Beauty Therapy Courses

Certificate III in Nail Technology

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  • SHB30315
  • Certificate III in Nail Technology

Start datesStart Dates

  • Online
    Last working day of the month

study optionsStudy Options

  • Online


  • Campus

    30 weeks
    2 Trimesters

    60 weeks
    3 Trimesters

  • Online

    Option 1:
    30 weeks
    2 Study Periods

    Option 2:
    60 weeks
    3 Study Periods



What is this course about?

Create stunning designs while you learn the essentials of nail health in this industry-focused course.

If you have a passion for creative stunning nails, then you’ll thrive within this hands-on course. Run by professionals with years of experience and a wealth of knowledge, you will learn how to style nails, sell nail products and how to run a professional nail clinic. This industry-recognised course is designed to give you the knowledge, values, and attitude you need to create your dream career within this creative industry.

What you'll accomplish

Armed with a Certificate III in Nail Technology, you’ll be able to find employment within a range of private and public settings. There are a large number of salons, nail bars and day spas spread throughout the metropolitan areas of Australia, with most of these requiring the services of a well-trained nail technician – just like you!

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The Australian Institute of Applied Sciences (AIAS) is a trading division of the Registered Training Organisation, Study Group Australia Pty Limited (Code 5806), offering nationally recognised vocational education and training qualifications. Click here for more information.

We also have close industry associations with Algologie, Lycon, Young Nails, Crown Brush and PBS suppliers, which allows us to offer our students exclusive access to products and training as part of their course.

Upon graduation, you will receive a Certificate III in Nail Technology allowing you to trade as a qualified nail technician in Australia. 

If you’ve been bitten by the beauty bug, then why not use your qualification as a ticket to study a Diploma of Beauty Therapy. You can combine your love of nails with beauty, massage, facial and make-up techniques, making you an all-over beauty professional ready to take on the beauty industry. 


What you'll learn

Salon Safety

  • SHBXWHS001 Apply sage hygiene, health and practices

Manicure and Pedicure

  • SHBBNLS001 Provide manicure and pedicure services

Gel Nail

  • SHBBNLS002 Apply gel nail enhancements

Advanced Nail Techniques

  • SHBBNLS003 Apply acrylic nail enhancements
  • SHBBNLS005 Use electric file equipment for nail services

Beauty Products and Services Advice

  • SHBBCCS001 Advise on beauty products and services

HR Beauty

  • SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements in a personal services environment
  • SHBBRES001 Research and apply beauty industry information

Nail Art

  • SHBBNLS004 Apply nail art

Nail Training Salon

  • SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions
  • SHBXCCS002 Provide salon service to clients

Salon Marketing

  • BSBSMB403 Marketing the small business

Advanced Nail Art

  • SHBBNLS006 Apply advanced nail art

Business Operations

  • BSBSMB405 Monitor and manage small business operations

Salon Finance

  • BSBSMB406 Manage small business finances

To view the suggested order of completion for this course, click here.



"I chose to study at AIAS because of its focus on science. I loved that the knowledge I gained was both professional and accurate."

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Nail a career in the beauty industry when you join us at AIAS. Apply now and book your spot in our next intake.   

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