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SHB30315

Certificate III in Nail Technology

Kick start your career in nail technology. This course is an essential minimum requirement to work as a nail technician in Australia.

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TIME 6 months / Full Time NEXT START DATE 11 Jul 2022
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane Sunshine Coast Darling Downs and South West Wide Bay Burnett
WAYS TO STUDY On Campus Apprenticeships and Traineeships
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Concession
$555
Subsidised
$555
Full Fee
$4,440
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Course overview

Establish yourself as a qualified nail technician to gain employment in the thriving beauty industry. This course is an essential minimum requirement to work as a nail technician in Australia.

According to the Australian Government, the beauty therapy industry is currently experiencing very strong growth with around 25,000 job openings expected over the next five years. Employers are looking for qualified candidates who are reliable, well presented, and interact well with others.  

During this course you will learn the technical skills required to apply gel and acrylic nail enhancements, provide manicure and pedicure services and you will learn to operate electrical equipment for nail services. You will develop a broad range of knowledge relating to the beauty industry, retail sales, merchandising and customer service.

Upon successful completion of this course you will have developed the technical skills to gain employment in nail and beauty salons. This course also provides you will the necessary qualification to work as a self-employed nail technician.

What can I do?

  • Nail Technician

Course outcome:

SHB30315 Certificate III in Nail Technology

Industry-standard facilities

Train at TAFE Queensland and gain access to an extensive range of industry-standard nail technology resources including electronic files, nail tables and manicure and pedicure stations. You'll graduate with confidence, knowing you have all the skills you need to get right to work.

Diversify your skills

Many health and beauty providers are looking to expand their services offering consumers an all-inclusive package including nails, skin, hair and beauty. Enhance your qualifications and job prospects by completing a related qualification in beauty, massage or hairdressing at TAFE Queensland. 

What you will study.

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 4 elective units from the list below.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • SHBBCCS001
    Advise on beauty products and services
    UNIT CODE :
    SHBBCCS001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to advise clients on a range of professional beauty products and services.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Advise on beauty products and services

  • UNIT CODE
  • SHBBNLS001
    Provide manicure and pedicare services
    UNIT CODE :
    SHBBNLS001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide services and advice to clients requiring hand, foot and nail care.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Provide manicure and pedicare services

  • UNIT CODE
  • SHBBNLS002
    Apply gel nail enhancements
    UNIT CODE :
    SHBBNLS002
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to apply, maintain and remove gel nails to meet client needs.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply gel nail enhancements

  • UNIT CODE
  • SHBBNLS003
    Apply acrylic nail enhancements
    UNIT CODE :
    SHBBNLS003
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to apply, maintain and remove acrylic nails.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply acrylic nail enhancements

  • UNIT CODE
  • SHBBNLS004
    Apply nail art
    UNIT CODE :
    SHBBNLS004
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to apply a range of nail art designs.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply nail art

  • UNIT CODE
  • SHBBNLS005
    Use electric file equipment for nail services
    UNIT CODE :
    SHBBNLS005
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to use electric file equipment in conjunction with artificial nail applications.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Use electric file equipment for nail services

  • UNIT CODE
  • SHBBRES001
    Research and apply beauty industry information
    UNIT CODE :
    SHBBRES001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to access information and update knowledge of the beauty industry and relevant industry legislation.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Research and apply beauty industry information

  • UNIT CODE
  • SHBXCCS001
    Conduct salon financial transactions
    UNIT CODE :
    SHBXCCS001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to conduct financial transactions for the sale of products and services within a personal services environment.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Conduct salon financial transactions

  • UNIT CODE
  • SHBXCCS002
    Provide salon services to clients
    UNIT CODE :
    SHBXCCS002
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide a complete customer service experience.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Provide salon services to clients

  • UNIT CODE
  • SHBXIND001
    Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
    UNIT CODE :
    SHBXIND001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to work in a personal services environment by integrating knowledge of workplace rights and responsibilities and organisational policies and procedures, and by using effective team and individual work practices to plan and organise daily work activities.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment

  • UNIT CODE
  • SHBXWHS001
    Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
    UNIT CODE :
    SHBXWHS001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to follow safe practices to minimise risks to self, client and colleagues in a salon environment.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices

CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Ipswich
11 Jul 2022
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • Concession: $555
  • Subsidised: $555
  • Full fee: $4,440
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Mooloolaba
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 2.5 days per week
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Classroom
  • Concession: $555
  • Subsidised: $555
  • Full fee: $4,440
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Toowoomba
11 Jul 2022
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • Concession: $555
  • Subsidised: $555
  • Full fee: $4,440
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Hervey Bay
11 Jul 2022
1 year
Part time 1 day per week
Thursday
Classroom
  • Concession: $555
  • Subsidised: $555
  • Full fee: $4,440
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Ipswich
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Toowoomba
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Ipswich
11 Jul 2022
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • Concession: $555
  • Subsidised: $555
  • Full fee: $4,440
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Mooloolaba
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 2.5 days per week
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Classroom
  • Concession: $555
  • Subsidised: $555
  • Full fee: $4,440
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Toowoomba
11 Jul 2022
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • Concession: $555
  • Subsidised: $555
  • Full fee: $4,440
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Hervey Bay
11 Jul 2022
1 year
Part time 1 day per week
Thursday
Classroom
  • Concession: $555
  • Subsidised: $555
  • Full fee: $4,440
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Ipswich
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Toowoomba
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Important Information

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

It is highly recommended that students have basic literacy, numeracy and computer skills or equivalent to Year 10, turned 16 or have relevant experience and/or qualifications that indicate likely success in completing the course.

Resources Required

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

You are responsible for meeting the minimum standard of dress. This includes having access to and wearing a black shirt, black pants (no leggings or jeans), and enclosed shoes.

You may also be required to purchase a nail kit. More details will be provided at enrolment or during orientation. Please note: the purchase of these items may incur additional costs of up to $350.

Need to know

Replacement qualification
This qualification has been replaced by SHB30321 Certificate III in Nail Technology as of 15 December 2021. A transition period applies to enable current students to complete their study. The transition period finishes on 14 December 2022.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University Pathways.

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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