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SHB50216 Diploma of
Salon Management

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qualificationsDelivery Mode

  • Online Learning+ Work Placement at a Vocational Placement: This training is completely through online arrangements. (See work placement details below)

study optionsLocations

This qualification is offered nationally.

Start datesStart Dates

  • Online


  • Online: 18 months in total, this includes 72 weeks of tuition with no holiday periods

About this course

Turn your passion for beauty and salon management into your dream career.

It doesn't matter if you're looking to add a new skill to your resume or become a YouTube beauty expert, the skills you learn at AIAS will prepare you for success. You'll also get the opportunity to practice the latest beauty and management techniques on real-life clients, when you complete work-placement in one of our purpose built Beauty Training Salons.

This qualification reflects the role of senior managers and small business owners of personal services businesses. They are responsible for coordinating the day-to-day operation of the business and for planning, monitoring and evaluating the work of the team. Salon managers also operate with significant autonomy to make strategic business management decisions. This qualification 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.

This course is also valuable to those who have already achieved a qualification in Beauty Therapy and/or Hairdressing, and wish to expand on their skills and knowledge.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is an opportunity for you to receive recognition of your previous skills and knowledge you have acquired from work experiences, life experiences, and/or through recent formal studies. Through the RPL assessment process you may be able to gain recognition in Units of competency within this course or the entire course. For further information on RPL, click here.


As within any study, students are required to complete a variety of assessments. In this course assessments include document creation; knowledge quizzes; case studies; workbooks; presentations; reflections; portfolios; and scenarios.

Student Support

AIAS has a range of support services available if the need arises including:

  • Learning Skill support
  • Language Literacy and Numeracy support
  • Disability Services
  • Counselling Services
  • Career Advise
  • IT Help.

What you'll accomplish

This qualification allows people to work in:

  • Hairdressing salons
  • Beauty salons
  • Barber shops
  • Nail salon, and
  • Spas

Job titles for people with this qualification may include:

  • Senior Manager
  • Salon Manager, and
  • Spa Manager

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The Australian Institute of Applied Sciences (AIAS) is a trading division of the Registered Training Organisation, Study Group Australia Pty Limited (Code 5806), offering nationally recognised vocational education and training qualifications.

We also have close industry associations with Algologie and Bio-Pacific Skincare suppliers, which allows us to offer our students exclusive access to products and training as part of their course.

Upon graduation, you will receive a SHB50216 Diploma of Salon Management which will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to effectively lead and manage a salon

AIAS is a provider of nationally recognised courses so if you are considering continuing your studies, this course may assist in pathways into other qualifications such as:

  • BSB50215 Diploma of Business
  • BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership and Management
  • Bachelor of Business, and
  • Bachelor of Business (Management)

What you'll learn

To achieve this qualification, a total of 10 units of competency must be successfully attained. These include 7 core units and 3 elective units.

Recruitment Process - CORE

  • BSBHRM506 Manage recruitment selection and induction processes

Business Finance - ELECTIVE

  • BSBSMB406 Manage small business finances

Business Planning - ELECTIVE

  • BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning


Salon Leadership - CORE

  • SHBXPSM002 Manage treatment services and sales delivery
    SHBXPSM001 Lead teams in a personal services environment

Salon Promotion - CORE

  • SHBXPSM003 Promote a personal services business

HR Functions - CORE

  • BSBHRM404 Review human resources functions

Work Placement - 40 hours

Salon WHS - CORE

  • SHBXWHS002 Provide a safe work environment

Manage Sustainability - CORE

  • BSBSUS501 Develop workplace policy and prcedures for sustainability

Workplace Facilitation - ELECTIVE

  • TAEDEL402A Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace

Work Placement - 5 hours

To view the suggested order of completion for this course, click here.

Work Placement

Mandatory Work Placement is structured place of work that helps prepare you for entry into the personal services industry workplace. Placement gives you an invaluable experience and the opportunity to put your theory into practice.

This course has 45 mandatory work placement hours.

Vocational Placement

Students studying online, mandatory work placement needs to be completed at an external salon/spa to AIAS. This is known as Vocational Placement.

Online students are expected to participate in 45 placement hours.

You are required to actively engage with employers to secure placement in the personal service sector.

You will be expected to secure your own external salon/spa for vocational placement; however AIAS can provide guidance and assistance with its Vocational Placement Officer (VPO) available. If you are currently working in a salon/spa and wish to attend placement at your current workplace AIAS will assist in implementing this.

The costs associated with vocational placement, such as travel or accommodation are not included in the Total Tuition Cost. For further information on Vocational Placement, click here.


Upon successful completion of this course AIAS will issue your nationally recognised qualification.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements vary per course; please contact one of our Student Enrolment Advisers for more information on 1300 880 933.

additionalPayment Options

AIAS fee for serviceEducation should be for everyone, which is why we offer three simple payment options - because the cost of studying should never get in the way of your future success.

Additional costs are separate from tuition costs and these may include costs such as textbooks, uniforms and resource kits. For further information regarding this course's additional costs, click here.

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“I loved every minute of my experience at AIAS.  It was a lot of hard work juggling my family and work and at times there were tears but I am so proud of what I have accomplished."

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