This hairdressing course is designed to introduce you to the basic skills and knowledge used in hairdressing salons. You will learn how to provide assistance with client services. You will undertake routine and repetitive tasks under direct supervision and with guidance from our hairdressing teachers in our simulated hairdressing salon at Box Hill Institute.

This course is intended to prepare you for further studies and training. The skills and knowledge you will acquire do not provide for a job outcome as a hairdresser.

National Code SHB20216
Study Areas Hairdressing
Study Level Certificate II
Study Type Local
Study Mode

Full time: 10 weeks

Course Type Victorian TAFE Course
Campuses Lilydale

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Fee
Free TAFE^ $0.00
Gov. Subsidised - Standard $813.00
Gov. Subsidised - Concession $163.00
Full Tuition Fee $4,063.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities* $155.00
Core Skills Support** $75.00
Annual Material Fees $360.00
Retain Course Items*** $70.00

^ This course is on the 2019 Free TAFE list - find out more.

* Does not apply to VETiS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETiS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.

***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).

Annual student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2019 and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments

February, April, July and October

Full time: 10 weeks


There are no prerequisites for entry into this course.

You may wish to apply for entry into an apprenticeship for hairdressing or barbering at Box Hill Institute.

Employment with an employer is required for undertaking an apprenticeship.

Direct entry

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 2

After successful completion, you may wish to apply for employment opportunities in the hairdressing and barbering industry as a salon assistant, apprentice hairdresser or enrol in the full time Certificate III in Hairdressing course at Box Hill Institute.  

12 units must be completed (8 core units and 4 elective units).





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.

Last updated: February 18, 2019 02:11pm