SIB50210 Diploma of Salon Management

(International Students)


Who Should Study this Course?

This course is for people who want to own or manage a hairdressing salon. The course is delivered at the College’s hairdressing campus in Granville, Sydney NSW.

Career Opportunities

Upon completion of the SIB50210  Diploma of salon management, students will be able to seek employment as a Salon Manager or a Salon Owner.

Academic Pathways

Students may also wish to undertake further training in Diploma and Advanced Diploma level qualifications from the BSB07 Business Services Training Package to further enhance their career options. Students may also wish to complete the SIH70111 Vocational Graduate Certificate in Hairdressing Creative Leadership.

Entry requirements

Students may enter the Diploma of Hairdressing Salon Management without any set pre-requisites. International students must be 18 years of age or over and local students must be 16 years and over.

International students (from countries where English is not the first language) are expected to have a minimum English Language standard and are required to have one of the following prior to enrolling in a qualification:

  • At least 50% completion of any AQF Certificate IV or Diploma qualification within Australia
  • Achieved an IELTS band score of 5.5
  • Achieved an IELTS band score of 5.0 plus must have completed Upper intermediate ELICOS (At least 10 weeks)
  • Achieved an IELTS score of 4.5 plus must have completed Upper intermediate ELICOS (At least 20 weeks)
  • Must have successfully completed at least 38 weeks of ELICOS study in Australia
  • Must complete an English language test on campus at Unique International College.

Depending on the student’s country of origin, there may be additional English Language requirements that the student needs to meet to get a student visa. For more information, please check the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) website:

Issuance of AQF (Australian Qualification Framework) Certification

UIC is responsible for issuing AQF certification documentation to a learner whom it has assessed as meeting the requirements of this training product.


This qualification is part of the  SIH11 Hairdressing Training Package. Learners who successfully complete this course will be issued SIB50210 Diploma of Salon Management.


Units of Competency and Course Duration

The program is delivered over a period of 6 months, including holidays. The program is organized into two stages; each stage is ten (10) weeks in duration.



On completion of stage 1, students of this course are given a 2 weeks holiday. 4 weeks holiday is reserved at the conclusion of the course for students to complete any outstanding assessment requirements.

Class Timetables

This course is run over four shifts depending on class availability.

Please Note: Timetables are subject to change at the discretion of the institute.


Unique International College runs four main intakes each year (January, April, July and October). Intakes are also possible once the course has commenced. For further details, please contact us.

Unique International College
Level 1, 60 South St, Granville NSW 2142
Dial Country code +61
Phone: 02 9637 2006
Fax: 02 9637 2009

Equipment and Materials

All students will be provided with required equipment and materials including text books, which is part of the tuition fees.

Teaching Resources

  • Simulated hairdressing salon
  • Professional hairdressing products and equipment
  • Computer labs
  • Internet access, print stations
  • Lecture rooms
  • Audio visual equipment


Students are required to wear smart attire and enclosed shoes at all times while attending the college.

Assessment Methods

Assessment is both formative (competency determined over a period of time and activity) and summative (competency determined immediately after session delivery). Assessments may include, but are not limited to theory assessment, analysis sheets, portfolios, practical observation and project related assessments.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Have you worked or studied in this field before? RPL allows you the opportunity to be recognised for skills experience and study that you may have already attained. To gain RPL you will need to contact the college for our RPL kit, which will guide you through the process of presenting your evidence. RPL will only be granted before the start of the course, or within the first two weeks of starting of the course.

RPL can be applied for by overseas students with the following conditions:

  • You are still required to attend full-time study
  • The duration of the course is reduced affecting your Confirmation of Enrollment with DIAC (Department of Immigration and Citizenship)

There is a fee for the RPL service which is detailed in the RPL kit.

Students Fees

Tuition fee: AUD $25,000
Application Fee: AUD $250 (Payable once only. This fee does not apply to existing UIC students)
TOTAL: AUD $25,250


  • Students are provided with relevant student workbooks at the beginning of each unit for the duration of the unit. Once the unit is completed student may borrow the books for other times if they wish by visiting reception and also have the option of purchasing the books at a cost of $30 each.
  • Printing and photocopying is charged at 40 cents per page (black and white) 80 cents (colour).
  • All other tools and materials required for the course apart from the above is included in the course Tuition Fee.
  • Student Fees are subject to change. Please review our website or contact the college prior to enrolment to ensure listed fees are correct.
  • We do not charge any fee for services such as issuing a transcript, replacement certificate or statement of attainment or for any special purpose letter requested from the college (such as enrolment confirmation letter, term break/holiday confirmation letter).

Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)

It is the responsibility for each International Student to ensure they have adequate Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the duration of their study. Unique has current arrangements with BUPA who provides our students with discounted coverage. Should you wish to take cover through BUPA or discuss your coverage options, please contact us.

Student support services

Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LL&N) support will be provided in all subjects as part of the normal tuition and assessment activities. The college will organize additional LL&N support if required on a fee-per-service basis.

For the full list of Unique International College support services, please click here.

Access and equity

The College is committed to integrating Access and Equity principles within all the services provided to clients in accordance with the Sex Discrimination Act 1984, Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Act 1986, Racial Discrimination Act 5 1975, NSW Anti-Discrimination Act and Disability Discrimination Act 1992. All our staff members recognize the rights of learners/clients and provide information, advice and support consistent with our mission statement, code of ethics and code of practice.

The college recognizes the diverse background of our learners from all over the world. Regardless of cultural, linguistic, nationality, gender, sexuality, religion, disability or age all students have the right to study in an environment that is free of discrimination and harassment. All learners equally have the right to be treated in a fair and considerate manner while studying at the college.

If at any time students feel that in any way the college is not abiding by this Code of Practice they can report their complaints or grievance to their trainer, Head of Studies or Chief Executive Officer.

Dispute Resolution

For details please refer to our policies and forms page.