SHB30315Certificate III in Nail Technology

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  • Awarded by

    Open Colleges (RTO 90796)

  • Qualification

    Certificate III

  • Study Mode


  • Payment Options

    Payment planUpfront payment

  • Duration

    Self-paced; up to 12 months

  • Start Date

    Anytime – start today!

  • Course Fee

    Price may vary Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes

    Nail Technician

This course meets the 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.

Last modified: 29 Nov 2018

In a Nutshell

Get qualified as a nail technician and learn how to deliver high quality, specialised nail services to your clients.

Offered online by Open Colleges, this Certificate III in Nail Technology (SHB30315) course is ideal for anyone wanting to formalise their knowledge and skills in nail technology or those with no experience who want to kick-start their career. Whether you're a seasoned professional or a beginner in the industry, this course will help you excel!

Covering everything from nail and pedicure services to safe hygiene practices and business acumen, this online course will give you a thorough education designed for real-world application.

As a student of the Certificate III in Nail Technology (SHB30315) course, you'll receive a range of professional nail kits to use while you perfect your practical skills and get your career as a successful Nail Technician off the ground. The kits include a manicure and pedicure kit (valued at $310)  a nail art kit (valued at $116) and a gel and acrylic kit with UV lamp (valued at $1,174).

Gain practical skills

Providing the flexibility of online study with the practical experience of 80 hours of practical work placement in a nail salon, this course will get your career as a nail technician off the ground. Depending on your placement, you may be required to obtain a number of checks including a National Police Check, Working With Children Check or First Aid Certificate.

  • What You'll Need to Get In


    To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following requirements:

    • Be at least 16 years old; AND
    • Have completed Year 10; OR
    • Hold a qualification at certificate II level or higher; OR
    • Have two years of industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication; AND
    • You will need access to a computer and the internet and have basic computing skills; AND
    • Successful completion of English to Year 10 level.
  • Subject Breakdown

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    In this nail technology course, the units of competency you may study include:

    • SHBBNLS004 – Apply nail art
    • SIBBNLS202A – Provide manicure and pedicure services
    • SHBBINF001 – Maintain infection control standards
    • SHBXWHS001 – Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
    • SHBXIND001 – Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
    • SIBBRES201A – Research and apply beauty industry information
    • SHBXCCS002 – Provide salon services to clients
    • SHBXCCS001 – Conduct salon financial transactions
    • SHBBNLS002 – Apply gel nail enhancements
    • SHBBCCS001 – Advise on beauty products and services
    • SHBBNLS003 – Apply acrylic nail enhancements
    • SHBBNLS005 – Use electric file equipment for nail services
    • BSBSMB304 – Determine resource requirements for the micro business
    • SHBBNLS006 – Apply advanced nail art
    • ICTWEB201 – Use social media tools for collaboration and engagement
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  • Why Open Colleges?

    RTO 90796
    Open Colleges is one of the largest private education providers in Australia. It offers a wide variety of courses, from leisure courses to vocational and higher education courses, many of which are government-accredited and employer-recognised. Most courses are delivered online or via blended learning, allowing you to work at your own pace and around your own schedule. Studying with Open Colleges is perfect for people with busy lifestyles, and those wishing to work and learn for themselves.

    As a student of Open Colleges, you will have access to a range of student and administrative support options. Your course trainers are available via email, messaging and through your online course forums in OpenSpace. You will also have access to help with study skills such as time management, essay writing and referencing.


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Where Will This Course Take You?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Certificate III in Nail Technology (SHB30315).

With the knowledge you gain through the course content, combined with the practical experience you'll build through your placement, you'll have a well-rounded education to pursue a career as a nail technician.

Wondering where a career in nail technician could take you? Potential job outcomes may include; Nail Technician.

Let's Talk Price

Open Colleges offers two flexible payment models to help make studying more affordable:

Payment Option 1: Pay in 46 weekly instalments

  • $81.30 per week
  • $100 deposit

Payment Option 2: Pay in full when you enrol and save up to 20% on your course fees

  • $3072 upfront payment
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