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Hairdressing and Beauty Services SHB

Overview

Commencements

Availability & Duration

Australian School-based Apprenticeships

Overview
These qualifications cover hairdressing, barbering, salon management, retail cosmetics, beauty therapy , make-up and nail technology areas of work.

‘Retail Services’ is an associated industry.

Quick facts

The training units of competent structure and packing rules are detailed in Training Package documents.

The information provided here includes the most recent changes from the SHB (release 2) Training Package.

The Hairdressing and Beauty Services Training Package SHB (release 2) includes 11 qualifications and six skill sets.

Registered Training Organisations can access the full details of this Training Package from the
training.gov.au website.

Career information

Qualification and job outcome information is also presented in a Job Pathway Chart.

For specific industry information click here.

More detail of how training works can be accessed here: for employers; for potential employees.

Use the My Skills site to search for Registered Training Organisations registered to deliver courses. Each State and Territory separately approves Registered Training Organisations to deliver apprenticeships and traineeships in their jurisdiction.

Qualifications Summary

SHB20116 - Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics

Suitable training for retail sales personnel involved in a defined range of tasks to sell and demonstrate beauty or cosmetic products. It provides a pathway to work as a retail sales consultant in any business that sells beauty or cosmetic products and services. This can include beauty and hairdressing salons, retail outlets and department stores. 

SHB20216 - Certificate II in Salon Assistant

 A preparatory qualification which provides a range of routine and basic skills used in hairdressing salons by individuals who provide assistance with client services. These routine and repetitive tasks are completed under direct supervision.

SIB20110 - Certificate II in Retail Make-up and Skin Care

This qualification provides training in the demonstration and sale of make-up and retail skin care products and performance of routine salon or store functions.

SHB30115 - Certificate III in Beauty Services

This qualification reflects the role of individuals employed as beauticians to provide a range of beauty services including nail, waxing, lash and brow, and basic make-up services.

SHB30215 - Certificate III in Make-Up

Suitable training for individuals employed as make-up artists to design and apply make-up for a range of purposes and occasions across the beauty, fashion, media and entertainment industries.

SHB30315 - Certificate III in Nail Technology

Appropriate training  for nail technicians who provide manicure and pedicare services, including the application of nail art and acrylic and gel nail enhancements.

SHB30416 - Certificate III in Hairdressing

This is the qualification for hairdressers who use a range of well-developed sales, consultation and technical skills and knowledge to provide a broad range of hairdressing services to clients. It provides a pathway to work as a hairdresser in any industry environment, usually a salon.

SHB30516 - Certificate III in Barbering

This qualification reflects the role of barbers who use a range of well-developed sales, consultation and technical skills and knowledge to provide a broad range of barbering services to clients. 

SHB40115 - Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who work as beauty therapists to provide a range of beauty therapy treatments and services, including lash and brow treatments, nail services, make-up, massage and waxing. They communicate with clients to recommend treatments and services and sell retail skin care and cosmetic products.

SHB40216 - Certificate IV in Hairdressing

Appropriate training for skilled senior hairdressers who use a range of highly developed sales, consultation and technical skills and knowledge to provide a broad range of hairdressing services to clients.  It provides a pathway to work as a senior hairdresser in a salon environment, a freelance session stylist or a technical advisor in product companies.

SHB50115 - Diploma of Beauty Therapy

This qualification reflects the role of individuals employed as beauty therapists to provide a broad range of beauty therapy treatments and services including facial treatments, body massage and treatments, hair removal, lash and brow treatments, nail and make-up services. This includes consultation with clients to provide beauty advice, recommend beauty treatments and services, and sell retail skin-care and cosmetic products.

SHB50216 - Diploma of Salon Management

This qualification reflects the role of senior managers and small business owners of personal services businesses. It  provides a pathway to work as a salon manager in any type of personal service business including hairdressing or beauty salons, barber shops and spas.

Note: Employers should be aware that this information is provided as a guide only to the content and use of the Training Package. Employers should seek advice from an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (Apprenticeship Network) provider or Registered Training Organisation for more detail.

