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Course Description

Become an in-demand Nail Technician, and get the knowledge to start your own microbusiness with this online nail tech course.​

What you’ll learn

  • Designed to turn you into a professional Nail Technician, the Certificate III will train you to perform expert-level manicures and pedicures to which pamper clients, and deliver great looking results. 

  • This certificate will give you the skills to confidently and competently apply acrylic and gel enhancements.

  • You’ll gain the skills to setup and manage your own business and you’ll learn how to use social media to promote your business or nail designs.

Why study this course?

  • This online nail technician course offers the best of both worlds: the flexibility of online study, with the practical experience of 80 hours of work placement in a nail salon setting of your choosing, where you can put what you learn into practice.

  • Studying online with Open Colleges means you can fit learning around your life. There are no classrooms and no deadlines. You simply study when you want, at a pace that suits your life, and on any device that’s handy (smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer). 

  • As a student of the SHB30315 Certificate III in Nail Technology course, you’ll receive a range of professional nail kits to use while you perfect your practical skills and get your career as a successful Nail Technician off the ground. 

    The kits include a manicure and pedicure kit (valued at $162), a nail art kit (valued at $44) and a gel and acrylic kit with UV lamp (valued at $631).

This course involves work placement that currently needs to be undertaken in Australia. More information available in our FAQs

If you are an existing worker or have experience in the related industry, please inform our enrolment consultants during your enrolment conversation as you may be eligible to enrol as an existing worker and may be able to complete your studies faster.

Potential career outcomes

  • Nail Technician

Course Details

Course number E1177
Qualification name SHB30315 Certificate III in Nail Technology
Course duration Maximum 12 months
Delivery Method Online with Work Placement
Recognition Nationally Recognised Nationally Recognised Training
Assessments Case studies, Knowledge tests, Learner and Supervisor checkpoints, Multiple choice questions, Practical assessments, Short-answer questions, Visual diaries, Work Placement Final Feedback, Workplace logbook, Workplace Portfolios, Written assessments
Awarded by
  • Open Colleges Pty Ltd (Provider number: 90796)

Requirements

Education

There are no formal education entry requirements for this course.

Minimum age

You will need to be at least 16 years old. If you are under 18 your enrolment form will need to be signed by a parent or guardian.

English

This course involves reading and undertaking a range of written assessments, as well as engaging in online forums and discussions. Furthermore, the delivery mode relies on the extensive use of written communication. As such, entry to the course requires the successful completion of English to Year 10 level.

If you haven't successfully completed English at Year 10 level, you can demonstrate equivalency through one of the following:

  • Successful completion of a Nationally Recognised Training qualification at Certificate II level or higher; or
  • 2 years relevant industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication

Open Colleges recognises that not all people are able to read, write and perform calculations to the same standard. See the Language, Literacy and Numeracy Considerations section for more information on tools, resources and support services provided to you by Open Colleges.

Computing

You will need access to a computer and the internet and have basic computing skills. Minimum specifications for your computer are:

All users:

  • Microsoft Office 2010 or equivalent
  • Broadband internet connection
  • 2GB of RAM
  • CD-ROM or DVD drive
  • Adobe Reader XI or equivalent
  • Adobe Flash Player 10 or higher
  • Access to printer and associated software
  • Access to scanner and associated software
  • Digital imaging software
  • File compression software

Windows users:

  • Microsoft Windows 7 or higher (Windows 8 recommended)
  • 1 Ghz or faster processer (2GHz recommended)

Mac OS users:

  • Mac OSX v10.5 or higher (Mac OSX v10.6 recommended)
  • 1 Ghz or faster processer (2GHz recommended)

Physical requirements

  • Some treatments require the learner to be able to physically massage the client during a treatment.
  • Able to sit for long periods of time to complete the treatments.
  • Maintain posture to minimise fatigue and risk of injury during treatment.
  • Some of the duties for manual handling in beauty salons may include:
    • cleaning treatment rooms, e.g. cleaning wax pots, removing wax from floors and benches.
    • cleaning the retail area - dusting shelves which are high to reach, packing away stock.
    • unloading and unpacking stock - unloading large boxes in a repetitive motion.
    • assisting clients - helping clients onto the bed.

