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Key details

Duration

1 year/s

This program is delivered over a period of two (2) Semesters. The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and selected units.

* - Student Visa holders must study internally full time

Locations

Alice Springs, Palmerston
Not available to international students.

Course code

SHB20216

Overview

This is a preparatory qualification which provides a defined and limited range of basic skills and knowledge used in hairdressing salons by individuals who provide assistance with client services. These routine and repetitive tasks are completed under 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.

Career opportunities

Occupations relevant to this qualification in industry sectors such as Beauty and Hairdressing
>Salon Assistant

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Skill recognition

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is the acknowledgement of a person's skills and knowledge acquired through previous training, work or life experience, which may be used to grant status or credit in a subject regardless of how and where they were attained, including overseas.

This can include skills from:

  • Previous study excluding courses at another VET/TAFE institution, but including courses at school or college, through adult education classes or training programs at work;
  • Work experience (including both work that is paid and unpaid); and/or
  • Life experience (for example leisure pursuits or voluntary work).

RPL is a form of assessment. It is used to determine whether a person has acquired, through formal or informal learning, the skills and experience consistent with the stated competency standards that comprise a qualification. RPL is not time referenced, so there are no parameters on how or when the skills are acquired. However, the skills that have been acquired through life experience etc., must be current and must match the elements and performance criteria contained in the individual unit.

Students seeking RPL need to indicate this on their enrolment form at the time of enrolment.

For further information please refer to the Applicant's Guide to the Recognition of Prior Learning or contact Student Central on 1800 061 963 (free call) or email Student.Central@cdu.edu.au.

Credit Transfer

Charles Darwin University as a Registered Training Organisation recognises the Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by any other Australian Registered Training Organisation.

Students are encouraged to submit any requests for credit from previous studies at the time of enrolment, to ensure they are not enrolling in units they may not need to undertake.

In order to apply for exemption/credit transfer from units completed at another training organisation, you will need to complete an Application for Exemption Form available from any campus, centre, or team, or a copy of the form can be obtained from the web.

Your completed Application for Exemption form together with attached documentary evidence (certified copy of Qualification/Statement of Attainment) to support your request for exemption/credit transfer should be submitted directly to the University either in person or by mail. Requests without documentary evidence will not be processed and will be returned to students. There are no fees attached to Credit Transfers.

Pathways

VET to Higher Education Pathway Mapping for completed Awards in the same field or discipline.

Pathways from the qualification

Further training pathways from this qualification include but are not limited to, SHB30416 III in Hairdressing or SHB30516 Certificate III in Barbering.

Fees

2022 Course fee for students who are eligible for an NT Government supported place is $495.00, and for students who are not eligible is $4,950.00.

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What will I study?

To achieve a Certificate II in Salon Assistant a total of twelve (12) units of competency must be completed comprising eight (8) core and four (4) elective units as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.

Course structure

The total Nominal Hours for the sequence listed below is 330.
 

CodeModule/Unit of Competency

Hours

CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
SHBHBAS001Provide shampoo and basin services40
SHBHDES001Dry hair to shape40
SHBHIND001Maintain and organise tools, equipment and work areas20
BSBWHS201Contribute to health and safety of self and others20
SHBXCCS001Conduct salon financial transactions25
SHBXCCS003Greet and prepare clients for salon services10
SHBXIND001Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment45
SHBXIND002Communicate as part of a salon team30
 Total nominal hours for core units230
ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
SHBHBAS002Provide head, neck and shoulder massages for relaxation20
SHBHCLS001Apply hair colour products30
SHBHDES002Braid hair30
SHBXCCS004Recommend products and services20
 Total nominal hours for elective units100
 Total nominal hours for the qualification330

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

CDU Domestic Entry Requirements

To gain entry into SHB20216 Certificate II in Salon Assistant candidates require the successful completion of a pre-enrolment assessment.

Essential requirements

English language requirements

All the lessons included theory and practical. We got to train with real clients in a busy environment and I got so much out of that.

Loan

CDU Student

Alumni Awards finalist Loan Nguyen

Course details

Accreditation

This is a current, nationally accredited qualification from the SHB Hairdressing and Beauty Services Training Package.

VET for secondary schools

VET for Secondary Students (VSS)

Select VSS for more detail about this program.

Employability skills

Employability Skills are embedded in the training and assessment of national training package qualifications. Information on the Employability Skills relevant to your qualification can be obtained by visiting this website and keying in the national code for the qualification: training.gov.au

Location and study mode

Delivery at all locations is subject to sufficient demand and resources.

Locations: Alice Springs, Palmerston

Study Mode: On campus

Additional information

Sector
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
SALES AND PERSONAL SERVICES
Occupation types
Hair Or Beauty Salon Assistant
Area of study
Hair and Beauty Services

Contact details

Email:Student.Central@cdu.edu.au. Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call).

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