Hair and Beauty

SHB20216 Certificate II in Salon Assistant

SHB20216 Certificate II in Salon Assistant provides an induction of the Hairdressing Industry.  This qualification is designed as a pre-vocational qualification and provides the basic skills to work as a Salon Assistant.

The course includes interacting with customers, following workplace safety procedures, demonstrating effective hairdressing environment work practices, shampooing and drying hair to shape, providing assistance to colleagues and developing hairdressing industry knowledge.

Your training will take place in the classroom and in a simulated professional salon environment.

Study Pathways

This course may be a pathway to an apprenticeship or to a SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing.

Location, dates and times

Campbell Street Campus

  • Next Intake:   mid year 2020 (To be confirmed)
  • Duration:  1 day per week for the full year
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to express your interest

Alanvale Campus

  • Next Intake:   2021
  • Duration:  1 day per week for the full year
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to express your interest

Devonport Campus 

  • Next Intake:  2021
  • Duration:  1 day per week for the full year
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to express your interest

What will I need to bring?

Protective Clothing
It is a compulsory requirement that students wear ‘closed in’ shoes and their uniform at all times whilst undertaking hairdressing units.

Recognition of Prior Learning

It makes sense that you should be recognised for the things you already know how to do. TasTAFE can assess your skills and knowledge based on your previous education, work history or life experience. This may help you gain your qualification a whole lot faster.

For further details please refer to our Recognition of Prior Learning page.

Fees and Payments

For further fee and payment information visit our Fees and Payment page.

Are there any other costs?

Yes, a Hairdressing Kit and Uniform, including professional hairdryer, combs and brushes, and hairdressing accessories: $445

Essential requirements

There are no essential entry requirements for this course.

Desirable Skills and Attributes

Salon Assistants have a high level of customer contact. They therefore need to be well presented and possess excellent communication skills.

Personal requirements:

  • Pleasant personality
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Good organisational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Creative flair
  • Ability to take direction and follow instructions

Students should also have sufficient literacy, numeracy and visual interpretation skills.


Contact us today to find out if this is the right course for you.

Student Support

TasTAFE’s enrolment and orientation process provides information about our resources, services and support. Further details relating to Student Support Services are available at our Student Support Services page.


SHB20216 Certificate II in Salon Assistant  (replaces SIH20111 Certificate II in Hairdressing)

Qualification Requirements

SHB20216 Certificate II in Salon Assistant requires successful completion of 12 units of competency, comprising of 8 core units and 4 elective units.


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