Certificate III in Nail Technology

Course Code SHB30315
Locations Warrnambool
Study Mode Full-time, On Campus
Length 2.5 days per week for 6 months
Commencement July 2019
Timetable Tuesdays & Wednesdays 9:00am - 4:30pm
Thursdays 9:00am - 12:00pm
Course Overview
Introduction

The Certificate III in Nail Technology offers a perfect introduction to the world of nails. This course covers a combination of practical skills and business-related training to help you become a skilled and confident nail technician.

You will learn manicure and pedicure services, including the application of acrylic and gel nails, use electric file equipment and learn some of the latest trends in advanced nail art.

At South West TAFE you will get essential hands-on practice in a real salon environment in our dynamic and vibrant Pure Academy salon. Students in this course have access to free workshops with our reputable industry partners.

What will I Learn?

You will learn to perform manicures, pedicures, nail art techniques and both acrylic and gel nail enhancements. Along with these practical skills you will also learn the vital communication and retail skills needed for a career as a nail technician.

Course Outcomes and Career Opportunities

This course leads to work in  nail salons, beauty and hairdressing salons that offer nail services. Nail technicians may also be self employed and responsible for managing their own nail station.

Pathways

The Certificate III in Nail Technology provides a pathway to further study at South West TAFE. Credits from the Certificate III in Nail Technology can be used towards Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy or the Diploma of Beauty Therapy. Related training in specialist areas includes Certificate III in Make-up and Certificate III in Beauty Services.

 

 

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Placement

Students will undertake practical tasks and assessments whilst working on clients within the PURE Academy. Pure Academy has state of the art nail technician products and equipment and a steady clientele ensuring students are industry ready graduates. 

Students maybe required to supply some models for assessment.

Information Session

Why don’t you come along to our next course info session to find out everything you need to start your learning journey? You can chat with our teachers, tour our facilities, learn more about the course, find out about the application process and get your questions answered by our course experts. 

Find the next info session near you

Course Requirements
Entrance requirements & pre-requisites

This course is available via Direct Entry.
Direct Entry - apply directly to the Institute by speaking to the Course Coordinator. Details available from the Customer Service Centre.

Students enroling in this course must be 16 years of age or older and have completed year 10 or equivalent.

Students are required to obtain a police check prior to starting the course. The impact of any disclosures will be considered on a case by case basis.

Units offered

Core Units

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Unit Code Unit Name Unit Hours Unit Consumables
SHBBCCS001 Advise on beauty products and services 30 $10.00
SHBBNLS001 Provide manicure and pedicare services 50 $65.00
SHBBNLS002 Apply gel nail enhancements 35 $225.00
SHBBNLS003 Apply acrylic nail enhancements 40 $165.00
SHBBNLS004 Apply nail art 15 $45.00
SHBBNLS005 Use electric file equipment for nail services 30 $10.00
SHBBRES001 Research and apply beauty industry information 20 $10.00
SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions 25 $10.00
SHBXCCS002 Provide salon services to clients 40 $10.00
SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment 45 $10.00
SHBXWHS001 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices 40 $15.00

Elective Units

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Unit Code Unit Name Unit Hours Unit Consumables
BSBSMB304 Determine resource requirements for the micro business 30 $10.00
BSBSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices 20 $0.00
SHBBNLS006 Apply advanced nail art 15 $45.00
SHBXIND002 Communicate as part of a salon team 30 $10.00
Pre-training review

The pre-training review assists SWTAFE staff to determine whether this course is the most suitable for you at this time, and also identify any support needs you may require once you commence your studies. It takes about an hour to complete. Once you apply for your chosen course a link to the pre-training review will be emailed to you.

Skills Recognition

Your current skills, knowledge and experience can contribute to help you get a qualification. Learn more about skills recognition and how it may benefit you here.  

Unique Student Identifier

If you are studying nationally recognised training in Australia, you are required to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Your USI links to an online account that contains your training records and results for training completed from 1 January 2015 onwards. One of the main benefits of the USI is the ability to provide you with easy access to your training records and results throughout your life and this will assist you when applying for a job or enrolling in further study. You are required to have a USI at the time of enrolment – especially if you want to use VET Student Loans to defer your fees. To apply online or get more information go to www.usi.gov.au.