Skills

To successfully complete this course, you will require basic computing skills. This includes:

  • Creating, saving and editing Microsoft Office documents.
  • Accessing and searching the internet.
  • Downloading and saving documents from websites.
  • Uploading documents through websites.
  • Participating in online discussions.
  • Compressing image files.
  • Connecting digital cameras and downloading and storing images.

Audio visual requirements

  • You will need access to software to view online videos and images. Software such as Adobe Reader, Windows Media Player, Windows Photo Viewer etc. are available as a free download from the internet. 
  • You'll also need access to a digital video recording device and/or digital camera and associated software to save and upload video and image files to OpenSpace. Many mobile phones and smart phones include this technology. 

Other technology requirements

  • Office equipment and resources including telephone, photocopier, scanner and printer.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy

Our free online assessment tool can help give you an idea of the language, literacy and numeracy skills needed to study a VET course. This tool can also help you determine your learning level and help you plan your future studies. You can access the Language, Literacy and Numeracy tool here.

Subjects

Once you are enrolled in this course, you will receive access to the first Module, which contains the first set of units for the course. When you have successfully completed those units, you'll be given access to the next Module.  Open Colleges may make changes to the course from time to time to reflect changes introduced to the relevant Training Package or other regulatory requirements. Please download the course guide for current information about the course and its status.

Creative nail technology

  • Establish client priorities.
  • Prepare service area.
  • Apply hand painted designs, decals, or jewelleries.
  • Review service.
  • Clean service area.

Hygienic manicure and pedicare treatments

  • Establish client priorities.
  • Prepare for nail service.
  • Provide nail service.
  • Review service.
  • Clean treatment area.
  • Comply with infection control regulations and guidelines and related legal obligations.
  • Monitor hygiene of premises.
  • Maintain infection control for skin penetration treatments.
  • Sterilise equipment and maintain steriliser.
  • Maintain awareness of clinic design for control of infection risks.
  • Protect self from infection risks.
  • Apply organisational safety procedures.
  • Use electricity safely.
  • Minimise infection risks in the salon environment.
  • Follow infection control procedures.
  • Follow procedures for emergency situations.
  • Clean salon.

You, the workplace and industry trends

  • Develop knowledge of employment rights and responsibilities.
  • Work within organisational requirements.
  • Support work team.
  • Maintain personal presentation.
  • Develop effective work habits.
  • Source and use information on beauty industry.
  • Source and apply information on legal and ethical issues for the beauty industry.
  • Update knowledge of beauty industry and products.

The business of personal services

  • Receive clients.
  • Provide customer service.
  • Schedule appointments for clients.
  • Respond to client complaints.
  • Respond to clients with special needs.
  • Operate point-of-sale equipment.
  • Complete point-of-sale transactions.
  • Complete refund.
  • Remove takings from register or terminal.
  • Reconcile takings.

Professional beauty products and services | Gel Nails

  • Establish client priorities.
  • Prepare for gel nail service.
  • Remove gel enhancements.
  • Apply, refill or repair gel nails.
  • Review service.
  • Clean service area.
  • Develop product knowledge.
  • Recommend salon services.
  • Prepare client for product demonstration.
  • Demonstrate beauty care products.

Professional beauty products and services | Acrylic nails

  • Establish client priorities.
  • Prepare for acrylic nail service.
  • Remove acrylic enhancements.
  • Apply, refill or repair acrylic nails.
  • Review service.
  • Clean service area.
  • Establish client priorities.
  • Prepare for electric nail service.
  • Use electric file equipment.
  • Review service.
  • Clean service area.

Microbusiness

  • Identify resources needed in the business
  • Select appropriate sources for resources required in the business
  • Prepare for use of resources in the business

Be Creative. Be seen.

