CRICOS Course Code: 096640G

National Qualification Code: SHB50216

Course Duration: 52 Weeks


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 airdressing 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 planning, monitoring and avaluating the work of staff. Customer service is covered in the course as this is an essential part of a salon manager's role.


Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Salon Manage

  • Salon Owner / Operator


  • Evidence of completing a relevant VET course at Certificate III or above level in Australia such as hairdressing, beauty, nails or massage.

  • Academic IELTS 5.5 overall, no less than 5.0 in each band, or upper intermediate, or EAP from approved ELICOS/ESL centre

  • Applicants must be 18 years or above

This course has open entry but you will benefit from this course if you have work experience in personal services role such as hairdressing, nails, beauty or massage.


​The course is 4 terms for 36 weeks. The course is 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.


Diploma of Salon Management has 4 intakes per year so you can start your course without delay. There are 4 terms of 9 weeks. See the intake dates for more information on our full year Academic Calendar on the website.



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):

Unit Code          Unit Name

Core Units

BSBHRM404      Review human resource functions
BSBHRM506      Manage recruitment selection and induction processes
BSBSUS501       Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
SHBXPSM001     Lead teams in a personal services environment
SHBXPSM002     Manage treatment services and sales delivery
SHBXPSM003     Promote a personal services business
SHBXWHS002    Provide a safe work environment

Elective Units

BSBSMB408       Manage personal, family, cultural and business obligations
TAEDEL301        Provide work skill instruction 
SIRXIND101       Work effectively in a customer service environment


Our course has been designed to meet the requirements for the HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage. It contains 21 units of competency (15 core and 6 electives) and is delivered in the following terms:

Course Structure (Dip of Salon Managemen


You will complete a total of 33 days of work placement under the supervision of a qualified salon manager. This placement can be in one or more locations to suit your interests to have the access available at your work site(s). The cost of travel to work experience sites are at the expense of individual students. The work placement will be arranged to meet your background in hairdressing, barbering, nail, beauty, massage and spa. We will provide help and support while you complete your placements. We expect the students to complete the work placement gradually, which means usually one day a week for 4 terms, but this can vary to suit both the student and salon. Placement is not paid employment but could lead to employment as the course progresses. Work placements area a valuable experience for students.


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 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 the simulated environment and in your work placement

  • Knowledge based test 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


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 at the time of enrolment or during orientation. A fee is payable for assessing your RPL status. This may affect the international student visa and shorten your course duration.  


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.


A Diploma of Salon Management provides a pathway for graduates to work as a salon manager in any type of personal service business including hairdressing, beauty salons, barber shops or spas.


Th Australian Massage and Beauty Institute is located at 86 Keppel St, Bathurst NSW 2795 Australia. Our facilities include classrooms, practical rooms, student clinic, printing and photocopying facility and a student common area. The college is Wi-Fi enabled and students can bring their own laptop computer or mobile device. Students wear the college uniform which is black trousers, black closed shoes and the AMBI T-shirt. Students may be required to wear a salon uniform on work placement.