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Ensure clients put their best hair forward with this qualification. This course will introduce you to the basics of hairdressing in a salon environment and will allow you to gain personal grooming skills, self-confidence and client-related skills, which can be transferred to other career paths. You'll learn from the best in the business and practise in a real-salon environment (with real clients!). On graduation you'll be skilled in styling, braiding, basin work, and selling, and ready to take the hairdressing world by storm. Course details

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Bundamba, Toowoomba

Key dates and info


Workplace/TAFE: up to 2 years

Course details

1300 914 754

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How to enrol

Hairdressing Facilities at TAFE Queensland South West

At TAFE Queensland South West we offer modern and exciting facilities for our hairdressing students. You can study a Career Path to Hairdressing, a Certificate II and a Certificate III in Hairdressing through classroom training in a fully equipped salon to develop your skills and build your confidence.

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Hear some of our past and present students talk about studying hairdressing with TAFE Queensland South West.

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From 1 January 2015 if you are undertaking a nationally recognised program at TAFE Queensland you will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Learn all about the USI and how to get your USI for your study.

Course snapshot

Key dates

Bundamba Any time Workplace/TAFE
Toowoomba Any time Workplace/TAFE

Entry requirements

Students must be employed as an apprentice or trainee and have a signed Registered Training Contract, stating TAFE Queensland South West is the Supervising Registered Training Organisation (SRTO).

The Queensland Government's Apprenticeships Info website provides information about apprenticeships and traineeships (including school-based) in Queensland.

For further information about probationary periods for this trade qualification, visit Queensland Training Information Service (QTIS).


Cnr Mary and Byrne Streets
Bundamba QLD 4304

100 Bridge Street
Toowoomba QLD 4350

Resources required

  • closed-in shoes
  • personal stationery (pens and paper)
  • a valid and appropriate email address

You will also require access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online systems, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at a number of TAFE Queensland locations.


The nominal term for full-time trainees is 12 months. School-based/part-time trainees may have a duration of up to 2 years.

Delivery of this program is available as a combination of workplace training and will include some delivery at TAFE. Where workplace training is selected, a Teacher will be assigned to attend your workplace to deliver training and assess your skills and knowledge. Delivery at TAFE consists of face-to-face classes after being released from the workplace by your employer. The duration of your attendance will vary depending on the stage and the units of competency specified in your individual training plan.

There will be a requirement for school-based trainees to attend during school holiday periods - up to a maximum of 6 days.


The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete 12 units in total, including 8 core units and 4 elective units.

SHBXIND002 Communicate as part of a salon team Core
SHBHBAS001 Provide shampoo and basin services Core
SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment Core
SHBHIND001 Maintain and organise tools, equipment and work areas Core
BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others Core
SHBXCCS003 Greet and prepare clients for salon services Core
SHBHDES001 Dry hair to shape Core
SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions Core
SHBHBAS002 Provide head, neck and shoulder massages for relaxation Elective
SHBXCCS004 Recommend products and services Elective
SHBHDES002 Braid hair Elective
SHBHIND002 Research and use hairdressing industry information Elective


The elective units available may vary between locations, delivery modes and intakes.

What are my payment options?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland South West has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, call us on 1300 914 754. We're here to help.

For more information about the costs associated with undertaking an apprenticeship or traineeship, please give us a call.


SHB20216 Certificate II in Salon Assistant

Job prospects

  • Salon Assistant

Are you ready to enrol?

If you are already employed as an apprentice or trainee, let your employer know that you want TAFE Queensland South West to be your Supervising Registered Training Organisation (SRTO), then contact an Australian Apprenticeships Centre to organise your training contract.

If you aren't employed yet, contact an Australian Apprenticeships Centre or a job service agency for help getting a job. Alternatively, contact us on 1300 914 754 for further information on how we can help you make great happen.

For information about your rights and responsibilities as a student, check out the student handbook and refund policy


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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 7 December 2017

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1300 914 754

Industry endorsed

Payment options

Student satisfaction