Assessment

This course involves accredited units.  You will be required to complete assessment tasks to demonstrate your underpinning knowledge, skills and attributes to meet the course outcomes.  A combination of written, oral and practical assessment strategies will be used in either a classroom, online or workplace environment. 

Where units require demonstration of skills in a workplace environment, you will have the opportunity to do this either in your own workplace (where appropriate), through a practical placement, or by using one of the Institute's simulated workshops/classrooms.  Detailed information about the types, conduct and dates of assessments will be provided in advance.  You will also be provided with information about the opportunity for reassessment and appeal.

Fees
Booklist

Your course may require you to purchase additional materials or books. You can choose where to purchase these items from. You can download the booklist for this course here: HERE

Course Fees

Everyone has different circumstances that can affect what you pay and how much you pay. Your fees each year are made up of 2 different elements:

  • Tuition fee
  • Consumables/material fee

There are 3 different rates of Tuition fees. Only one will apply to you depending on your eligibility and circumstances. The 3 categories include:

  • Government subsidised
  • Government subsidised (concession)
  • Full fee

The fees listed below are indicative only and may be subject to change without notice and given individual circumstances. Your actual fees will be calculated based on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Funding made available to eligible individuals by State and Commonwealth Governments. If funding is utilised, this may affect future opportunities to access additional funding in the future. 

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Student type Indicative Course Fee
Government subsidised rate (if eligible) $1,820.00
Concession rate $365.00
Full fee rate (if not eligible for govt subsidy) $3,185.00
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Fee type Indicative Course Fee
Maximum Consumable/Materials Fee $735.60
Maximum Consumables/Materials Fees

Maximum Consumables/Materials Fees are made up of course consumables, core unit consumables and the maximum elective units you will pay. Final costs will be determined at enrolment.  

Which fee applies to me?

Skills First Exemptions
Government eligibility exemptions for TAFE via Skills First funding gives you greater access to study with TAFE at an affordable price.

The good news is, that there are now a reduced number of criteria for you to meet in order to be eligible for a Government subsidy. If you don’t meet those criteria you will be a full fee paying student.

Government Subsidised Fee
You meet all Skills First eligibility criteria but DO NOT hold a current healthcare or pension card, OR you are eligible for a Skills First exemption.

Concession Fee
You meet all eligibility criteria AND hold a current healthcare or pension card, that you can provide at enrolment. It’s important to

note that the concession rate is only applicable for Certificate l to Certificate lV courses and students who have declared their ATSI origin.

Full fee
Full fees only apply to the few students who do not meet the Skills First eligibility criteria, do not qualify for an exemption or are enrolling in course that is not government subsidised.

Check your fees eligibility here.

How do I pay my fees?

Unless an alternative fee payment method is approved, your course fees are required to be paid upfront and in full at the time of enrolment.  If your personal circumstances mean that payment in full is not possible, then you may be able to pay your fees by

  • Payment Plan
  • Centre Pay
  • VET Student Loan (Diploma & Advanced Diploma only)

SWTAFE offers a range of scholarships each year which you may be eligible to apply for to assist with enrolment fees.

Next Steps
Student Support

As a SWTAFE student, you can access a variety of support services that will enhance your study experience and help you complete your studies successfully. For more information about any of these services, visit our student page.

Careers and Course Advice

Not sure which course is right for you? South West TAFE will help you find your way.

Our Pathfinders Skills and Jobs Centre is here to support you. Whether you’re exploring career options, transitioning from school to the workforce or looking to study after school we’re here to help you. Call, email or drop in.

Call 5564 8515 or email skillsandjobscentre@swtafe.edu.au

Apply Now

Apply now for a place in our next course intake. Places for courses are limited, so it’s best to get in soon so you don’t miss out. You’ll need to complete an application form  which you can do online here or by speaking with our Customer Service team.  We invite you to come and see us at one of our campuses in Warrnambool, Colac, Portland or Hamilton and a team member will ensure you are taken care of.

If you have any questions regarding the application process please chat to our Customer Service team on 1300 648 911.