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  • SHB30315

Certificate III in Nail Technology

At a glance

At a glance

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

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Nail Technician
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SHB30315 Certificate III in Nail Technology

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Course overview

Course overview

Establish yourself as a qualified nail technician to gain employment in the thriving beauty industry.

The beauty services industry is projected to grow within Australia within the next five years. Many health and beauty providers are looking to expand their services offering consumers an all-inclusive package - nails, skin, hair and beauty. 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.

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.

Units

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

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
SHBBCCS001
Advise on beauty products and services
SHBBNLS001
Provide manicure and pedicare services
SHBBNLS002
Apply gel nail enhancements
SHBBNLS003
Apply acrylic nail enhancements
SHBBNLS004
Apply nail art
SHBBNLS005
Use electric file equipment for nail services
SHBBRES001
Research and apply beauty industry information
SHBXCCS001
Conduct salon financial transactions
SHBXCCS002
Provide salon services to clients
SHBXIND001
Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
SHBXWHS001
Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
Wide Bay Burnett / Sunshine Coast
SHBBNLS006
Apply advanced nail art
SIRXIND003
Organise personal work requirements
BSBSMB304
Determine resource requirements for the micro business
SIRRMER001
Produce visual merchandise displays
Darling Downs and South West
SHBBNLS006
Apply advanced nail art
BSBSMB403
Market the small business
SHBBFAS001
Provide lash and brow services
SHBBHRS001
Provide waxing services

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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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.

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  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

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.

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Applying for a course does not guarantee you a place in that course. Your place is only guaranteed once you enrol into units. Enrolling means that you are committing yourself to study, and to paying the associated fees. The tuition fees and applicable charges are required to be paid at enrolment or by scheduled instalment dates either by yourself, a nominated third party (e.g. your employer), or as identified within a contract for delivery of TAFE Queensland training.

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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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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


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.

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.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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How to apply

How to apply

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. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

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
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland