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Course Description

National Qualification Code: SHB50216

The Diploma of Salon Management covers the skills and knowledge you need to progress your career to managing a salon or operate your own salon. The salon management skills in the course focus on personal services including hairdressing or barber shops, nails and beauty salons, massage clinics and spas. Salon managers are responsible for coordinating the day-to-day operation of the business, including safety supervision and for planning, monitoring and evaluating the work of staff. Customer service is covered in the course as this is an essential part of a salon managers role. 

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification


Graduate Career Path

Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Salon Manager

  • Salon Owner /Operator 

Upcoming Intake Dates

  • 24/07/2023

  • 16/10/2023

  • 05/02/2024

  • 29/04/2024


The course duration: 1 year: 4 terms; 9 weeks per term

Course Delivery

​The course is 4 terms for 36 weeks, timetabled for 20 hours per week. The timetable is organised to suit students already working during the day. You attend the course in the evenings, some online study and work placement.

Classroom learning - There is 8 hours face-to-face learning in the classroom per week supported with PowerPoints. Classroom learning includes lectures supported by presentations plus visual topic content, with practice time and group and oral work. Your materials are provided either in print or digital copy that can be accessed as part of the course. There is an extra cost for the textbook, please refer to the fees table.

Online learning - There is 4 hours study online per week. Online learning follows the units you are studying in class and includes reading topics, research and extra materials.

Start Dates

Diploma of Salon Management has has a rolling intake so students can begin their study as soon as possible. Students will complete the introductory unit SHBXWHS002 Provide a safe work environment and then complete the remainder of the units according to the timetable to successfully complete the remaining units for the Diploma of Salon Management.


Students are required to complete a range of tasks as part of the assessment requirements for each unit. To perform at your best, you will probably need to work on the assessments outside of class time. Assessments methods may include:

  • Practical demonstrations where you will be observed by one of our assessors in a simulated environment and in your work placement

  • Knowledge based tests which contain written short answer questions

  • Projects for you to investigate and complete in your own time.

  • Logbook from work placement signed by your supervisor contributes to assessment 

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer

AMBI recognises certificates and statement of attainment issued by other registered training organisation and the skills and knowledge that students may have gained through any previous studies and at workplace and life experiences. RPL and credit transfer can be applied for at the time of enrolment or during orientation. A fee is payable for assessing your RPL status.  


Course Completion

Upon successful completion of all the required units of this course, you will receive a nationally recognised qualification in SHB50216 Diploma of Salon Management. Students who do not complete all required units may be eligible for a Statement of Attainment in partial completion of a SHB50216 Diploma of Salon Management.

For the latest updates, more information, course locations, and upcoming intake dates, contact us via email at or call us at (02) 8076 2248.


Our course has been designed to meet the requirements for the SHB50216 Diploma of Salon Management. 

It contains 10 units of competency (7 core and 3 electives) and if delivered in the following stages:

Unit Code          Unit Name

Core Units

BSBSUS501      Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

BSBHRM404     Review human resource functions

BSBHRM506     Manage recruitment selection and induction processes

SHBXPSM001   Lead teams in a personal services environment

SHBXWHS002   Provide a safe work environment

SHBXPSM002    Manage treatment services and sales delivery

SHBXPSM003    Promote a personal services business


Elective Units

SIRXIND101      Work effectively in a customer services environment

BSBSMB408      Manage personal, family, cultural and business obligations

TAEDEL301       Provide work skill instruction

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