Study the Certificate II in Salon Assistant and gain the hands-on skills you need in this pre-apprenticeship program for the beauty and service industry.
Career opportunities, include:
Pathways to further study:
- SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy
Studying the Certificate II in Salon Assistant at Holmesglen
You will learn client booking systems, salon services, shampoo and basin services, blow drying hair, treatment beds, hair applications, occupational health and safety and other related salon services.
At Holmesglen, we focus on making sure you have a strong customer-service approach when consulting with clients, so you're ready to walk into a job at your future salon.
This program has compulsory activities/materials as part of the learning experience. The department will confirm the cost of these activities/materials prior to your enrolment.
Studying full time - six months
Students attend Holmesglen two days per week, for six hours per day with the days being both practical and theoretical in nature.
Studying part time - 12 months
Students attend Holmesglen two days per week, for three hours per night with the nights being both practical and theoretical in nature.
||Greet and prepare clients for salon services
||Provide head, neck and shoulder massages for relaxation
||Contribute to health and safety of self and others
||Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
||Provide shampoo and basin services
||Dry hair to shape
||Maintain and organise tools, equipment and work areas
||Communicate as part of a salon team
||Conduct salon financial transactions
||Recommend products and services
||Produce visual merchandise displays
Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.
| Code || Name |
|SHBXCCS003||Greet and prepare clients for salon services|
|SHBHBAS002||Provide head, neck and shoulder massages for relaxation|
|BSBWHS201||Contribute to health and safety of self and others|
|SHBXIND001||Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment|
|SHBHBAS001||Provide shampoo and basin services|
|SHBHDES001||Dry hair to shape|
|SHBHIND001||Maintain and organise tools, equipment and work areas|
|SHBXIND002||Communicate as part of a salon team|
|SHBXCCS001||Conduct salon financial transactions|
|SHBXCCS004||Recommend products and services|
|SIRRMER001||Produce visual merchandise displays|
There are no prerequisite studies for entry into this course.
Prior to enrolment or commencement of training you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and a pre-training interview.
These will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify your training plan, and identify any learning support needs.
Recognition of prior learning
You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.
Qualification and recognition
SHB20216 Certificate II in Salon Assistant
How to apply
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Holmesglen tuition fees shown are all inclusive and indicative of the cost to complete the entire course.
These are indicative fees only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.
Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.
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