Gain the skills to launch your career in the hairdressing industry as a salon assistant with SHB20216 Certificate II in Salon Assistant. This qualification is designed to give students practical and relevant skills and build a foundation to pursue further education and prepare them for career opportunities in the hairdressing industry. You will develop a range of basic practical skills and valuable industry knowledge that is used in hairdressing salons by individuals who aid with client services. You will learn a core set of skills including:

• Client consultation
• Communicate and prepare clients for services
• Conduct financial transactions
• Health and safety in the salon environment
• Application and removal of basic colour services
• Provide shampoo and basin services
• Blow-drying techniques
• Braiding hair
• Customer service and retail operations

The skills and knowledge are of an introductory level and are all undertaken under supervision in a classroom and simulated salon environment.

Certificate II in Salon Assistant is a preparatory qualification that allows
students to enter the industry at an assistant level and progress to a
hairdressing apprenticeship in this exciting and creative industry. The
combined skills and knowledge do not provide for a job outcome as
a hairdresser and this qualification is intended to prepare students for
further training.

Course Code
Career Outcomes
Successful completion of this qualification leads to exciting career opportunities in the hairdressing industry. Graduates from Certificate II in Salon Assistant are able to gain employment as:

• Hairdressing Apprentice
• Barbering Apprentice
• Salon Assistant
• Salon Receptionist
Course Fees & Payment Options
Payment in Full $2,250 | Payment Plan $2,500

Payment in Full $2,250 ($1500 deposit upon enrolment and balance of $750 to be paid at week 17 of the course via direct debit; please allow a $1.95 admin fee and $5.50 account set-up fee)

Payment Plan $2,500 ($500 deposit upon enrolment and balance paid by direct debit on a payment plan; 17 fortnightly instalments of $117.64; please allow a $2.30 admin fee and $11 account set-up fee)

Included in course fees: all products, equipment, learner guides required to complete this qualification unless mentioned under the Additional Fees section.
Student Requirements & Additional Fees
• WA Academy uniform t-shirt to be worn with black professional pants and black enclosed shoes.
• General stationary and a padlock for use of the lockers.
• Students are required to supply models for all practical assessments to demonstrate their technical skills.
• The Training Package stipulates that all practical assessments must be performed on a variety of models.
• Models are also required to pay the model assessment fee charge as assessments must be performed on a paying client.
Study Mode & Additional Study/Training
Part time – 35 weeks on campus (1 day per week - Friday)

Approximately 3 additional hours per week is to be completed off-campus to complete prescribed reading of learner guides and workbook activities, and to complete theory assessments consisting of knowledge questions and assignment.
Course Start Dates
Please contact WA Academy on
or 08 9356 2269 for the current course timetables
Entry Requirements
There are no formal entry requirements for this course, other than a minimum age requirement of 15 years of age.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Assessment: As a requirement of the student entry procedure, students may have to undertake a Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment. This is assessed on a case-by-case scenario.
Further Study Pathways
SHB20216 Certificate II in Salon Assistant may also be utilised as a stepping stone to higher qualifications. Suggested higher qualifications include:

• SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing
• SHB30516 Certificate III in Barbering
Nationally Recognised
Nationally Recognised