SHB20216 Certificate II in Salon Assistant

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Course Overview

If you’d like to work in at a modern salon or get prepared for a hairdressing apprenticeship try the Certificate II in Salon Assistant (SHB20216). It’s a hands-on qualification (completed over 6-12 months) that will teach you how to greet and prepare clients for their visit to the salon, provide shampoo and basin services, braid hair, and work as part of the salon team. Graduate ready for work as a salon assistant or confidently apply for an apprenticeship.

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Nationally recognised training

Average duration

6 months


This course can help you get a job as:

Job TitleAvg Salary
Salon Assistant$850 weekly pay

This course can help you progress to:

Job TitleAvg Salary
Salon Manager$1,340 weekly pay
Hairdresser$1,025 weekly pay
Stylist$1,340 weekly pay

Please note that weekly pay figures are estimates only of what you could possibly earn.

Government Funding

The Australian government provides funding to help students who are completing the SHB20216 Certificate II in Salon Assistant. The type of funding you receive depends on the state that you live in. There are eligibility requirements for each type of funding.

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Benefits of Nationally Recognised Training

This is a nationally recognised course delivered by Registered Training Organisations (RTOs). RTOs are strictly regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). This guarantees you will be studying a quality-assured and nationally recognised qualification.

Payment Options

Course providers may offer flexible payment options for those who do not wish (or are unable) to pay their tuition fees outright. There is usually a discount for those who pay their tuition fees upfront.

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