  • Establish client priorities.
  • Prepare for advanced nail art service.
  • Apply advanced nail art.
  • Review service.
  • Clean service area.
  • Describe the different types of social media tools and applications
  • Compare different types of social media tools and applications
  • Set up and use, popular social media tools and applications

Payment Options

Pay in Full

You can choose to pay your course fees in full upon enrolment and benefit from a 10% discount (unless otherwise advertised).

Pay 50% & Payment Plan Combo

You can also choose to pay 50% of your total course fees upon enrolment and the balance on a Payment Plan.  When you do, you’ll benefit from 50% of the standard Pay in Full discount (unless otherwise advertised).

Payment Plan

You can choose to pay for your course in weekly or fortnightly instalments. By paying in instalments, you can schedule your payments around your regular outgoings and get ahead without breaking the bank. Open Colleges payment plans are interest-free.

zipMoney Payment Plan

If you need a little more flexibility with your finances and would like to pay off your course fees over a longer period of time, we can assist by organising zipMoney to pay your course fees directly to us on your behalf, and you pay this loan back to zipMoney over an agreed period of time. zipMoney provides you flexible options of selecting a 24, 36 or 48 months interest-free, payment plan (dependant on which course you’re enrolling into) to suit your lifestyle, giving you more flexibility than ever before.

BPAY®

With BPAY®, you’re able to pay quickly and securely, 24/7 through your internet, mobile or phone banking service. You can choose when, how much and from which account to pay from - whatever works for you. BPAY® is only available when paying in full. Call an Enrolment Consultant to find out more. 

BPAY® is a trademark of BPAY Pty Ltd ABN 69 079 137 518. Check if BPAY® is right for you by reading the terms and conditions available from your Financial Institution.

Trainers

Ellena Frisina

Ellena has over 15 years' experience in the beauty and cosmetic industry, which started after achieving a Diploma of Beauty Therapy, working in salons, cosmetic clinics, running her own beauty business (specialising in brow-shaping, nails and tanning), supervising work placement students, as well as lecturing experience.  Ellena is motivated by helping others to feel better about themselves, being able to pass on her knowledge to students (and seeing them develop and enhance their confidence and skills),  and being part of an industry that is continuing to grow and allow therapists to have flexible work arrangements.  

Her favourite treatments to teach includes stone therapy massage, nail treatments, brow shaping, lash treatments (including extensions), and tanning.  

Kristie Burgess

Kristie has over 10 years’ experience working in salons and day spas combined. She is a highly trained therapist and is motivated by her love for the business. She moved into Education where she can pass on her knowledge to students.

As a trainer Kristie is approachable and patient which makes her classroom and online environment a fun place to relax and learn treatments. She believes Beauty is an ever-evolving industry that will never go out of fashion, and it is important to teach rising therapists or technicians, new and innovative techniques. Tanning, waxing, facials and body massage are Kristie’s favourite treatments to teach and perform in the salon.

Suzanne Travers

Suzanne has been in the beauty and spa industry for over 20 years and brings a strong knowledge in both Beauty and Spa operation and Beauty Therapy Education. She has extensive experience which includes working with leading skincare brands and living and working in Australia’s luxury resort and spa destinations. 

Suzanne holds both national and international beauty therapy qualifications including ITEC Diploma of Beauty Specialist, ITEC Diploma of Microdermabrasion, CIDESCO Diploma of Beauty, CIDESCO Diploma of Spa and SIB50110 Diploma of Beauty Therapy. 

Suzanne loves to draw on her industry experience and has a strong passion for setting a high standard for successful beauty and spa graduates.   

Industry Connections

Course Materials

This course includes course materials from:

Hawley is celebrating over 75 years of manufacture and distribution in the nail and beauty industry at both professional and retail level. Hawley strive for a reputation of excellence built on a foundation of quality, innovative products at competitive prices and a high level of friendly, professional service. 

Hawley International partners with Open Colleges as a main supplier of beauty kits for the following courses:

  • Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy
  • Diploma of Beauty Therapy
  • Certificate III in Nail Technology

Extra Benefits

Included materials

Nail Art Kit, provided with Module 2 – A mixture of tools allowing you to let your imagination run wild and create simple or complex designs.

