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The Certificate II in Salon Assistant (SHB20216) is designed for those candidates who wish to enter the world of hairdressing with a stimulating pre-vocational course. This part-time course will prepare students with the skills and knowledge essential to work as a salon assistant. It will enable students to work effectively as an apprenticeship or a full-time trainee in a hairdressing salon environment and help to expand their knowledge of the hairdressing industry.
A role at this level includes performing a limited variety of hairdressing tasks, interacting with customers and providing customer service, demonstrating effective hairdressing work practices, following workplace safety procedures, providing assistance to colleagues and the developing hairdressing industry. You will learn to work as part of a team in a hairdressing environment, and be proficient in communication skills in the workplace, consulting with clients, selling products and services. This certificate provides students with an overview of the industry and acquire some practical skills in hairdressing and will help you gain employment as a hairdressing apprentice.
Hairdressing salon assistants are employed to assist in the running of a salon. They perform general duties such as welcoming clients, making appointments and general housekeeping. Salon assistants are required to spend most of the day on their feet and are usually required to work flexible hours to fit in with salon hours of business. With a very high level of customer contact, salon assistants need to be well presented with exceptional communication skills.
Candidates will study various hairdressing modules and competencies. The course modules for this certificate include:
Assessment will show that students have achieved the skills and knowledge required by the course. Assessment may include written, oral or practical methods. You will be advised in advance about the type of assessment and how it will operate. Candidates have the opportunity for reassessment and appeal and you will be provided with the information. This may provide candidates to enter the workforce to access a broad range of employment opportunities in various fields.
Once you have completed the Certificate II in Salon Assistant (SHB20216) you will have completed part of the theoretical component of the relevant apprenticeship/Certificate III in Hairdressing (SHB30416). This will assist you to enter an apprenticeship in a chosen area of study. Candidates may also be able to use some credits towards your apprenticeship.