Certificate II in Hairdressing

cert II hairdressing
Course Code
Course Type
Accredited Course
Course Level
Skills Creation
Hair and Beauty Programs
Course Location
Yallourn; Leongatha; Bairnsdale; Sale
Course Duration
Full Time: 6 months
Part Time: 1 year
Course Cost
For an individual quotation of fees payable, please visit your nearest campus of GippsTAFE. Click Here for further information regarding Fees and Charges.
Study Modes
On Campus; Part Time (Day); Full Time
Starting Date
Full Time:
  • February 2014

With ongoing enrollment options

8.30am - 3.30pm

Sionainn Hayes
Phone: (03) 5120 4542
Fax: 1300 094 661
Email:  sionainnh@gippstafe.edu.au
Post: PO Box 3279, GMC 3841

Alison Lawless
Phone: (03) 5120 4505
Fax: 1300 094 661
Email: alisonla@gippstafe.edu.au
Post: PO Box 3279, GMC 3841

Course Overview

Hairdressing is more than just cutting and styling hair. It's about creating a look for every client, so you need to use your creative skills as well as your practical ones.

Hairdressing qualifications can lead to many work opportunities, from owning your own salon to working with models and celebrities for film and television work.

This qualification will give you a broad overview of hairdressing with a strong focus on communicating in the workplace, interacting with and providing service to clients and assistance to colleagues.

The Certificate II in Hairdressing qualification offers you a head start on gaining a Hairdressing Apprenticeship or entry into our Certificate III in Hairdressing full time study options.

Qualifications And Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate II in Hairdressing.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Many GippsTAFE courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Employment Prospects

  • Salon Assistant

Entry Requirements

  • Candidates must be a minimum of 15 years of age.
  • Year 10 pass is preferred.
  • All applicants will be required to attend an interview process.
  • Mature age applicants are welcome

How To Apply

Direct to Institute


A range of assessment methods will be used, including practical demonstrations, practical demonstrations in simulated work conditions, problem solving, journals, group discussions, work placement and written/practical assessments.

Opportunities For Further Study

Can prospective students enrol in individual units?


Course Structure

Unit Code Unit Name
Core Units   

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
Perform shampoo and basin services 
Greet and prepare clients for salon services 
Dry hair to shape 
Maintain and organise tools, equipment and work areas
Apply salon safety procedures 
Communicate in the workplace 
Work effectively in a retail environment 

Elective Units
*A selection of 5 elective units are to be undertaken.  Please contact us for further information.