SIH20111 Certificate II in Hairdressing

(Local Australian Students)



This course is for people who want to work in men’s or women’s hairdressing. Students will learn how to apply temporary hair colour, braiding and other skills required to perform competently as a salon assistant. Students will also learn about client communication and retail service, which includes discussing the needs of clients and styling according to their needs. The course is a nationally recognised qualification and is delivered at the College’s hairdressing facilities in Granville, Sydney NSW.

Who Should Study this Course?

The course is designed for individuals who wish to obtain work as a salon assistant in the hairdressing industry.

Career Opportunities

Graduates are able to seek work as a salon assistant.

Academic Pathways

Graduates are able to progress to the SIH30111 Certificate III in Hairdressing.

Centrelink Approval and Travel Concessions

Australian students that enrol in this course may be entitled to receive Centrelink Student Related payments as well as NSW Travel Concessions. Please contact us on (02) 9637 2006 for further information.

Entry requirements

There are no academic entry requirements for the SIH20111 Certificate II in Hairdressing. Students however must be at least 16 years of age.

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 SIH20111 Certificate II in Hairdressing.


Units of Competency and Course Duration

The program is delivered over a period of 9 weeks with a minimum of 20 hours face-to-face training per week.


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.

Teaching Methods

The course is delivered in two phases; basic training and salon sessions. The basic training sessions include classroom presentations, lectures, and introductions into theory. The salon sessions include practical demonstrations and activities.


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 to us. RPL will only be granted before the start of the course, or within the first two weeks of starting of the course.

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

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.