Certificate III in Nail Technology

Certificate III in Nail Technology


Qualification Description

Certificate III in Nail Technology 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.

Work is typically conducted in nail and beauty salons.

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.


Pathways from this qualification might include Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy


Smart & Skilled funding:   
1st qualification $880,
2nd qualification $1050.
Concession $240.
Toolkit and textbook $485
Intakes: As required, please enquire

Duration: 20 weeks
Course Units
SHBBRES001 Research and apply beauty industry information
SHBXWHS001 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
SHBBBOS001 Apply cosmetic tanning products
SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
SHBBFAS001 Provide lash and brow services
SHBBMUP001 Apply eyelash extensions
SHBXCCS002 Provide salon services to clients
SHBBNLS001 Provide manicure and pedicare services
SHBBNLS002 Apply gel nail enhancements
SHBBCCS001 Advise on beauty products and services
SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions
SHBBNLS004 Apply nail art
SHBBNLS003 Apply acrylic nail enhancements
SHBBNLS005 Use electric file equipment for nail services
SHBBNLS006 Apply advanced nail art
BSBSMB403 Market the small business