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Certificate II in Salon Assistant

SHB20216

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Certificate II in Salon Assistant – SHB20216

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Course Overview

Turn your passion for hair and beauty into a career. The Certificate II in Salon Assistant 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 GOTAFE salons.

This course can be delivered on campus, or as a Traineeship, meaning you'll get the chance to apply your new skills to the work environment as you go. We'll support you to balance study and work, and you'll gain valuable on-the-job experience that will boost your CV and give you the confidence to go out into the workforce.

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.

Further Study

After graduating, you might like to undertake further study in the SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing or SHB30516 Certificate III in Barbering.

Course Dates & Times

Shepparton - Fryers Street

2 Days a Week - 9am to 4pm - Public on Campus - Semester 2 / 2019

On Campus 3 Days per week over 20 weeks Semester 1 / 2020

Wangaratta - Docker Street

2 Days a Week - 9am to 4pm - Public on Campus - Semester 2 / 2019

On Campus 3 Days per week over 20 weeks Semester 1 / 2020

Fee Information

1. Subsidised Standard
$1,353.00
2. Subsidised Standard (Concession)
$271.00
3. Subsidised Trainee
$1,353.00
4. Subsidised Trainee (Concession)
$271.00
5. Full Fee
$3,383.00
Course Materials
$495.00

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Please note all fees and charges are correct at time of publication for 2019 and may change without notice. 2020 fees are yet to be published.

Students will be invoiced for the components of the course that they are enrolled into for each year or semester.

Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:

  • Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
  • E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
  • Excursions

Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Bookshop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your course information session or during the pre-training review Interview.

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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 interview
  • 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
  • Please apply through an Apprenticeship Network Provider (australianapprenticeships.gov.au) with your employer to organise your traineeship contract prior to applying for this course (Trainees only)

Applicants must also have:

  • The ability to work autonomously
  • Strong communication skills essential
  • Physical skills appropriate to the job role
  • Basic to intermediate computer skills
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
Elective Units
SHBHBAS002
Provide head, neck and shoulder massages for relaxation
SHBHCLS001
Apply hair colour products
SHBHDES002
Braid hair
SHBHIND002
Research and use hairdressing industry information
SHBXCCS004
Recommend products and services
SIRRINV001
Receive and handle retail stock

Assessment methods may include:

  • Knowledge quiz
  • Portfolio
  • Practical Demonstration
  • Observation

Students will be required to wear closed in shoes at all times.

Students will be required to purchase their own tools of the trade and books, a list will be provided.

Students will need to bring their laptop or iPad and have access to the internet.

Students will need to aid in sourcing their own models for practical classes.

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It is important that students commit to all course requirements, including study and assessments the student may need to complete outside their normal training sessions.

On campus – Students are encouraged to attend all face-to-face sessions. Students attend classes 3 days a week over a 6 month period.

Trainees – Students are encouraged to attend all scheduled appointments with a GOTAFE Trainer/Assessor. Traineeships are delivered in the workplace over a 2 year period.

VETiS Students complete the course over 2 years, attending GOTAFE one day per week.

If you need any further clarification of the information provided please contact one of our client service officers on 1300 468 233 who can assist you or click Enquire Now.

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you will be welcome to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Welfare Unit. These services are designed to best support you to successfully complete your course.

Services include on campus supports and remote supports

  • Counselling
  • employment information
  • careers
  • activities etc.

Learn more about support services

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.

Further information is provided at course induction.

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.

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.

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