Put your training and experience to use with ITEC’s RPL services and earn a nationally recognised qualification with a SHB30321 – Certificate III in Nail Technology via our RTO partners.
Certificate III in Nail Technology
Within four weeks of receiving sufficient and complying evidence of competency in all applied for units of competency.
The Certificate III in Nail Technology is required by individuals working as nail technicians who provide pedicure and manicure services. A nail technician must possess a well-developed range of skills in terms of the application of gel and acrylic nail and and enhancements. Additionally, a nail technician is responsible for their own output and must possess judgment and discretion in terms of client consultation and the application of nail care services and products. Nail technicians may work for or own a nail care company, or be self employed working within a nail salon and be responsible for the management of their own stations.
To qualify for this certificate, you must provide evidence demonstrating that your skills and knowledge align with the courser’s learning outcomes. This evidence can take various forms. Demonstrating your current proficiency at a comparable level can be done through a CV (your student support representative can assist with this), an employment letter, or an employment contract.
Additionally, documents from prior work or educational experiences, such as references from licensed tradespeople you’ve collaborated with, apprenticeship records, academic transcripts, or assessments from relevant past qualifications, all contribute to the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process. You can also submit proof of overseas qualifications or visual evidence of your work, especially for practical roles.
Payslips/work contract/ABN if self-employed
Photos/videos (for practical roles)
Risk Assessment and Management Documents
Incident Report Forms
Plans and Specifications
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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.
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.
The skills in this qualification must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State or Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.
No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.
There are no entry requirements for this qualification.
15 units must be completed:
The selection of electives must be guided by the job outcome sought, local industry requirements and the complexity of skills appropriate to the AQF level of this qualification.
Note: Units marked with an *asterisk include one or more prerequisite units of competency. Please refer to each individual unit for details of prerequisites.
Advise on beauty products and services
Provide manicure and pedicare services
Apply acrylic nail enhancements
Apply nail art
Use electric file equipment for nail services
Research and apply beauty industry information
Conduct salon financial transactions
Provide salon services to clients
Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
Group A: Infection control
Maintain infection prevention for skin penetration treatments
Maintain infection control standards
Group B: General elective units
Determine resource requirements for new business ventures
Research and develop business plans
Market new business ventures
Establish operational strategies and procedures for new business ventures
Manage finances for new business ventures
Apply advanced nail art