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Certificate II in Salon Assistant SHB20216

Overview

In this qualification you will learn the skills and knowledge required to provide basic assistance in a hairdressing salon. You will work under the direct supervision, and with guidance from hairdressers who manage the client service.

The combined skills and knowledge do not provide for a job outcome as a hairdresser and this qualification is intended to prepare individuals for further training.

Qualification: Certificate II in Salon Assistant SHB20216
Program No: C2-BD24
Campus: CIT Reid 
Duration: 2 semesters, one day per week (approximately 7 hours) or part time equivalent.

Additional individual study of approximately 4 hours per week including online activities and assignments.
Cost Info:

2018 - Enrolment fees for this course are based on the costs per subject as indicated below. In addition, a Service and Amenities fee of $40 will be payable each semester. Further information is available at Course fees and assistance.

2019 - New enrolment fee arrangements will be introduced. The $40 Services and Amenities fee will be included in the total subject costs. Indicative program cost may vary slightly and the subject costs displayed will also change. Further information is available at Course fees and assistance.

Indicative Cost: $700
Likely Job Outcome: Salon assistant; at entry level in the Hair and Beauty industries and other retail or service environments.

This program also gives you the skills and knowledge to apply for entry into:
- Certificate III Hairdressing SHB30416
- Certificate III in Barbering SHB30516
- Make-Up SHB30215
Enrolment Type: Register Your Interest
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Additional Information

To participate in the course you will need to purchase:
- Tool kit $150
- Uniform $50

Entry Requirements / How to Apply

This course is only available to ACT Public school students; years 9 to 12, through the Vocational Learning Options (VLO) program. Please see your school for participation in this program or contact CIT on 62073246 for more details.

To study any course at CIT (excluding degrees and non-accredited training) you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

  • Literacy Skills Information

    • We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework levels of at least 2 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your program of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with a lower level program, or enrol in the Certificate I in Skills for Vocational Pathways (FSK10213) to develop your literacy skills. Please visit Foundation Skills or phone (02) 6207 4872 to have a chat to one of our teachers.

  • Transition Information

    • Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

  • Subject Cancellations/Changes

    • To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at infoline@cit.edu.au.


Subject Information

Core - complete all 8

  • BSBWHS201  Contribute to health and safety of self and others
    • CIT Code: OHSS200
      Cost: $50.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work in a manner that is healthy and safe in relation to self and others and to respond to emergency incidents. It covers following work health and safety (WHS) and emergency procedures and instructions, implementing WHS requirements and participating in WHS consultative processes. It applies to individuals who require a basic knowledge of WHS to carry out work in a defined context under direct supervision or with some individual responsibility, in a range of industry and workplace contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SHBHBAS001  Provide shampoo and basin services
    • CIT Code: HAIR239
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to complete a range of hair services provided at the basin area including pre-service shampoos and treatments, and post treatment removal of residual colour and lightening products. This unit applies to salon assistants who work in hairdressing or barber salons under close supervision and with guidance from more experienced or senior hairdressers or barbers. They use little judgement and follow instructions specified by the hairdresser or barber who has completed the client consultation and manages the client service. However, in a small salon, more senior hairdressers or barbers also undertake this function.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SHBHDES001  Dry hair to shape
    • CIT Code: HAIR240
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to use a variety of styling tools to dry hair to shape after services completed by hairdressers or barbers in the salon team. This unit applies to salon assistants who work in hairdressing or barber salons under close supervision and with guidance from more experienced or senior hairdressers or barbers. They use little judgement and follow instructions specified by the hairdresser or barber who has completed the client consultation and manages the client service. It can also apply to more senior hairdressers and barbers completing basic hair drying services.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SHBHIND001  Maintain and organise tools, equipment and work areas
    • CIT Code: HAIR241
      Cost: $40.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to maintain, organise and clean tools, equipment and work areas to ensure a clean and tidy client environment and the hygienic and safe provision of hair services. Complex and scheduled maintenance would be referred to specialist service technicians. This unit applies to all hairdressing and barber businesses and to hairdressers and barbers working at all levels.
      Health regulations apply in some Australian states and territories for hairdressing and barber businesses to clean and disinfect tools, equipment and work surfaces at designated times.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SHBXCCS001  Conduct salon financial transactions
    • CIT Code: BEAU127
      Cost: $50.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to conduct financial transactions for the sale of products and services within a personal services environment. It requires the ability to operate point-of-sale equipment, handle cash, complete sales and reconcile takings.

