SHB30315 - Certificate III in Nail Technology

Course Details

Course Summary

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 is 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.

Course Details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Fees
Full Fee $3765 (2019)
Subsidised Full Fee $1350 (2019)
Subsidised Concession Fee $510 (2019)
Fee for service per unit $251 (2019)
Subsidised full fee per unit $90 (2019)
Subsidised concession fee per unit $34 (2019)
For detailed information on Course Fees, visit www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire or Apply Online
Study Area
  • Hospitality and Beauty
Skill Area
  • Beauty
AQF Level Level 3: Certificate III

Admission Codes

International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course.

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

  1. Students will receive a Result of Assessment within 21 days of completion of each unit/module or within 21 days of the ‘close of study’ date.
  2. Students who successfully complete all required units/modules will receive their qualification and an Academic Statement itemising all units/modules successfully completed.
  3. Following receipt of written advice from the student (or teacher) that the student does not intend to complete the full course, the student will be issued with a Statement of Attainment listing all units/modules successfully completed.

Possible career opportunities include a Nail Technician. This course could lead to work in a home-based business or as part of a beauty or hair salon team providing a full range of natural nail services and nail enhancements.

Course Structures

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete 11 core units
  2. Complete 4 elective units
Please select a course structure from the options below:
Full Qualification

12 months

  • Mixed Mode
Core
SHBXCCS002 Provide salon services to clients More Information
SHBBNLS002 Apply gel nail enhancements More Information
SHBBNLS004 Apply nail art More Information
SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment More Information
SHBXWHS001 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices More Information
SHBBRES001 Research and apply beauty industry information More Information
SHBBNLS005 Use electric file equipment for nail services More Information
SHBBNLS003 Apply acrylic nail enhancements More Information
SHBBCCS001 Advise on beauty products and services More Information
SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions More Information
SHBBNLS001 Provide manicure and pedicare services More Information
Elective
SHBBFAS001 Provide lash and brow services More Information
SHBBBOS001 Apply cosmetic tanning products More Information
BSBSMB403 Market the small business More Information
SHBBNLS006 Apply advanced nail art More Information

Unit Sequence

Below is the recommended study sequence for this course. Please enrol in your units as per the following order.
Units with the same sequence number should be enrolled into at the same time.
Sequence Unit
1 SHBXCCS002 - Provide salon services to clients
1 SHBBNLS002 - Apply gel nail enhancements
1 SHBBNLS004 - Apply nail art
1 SHBXIND001 - Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
1 SHBXWHS001 - Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
1 SHBBFAS001 - Provide lash and brow services
1 SHBBBOS001 - Apply cosmetic tanning products
1 BSBSMB403 - Market the small business
2 SHBBRES001 - Research and apply beauty industry information
2 SHBBNLS005 - Use electric file equipment for nail services
2 SHBBNLS003 - Apply acrylic nail enhancements
2 SHBBCCS001 - Advise on beauty products and services
2 SHBXCCS001 - Conduct salon financial transactions
2 SHBBNLS001 - Provide manicure and pedicare services
2 SHBBNLS006 - Apply advanced nail art


Nail Qualification Upgrade

5 months part-time
  • Mixed Mode
Upgrade Units

This class is designed for those that already hold a Certificate III in Beauty Services and wish to add the nail units.  It is also for those who do not wish to hold the full Certificate III in Nail Technology and a only interested in the nail enhancement units.  

SHBBNLS005 Use electric file equipment for nail services More Information
SHBBNLS004 Apply nail art More Information
SHBBNLS002 Apply gel nail enhancements More Information
SHBBNLS006 Apply advanced nail art More Information
SHBBNLS003 Apply acrylic nail enhancements More Information
SHBBCCS001 Advise on beauty products and services More Information

Unit Sequence

Below is the recommended study sequence for this course. Please enrol in your units as per the following order.
Units with the same sequence number should be enrolled into at the same time.
Sequence Unit
1 SHBBNLS005 - Use electric file equipment for nail services
1 SHBBNLS004 - Apply nail art
1 SHBBNLS002 - Apply gel nail enhancements
1 SHBBNLS006 - Apply advanced nail art
1 SHBBNLS003 - Apply acrylic nail enhancements
1 SHBBCCS001 - Advise on beauty products and services


Course Assessment Information

Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Practical Task
Third Party Verification
Project
RPL
Course Learning Outcomes
Where and when can I start?
The availabilities listed here are for 2019 and beyond.
Please view the more details information for any additional information related to the intakes

Domestic 2019 Availabilities

Nail Qualification Upgrade

Mixed Mode
Mixed Mode for this course may refer to on-campus workshops or residential schools located at Mackay City.
Or it may refer to work placements which can be located anywhere. Please see the More Details section for more information.
January: Full Time/Part Time

Full Qualification

Mixed Mode
Mixed Mode for this course may refer to on-campus workshops or residential schools located at Mackay City.
Or it may refer to work placements which can be located anywhere. Please see the More Details section for more information.
July: Full Time/Part Time
For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here
More Details

More Details

Intensive Internal Workshop


Nail Technology - Full QualificationNail Technology - Upgrade

IIW 1:  22 - 26 July 2019

IIW 2:  19 - 23 August 2019

IIW 3:  16 - 20 September 2019

IIW 4:  14 - 18 October 2019

IIW 5:  11 - 15 November 2019



This class will continue on in 2020 and will be completed in June 2020.

