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.
Part-time or full-time (flexible timetable)
Six to nine months.
February, April, July, October
Year 11 or mature age
Direct to Short Course Department, Chisholm Institute
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.
Theory and practical tests and assignments
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