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Salon assistant - hairdressing

Three Unit externally delivered VET (EVET) over 1 year

This is a preparatory qualification which provides a defined and limited range of basic skills and knowledge used in hairdressing salons by individuals who provide assistance with client services. These routine and repetitive tasks are completed under direct supervision and with guidance from hairdressers who manage the client service. 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

Students will attain SHB20216 Certificate II in salon assistant upon completion of this course. 

Important information

This course is delivered in the school salon by TAFE NSW and is subject to funding approval.

Students must apply through the EVET tool during Term 3 to be considered for a place in this course.

This course can only entered on EDVAL as an additional selection; select a total of 12 other units.

Once students start the course, they can drop 2 units of study.

Students can do the course in either the Preliminary year or the HSC year.

The course is likely to run from 8.30am – 2.30pm on a Wednesday.

There is no cost for the course.

Further information is available on the Salon assistant syllabus website.


Students doing this course CANNOT study Retail Services in either year.

Compulsory 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
  • SHBHINDOO2 – Research and use hairdressing industry information