Certificate II in Salon Assistant

Certificate II in Salon Assistant

The Certificate II in Salon Assistant qualification is nationally recognised. This qualification provides students with a pathway into the trade entry qualification Certificate III in Hairdressing or Certificate III in Barbering qualification, for the hairdressing industry

Functions at this level include applying skills and knowledge to sell products and services, ensuring a safe working environment and performing a full range of hairdressing services.

By undertaking this qualification you will develop the skills to enable you to work as part of a team in a national or international salon, performing a range of services that include:

  • Applying Colour and lightening
  • Effective salon communication
  • Drying hair to shape
  • Shampoo and basin rituals
  • Hair treatment
  • and more

All applicants must be a minimum of 16 years old and must meet language, literacy and numeracy standards


4 months (16 weeks)


There are no pre-requisites for this course.


Parramatta campus.

Also limited places at satellite campus at The Gallery Precinct, Wyong. Please enquire.


This qualification may attract government subsidies: 

Toolkit not included Smart & Skilled

  • 1st Qualification price = $880
  • 2nd Qualification price = $1,050

On successful completion of the Certificate II in Salon Assistant qualification, students will be able to continue into the Certificate III in Hairdressing or Certificate III in Barbering program or obtain an Australian Apprenticeship.

Course Units
Basin services SHBHBAS001 Provide shampoo and basin services
SHBHBAS002 Provide head, neck and shoulder massages for relaxation
SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
Tools and equipment SHBHIND001 Maintain and organise tools, equipment and work areas
Sales and service SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions
SHBHDES002 Braid Hair
SHBXIND002 Communicate as part of a salon team
SHBHIND002 Research and use hairdressing industry information
Salon Fundamentals  



 Greet and prepare clients for salon services

Contribute to health and safety of self and others

Styling Fundamentals  



 Apply hair colour products

Dry hair to shape