The National Certificate in Beauty Services (Nail Technology) Level 3 is a qualification for professional nail technicians. A nail technician specialises in performing nail services such as manicures, pedicures, sculptured nails, gel nails, acrylic overlays and tips. You become recognised nationally and internationally as a qualified nail technician by gaining this qualification.
National Certificate in Nail Technology
$30 per week of training.
The training workshop and first aid course costs are extra. HITO will help you find a training workshop. Your local Red Cross or St Johns will be able to help with your first aid units.
Units & Skills
|26551||Provide first aid for life threatening conditions||2||1|
|26552||Demonstrate knowledge of common first aid conditions and how to respond to them||2||1|
|19589||Perform nail augmentation services||4||15|
|27164||Demonstrate knowledge of the structure and functions of a nail, and anatomy and physiology relevant to nail services||3||4|
|27166||Demonstrate knowledge of conditions of the nail and surrounding skin||4||4|
|27167||Undertake an in-depth consultation and give advice in a nail salon||4||10|
|27171||Demonstrate knowledge of tools, equipment, products and safe operating procedures used in nail services||3||5|
|27172||Perform a manicure service||3||6|
|27173||Perform a pedicure service||3||6|
|27175||Perform additional nail services||3||6|
|27176||Demonstrate knowledge of micro-organisms in a beauty salon||3||2|
|20929||Demonstrate safe and professional practice in the salon environment||3||6|
|25435||Create appointments and maintain appointment systems and records in the salon environment||3||5|
|25436||Display products in the salon environment||2||3|
|25437||Demonstrate and apply knowledge of basic accounting concepts, banking, and payment procedures in the salon environment||3||5|
|27168||Select and recommend products for an at-home nail service||3||3|
During your training you’ll learn to perform the following services:
- Acrylic nails (including pink and white, tips and sculpture).
- Gel nails (Hard Gel).
- Basic manicures and pedicures.
- Treatment manicures and pedicures with exfoliation, paraffin, hot oil and mask therapy.
- Creative work including French polish and nail art (ornamental and decorative).
You’ll also learn about:
- Nails, their growth, structure and conditions.
- The tools and products you need to work safely and professionally.
- How to recommend products for your clients.
- This is a traineeship, so you’ll need to be working and you learn your skills ‘on the job’.
To start with, you complete assignment work focusing on working in a salon. During that time, HITO will help you select a training workshop for your practical skills and a course for first aid units 26551 and 26552. You’ll then apply the practical skills you learn in the salon.
When you have become competent and feel confident, you create a portfolio that will include photos of your work. HITO will provide you with a guide on putting this together and help on other self-directed learning and assignments.
Someone from HITO will visit you regularly and help you put a training/learning plan together. You’ll also have access to a trainer and a specialist HITO support person.
Download the Training Agreement now to get started or call us for more advice.