SHB30321 Certificate III in Nail Technology

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Certificate III in Nail Technology

2 Nights Per Week | 12 Weeks

Night: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

30th Jan 2024, 22 July 2024

This qualification reflects the role of individuals employed as nail technicians to provide manicure and pedicare services, including the application of nail art, and acrylic and gel nail enhancements. These individuals possess a range of well-developed technical and customer service skills where discretion and judgement are required and are responsible for their own outputs. This includes client consultation on nail care products and services. Nail technicians may also be self-employed and responsible for managing their own nail station.

This course provides training in the fundamentals of nail techniques and services including:

Manicure and Pedicure's

Acrylic Nails

Electric Nail File Equipment

Nail Art

Infection Control

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Why choose SCA?

To be awarded SHB30321 Certificate III in Nail Technology, a student must complete a total of Fifteen (15) units of competency, consisting of:

Ten (10) core units, and;

Five (5) elective units

These electives have been selected based on industry needs, graduate pathways and/or student and teacher feedback.

SHBBNLS007 Provide manicure and pedicare services

SHBBNLS009 Provide acrylic nail enhancements

SHBBNLS010 Apply nail art

SHBBNLS011 Use electric file equipment for nail services

SHBBCCS005 Advise on beauty products and services

SHBBRES003 Research and apply beauty industry information 

SHBXCCS007 Conduct salon financial transactions 

SHBXCCS008 Provide salon services to clients 

SHBXIND003 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment 

SHBXWHS003 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices

Entry Requirements

Students will need to demonstrate the Learning, Literacy and Numeracy skills required for this course prior to course commencement.

Course Delivery

This course is delivered via face-to-face teaching, demonstration, and practical application. Students experience a simulated workplace environment, with access to equipment, products and facilities reflecting industry practice. Students are also required to complete a total of 100 hours mandatory work experience to be undertaken prior to course completion.

2 Nights Per Week | 12 Weeks

Night: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

South Coast Academy offer payment plans for all courses and are an approved Smart and Skilled Funding Provider for our Certificate Level Qualifications.

Fee for Service

Course Cost
Course Deposit

Paid upon enrolment to secure spot in course

Payment Plan
Two (2) x monthly payments $3,110.00

Charged on the first of every month.

Student Kits

The following kits are required for purchase for this course:

Nail Technology Kit

You can find more information on student kits by clicking the button below.

Whats included

All teacher directed learning

Online Learner Management System (LMS)

Student Uniform & ID Card

Industry Product Training

All learning resources

All learning resources

Smart and Skilled Funding

SCA Offer funding options which are available for the Certificate III in Nail Technology subject to eligibility. Please visit the Smart and Skilled website for further information. 

The SHB3031 Certificate III in Nail Technology is the perfect qualification to study nail treatments and services.

This qualification allows many options to work in a Beauty or Hair Salon, or even working for yourself as a freelance Nail Technician.

Potential career opportunities include:

Nail Technician

Freelance Nail Artist

Home Nail Salon Owner

Business Owner/Operator

SCA Recruitment Services

South Coast Academy offers a Recruitment Service to assist those in the Hair and Beauty industries looking for employment opportunities.

For Job Board Candidates and SCA Students, we offer:

Job Opportunity Notifications

Resume Writing Assistance

Interview Preparation

Job Ready Workshops focusing on presentation skills

Contact the Academy to book in your enrolment interview

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