      This unit applies to workers in personal service environments including beauty and hairdressing salons, nail salons and spas. In this environment they work within known routines and guidelines and use a limited range of equipment.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SHBXCCS003  Greet and prepare clients for salon services
    • CIT Code: HAIR233
      Cost: $20.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to meet, greet and prepare clients for a range of beauty treatments, hairdressing or barbering services. This unit applies to assistants who work in beauty, hairdressing or barber salons under close supervision and with guidance from more experienced or senior operators. They use little judgement and follow procedures and instructions specified by the senior who will manage the client service.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SHBXIND001  Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
    • CIT Code: BEAU247
      Cost: $90.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to work in a personal services environment by integrating knowledge of workplace rights and responsibilities and organisational policies and procedures, and by using effective team and individual work practices to plan and organise daily work activities. This unit applies to workers in personal service environments including beauty and hairdressing salons, nail salons and spas. In these environments they make routine service decisions within a defined range in the context of organisational goals, customer service values and standards.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SHBXIND002  Communicate as part of a salon team
    • CIT Code: HAIR317
      Cost: $60.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to work as part of a team in a salon or retail cosmetics environment. It requires the ability to communicate with colleagues and senior staff and actively participate in a team work environment. This unit applies to individuals working in service environments including retail cosmetic outlets, spas, hairdressing, barber, beauty and nail salons. It applies to personnel working in teams at all levels including frontline, supervising and senior team members.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Electives - complete 4

  • SHBHBAS002  Provide head, neck and shoulder massages for relaxation
    • CIT Code: HAIR320
      Cost: $40.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide relaxing head, neck and shoulder massages prior to other hair services. It requires the ability to use a basic range of massage techniques. This unit applies to salon assistants who work in hairdressing or barber salons under close supervision and with guidance from more experienced or senior hairdressers or barbers. However, in a small salon, more senior hairdressers or barbers also undertake this function.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SHBHCLS001  Apply hair colour products
    • CIT Code: HAIR236
      Cost: $60.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to apply a limited range of hair colour products including semi, demi and permanent products for full and re-growth services. This unit applies to salon assistants who work in hairdressing or barber salons under close supervision and with guidance from more experienced or senior hairdressers or barbers. They use little judgement and follow instructions specified by the hairdresser or barber who has completed the client consultation and manages the client service.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SHBHDES002  Braid hair
    • CIT Code: HAIR196
      Cost: $60.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes skills and knowledge required to complete full or partial braiding finishes to hair as quick service designs. This unit applies to salon assistants who work in hairdressing salons under close supervision and with guidance from more experienced or senior hairdressers. They use little judgement and follow the instructions specified by the hairdresser who has completed the client consultation and manages the client service. It can also apply to more senior hairdressers completing braiding services.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SIRRMER001  Produce visual merchandise displays
    • CIT Code: RETL297
      Cost: $70.00
      Description: This unit applies to all businesses that sell retail merchandise. It applies to frontline personnel who have limited autonomy and work under close supervision and guidance of others in frontline operational roles. However; in smaller businesses, senior personnel might also undertake this function.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Related Courses

Certificate III Barbering SHB30516
Certificate III Hairdressing SHB30416
Statement Attainment Advanced Barbering [extract from SHB30516]
Non-Accredited Training Personal Haircare and Styling Workshop

More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email infoline@cit.edu.au