Certificate III in Nail Technology

Baxter Institute
North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Study mode
42 months
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Total tuition fee (local)
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Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 5,546

About this course

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 is 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. No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Entry Requirements

  • Completion of year 11 or equivalent (Subject to the assessment and approval of Baxter Institute Admission team.)
  • English requirements: IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL PB 506, TOEFL IBT 62, PTE Academic 46, CAE & CPE (from 2015) 162
  • Applicants must be 18 years of age and above



  • SHBXCCS002 Provide salon services to clients
  • SHBXWHS001 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
  • SHBBNLS001 Provide manicure and pedicare services (co-assessed with SHBXWHS001)
  • SHBBCCS001 Advise on beauty products and services
  • SHBBNLS003 Apply acrylic nail enhancements
  • SHBBNLS005 Use electric file equipment for nail services
  • SHBBNLS002 Apply gel nail enhancements
  • SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions
  • SHBBNLS004 Apply Nail Art
  • SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment (co-assessed with SHBBMUP002)
  • SHBBRES001 Research and apply beauty industry information


  • SHBBNLS006 Apply advanced nail art
  • SHBBMUP002 Design and apply make-up
  • BSBSMB304 Determine resource equipments for micro business
  • SIRXSLS001 Sell to the retail customer

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