Nail Enhancements

About the Course

This course provides the skills and knowledge to deliver Nail services, including the application of Nail Art, advanced Nail Art and acrylic and gel nail enhancements. Nail technicians may also be self-employed and responsible for managing their own nail station.

NSW Skills List

This qualification is on the NSW Skills List. The NSW Government will subsidise eligible students to undertake this qualification. For more information see Smart and Skilled

Qualification Statement of Attainment
Course Code 166-54587V01
Where can I study?

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course.

Study Options

Recognition of Prior Learning

Student Hubs

TAFE Western Connect - Choose how or where you study:

  • Online - Study using TAFE Western's online learning website
  • Workplace - Study at work supported by your supervisor and TAFE Western
  • Blended Learning - Study via a combination of online, workshops, web/video conferencing and mobile training units

On Campus - Study at a TAFE campus

You may have skills, knowledge, previous training or experience which is relevant to this course. If so, you may wish to have this recognised. This may also reduce your training time. For further information, visit Recognition and RPL

Our Student Hubs are a great place to study, relax and find out more about how you can get the most out of your studies.

Where can I study?


  Starts in February

  Part time

  On Campus

Enrolment Code: 166-54587V01-19LHG-005


How will I study?

This course can lead to higher level qulifications in Certificate III Beauty Services, Certificate IV Beauty Therapy or Diploma Beauty Therapy

This qualification reflects the role of individuals employed as nail technician providing nail 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.

This program includes activities which are to be completed in your own time.

Units of Competency

Code Unit Name
SHBBNLS002 Apply gel nail enhancements
SHBBNLS003 Apply acrylic nail enhancements
SHBBNLS004 Apply nail art
SHBBNLS006 Apply advanced nail art
SHBXWHS001 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices

When will I study?

Class attendance is Part time

Attendance is Tuesdays for 16 weeks. Class times are 9:30-3:00.

Course length: 5 hours per week for 16 Weeks

Start Date: 5 February 2019
End Date: 4 June 2019

What will I pay?

The amount you pay will depend on your individual circumstances.

TAFE NSW Government-subsidised fee (for eligible students): $0 per course - no enrolment fee applicable for this course

Please contact your nearest TAFE Western campus or call us on 1300 823 393 for a personal fee assessment and to find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place. If you do not gain a subsidised place you may be able to enrol and pay the non-government subsidised fee.

A payment must be made towards your course fee (if applicable) at the time you enrol or your place in the class will not be confirmed and you will not be able to access any of your learning resources.

Who can I talk to?

Please contact the TAFE West Region Hotline on 131 601.