Mani/Pedi Kit, provided with Module 2 – A variety of manicure and pedicure products including nail polishes, nail files, pedipad, soaks, scrubs and lotions.

Gel and Acrylic Kit with UV Lamp, provided with Module 5 – The Illume Fusion Monomer and Polymer range enables the technician to produce the perfect nail enhancement every time with superior clarity and a variety of colours and styles.

 

Student discounts

Open Colleges students may be eligible to receive discount cards, which will allow them to restock their kits and network with professional suppliers.

Work Placement

The course contains a minimum of 80 hours of work placement

Your Work Placement will need to be conducted in an appropriate work place, supervised by a qualified staff member. You will need to secure your own Work Placement; however Open Colleges can provide advice and direction through our Work Placement Support Team.

There are a number of statutory checks that may be required by workplaces, such as a National Police Check, Working with Children Check (or state equivalent), a First Aid Certificate and signing of a Confidentiality Agreement and Code of Conduct. These may vary by state. In addition, individual workplaces may impose additional requirements on students undertaking work placement. You will be responsible for the costs of any such checks or requirements.

You will need to undertake work placement to successfully complete the units of competency in this course. As such, a Statement of Attainment cannot be issued for part completion of the qualification unless work placement is completed.

Your work placement will need to be completed in Australia, and you will be responsible for the costs of any travel, accommodation, statutory checks or other requirements related to your work placement.

You may be required to complete work placement in multiple salons if your chosen salon does not provide all of the required services.

More information can be found in the Workplace Assessment Guide.

SAVE 30% OFF

* Use voucher code - SEPOFF21

selected course fees when you pay upfront.

Offer ends on Sunday 26th September 2021 at 11:59pm AEST.

*Terms & conditions

Course at a Glance

Nail art is one way to express yourself through creative, eye-catching designs. Become a professional Nail Technician with the SHB30315 Certificate III in Nail Technology and learn the skills needed to work with clients and create gorgeous nail designs.

Career Outcomes

  • checkNail Technician
computer

Delivery Method

Online with Work Placement

credit_score

Payment

Flexible payment options available

Recognition

Nationally recognised

Nationally Recognised Training

Course at a Glance

Nail art is one way to express yourself through creative, eye-catching designs. Become a professional Nail Technician with the SHB30315 Certificate III in Nail Technology and learn the skills needed to work with clients and create gorgeous nail designs.

Career Outcomes

  • checkNail Technician
computer

Delivery Method

Online with Work Placement

credit_score

Payment

Flexible payment options available

Recognition

Nationally recognised

Nationally Recognised Training

SAVE 30% OFF

* Use voucher code - SEPOFF21

selected course fees when you pay upfront.

Offer ends on Sunday 26th September 2021 at 11:59pm AEST.

*Terms & conditions

Become an in-demand Nail Technician, and get the knowledge to start your own microbusiness with this online nail tech course.​

What you’ll learn

  • Designed to turn you into a professional Nail Technician, the Certificate III will train you to perform expert-level manicures and pedicures to which pamper clients, and deliver great looking results. 

  • This certificate will give you the skills to confidently and competently apply acrylic and gel enhancements.

  • You’ll gain the skills to setup and manage your own business and you’ll learn how to use social media to promote your business or nail designs.

Why study this course?

  • This online nail technician course offers the best of both worlds: the flexibility of online study, with the practical experience of 80 hours of work placement in a nail salon setting of your choosing, where you can put what you learn into practice.

  • Studying online with Open Colleges means you can fit learning around your life. There are no classrooms and no deadlines. You simply study when you want, at a pace that suits your life, and on any device that’s handy (smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer). 

  • As a student of the SHB30315 Certificate III in Nail Technology course, you’ll receive a range of professional nail kits to use while you perfect your practical skills and get your career as a successful Nail Technician off the ground. 

    The kits include a manicure and pedicure kit (valued at $162), a nail art kit (valued at $44) and a gel and acrylic kit with UV lamp (valued at $631).

This course involves work placement that currently needs to be undertaken in Australia. More information available in our FAQs

If you are an existing worker or have experience in the related industry, please inform our enrolment consultants during your enrolment conversation as you may be eligible to enrol as an existing worker and may be able to complete your studies faster.

