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Statement of Attainment Introduction to Hair and Beauty


This course is designed for those who will provide basic service assistance within a hairdressing or beauty salon environment. Introduction to Hair and Beauty is a four-week course, covering a range of skills and knowledge to provide services in a salon, including:

- Customer service skills
- Preparing clients for service
- Shampooing services
- Basic Hair styling
- Basic Beauty services


Statement of Attainment - Introduction to Hair and Beauty

Course No:



CIT Reid

*From Semester 2 2025, the location of this course will transition from CIT Reid to the new CIT Woden campus. CIT will provide support for students who will be making the move to Woden. Learn more.


The short course will be delivered over four weeks, full time (approximately 20 hours per week).

You will be required to attend three days a week with an average of five hours per day. Delivery will include practical activities within the CIT salons. Students must attend all practical classes to provide themselves with the best opportunity to satisfactorily complete this course.

You will be required to complete an additional 6 hours per week of study, including online activities and assessment.

Cost Info:

Further information about fees is available at Course fees and assistance

Indicative Cost:


Likely Job Outcome:

This course provides a pathway to work in salons, both hair and beauty as a salon assistant. It is an entry to Hair and Beauty Industries and other similar retail or service environments.

Application Type:

Register Your Interest

Timetable Information

To help with the enrolment process print your timetable, or keep the window open, so that you can refer back to it for your course code, course name, and the Course Reference Numbers (CRNs) or Block Code.

Additional Information

Blended: face-to-face attendance required with some online activities

Entry Requirements

Open Entry

Skills Recognition

To study any course at CIT (excluding 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 course of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this course. 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 course, or enrol in the Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways (FSK20119) to develop your literacy skills. Please visit CIT Foundation Skills page.

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

Subject Information

Complete 2 subjects

Core: Complete all 2

  • SHBXIND001   Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
    • CIT Code: BEAU247
      Cost: Standard $99.00
      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
  • SHBXCCS003   Greet and prepare clients for salon services
    • CIT Code: HAIR233
      Cost: Standard $22.00
      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

Related Courses

Certificate III Hairdressing SHB30416
Certificate III Barbering SHB30516
Statement Attainment Advanced Barbering

More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email