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Certificate III in Nail Technology

National Course Code: SHB30315

Overview

The nationally accredited Certificate III in Nail Technology equips you to become a nail technician or sales advisor in the growing beauty sector. Learn to make people feel their polished best using a range of nail technology to express your creativity in a beauty salon or start your own business.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:

  • Provide manicures and pedicures
  • Apply gel nails and acrylic nails
  • Design and apply bespoke nail art
  • Use electric file equipment for nail services
  • Provide salon services to clients
  • Apply safe hygiene and work, health and safety practices

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Professional integrity
  • Creativity

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course provides you with:

  • Professional skills to work as a freelance nail technician, as part of a retail brand, or in a related hair and beauty business
  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate III level
  • A strong foundation to start your own nail technician business

Career opportunities

  • Nail technician
  • Nail technical or sales advisor
  • Business owner/operator
  • Franchise owner/operator

GROW YOUR CAREER

Take your career further with the:

  • Certificate III in Make-Up
  • Certificate III in Beauty Services
  • Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy
  • Diploma of Beauty Therapy

Locations

This course is currently available at 17 campus locations across NSW. Enquire now for other locations.

Course details

People who are successful in this industry have:

  • Effective communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Professional integrity
  • Creativity with high attention to detail

Assessments give you the opportunity to demonstrate what you have learned so far and identify what knowledge or skills need further development.
In this course you will undertake:

  • Case studies
  • Portfolio of work that contributes toward assessments
  • Practical skills assessments
  • Projects
  • Theory knowledge assessments

The Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics is your entry-level qualification. This will give you a taste of the beauty industry. This a great pre-apprenticeship course and can be completed as part of a traineeship or as a TVET course. Work in department stores, pharmacies and cosmetic counters as a retail cosmetic consultant.

The Certificate III in Beauty Services, covers the skills and knowledge you need in order to work as a beautician in beauty salon, department store, pharmacy and cosmetic counters. If you are new to the industry (3 months or less) you can undertake this course as part of a traineeship. Once you have successfully completed the Certificate III you will receive credit transfer towards the Diploma of Beauty Therapy which will reduce your study time by half.

Become a qualified nail technician with the Certificate III in Nail Technology. You will learn to provide manicure and pedicure services, including the application of nail art and acrylic and gel nail enhancements. When you graduate you can be self-employed and be responsible for managing your own nail station or work in beauty, spa or hair salons. Once you have successfully completed the Certificate III in Nail Technology you will receive 8 units of credit towards the Diploma of Beauty Therapy, reducing your study time by half.

The Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy focuses on specialised beauty therapy including facials, waxing, massage and more. At this level you will learn to provide advanced beauty therapy treatments and be expected to work with no supervision. You can undertake the Certificate IV as part of an apprenticeship or as a non-apprenticeship course. Once you have successfully completed the Certificate IV you will receive credit transfer towards 6 units of credit available the Diploma of Beauty Therapy which will reduce your study time.

The Diploma in Beauty Therapy is the desired level of experience that employers are looking for in beauty therapy job candidates. At diploma level you will focus on specialised beauty therapy services including facials, waxing, massage and more.

Depending on your campus location, you may have the opportunity to participate in excursions that take you behind the scenes of the beauty industry.

You will gain hands-on experience in nail art techniques including hand painted designs, nail art, gel enhancements, decals, nail coverings, jewellery and marble art.

The Certificate III in Nail Technology focuses on developing practical skills so you are ready to follow your passion and launch your career as a qualified nail technician.

One of the important, real-world projects you will work on is building relationships and your client base. In the beauty business word of mouth and client retention is crucial. You will learn how to create rapport and trust with your clients; from the moment of booking to the experience itself, plus self-care and aftercare solutions and follow-up consultations.

TAFE NSW offers you a range of on campus study environments - computer rooms, simulated workplaces, study areas, presentation areas and general student facilities - to enhance your learning and employability.

In the Certificate III in Nail Technology, you will complete most of your course work in the simulated working environment of a TAFE NSW beauty salon.

While consumers may be tightening their belts in other areas, the $6.5 billion beauty market is still booming after 10 years of uninterrupted growth.

The beauty care industry is one of the fastest growing consumer markets in Australia. Social media has meant that the latest trends are easy to follow and the rise of eCommerce in this space has seen interest in nail art increase.

The number of people working as Beauty Therapists is expected to grow very strongly with around 25,000 job openings over five years to 2023.

This qualification has been designed with industry to complement forecast growth in the personal care industry.

This course prepares you for success in putting your technical skills to work like providing manicures and pedicures, applying gel, acrylic nails and nail art, as well as your interpersonal skills like client consultation, customer service and using discretion and professional judgment.

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • Combination
  • Full Time, Part Time

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