Potential career outcomes

  • Nail Technician
Course number E1177
Qualification name SHB30315 Certificate III in Nail Technology
Course duration Maximum 12 months
Delivery Method Online with Work Placement
Recognition Nationally Recognised Nationally Recognised Training
Assessments Case studies, Knowledge tests, Learner and Supervisor checkpoints, Multiple choice questions, Practical assessments, Short-answer questions, Visual diaries, Work Placement Final Feedback, Workplace logbook, Workplace Portfolios, Written assessments
Awarded by
  • Open Colleges Pty Ltd (Provider number: 90796)

Education

There are no formal education entry requirements for this course.

Minimum age

You will need to be at least 16 years old. If you are under 18 your enrolment form will need to be signed by a parent or guardian.

English

This course involves reading and undertaking a range of written assessments, as well as engaging in online forums and discussions. Furthermore, the delivery mode relies on the extensive use of written communication. As such, entry to the course requires the successful completion of English to Year 10 level.

If you haven't successfully completed English at Year 10 level, you can demonstrate equivalency through one of the following:

  • Successful completion of a Nationally Recognised Training qualification at Certificate II level or higher; or
  • 2 years relevant industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication

Open Colleges recognises that not all people are able to read, write and perform calculations to the same standard. See the Language, Literacy and Numeracy Considerations section for more information on tools, resources and support services provided to you by Open Colleges.

Computing

You will need access to a computer and the internet and have basic computing skills. Minimum specifications for your computer are:

All users:

  • Microsoft Office 2010 or equivalent
  • Broadband internet connection
  • 2GB of RAM
  • CD-ROM or DVD drive
  • Adobe Reader XI or equivalent
  • Adobe Flash Player 10 or higher
  • Access to printer and associated software
  • Access to scanner and associated software
  • Digital imaging software
  • File compression software

Windows users:

  • Microsoft Windows 7 or higher (Windows 8 recommended)
  • 1 Ghz or faster processer (2GHz recommended)

Mac OS users:

  • Mac OSX v10.5 or higher (Mac OSX v10.6 recommended)
  • 1 Ghz or faster processer (2GHz recommended)

Physical requirements

  • Some treatments require the learner to be able to physically massage the client during a treatment.
  • Able to sit for long periods of time to complete the treatments.
  • Maintain posture to minimise fatigue and risk of injury during treatment.
  • Some of the duties for manual handling in beauty salons may include:
    • cleaning treatment rooms, e.g. cleaning wax pots, removing wax from floors and benches.
    • cleaning the retail area - dusting shelves which are high to reach, packing away stock.
    • unloading and unpacking stock - unloading large boxes in a repetitive motion.
    • assisting clients - helping clients onto the bed.

Skills

To successfully complete this course, you will require basic computing skills. This includes:

  • Creating, saving and editing Microsoft Office documents.
  • Accessing and searching the internet.
  • Downloading and saving documents from websites.
  • Uploading documents through websites.
  • Participating in online discussions.
  • Compressing image files.
  • Connecting digital cameras and downloading and storing images.

Audio visual requirements

  • You will need access to software to view online videos and images. Software such as Adobe Reader, Windows Media Player, Windows Photo Viewer etc. are available as a free download from the internet. 
  • You'll also need access to a digital video recording device and/or digital camera and associated software to save and upload video and image files to OpenSpace. Many mobile phones and smart phones include this technology. 

Other technology requirements

  • Office equipment and resources including telephone, photocopier, scanner and printer.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy

Our free online assessment tool can help give you an idea of the language, literacy and numeracy skills needed to study a VET course. This tool can also help you determine your learning level and help you plan your future studies. You can access the Language, Literacy and Numeracy tool here.

Once you are enrolled in this course, you will receive access to the first Module, which contains the first set of units for the course. When you have successfully completed those units, you'll be given access to the next Module.  Open Colleges may make changes to the course from time to time to reflect changes introduced to the relevant Training Package or other regulatory requirements. Please download the course guide for current information about the course and its status.

