Qualification details

SHB30315 - Certificate III in Nail Technology (Release 1)


Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by SHB30321 - Certificate III in Nail TechnologyNon-equivalent. Packaging Rules, core units and elective units have been changed. 15/Dec/2021
Supersedes SIB20210 - Certificate II in Nail TechnologyRevised qualification now aligned to AQF level 3. Number of units required to complete this qualification is 15. The number of core units is 11 and elective units is 4. 24/Sep/2015

ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 25/Sep/2015

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

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BSBSMB406 - Manage small business financesManage small business financesSupersededElective
SHBXCCS001 - Conduct salon financial transactionsConduct salon financial transactionsSupersededCore
SHBBNLS003 - Apply acrylic nail enhancementsApply acrylic nail enhancementsSupersededCore
BSBSMB403 - Market the small businessMarket the small businessSupersededElective
BSBSMB404 - Undertake small business planningUndertake small business planningSupersededElective
SHBBNLS002 - Apply gel nail enhancementsApply gel nail enhancementsSupersededCore
SHBXCCS002 - Provide salon services to clientsProvide salon services to clientsSupersededCore
SHBBNLS004 - Apply nail artApply nail artSupersededCore
SHBXWHS001 - Apply safe hygiene, health and work practicesApply safe hygiene, health and work practicesSupersededCore
SHBBRES001 - Research and apply beauty industry informationResearch and apply beauty industry informationSupersededCore
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 451111 Beauty Therapist 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 1103 Personal Services 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Beauty 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Specialist Nail Technician,Nail Technician 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 451111 Beauty Therapist 07/Dec/2015 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 1103 Personal Services 07/Dec/2015 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 25/Sep/2015 
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Modification History

Not applicable.

Qualification Description

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

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Packaging Rules

15 units must be completed:

  • 11 core units
  • 4 elective units, consisting of:
  • 2 units from the list below
  • 2 units from the list below, elsewhere in SHB Training Package, or any other current Training Package or accredited course.

The selection of electives must be guided by the job outcome sought, local industry requirements and the complexity of skills appropriate to the AQF level of this qualification.

Core units 


Advise on beauty products and services


Provide manicure and pedicare services


Apply gel nail enhancements


Apply acrylic nail enhancements


Apply nail art


Use electric file equipment for nail services


Research and apply beauty industry information


Conduct salon financial transactions


Provide salon services to clients


Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment


Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices

Elective units 


Determine resource requirements for the micro business


Market the small business


Undertake small business planning


Monitor and manage small business operations


Manage small business finances


Apply advanced nail art

Qualification Mapping Information

No equivalent qualification.


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