Certificate III in Nail Technology (SHB30315)

Qualification: Certificate III
Course Code: SHB30315
Study mode: Online
Payment options: Payment plan
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Duration: 30-60 weeks
Start date: Enquire now for upcoming start dates
Awarded by: Australian Institute of Applied Sciences (RTO 5806)
This course meets Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

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About this course

Join the creative beauty therapy industry with this Certificate III in Nail Technology (SHB30315) offered by AIAS. Delivered online or via blended delivery (online and on campus), this certificate program will take you through the fundamental skills and techniques you will need to offer a range of beauty treatments.

Alongside subjects like gel nails, nail art, manicures and pedicures, you will also gain experience in operating a salon, managing small business finances, marketing a salon and adhering to hygiene and safety practices. By studying this course, you will gain a well-rounded education to pursue a career in this lucrative industry.

Work placement

You will be required to complete a minimum of 218 hours of mandatory work placement in order to gain essential hands-on experience. You can complete your placement at an AIAS student clinic, or in a suitable workplace environment. Placements are available at both AIAS Student Clinics


To be eligible to enrol in this course, you must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Have successfully completed Year 10 in Australia or equivalent; OR
  • Demonstrate that you have the capacity to successfully complete this course by achieving an Exit Level 3 score within the Australian Core Skills Framework assessments in reading and mathematics. This will be demonstrated through two short tests as a part of the enrolment process.

Areas of study

In this nail technology course, the subjects you may study include:

  • SHBXWHS001 - Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
  • SHBBNLS001 - Provide manicure and pedicure services
  • SHBBNLS002 - Apply gel nail enhancements
  • SHBBNLS03 - Apply acrylic nail enhancements
  • SHBBNLS005 - Use electric file equipment for nail services
  • SHBBCCS001 - Advise on beauty products and services
  • SHBXIND001 - Comply with organisational requirements in a personal services environment
  • SHBBRES001 - Research and apply beauty industry information
  • SHBBNLS004 - Apply nail art
  • SHBXCCS001 - Conduct salon financial transactions
  • SHBXCCS002 - Provide salon service to clients
  • SHBBNLS006 - Apply advanced nail art
  • BSBSMB403 - Market the small business
  • BSBSMB405 - Monitor and manage small business operations
  • BSBSMB406 - Manage small business finances

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Certificate III in Nail Technology (SHB30315) from the Australian Institute of Applied Sciences (AIAS).

Whether you're just starting out in the industry, or a seasoned beauty professional looking to advance your skills and upgrade your qualification, this certificate will help you pursue a range of career paths.

Your skills and training will enable you to pursue employment in a beauty salon or nail studio, or even on board cruise ships, in international retreats and in day spas.

For those students looking to pursue further education, this course is also an ideal pathway into the Diploma of Beauty Therapy (SHB50115) course.

Finance options

AIAS offers flexible payment plans to help make studying more affordable.

View the tuition fees for 2016 here.

RTO 5806
The Australian Institute of Applied Sciences (AIAS) is a leading tertiary education provider specialising in vocational education. With a focus on career training, AIAS provides a broad range of courses in areas including natural medicine, beauty therapy, allied health and massage. AIAS offers its nationally recognised courses online/by correspondence so you can study at your own pace, where and when you want. If you prefer to learn on campus, you can do so at AIAS’s state-of-the-art campuses in Brisbane or Melbourne, or choose to study by a combination of on-campus and distance components. All AIAS courses are accredited by the Australian Skills Quality Authority and meet the requirements of the VET Quality Framework.

Campus locations
Brisbane – 337 Logan Rd, Greenslopes QLD 4120
Melbourne – Level 1, 30 Church Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000
Perth – 170 Wellington St, East Perth QA 6004
Adelaide – 88 Currie St, Adelaide SA 5000
As an AIAS student you will be given access to the Basic Skill Key Builder, an approved online learning platform that creates individualised learning plans, houses interactive learning resources, and features tailored support tutorials.

AIAS is also dedicated to creating an inclusive, caring and flexible learning environment that’s responsive to your individual needs. Services include free counselling sessions, support services for students with disabilities, and classes for students looking to improve their reading, writing, English language and numeracy skills.

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