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Certificate II in Salon Assistant

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Kickstart your journey into the Hair and Beauty industry with the Certificate II in Salon Assistant. This course gives you the skills and knowledge to work as an assistant in a busy salon. You'll learn key techniques like basin work, colour application, and coordination of clients.

Key details

Degree Type
Certificate
Course Code
SHB20216
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Fees
$1,498 total

About this course

Kickstart your journey into the Hair and Beauty industry with the Certificate II in Salon Assistant.

This course gives you the skills and knowledge to work as an assistant in a busy salon. You'll learn key techniques like basin work, colour application, and coordination of clients. You'll be guided by a senior salon operator and have the chance to practice your skills in the real world in our state-of-the-art GOTAFE salons.

This course can be delivered on campus, as a school-based apprentice, or as part of VETDSS studies. The course is delivered via blended learning, online, classroom-based and stimulated salon environment.

This course is available as part of the Free TAFE scheme as well as the JobTrainer initiative, for eligible students.

Entry requirements

Training package entry requirements
There are no training package entry requirements for this qualification

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements
Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Attend an information session.
  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document previous work experience and qualifications and assess suitability for the course.
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course.
  • Register with the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (trainees only).

Applicants must also have:

  • The ability to work autonomously
  • Strong communication skills
  • Physical skills appropriate to the job role
  • Basic to intermediate computer skills

Study locations

Wangaratta - Docker Street

Shepparton - Fryers Street

Career pathways

This course will prepare you to work in the hair and beauty industry as a Salon Assistant in a Hairdressing team.

Armed with these essential salon skills, you'll have the opportunity to take your skills to any location and work across a range of different salon types.

Credit for prior study or work

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification. There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking. You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.

How to apply

Please note: Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review. This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.