Version Effective: 28th of March, 2018
Version Effective: 28th of March, 2018

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)
$4005 (2020)
Subsidised Full Fee $1350 (2019)
$1440 (2020)
Subsidised Concession Fee $510 (2019)
$555 (2020)
Fee for service per unit $251 (2019)
$267 (2020)
Fee for service (International) $4005 (2020)
Fee for service per unit (International) $267 (2020)
Subsidised full fee per unit $90 (2019)
$96 (2020)
Subsidised concession fee per unit $34 (2019)
$37 (2020)
For detailed information on Course Fees, visit www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire
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

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

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


Nail Qualification

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.  

SHBBNLS006 Apply advanced nail art More Information Training.gov Details
SHBBNLS005 Use electric file equipment for nail services More Information Training.gov Details
SHBBNLS002 Apply gel nail enhancements More Information Training.gov Details
SHBBNLS003 Apply acrylic nail enhancements More Information Training.gov Details

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 SHBBNLS006 - Apply advanced nail art
1 SHBBNLS005 - Use electric file equipment for nail services
1 SHBBNLS002 - Apply gel nail enhancements
1 SHBBNLS003 - Apply acrylic nail enhancements


Course Assessment Information

RPL - Students who have previous informal and formal learning need to advise their trainer/assessor prior to enrolment. If the student wishes to apply for an RPL they need to apply to the RPL Centre.
Credit transfer - If credit for relevant formal qualifications is sought, then the process will be actioned after the student has enrolled in at least one unit of competency as directed by the relevant trainer/assessor. The Trainer/Assessor will work with the student on their credit transfer application, and provide advice and support as necessary.
Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Practical Task
Third Party Verification
Project
RPL
Course Learning Outcomes
Where and when can I start?
Please view the more details information for any additional information related to this course.

Domestic 2019 Availabilities

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

Nail 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.
January: Full Time/Part Time
February: Full Time/Part Time

Domestic 2020 Availabilities

Full Qualification

There are currently no intakes scheduled for this course structure.

Nail 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.
February: Full Time/Part Time
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.

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