Learning the Art and Science of Beautiful Nails
As an owner/operator of salons for many years Nancy has developed practical skills and gained knowledge that far exceeds that of many educators. Nancy has included many ground breaking ideas into the Nail Technology Course and Workshops. These include offering the graduates the chance to work within her salon to gain some real hands-on experience and help them prepare for that perfect job. Another innovative idea of Nancy's is to have her Nail Technology graduates return after a three month period with a model to refill or do a set of nails and be reassessed. There are a wide range of products and techniques available to todays Nail Technician but at the Nail Science Institute, our educators have selected the best of the best products, systems and techniques to use and these are constantly updated and passed on to you during your training. Nancy invites you to call into her new centre at Carseldine and have a look at the training area and ask any questions.
Nail Technology Course
The Nail Technology Course is the starting point for those wishing to learn Nail Technology and enter the exciting and interesting Nail Industry as competent Nail Technicians. At the Nail Science Institute the part time course Nail Technology takes approximately three months to complete. The course is held two nights a week, 5.00pm to 9.00pm Tuesday and Wednesday. This allows those wanting a change in careers to work and also learn a new skill. The remaining required hours are made up with home study and a take home practice kit for application, smile lines and product behaviour.
Two additional skills practiced at the Nail Science Institute of Queensland are the use of electric files (drill) and basic nail art including coloured acrylic techniques.
The smaller classes of 6 students means you receive more attention and help to ensure your success in becoming a Nail Technician.
Nail Technology Course Outline
- Provide manicure and pedicare services (Demonstration)
- Chemical awareness & safety sanitizing
- Provide service to clients
- Client communication
- Apply safe working practices
- Organise and maintain work areas
- Apply acrylic nail enhancement
- Apply ultraviolet gel nail enhancement
- Party or Temporary nails
- Apply nail art
- Merchandise products
- Use electric file equipment for nails
Students who wish to acquire the skills and knowledge to begin a career as a nail technician within the Beauty industry.
There are no entry requirements for the qualification.
The program is made up of 180 hours and is delivered over a period of 12 weeks part time. Tuesday and Wednesday from 5.00pm to 9.00pm with 7 hours of home study per week.
The training will consist of workshops made up of practical activities. Students will also be required to complete assignments and/or activities prior to each workshop.
The assessment activities will be done in a holistic, integrated manner. Nail Science Institute will use a range of techniques including written tests and practical activities.
Conditions During Training
Students who wear reading glasses are required to wear them during the course. Contact lenses are not suitable when working with chemicals used in this industry. Some chemicals used in the application of artificial fingernails may be harmful during pregnancy and breast feeding and the Nail Science Institute will take no responsibility for contravention of these noted conditions.
Records of Participation and Progress
Where a student wishes to gain access to their personal records of participation and progress, they are required to put the request in writing to the Director of Nail Science Institute. The latter will then arrange an appointment when the learner can visit the premises of Nail Science Institute and view their records. Such access will be supervised by authorised Nail Science Institute staff.