Turn your passion for nail art into a creative and lucrative career

Learn from our experienced and passionate educators about how to create acrylic and gel nails that will turn heads.

Your journey will begin with learning the art of manicures and pedicures, how to apply acrylic and gel, as well as using an e-file like an expert. Creative application of nail art and advanced nail art techniques will also be included.

This course offers the minimum qualification required for people who are seeking to work as a nail technician either in salon or be your own boss. It will prepare you to provide services such as manicure and pedicures, acrylic and gel nail enhancements, filing and basic and advanced nail art.

In addition to the skills required to work within a nail services environment, you will learn skills to run a small business, including resourcing and marketing a small business.

All students practice on real paying clients in our commercial salon and graduate with the self-confidence and skills to interact and engage with proficiency. You will be job ready to perform and demonstrate the professional skills required for the industry.
This is a practical qualification with a lot of hands-on assessment and mandatory hours that students must complete to pass all units so attendance is important to ensure successful completion of this qualification. All skills assessments will be required to be carried out on paying members of the public.

Students are responsible for sourcing their own practice and assessment models. Teachers can provide guidance on how to create social media posts and the information on available platforms.

Course code
Delivery location
Dandenong, Frankston
Not available for International students
Part Time, 38 weeks.
Start dates
12 February (Dandenong), 15 July (Frankston)

Please note: Students may be required to undertake an assessment of their literacy and numeracy as part of their application process.

Nationally Recognised Training logoChisholm is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and provides Nationally Recognised Training (NRT). This means you can be assured that our training will provide you with a qualification that is recognised and respected across Australia.

Chisholm courses are subject to minimum and maximum group numbers. Courses may be cancelled or postponed if minimum numbers are not achieved by the start date of the course. Courses may close prior to the start date if the maximum numbers are reached. In that situation, eligible applicants will be offered a place in the next available intake.