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SHB20216 Certificate II in Salon Assistant

Start your dream career in hairdressing.

Take the first step into the world of Hairdressing. This introductory course will provide you with the relevant industry knowledge, training and experience necessary to kickstart your career in the dynamic hair industry.

The SHB20216 Certificate II in Salon Assistant course helps students build a strong foundation for a career in the Hairdressing industry. From the basics of health and safety, the technicalities of client-facing services, to working in an organisational salon environment, students will complete the course certificate, properly trained and industry-ready. 

The course is delivered on-campus at our Melbourne CBD location. Students will receive hands-on and diverse training over two academic semesters, taking place one day per week (Wednesday). VET Delivered to Secondary Students (VETDSS) courses follow the same term structure as secondary schools.

Industry Facing Skill Set

Get trained by real industry practitioners. We call our teachers “Pracademics” for a reason! They are real industry practitioners with reputable careers in the industry, who are ready to pass on their extensive hairdressing knowledge and experience.


Become a part of T.M. community. Students will find their place and network among other aspiring creatives attending The Masters. You can connect and collaborate with other students across disciplines, from Fashion, Hair, Beauty to Makeup.

Core Units Covered

The units of study in the SHB20216 Certificate II in Salon Assistant include: 


Contribute to health and safety of self and others


Provide shampoo and basin services


Communicate as part of a salon team 


Dry hair to shape


Maintain and organise tools, equipment and work areas 


Braid Hair


Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment 


Conduct salon financial transactions 


Provide head, neck and shoulder massages for relaxation 


Greet and prepare clients for salon services 


Apply hair colour products


Students are ready to kickstart their careers upon completion of this course and start working on the salon floor as a certified salon assistant.

However the majority of our graduates go on to take an additional qualification in order to further develop their skillsets and become a qualified stylist ready to work on clients.

Popular additional courses are:

- SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing
- SHB30516 Certificate III in Barbering

Course Snapshot

Course Duration:
Delivery On-campus, 1 day per week during the school year

Next intake: February & July
Please note that students commencing study July (mid-year) will receive a Statement of Attainment in place of a Certificate.
This course can only be completed as part of your secondary school studies in year 10, 11 and 12.

Location: Melbourne

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