Creative nail technology

  • Establish client priorities.
  • Prepare service area.
  • Apply hand painted designs, decals, or jewelleries.
  • Review service.
  • Clean service area.

Hygienic manicure and pedicare treatments

  • Establish client priorities.
  • Prepare for nail service.
  • Provide nail service.
  • Review service.
  • Clean treatment area.
  • Comply with infection control regulations and guidelines and related legal obligations.
  • Monitor hygiene of premises.
  • Maintain infection control for skin penetration treatments.
  • Sterilise equipment and maintain steriliser.
  • Maintain awareness of clinic design for control of infection risks.
  • Protect self from infection risks.
  • Apply organisational safety procedures.
  • Use electricity safely.
  • Minimise infection risks in the salon environment.
  • Follow infection control procedures.
  • Follow procedures for emergency situations.
  • Clean salon.

You, the workplace and industry trends

  • Develop knowledge of employment rights and responsibilities.
  • Work within organisational requirements.
  • Support work team.
  • Maintain personal presentation.
  • Develop effective work habits.
  • Source and use information on beauty industry.
  • Source and apply information on legal and ethical issues for the beauty industry.
  • Update knowledge of beauty industry and products.

The business of personal services

  • Receive clients.
  • Provide customer service.
  • Schedule appointments for clients.
  • Respond to client complaints.
  • Respond to clients with special needs.
  • Operate point-of-sale equipment.
  • Complete point-of-sale transactions.
  • Complete refund.
  • Remove takings from register or terminal.
  • Reconcile takings.

Professional beauty products and services | Gel Nails

  • Establish client priorities.
  • Prepare for gel nail service.
  • Remove gel enhancements.
  • Apply, refill or repair gel nails.
  • Review service.
  • Clean service area.
  • Develop product knowledge.
  • Recommend salon services.
  • Prepare client for product demonstration.
  • Demonstrate beauty care products.

Professional beauty products and services | Acrylic nails

  • Establish client priorities.
  • Prepare for acrylic nail service.
  • Remove acrylic enhancements.
  • Apply, refill or repair acrylic nails.
  • Review service.
  • Clean service area.
  • Establish client priorities.
  • Prepare for electric nail service.
  • Use electric file equipment.
  • Review service.
  • Clean service area.

Microbusiness

  • Identify resources needed in the business
  • Select appropriate sources for resources required in the business
  • Prepare for use of resources in the business

Be Creative. Be seen.

  • Establish client priorities.
  • Prepare for advanced nail art service.
  • Apply advanced nail art.
  • Review service.
  • Clean service area.
  • Describe the different types of social media tools and applications
  • Compare different types of social media tools and applications
  • Set up and use, popular social media tools and applications

Pay in Full

You can choose to pay your course fees in full upon enrolment and benefit from a 10% discount (unless otherwise advertised).

Pay 50% & Payment Plan Combo

You can also choose to pay 50% of your total course fees upon enrolment and the balance on a Payment Plan.  When you do, you’ll benefit from 50% of the standard Pay in Full discount (unless otherwise advertised).

Payment Plan

You can choose to pay for your course in weekly or fortnightly instalments. By paying in instalments, you can schedule your payments around your regular outgoings and get ahead without breaking the bank. Open Colleges payment plans are interest-free.

zipMoney Payment Plan

If you need a little more flexibility with your finances and would like to pay off your course fees over a longer period of time, we can assist by organising zipMoney to pay your course fees directly to us on your behalf, and you pay this loan back to zipMoney over an agreed period of time. zipMoney provides you flexible options of selecting a 24, 36 or 48 months interest-free, payment plan (dependant on which course you’re enrolling into) to suit your lifestyle, giving you more flexibility than ever before.

BPAY®

With BPAY®, you’re able to pay quickly and securely, 24/7 through your internet, mobile or phone banking service. You can choose when, how much and from which account to pay from - whatever works for you. BPAY® is only available when paying in full. Call an Enrolment Consultant to find out more. 

