Certificate II in Salon Assistant - SHB20216

Victorian International Academy

Type of institution: Registered Training Organisation
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 03394G

This qualification is part of the Hairdressing Training Package. It provides a range of basic skills and knowledge used in hairdressing salons by individuals who provide assistance with client services. The combined skills and knowledge do not provide for a job outcome as a hairdresser and this qualification is intended to prepare individuals for further training.


  • 12 units: 8 core
  • 4 elective


  • Sell to the retail customer
  • Produce visual merchandise displays
  • Conduct salon financial transactions
  • Maintain and organise tools, equipment and work areas
  • Contribute to health and safety of self and others
  • Braid hair
  • Rinse and neutralise chemically restructured hair
  • Communicate as part of a salon team
  • Research and use hairdressing industry information
  • Greet and prepare clients for salon services
  • Provide shampoo and basin services
  • Provide head, neck and shoulder massages for relaxation
  • Recommend products and services
  • Apply hair colour products
  • Receive and handle retail stock
  • Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
  • Dry hair to shape

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Fitzroy Domestic: $3,300
  • Part-time or day release : 1 year
  • Part-time : 1 year
  • Full-time : 0.5 years
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery

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