Commencements
  NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
SHB20216 - Certificate II in Salon Assistant
Annual Commencements 0 0 10 10 0 0 0 0
SIB20110 - Certificate II in Retail Make-up and Skin Care
Annual Commencements 0 0 5 20 0 0 15 0
SHB30115 - Certificate III in Beauty Services
Annual Commencements 0 5 5 0 15 5 0 0
SHB30215 - Certificate III in Make-Up
Annual Commencements 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SHB30315 - Certificate III in Nail Technology
Annual Commencements 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SHB30416 - Certificate III in Hairdressing
Annual Commencements 525 475 310 105 15 5 20 0
SHB30516 - Certificate III in Barbering
Annual Commencements 25 20 35 5 10 0 0 0
SHB40115 - Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy
Annual Commencements 120 10 5 30 0 10 0 0

Commencement data source: National Apprentices and Trainees collection (June 2017 estimates), NCVER rounded estimates for the 2016 calendar year. Qualifications with no recorded commencements may not appear. This data is for general information purposes only.

Availability and Duration
  NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
SHB20116 - Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

12 mths 12 mths 12 mths 12 mths 12 mths 12 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T T * T T
SHB20216 - Certificate II in Salon Assistant
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

12 mths 12 mths 12 mths 12 mths 12 mths 12 mths 12 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T T * T T
SIB20110 - Certificate II in Retail Make-up and Skin Care
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

12 mths
Part Time
Classification T *
SHB30115 - Certificate III in Beauty Services
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 24 mths 18 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T T * T T
SHB30215 - Certificate III in Make-Up
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

12 mths 12 mths 12 mths 12 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T * T
SHB30315 - Certificate III in Nail Technology
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

12 mths 12 mths 12 mths 12 mths 12 mths 12 mths 12 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T T * T T
SHB30416 - Certificate III in Hairdressing
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths 36 mths 36 mths 36 mths 42 mths 48 mths 36 mths 36 mths
Part Time
Classification A A A A A * A A
SHB30516 - Certificate III in Barbering
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths 36 mths 36 mths 36 mths 42 mths 36 mths 36 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Classification A A A A A * A A
SHB40115 - Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths 36 mths 36 mths 36 mths 36 mths 36 mths 36 mths
Part Time
Classification A T T T * T T
SHB40216 - Certificate IV in Hairdressing
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 24 mths 12 mths
Part Time
Classification A * T T
SHB50115 - Diploma of Beauty Therapy
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths 36 mths
Part Time
Classification * T T
SHB50216 - Diploma of Salon Management
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths
Part Time
Classification * T

Legend: = Yes, = No, A = identified by the State or Territory as an Apprenticeship, T = identified by the State or Territory as a Traineeship, * = An approved qualification in Tasmania is available as an Apprenticeship/Traineeship.

Availability of Australian Apprenticeships and Nominal Duration (in months)
A Qualification registered by a State or Territory as available as an Australian Apprenticeship may not be eligible for public funding support, check with the relevant State or Territory Training Authority.

Nominal durations listed are for full time occuptations, stated in months. In some cases nominal durations provided may not include the completion of pre-requisites. This data is sourced from State and Territory Training Authorities and is provided for information only and must be confirmed with these authorities.

Australian School-based Apprenticeships
  NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
SHB20116 - Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics
Availability
SHB20216 - Certificate II in Salon Assistant
Availability
SIB20110 - Certificate II in Retail Make-up and Skin Care
Availability
SHB30115 - Certificate III in Beauty Services
Availability
SHB30215 - Certificate III in Make-Up
Availability
SHB30315 - Certificate III in Nail Technology
Availability
SHB30416 - Certificate III in Hairdressing
Availability
SHB30516 - Certificate III in Barbering
Availability
SHB40115 - Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy
Availability
SHB40216 - Certificate IV in Hairdressing
Availability

Legend: = Yes, = No

This information generally reflects availability of ASbAs that may contribute to study scores. In some cases ASbAs allow an individual to start training in a qualification that can be completed after they leave secondary school. Australian Apprenticeships may also be undertaken as part-time employment. Please note that applicable industrial arrangements must allow for ASbAs. Visit the relevant State or Territory website for more detailed information (click on the State or Territory link provided).

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