SHB30315 - Certificate III in Nail Technology

Complete this Qualification with the Certificate 3 Guarantee Funding for eligible students!

Full Time Course Dates:

Courses are subject to sufficient student numbers. Insufficient numbers will result in cancellation (10 days prior) and students will be notified by phone and email.

If the dates above are not suitable, you can always register interest and you will be notified of any new dates when they are added.

It takes more than Qualifications to become a successful Nail Tech, that’s why The Australian Institute of Creative Design not only gives you the in-depth knowledge to start your career, but also puts you in touch with Industry Professionals and products of the highest quality. If you want to stand above the rest, register your interest today!

Want to enter the exciting world of Nail Artistry?

Establish your skills now….

The Certificate III in Nail Technology course is for people aspiring to work as a nail technician necessary to work in a beauty or nail salon, or as a freelancer! You will learn the artistic skills required to apply gel and acrylic nail enhancements as well as relaxing cosmetic beauty treatments, manicure and pedicure.

Additionally, business units will help to develop a broad range of knowledge relating to the beauty industry, retail sales, merchandising and customer service to help you on your way to establishing and marketing yourself as a nail technician. With experienced educators, we will help unlock your potential and equip you with the tools required to build upon a successful career.

Qualification & Units of Competency

Our Certificate III in Nail Technology is a nationally accredited course, and on successful completion of the course, students will receive the nationally recognised SHB30315 - Certificate III in Nail Technology qualification.

Start your Career today!

Career Opportunities

  • Retail product sales
  • Retail product demonstrations
  • Nail salon
  • Freelance nail artist

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Do you have 2 or more years industry relevant experience? Have your experience recognised and increase your employment prospects by applying for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Through RPL you could reduce the duration of your studies. RPL assessed on a case by case basis, so it is only available upon application.

*Students will be charged an administration fee of $200 per unit of competency.


Upon enrolling in the course, the student (and guarantor/s) becomes liable to the institute for the full course fees.

Certificate III in Nail Technology:

Full Course Cost: $3,720.00

Required Equipment/Additional Costs

  • Student ID Card: $25
  • Enclosed Black Shoes
  • Printing and Photocopying by student
  • Basic Stationary
  • A laptop or tablet device for viewing/accessing course notes and taking notes. Internet access at home is also required.
  • Australian Institute of Creative Design t’shirt
  • An additional student nail kit is to be purchased by the student: $360

Students will be required to source outside models throughout the duration of the course - models may be needed for consecutive weeks on occasion


Nationally Recognised TrainingStudents who successfully complete the course will receive the nationally recognised Certificate III in Nail Technology (SHB30315) qualification.

Graduates are eligible for enrolment in the Diploma of Beauty Therapy course and will be eligible for direct credit for units completed in this course.


Course Duration:

The course runs over 18 weeks (Tuesday and Wednesday evenings each week OR Saturday each week)

Application and Enrolment Process:

  1. Phone Brisbane (07) 38 541 395 campus to arrange your interview OR fill out the online Application Form and arrange a phone interview if you are unable to attend the campus.
  2. Attend your interview or complete the phone interview.
  3. You will receive your enrolment paperwork and the student handbook at the interview and information on the required evidence you will have to supply to support your application.
  4. After reading the student handbook and enrolment forms, if you wish to enrol you must submit the enrolment form along with any requested evidence (original or certified copies of originals).
  5. Our administration staff will check the completed enrolment form and evidence you supplied to demonstrate your suitability for the course. We may have to ask you further information or discuss your options if you don't meet the suitability requirements for the course. If you do meet the suitability requirements for the course, we will send you a Confirmation of Enrolment, along with payment plan forms.

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    Gold Coast Brisbane