IIW 1:  4 - 8 February 2019

IIW 2:  4 - 8 March 2019

IIW 3:  1 - 5 April 2019

IIW 4:  29 April - 3 May 2019

IIW 5:  27 - 31 May 2019

IIW 6:  24 - 28 June 2019


This class is completed on 28 June 2019.

Enrolment Instructions for students wishing to transfer to Cert III in Beauty Services

Students can enrol into SHB30315 - Cert III in Nail Technology as it has common units to the Cert III in Beauty which will be recognised during the transfer credit process.  At the end of 2018 students can apply to transfer to Beauty for 2019 intakes.  Please advise that they should contact CQU at the end of this year to initiate the transfer process.  Please ensure you discuss your wish to transfer to Cert III in Beauty Services with your teacher prior to enrolling in Cert III in Nail Technology.

 

Study Sequence for students wishing to transfer to Cert III in Beauty Services

If you wish to transfer to Cert III in Beauty Services please ensure you discuss this with your teacher prior to enrolling.  

Students will need to follow the below study sequence instead of the one shown under the Course Structure tab if they wish to gain credit when transferring to Cert III in Beauty Services.  


Students starting in August 2018 Intake, enrol into the following units:

SHBBNLS001

SHBXCCS001

SHBBFAS001

SHBXCCS002

SHBBNLS004

SHBBBOS001

SHBBCCS001


Resource Requirements

For at home practice, students will need to purchase the following gel and acrylic nail kits:

  • Bio Sculpture Gel Kit - $615.00
  • Hawley Illume Kit from $100.00

Further information about where to purchase the Bio Sculpture Gel kit will be provided in class. The Hawley Illume kit can be purchased from Beautopia Hair & Beauty Products at Victoria Street, Mackay or from Norris Hair and Beauty Supplies at Evans Avenue, North Mackay.


Textbook Requirements

The following textbooks are recommended for this course:

  • Professional Beauty Therapy, Cenage Learning Australia 2017, Nordmann, L and Day, A.

Available for purchase from CQUni Bookshop or as an online version, which is accessible for students through the CQUni Library website.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:


What is the BKSB?

The Basic Knowledge and Skills Builder is an online pre-enrolment assessment to match the qualification level in which you will achieve the best chance of success.  Diploma students must receive a level four in both literacy and numeracy to be eligible to access Vet Student Loan. 


Can I resit the BKSB?

You can resit the BKSB two weeks after your first sitting. Meanwhile there is an online workbook to work through before you are able to resit. 


Will I get help with literacy and numeracy skills?

Contact our Student Success Team on 13 27 86 who will refer you to the literacy and numeracy support team. 


When can I have a look at my unit on Moodle?

As soon as you are enrolled in a unit you are able to login into Moodle and start viewing the following in each unit’s page:

- Recordings,

- YouTube clips,

- Textbook readings,

- Power Points,

- Product information,

- The written and practical assessments, 

- MSDS sheets,

- Procedures, 

- Zoom recordings, 

- And much more. 


How do I log into Moodle?

User name: 1023456 (your student number)

Password: Default password is found in your welcome email. 


What do I wear to class?

Whilst on-campus, students are required to adhere to the following uniform requirements:   


  • Black tunic available at the beauty wholesalers, or beauty polo shirt from the CQU Bookshop.
  • Black full-length or 3/4 work pants (not leggings or jeans).
  • Black enclosed shoes. Choose black joggers or black support shoes. Do not wear ballet flats or heels. 
  • Black apron
  • Tidy hair with long hair secured. 
  • Clean tidy nails and appropriate makeup. 
  • Minimal makeup, minimal jewelry, no midriffs. 

Due to Workplace Health and Safety guidelines, you will not be able to participate in practical activities if your uniform is not satisfactory. 


Tunics and aprons can be purchased from local beauty suppliers. 


What are the times I have to be in class?

8.45am to 3.30/4pm. 

If you are unable to attend, have to leave early or arrive late, please phone or email your teacher ahead of time, as quite often a student clinic will be operating and you will have clients booked for the day. 


Do I have to attend for each timetabled day on campus?

Yes. Your teacher’s role is to prepare you for working in a beauty salon, hairdressing salon, spa or to run your own beauty business.  Therefore you will need to attend for the full day on each campus so that you can observe, practice and be assessed in the many practical skills of your beauty course.


Can I catch up on missed days?

Each day on campus is valuable time to learn new techniques, practice and participate in the simulated salon environment. Therefore it is very important to attend each day on your timetable.  Teachers will endeavor to schedule catch up classes but this is done on a case by case basis and not guaranteed to be available. 


Do I have to find my own clients?

Your training salon has a client base however students may need to source their own clients from time to time. It is a good idea to network with your family and friends who can become your clients in our busy training salons.
 

It is each student’s responsibility to ensure that a model is obtained and booked into the appointment book for all Practical Assessments. Students must be prepared to provide treatments to clients.


What kind of assessments will I have to do?

Each unit will has several practical assessments and a written assessment. A timetable is provided that identifies when each assessment is due. 


Anything else I need to know?

Student Counsellors are available to assist you with both study and personal counselling services. To Self-refer and arrange a free face-to-face or phone appointment, contact counselling@cqu.edu.au, or phone 07 49 30 9456.

Student Counsellors can help with Time Management, Study skills, Relationship and Family issues, Stress, Anxiety and depression, Home, sickness, Grief and loss and more that may impact students whilst studying.  Please do not hesitate to call the Student Counsellors for a confidential session