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SHB30315 Certificate III in Nail Technology

2018

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Overview

Alice Springs, Palmerston

Estimated completion time: 0.5 year/s

The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and selected units.
Refer to the relevant course information flyer for further information.

CDU Reference
Sector
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
SALES AND PERSONAL SERVICES
Occupation types
Beauty Therapist

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.

Career opportunities

Occupations relevant to this qualification in industry sectors such as Beauty include:

  • Specialist Nail Technician
  • Nail Technician

Credit transfers & pathways

Skills recognition

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
RPL is the acknowledgement of a person's skills and knowledge acquired through previous training, work or life experience, which may be used to grant status or credit in a subject regardless of how and where they were attained, including overseas.
This can include skills from:

  • Previous study excluding courses at another VET/TAFE institution, but including courses at school or college, through adult education classes or training programs at work;
  • Work experience (including both work that is paid and unpaid); and/or
  • Life experience (for example leisure pursuits or voluntary work).

RPL is a form of assessment. It is used to determine whether a person has acquired, through formal or informal learning, the skills and experience consistent with the stated competency standards that comprise a qualification. RPL is not time referenced, so there are no parameters on how or when the skills are acquired. However, the skills that have been acquired through life experience etc., must be current and must match the elements and performance criteria contained in the individual unit.

Students seeking RPL need to indicate this on their enrolment form at the time of enrolment.

For further information please refer to the Applicant's Guide to the Recognition of Prior Learning or contact VET RPL Enquiries on 1800 238 838 or email vet.rpl.enquiries@cdu.edu.au.

Credit Transfer
Charles Darwin University as a Registered Training Organisation recognises the Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by any other Australian Registered Training Organisation.

Students are encouraged to submit any requests for credit from previous studies at the time of enrolment, to ensure they are not enrolling in units they may not need to undertake.
In order to apply for exemption/credit transfer from units completed at another training organisation, you will need to complete an Application for Exemption Form available from any campus, centre, or team, or a copy of the form can be obtained from the web.

Your completed Application for Exemption form together with attached documentary evidence (certified copy of Qualification/Statement of Attainment) to support your request for exemption/credit transfer should be submitted directly to the University either in person or by mail. Requests without documentary evidence will not be processed and will be returned to students. There are no fees attached to Credit Transfers.

Pathways

VET to Higher Education Pathway Mapping for completed Awards in the same field or discipline

 

Pathways from the qualification

SHB40115 Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy or SHB50115 Diploma in Beauty Therapy

Entry requirements

There are no specific requirements to enter this Certificate III in Nail Technology however a basic level of maths and English would be expected.
A written assessment is undertaken before enrolment to determine if the student will be able to successfully
undertake this course. If the required level is not achieved the student may be advised to undertake further
study before commencement. As students complete some study using computers, basic computer literacy is
needed.

Course fees

Based on course nominal hours of 540 hours, approximate 2018 course fees will be:
VET Tuition Fees: $1,620.00
Domestic Full Fees: $9,180.00
Fee for Service: as per fee for service agreement

The following Fees are applicable to this course:

Domestic Students

Domestic full fees

This course is a full fee paying course. VET full fees will apply to all new and continuing domestic students enrolling in this course.
2018: Information about fees for non-subsidised VET courses is available 2018 VET Fees.pdf
2019: Information about fees for non-subsidised VET courses will be published early in December 2018.

VET tuition fees

This course is subsidised by the NT Government. VET Tuition Fees for 2018 are charged at $3.00 per nominal hour for subsidised training.
2018: Information about 2018 VET Tuition fees for eligible NT residents is available in the VET Student Guide, VET Fees online or 2018 VET Fees.pdf.
2019: Information about 2019 VET Tuition fees will be published early in December 2018.
 

  • This is a current, nationally accredited qualification from the SHB Hairdressing and Beauty Services Training Package.

  • VET for Secondary Students (VSS)

    Select VSS for more detail about this program.

    Employability skills

    Employability Skills are embedded in the training and assessment of national training package qualifications. Information on the Employability Skills relevant to your qualification can be obtained by visiting this website and keying in the national code for the qualification: training.gov.au

    Location and study mode

    Delivery at all locations is subject to sufficient demand and resources.

    Locations: Alice Springs, Palmerston

    Study Mode: Internal
    Some components of this qualification may be available in other modes of delivery and not all modes are available at all locations.

    Subject to demand other locations and modes may become available throughout the year.

Contact details

Hair, Beauty and Retail
Location: Palmerston Campus
Phone: 08 8946 7520
Fax: 08 8946 7944
Email: VET.hair_beauty_retail@cdu.edu.au

Course structure

To achieve a Certificate III in Nail Technology a total of FIFTEEN (15) units of competency must be completed comprising ELEVEN (11) Core and FOUR (4) Elective units as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.

The total Nominal Hours for the sequence listed below is 540.
 

Code Module/Unit of Competency
Hours
CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
SHBBCCS001 Advise on beauty products and services
30
SHBBNLS001 Provide manicure and pedicare services
50
SHBBNLS002 Apply gel nail enhancements
35
SHBBNLS003 Apply acrylic nail enhancements
40
SHBBNLS004 Apply nail art
15
SHBBNLS005 Use electric file equipment for nail services
30
SHBBRES001 Research and apply beauty industry information
20
SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions
25
SHBXCCS002 Provide salon services to clients
40
SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
45
SHBXWHS001 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
40
  Total nominal hours for core units
365
ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY (Select 4)
BSBSMB403 Market the small business
50
SHBBBOS005 Use reflexology relaxation techniques in beauty treatments 30
SHBBNLS006 Apply advanced nail art
15
SHBBINF001 Maintain infection control standards (unnamed)
75
  Total nominal hours for elective units
170
  Total nominal hours for the qualification
540

 

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