Certificate III in Nail Technology

Course Code SHB30315
Locations Warrnambool

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Study Mode Full-time, On Campus
Length 6 months
Commencement February 2021
Timetable 2 and a half days a week
Tuesdays & Wednesdays 9:00am - 4:30pm
Thursdays 9:00am - 12:00pm
Course Overview
Study from home during COVID-19 restrictions

Whilst we pride ourselves on our hands-on training, we have had to adjust most of our courses for study from home and remote learning during the COVID-19 restrictions. This means courses will be delivered using a range of methods including online learning, virtual classrooms, workbooks and direct contact with your teacher.

Given the government restrictions that are now in place to reduce the spread of coronavirus in Australia, we expect this new model of study will continue until the government makes changes to these restrictions.

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. 

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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 $0.00
SHBBNLS001 Provide manicure and pedicare services 50 $67.00
SHBBNLS002 Apply gel nail enhancements 35 $252.00
SHBBNLS003 Apply acrylic nail enhancements 40 $196.00
SHBBNLS004 Apply nail art 15 $26.00
SHBBNLS005 Use electric file equipment for nail services 30 $0.00
SHBBRES001 Research and apply beauty industry information 20 $0.00
SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions 25 $0.00
SHBXCCS002 Provide salon services to clients 40 $0.00
SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment 45 $0.00
SHBXWHS001 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices 40 $0.00

Elective Units

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Unit Code Unit Name Unit Hours Unit Consumables
BSBSMB304 Determine resource requirements for the micro business 30 $0.00
BSBSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices 20 $0.00
SHBBNLS006 Apply advanced nail art 15 $35.00
SHBXIND002 Communicate as part of a salon team 30 $0.00
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.

After applying

Once you have applied for your chosen course, you will receive a thank you email from South West TAFE with a few steps to help process your enrolment.

Complete a Pre-Training Review
You will receive an email to complete a Pre-Training Review online evaluation. This evaluation helps us tailor your training to suit your needs.

Create or provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI)
A USI is a nationally recognised reference number that provides an online record of your training qualifications gained in Australia.
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Skills recognition
If you have experience or prior qualifications, you may be eligible to apply for recognition of prior learning and gain credits. You will be asked to provide any relevant Statement of Attainment to support identified credits.

Fees
Course Fees

Here's an outline of fees and costs associated with your course.

Your fees each year can be made up of 3 different elements.  Everyone has different circumstances that can affect what you pay and how much you pay. :

  1. Tuition fees - charged as an hourly rate that varies from course to course. A large portion of the tuition is subsidised by the Victorian Government for eligible students.
  2. Resource and/or materials costs - covers the cost of materials and other incidentals. This fee will vary according to the course being undertaken.
  3. Booklist items - such as textbooks, equipment and stationery recommended for your course

Tuition fees

There are 4 different rates of tuition fees. Only one will apply to you (depending on your eligibility and circumstances). 

  1. Government Subsidised Fee - you could be eligible for a government-subsidised rate under the Skills First funding depending on your age, educational history, and citizenship or residency status. If you are eligible, the government will contribute to the cost of your training.
    Check your eligibility

  2. Government Subsidised Concession Fee - If you are eligible for a Skills First government-subsidised place and hold a current healthcare or pension card, that you can provide at enrolment. You may be eligible for the concession rate.
    Find out more about concession rates

  3. Free TAFE - Students who are eligible for Victorian government-subsidised training will not pay course tuition fees for the duration of their enrolment in this course, however, there may be some consumable/material fees for the course (find out more below). Any resource or material costs, or booklist items for this course are listed in the table below.

  4. Full fee - If you are not eligible for a Skills First government-subsidised place, exemption, concession or are enrolling in a course that isn't government-subsidised, you may be required to pay the full fee rate.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT FEES AND ELIGIBILITY

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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Course fees by student type Indicative Course Fee
Government subsidised rate (if eligible) $1,955.00
Concession rate $395.00
Full fee rate (if not eligible for govt subsidy) $3,255.00
Resource and/or materials costs

Some courses require specific resources or materials necessary for your study eg: tools of the trade, excursions, etc. Final costs will be determined upon enrolment.

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Additional course fees Indicative Course Fee
Course consumable/materials (approximate) $683.40
Booklist

Your course may require you to purchase additional materials or books (eg uniform, stationery, textbooks). Some of these items are optional and some are mandatory, however, you are able to choose where to purchase these items from (including second hand).

You can download the booklist for this course here: HERE

How do I pay my fees?

Once we have processed your enrolment form, you will receive an email with your invoice.

You have three options when organising your payment:

  1. Upfront payment - can be made over the phone with EFTPOS
  1. Payment plan - can be directly debited from your bank account, debited from your Centrelink payments or via a VET Student Loan (for diploma or advanced diploma courses only)
  1. Paid by employer, school or job network agency - if your fees are being paid by your employer, school or job network agency, you will need to complete an Authority to Invoice form.

Payments will need to be arranged within five(5) business days of receiving the email containing your invoice.

We also offer a range of scholarships each year which you may be eligible to apply for to assist with course fees.

Next Steps
Careers and Course Advice

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

Our Careers Coaches at the 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

How to apply

There are five simple steps to apply for a course with us.

  1. Apply - complete a short online application form. Once this form is submitted we'll send you a thank you email.
  2. Get ready - your thank-you email will contain links to a pre-training review, to a unique student identifier and to government-subsidised training eligibility.
  3. Chat with your teacher - your teacher or course specialist will contact you about your Pre-Training Review outcomes and additional course information.
  4. Enrol - after chatting with your teacher, you will receive an email with your enrolment form and a link to verify your identity.
  5. Sign - once you've completed your enrolment, you will receive a declaration form to review and sign.

If need any assistance with applying, contact our Customer Service team on 1300 648 911 or visit your nearest campus.

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.