Funded & Job Seeker Program

WA Academy Programs

Kick-start your career in the makeup and hair industry!

WA Academy has Government Funded courses available to eligible jobseekers in SHB20116 Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics and SHB20216 Certificate II in Salon Assistant – Hairdressing

These Government Funded courses are available through our Job Seeker Program for those who are either unemployed or underemployed.

The Government Funded Job Seeker Program delivers a choice of Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics (make-up) and Certificate II in Salon Assistant (Hairdressing). In order to qualify for this program you must possess a current Health Care Card.

This course can assist those seeking employment in a number of areas, such as:


Retail Outlets

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Female client on pedicure procedure, beauty salon

Beauty Salons

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Cosmetics clerk

Department Stores

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Cosmetic Counter

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Smiling stylist and client choosing hair colors in a salon

Hairdressing Salons

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The course duration is 15 weeks (4 days per week – Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at WA Academy campus in Bentley from 9.30am to 4.30pm each day and Thursday is a work experience placement that we will arrange for students in a hairdressing salon near to their home (compulsory for the job seeker program).

The course is Government Funded and the total tuition fees are $560.  These fees can either be paid in full or on a payment plan over the 15 week course duration via direct debit.

Should you wish to receive further information or come in and meet with us in regard to this program, please contact us on (08) 9356 2269 or

How to Enrol

For enrolment queries and advice, please contact us on (08) 9356 2269 or email

To enrol, please contact or call (08) 9356 2269 to arrange an enrolment meeting.

Course CodeSHB20116 Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics
SHB20216 Certificate II in Salon Assistant – Hairdressing
Duration15 weeks - 4 days per week
Hours9:30am to 4:30pm
AccreditationNationally recognised qualifications Certificate II level
Course CostGovernment Funded Tuition Fees: $560 Included in cost – all products, equipment and learners guides required to complete this qualification other than those listed under student requirements below. This is a government funded course only available to students who hold a current Health Care Card and are unemployed or under-employed. The Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as Student service and resource fees.
UniformWA Academy uniform top will be supplied and is to be worn with black professional pants and enclosed black shoes.