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Certificate II in Nail Technology

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  • Objectives
    Chisholm graduates experience the opportunity to gain employment in the beauty or hairdressing industry as Nail Technologists. The certificate consists of three core units plus the 150 hours of practical placement. Units of work may be studied individually, however to receive the Certificate II in Nail Technology, students must successfully complete all three units plus the practical placement. Occupational Health and Safety Standards will be identified and adhered to in all components of this course. Chisholm offers a simulated salon environment with a “hands on” approach to study.
  • Academic Title
    Certificate II in Nail Technology
  • Course description
    Course Outline
    Chisholm graduates experience the opportunity to gain employment in the beauty or hairdressing industry as Nail Technologists. The certificate consists of three core units plus the 150 hours of practical placement. Units of work may be studied individually, however to receive the Certificate II in Nail Technology, students must successfully complete all three units plus the practical placement. Occupational Health and Safety Standards will be identified and adhered to in all components of this course. Chisholm offers a simulated salon environment with a “hands on” approach to study.

    This course is also available as a traineeship.

    Campus
    Dandenong

    Study Mode
    Part-time or full-time (flexible timetable)

    Duration
    Six to nine months.

    Commencement Date
    February, April, July, October

    Entrance Requirements
    Year 11 or mature age

    Application Procedure
    Direct to Short Course Department, Chisholm Institute

    Study Areas
    Unit 1: Communications and Retail Studies

    BSBSBM404A Undertake Business Planning
    WRRCS1B Communicate in the Workplace
    WRRER1B Work Effectively in a Retail Environment
    WRRM1B Merchandise Products
    WRRS1B Sell Products and Services
    WRBCS201B Conduct Financial Transactions
    WRBCS203B Provide Service to Clients
    WRBCS202A Apply Techniques to Update Beauty Industry Knowledge
    WRBCS306B Advise on Beauty Services

    Students will be required to attend lectures at the Institute for 30 hours as well as completing assignment and research work to the equivalent of 18 hours. A practical placement component will enable the student to apply the knowledge and skills acquired in the workplace. The practical placement component for Certificate III in Beauty consists of 150 hours industry placement. The hours and learning outcomes will be recorded in the student’s logbook.

    Unit 2: Manicure, Pedicure, Nail Science, Apply Safe Work Practices, Housekeeping Duties, First Aid

    WRBBS201B Provide Manicure and Pedicure
    WRBCS204A Apply Knowledge of Nail Science to Nail Services
    WRRLP1B Apply Safe Working Practices
    WRRM2B Perform Routine Housekeeping Duties

    This unit provides the knowledge and skills to prepare clients and perform basic manicure and pedicure services. Students will learn the basic anatomy of skin and the function of the lower arms and legs and the effects of treatment products as well as basic safety and emergency procedures, occupational health and hygiene regulations, first aid and salon cleaning requirements.

    Unit 3: Nail Enhancement (Artificial Nail Applications) and Nail Art

    WRBBS202A Apply Gel Nail Enhancement
    WRBBS203A Apply Acrylic Nail Enhancement
    WRBBS204A Apply Nail Art

    Students will gain the knowledge and skills to prepare clients and perform the application of gel and acrylic nails. Removal of artificial nails, refills and nail art are integral components of this unit.

    Assessment
    Theory and practical tests and assignments

    Career Opportunities
    Nail Technician

    Further Study
    Certificate III in Nail Technology (to achieve Certificate III in Nail Technology, students must complete
    WRBBS305B Use Electrical Equipment for Nails and BSBSBM404A Undertake Business Planning).
    Certificate III in Beauty, Certificate IV in Beauty, Diploma of Beauty Therapy

    Skills Recognition including RPL
    There is an opportunity to apply for recognition to be given for:
    • Previous study; Knowledge;
    • And/or skills resulting from work or life experience relevant to the course
    Contact the department for further details

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