Diploma of Salon Management (SHB50216)

Qualification: Diploma
Course Code: SHB50216
Study mode: Online
Payment options: VET FEE-HELP may be available
Payment plan
Upfront payment
Duration: 72 weeks full-time; 144 weeks part-time
Start date: Monthly start dates
Awarded by: Australian Institute of Applied Sciences (RTO 5806)
This course meets Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

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About this course

The Diploma of Salon Management (SHB50216) course offered by the Australian Institute of Applied Sciences (AIAS) is designed to give you the skills to pursue a career in a leadership role in beauty therapy and salon management.

This accredited diploma is ideal for those already employed in the hairdressing industry wishing to update and advance their education and become a small business owner or manager.

This course is also great for anyone looking to change careers into the exciting world of beauty therapy. Studying this diploma program through AIAS will give you business acumen and managerial competencies so you will have the skills to oversee everyday business operations.

Work placement

You will be required to complete a minimum of 45 hours of mandatory work placement in order to gain essential hands-on experience. You can complete your placement at an AIAS student clinic, or in a suitable workplace environment.


To be eligible to enrol in this course, you must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Provide a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (i.e. a Year 12 qualification); OR
  • Demonstrate that you have the capacity to successfully complete this course by achieving an Exit Level 3 score within the Australian Core Skills Framework assessments in reading and mathematics. This will be demonstrated through two short tests as a part of the enrolment process.

Areas of study

In this Diploma of Salon Management (SHB50216) course, the units of competency you will study include:

  • BSBHRM506 - Manage recruitment selection and induction processes
  • BSBSMB404 - Undertake small business planning
  • BSBSMB406 - Manage small business finances
  • SHBXPSM001 - Lead team in a personal services environment
  • BSBHRM404 - Review human resources functions
  • SHBXPSM003 - Promote a personal services business
  • SHBXWHS002 - Provide a safe work environment
  • TAEDEL402A - Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace
  • BSBSUS501 - Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Diploma of Salon Management (SHB50216) from Study Group Australia Pty Limited, trading as the Australian Institute of Applied Sciences (AIAS).

You will have the education and training to pursue roles as a manager, leader or owner of a beauty salon. This course is also an ideal pathway for anyone looking to gain entry into business, management and marketing undergraduate courses at university.

Finance options

You may be eligible to receive a VET FEE-HELP loan for this diploma, meaning you can defer payment of your course fees. Enquire now for more information and to see if you meet eligibility criteria.

AIAS also offers flexible payment plans to help make studying more affordable.

View the tuition fees for 2016 here.

You may be eligible to receive VET FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the VET FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.
RTO 5806
The Australian Institute of Applied Sciences (AIAS) is a leading tertiary education provider specialising in vocational education. With a focus on career training, AIAS provides a broad range of courses in areas including natural medicine, beauty therapy, allied health and massage. AIAS offers its nationally recognised courses online/by correspondence so you can study at your own pace, where and when you want. If you prefer to learn on campus, you can do so at AIAS’s state-of-the-art campuses in Brisbane or Melbourne, or choose to study by a combination of on-campus and distance components. All AIAS courses are accredited by the Australian Skills Quality Authority and meet the requirements of the VET Quality Framework.

Campus locations
Brisbane – 337 Logan Rd, Greenslopes QLD 4120
Melbourne – Level 1, 30 Church Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000
Perth – 170 Wellington St, East Perth QA 6004
Adelaide – 88 Currie St, Adelaide SA 5000
As an AIAS student you will be given access to the Basic Skill Key Builder, an approved online learning platform that creates individualised learning plans, houses interactive learning resources, and features tailored support tutorials.

AIAS is also dedicated to creating an inclusive, caring and flexible learning environment that’s responsive to your individual needs. Services include free counselling sessions, support services for students with disabilities, and classes for students looking to improve their reading, writing, English language and numeracy skills.

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