BPAY® is a trademark of BPAY Pty Ltd ABN 69 079 137 518. Check if BPAY® is right for you by reading the terms and conditions available from your Financial Institution.

Ellena Frisina

Ellena has over 15 years' experience in the beauty and cosmetic industry, which started after achieving a Diploma of Beauty Therapy, working in salons, cosmetic clinics, running her own beauty business (specialising in brow-shaping, nails and tanning), supervising work placement students, as well as lecturing experience.  Ellena is motivated by helping others to feel better about themselves, being able to pass on her knowledge to students (and seeing them develop and enhance their confidence and skills),  and being part of an industry that is continuing to grow and allow therapists to have flexible work arrangements.  

Her favourite treatments to teach includes stone therapy massage, nail treatments, brow shaping, lash treatments (including extensions), and tanning.  

Kristie Burgess

Kristie has over 10 years’ experience working in salons and day spas combined. She is a highly trained therapist and is motivated by her love for the business. She moved into Education where she can pass on her knowledge to students.

As a trainer Kristie is approachable and patient which makes her classroom and online environment a fun place to relax and learn treatments. She believes Beauty is an ever-evolving industry that will never go out of fashion, and it is important to teach rising therapists or technicians, new and innovative techniques. Tanning, waxing, facials and body massage are Kristie’s favourite treatments to teach and perform in the salon.

Suzanne Travers

Suzanne has been in the beauty and spa industry for over 20 years and brings a strong knowledge in both Beauty and Spa operation and Beauty Therapy Education. She has extensive experience which includes working with leading skincare brands and living and working in Australia’s luxury resort and spa destinations. 

Suzanne holds both national and international beauty therapy qualifications including ITEC Diploma of Beauty Specialist, ITEC Diploma of Microdermabrasion, CIDESCO Diploma of Beauty, CIDESCO Diploma of Spa and SIB50110 Diploma of Beauty Therapy. 

Suzanne loves to draw on her industry experience and has a strong passion for setting a high standard for successful beauty and spa graduates.   

Course Materials

This course includes course materials from:

Hawley is celebrating over 75 years of manufacture and distribution in the nail and beauty industry at both professional and retail level. Hawley strive for a reputation of excellence built on a foundation of quality, innovative products at competitive prices and a high level of friendly, professional service. 

Hawley International partners with Open Colleges as a main supplier of beauty kits for the following courses:

  • Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy
  • Diploma of Beauty Therapy
  • Certificate III in Nail Technology

Included materials

Nail Art Kit, provided with Module 2 – A mixture of tools allowing you to let your imagination run wild and create simple or complex designs.

Mani/Pedi Kit, provided with Module 2 – A variety of manicure and pedicure products including nail polishes, nail files, pedipad, soaks, scrubs and lotions.

Gel and Acrylic Kit with UV Lamp, provided with Module 5 – The Illume Fusion Monomer and Polymer range enables the technician to produce the perfect nail enhancement every time with superior clarity and a variety of colours and styles.

 

Student discounts

Open Colleges students may be eligible to receive discount cards, which will allow them to restock their kits and network with professional suppliers.

The course contains a minimum of 80 hours of work placement

Your Work Placement will need to be conducted in an appropriate work place, supervised by a qualified staff member. You will need to secure your own Work Placement; however Open Colleges can provide advice and direction through our Work Placement Support Team.

There are a number of statutory checks that may be required by workplaces, such as a National Police Check, Working with Children Check (or state equivalent), a First Aid Certificate and signing of a Confidentiality Agreement and Code of Conduct. These may vary by state. In addition, individual workplaces may impose additional requirements on students undertaking work placement. You will be responsible for the costs of any such checks or requirements.

You will need to undertake work placement to successfully complete the units of competency in this course. As such, a Statement of Attainment cannot be issued for part completion of the qualification unless work placement is completed.

Your work placement will need to be completed in Australia, and you will be responsible for the costs of any travel, accommodation, statutory checks or other requirements related to your work placement.

You may be required to complete work placement in multiple salons if your chosen salon does not provide all of the required services.

More information can be found in the Workplace Assessment Guide.

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