and shoulder massages for relaxation
SHBHCLS001 Apply hair colour products
SHBHDES002 Braid hair
SIRXSLS001 Sell to the retail customer


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