Certificate II in Nail Technology

cert II nail tech
Course Code
Course Type
Accredited Course
Course Level
Skills Creation
Hairdressing & Beauty
Course Location
Course Duration
Part Time: 6 - 8 months
Course Cost
For an individual quotation of fees payable, please visit your nearest campus of GippsTAFE. Click Here for further information regarding Fees and Charges.
Study Modes
On Campus; Part Time (Day); Part Time (Night)
Starting Date
Part Time:
  • February 2014
Part time (Day): 9.00am - 3.30pm
Part time (Night): 5.30pm - 9.30pm

Industry Programs
Phone: (03) 5120 4542
Fax: 1300 094 661
Email: industryprograms@gippstafe.edu.au
Post: PO Box 3279, GMC 3841

Course Overview

This course is perfect for those who want to get started in beauty but have no prior experience.

As a standard entry level qualification for the beauty industry, this course provides the basic knowledge and skills you will need to work as a nail technician.

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who are competent in interacting with customers, providing manicure and pedicare services, applying acrylic or gel nail enhancement, and applying nail art.

Work would be undertaken in the nail technology stream of the beauty industry. This course is designed to provide the skills to perform a prescribed range of functions, involving known routines and procedures and with some accountability for the quality of outcomes.

Students are required to bring their own models.

Qualifications And Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate II in Nail Technology.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Many GippsTAFE courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Employment Prospects

  • Nail Technician

Entry Requirements

Candidates must be a minimum of 15 years of age.
Year 10 pass is preferred.
All applicants will be required to attend an interview process.

  • Mature age applicants are welcome

How To Apply

Direct to Institute


Assessment is competency-based for each unit.   A range of assessment methods will be used, including practical demonstrations, problem solving, documents/folio, oral presentations and written/practical assessments.

Opportunities For Further Study

  • Certificate II in Retail Make-Up and Skin Care
  • Certificate III in Beauty Services
  • Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy
  • Diploma of Beauty Therapy
  • Diploma of Salon Management
  • Vocational Graduate Certificate in Intense Pulsed Light and Laser Hair Reduction

Can prospective students enrol in individual units?


Course Structure

Unit Code Unit Name
Core Units
Work in a nail services framework    
Provide manicure and pedicare services
Apply ultraviolet gel nail enhancement
Apply acrylic nail enhancement
Conduct financial transactions
Provide service to clients
Organise and maintain work areas
Communicate in the workplace
Work effectively in a retail environment
Apply safe working practices
Elective Units
* A selection of 5 elective units are to be undertaken. Please contact us for further information