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SHB30315 – Certificate III in Nail Technology


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.

Work is typically conducted in nail and beauty salons.

Course Name: SHB30315 - Certificate III in Nail Technology
Course Code: SHB30315
Course Duration: 24 weeks
Training Plans: Certificte III in Nail Technology

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.


The assessment is conducted using a combination of realistic workplace tasks, knowledge tests, response to case studies and feedback from supervisors. The following provides a brief explanation of the assessment methods are to be applied:

Demonstration / workplace tasks: The student is required to demonstrate a range of skills whilst being observed by, or interacting with, the assessor. The activities will be clearly explained and always relate to duties relevant to the workplace. These activities allow the assessor to observe the student apply their knowledge and skills during practical activity.

Written Report / Case Study: The student is required to produce a range of written records or reports based on real workplace scenarios or based on a case study that is provided by the assessor.

Knowledge Test: The student is required to undertake a number of written knowledge tests over the course of his or her study. These tests will be provided to the student by the assessor at an arranged time and the student will be required to individually complete the test. The student may research their answers from the course training materials and notes as well as relevant workplace references.

Workplace Supervisor Report: Workplace supervisors will be asked to provide feedback about the student’s performance during a module. The supervisor will receive a briefing at the time the student begins studying each module to inform them of the module requirements.

Entry Requirements:

There are no entry requirements to this qualification.

Qualification Requirements:

This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship pathway.

Mode of Delivery:

Trainer led, one-on-one, face-to-face

Units of Competence:
CodeUnit NameType
SHBBCCS001 Advise on beauty products and services Core
SHBBNLS001 Provide manicure and pedicare services Core
SHBBNLS002 Apply gel nail enhancements Core
SHBBNLS003 Apply acrylic nail enhancements Core
SHBBNLS004 Apply nail art Core
SHBBNLS005 Use electric file equipment for nail services Core
SHBBRES001 Research and apply beauty industry information Core
SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions Core
SHBXCCS002 Provide salon services to clients Core
SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment Core
SHBXWHS001 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices Core
SHBXCCS003 Greet and prepare clients for salon services Elective
SHBXIND002 Communicate as part of a salon team Elective
SIRRMER001 Produce visual merchandise displays Elective
SIRXSLS001 Sell to the retail customer Elective

Detailed student information is available within our Participant Handbook which is supplied with the enrolment package and on our website. This booklet contains important information about a student’s right and obligation such as their right to privacy, a safe training environment and right to complain or appeal an assessment decision. It is important that persons applying for enrolment have had an opportunity to review this information first.

Please contact us and we can send this information to you straight away or apply online