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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 prepare clients for services
  • Provide shampoo and basin services
  • How to braid hair
  • Basic hair styling
  • Recommend products and services to clients

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)

How to apply

You must first speak to your school about VETDSS before proceeding with the below application.

  1. View the application requirements to find out what documents you will need to complete your application or watch our how to apply video.
  2. Apply online by selecting an intake from the Applications & attendance table below.

If you need help, visit Customer Service or request application support via email.
Submission of an application does not guarantee a place in the course.

Applications & attendance

2024 VET Full Year
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 1 Aug 2023
Close: 12 Mar 2024 
Class DayDelivered Geelong City Campus
Part-time: 12 months  Apply  


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: 20/11/2023 4:18:02 PM