SHB30321 - Certificate III in Nail Technology

Course description

This qualification reflects the role of individuals employed as nail technicians to provide manicure and pedicare services, including the application of nail art, acrylic nail, dipping powder, gel polish and drill nail.

Course purpose

These individuals possess a range of well-developed technical and customer service skills where discretion and judgement are 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 dates

There are no dates currently scheduled please contact us.


29 Weeks


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 students 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.

Delivery mode

Trainer led, face-to-face

Units of Competency

Core Units
  • SHBBCCS005 – Advise on beauty products and services
  • SHBBNLS007 – Provide manicure and pedicare services
  • SHBBNLS009 – Apply acrylic nail enhancements
  • SHBBNLS010 – Apply nail art
  • SHBBNLS011 – Use electric file equipment for nail services
  • SHBBRES003 – Research and apply beauty industry information
  • SHBXCCS007 – Conduct salon financial transactions
  • SHBXCCS008 – Provide salon services to clients
  • SHBXIND003 – Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
  • SHBXWHS003 – Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
Elective Units
  • BSBESB304 – Determine resource requirements for new business ventures
  • BSBESB404 – Market new business ventures
  • SHBBINF002 – Maintain infection control standards
  • SHBBNLS008 – Apply gel and dip powder nail enhancements
  • SHBXCCS009 – Greet and prepare clients for salon services


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 students 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.

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