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SHB20216 VETDSS - Certificate II in Salon Assistant


1 Year ½ Day/Week


Geelong City






Full qualification

Entry requirements

  • Attending a secondary school
  • Literacy and numeracy level equivalent to the successful completion of Year 9

You will learn

  • How to shampoo hair to an industry standard
  • Greet and prepare clients for services
  • Dry hair to shape for ladies and men's styling
  • Recommend and sell retail products
  • Maintain stock control

Course outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program you will receive:

  • Recognition of up to four VCE VET units at Units 1 and 2 level
  • Certificate II in Salon Assistant qualification

Dress code and course materials

Assessment is based on

  • Hands-on work
  • Practical Workplace Assessment as part of your mandatory Structured Workplace Learning 
  • Online assignments and quizzes
  • Live model practice and assessments undertaken in The Studio Salon (you are expected to experience all treatments and to provide your own models for assessment)

Applications for this course are currently closed and will re-open early August

Please express your interest in this course with your school VET Coordinator.

Applications & attendance

2025 VET Full Year
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 6 Aug 2024
Close: 12 Mar 2025 
Class DayDelivered Geelong City Campus
Part-time: 12 months    
2025 VET Full Year
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 6 Aug 2024
Close: 12 Mar 2025 
Class DayIntake Only for Gordon VCE Student
Part-time: 12 months    


Unfortunately we cannot always guarantee you will secure a place in your selected course. We recommend you apply early.



Core Units Code Hours
Communicate as part of a salon team SHBXIND002 30
Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment SHBXIND001 45
Conduct salon financial transactions SHBXCCS001 25
Contribute to health and safety of self and others BSBWHS201 20
Dry hair to shape SHBHDES001 40
Greet and prepare clients for salon services SHBXCCS003 10
Maintain and organise tools equipment and work areas SHBHIND001 20
Provide shampoo and basin services SHBHBAS001 40
Elective Units Code Hours
Braid hair SHBHDES002 30
Produce visual merchandise displays SIRRMER001 35
Recommend products and services SHBXCCS004 20
Research and use hairdressing industry information SHBHIND002 15


Please note that the electives listed are those delivered by the Gordon but you may not be required to complete all of these to successfully complete this qualification. In order to clarify what is required to complete this qualification, please check


Date published: 12/07/2024 2:01:06 PM