Certificate III in Nail Technology

Bring a little sparkle to your life.
Learn the skills to join the fast-growing nail industry that boasts great job opportunities. A rewarding career with flexibility and creativity.

Blended Delivery
(face to face + online training)

Online Study
(with a weekly virtual classroom)

Demi International Beauty Academy offers nationally recognised training in Certificate III in Nail Technology. We work closely with Industry Experts and continue to provide the right kind of training, so our graduates have the best chance of creating their dream career and developing an industry network. You will work with multiple clients over your 20 weeks of training, building a portfolio of your work as you complete each set of nails and nail art. You will learn how to use online booking systems for your clients, take payments, and learn how to create a business you can manage and love.

A Certificate III in Nail Technology with Demi International can be a stand-alone skill-set or you have the opportunity to enrol in a dual qualification (reducing your costs) and complete a Certificate III in Hairdressing SHB30416, Dual Certificate III in Beauty SHB30121 and Certificate III in Makeup SHB30221 for a more dynamic skill-set. Contact us to ask us how.

Love Nails? Become a Qualified Nail Tech!

This online nail tech course is designed both for the beginner and for those who have basic self-taught nail skills that want to take their skills to a professional level. Learn the skills you will need to carve out a rewarding career as a Nail Technician and Nail Artist.

You will learn the basics from Mani and Pedi to the application of Gel and Acrylic Nails. You will explore the creativity and skill in nail art and learn to use all the equipment, product, and tools for the perfect nail.

Choose Online Study or Blended Delivery (combination of online learning and on campus training).


Tuition Fees

Demi International offers a variety of payment options depending on your eligibility.

For more information about course costs, speak to a Course Advisor.

All students will be required to pay a non-refundable, non-transferable enrolment fee of $1100.00 at enrolment. This can be paid by Zip Pay, Afterpay, Credit Card, or Eftpos. This secures a place in the course.

For detailed course information, Download the Course Brochure.

*Fee information is correct at time of publication. Fees are subject to change at any time. Various factors can affect a fee change. Please request the latest fee information from our Course Advisor team.

All course fees must be paid in full before certification can be issued. 

What’s Included

BLENDED DELIVERY (Face-to-face + Online Training)


Online students will be required to purchase additional equipment to complete this course. Request a brochure with more information by completing the form at the top of the page.

Course Units


SHBBNLS007 Provide manicure and pedicare services
SHBBNLS008 Apply gel and dip power nail enhancements
SHBBNLS009 Apply acrylic nail enhancements
SHBBNLS010 Apply nail art
SHBBNLS012 Apply advanced nail art
SHBBNLS011 Use electric file equipment for nail services


SHBBXCCS008 Provide salon services to clients
SHBBXWHS003 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
SIRXSLS001 Sell to the retail customer
HLTINF005 Maintain infection prevention for skin penetration treatments


SHBBRES003 Research and apply beauty industry information
BSBESB401 Research and develop business plans
SHBBCCS005 Advise on beauty products and services
SHBXCCS007 Conduct salon financial transactions
SHBXIND003 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment

What you’ll learn.

You will learn everything from the basics of a Mani and Pedi right through to the more complicated Gel and Acrylic sets with Nail Art. Learn all about the nail, different nail conditions and treatments for better nail health. Learn about the different nail shapes and how to use an electric file safely to achieve a client’s preferred shape without damaging the nail. You will be encouraged to work to industry timeframes so you are job-ready when you graduate. Business is also a valuable part of this qualification, where you will learn how to plan a business and use social media to market it.

Career Outcomes

Real world examples of Demi Cert III in Nail Technology graduates’ careers (just to name a few);

Delivery Schedules

Our online and face-to-face training have regular intakes throughout the year.

Online lectures are scheduled on Tuesdays.

As part of the blended course, the 13 Face-to-Face classes are on weekdays from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm (Maroochydore, Chermside, Ipswich or Cairns.). Contact us to find out which day of attendance is required for your preferred campus. Find out more about delivery by completing your details and requesting a brochure at the top of the page.

Why Choose Demi International Beauty Academy

This course includes TWO complete Nail Kits: Acrylic and Gel

All other products and equipment are provided for face-to-face students on campus.

Online Students will also receive an additional Mani and Pedi Kit and a Nail Art Kit.

Online students will be required to purchase additional equipment to complete this course.

Request a brochure with more information by completing the form at the top of the page.

Ready to


Call us on (07) 5309 6635. We are available weekdays 9am – 5pm (AEST).

Certificate 3 Guarantee Approved

Our Certificate III in Nail Technology is Certificate 3 Guarantee approved for eligible students. Certificate 3 Guarantee funding can support you to follow your dream career. Find out if you are eligible. Call our team on 07 5309 6635

Flexible payment options are also available with Study Now Pay Later options, Zip Pay, Interest-Free Direct Debit Payment Plan – Self Funded.

Graduate Testimonials


Cara Prince

I really enjoyed my time with Demi. I gained knowledge and experience in the beauty field. The teachers were very supportive and full of knowledge. I did my training around my young boys – two of them are on the autism spectrum so being able to study around them was perfect. I did the Diploma in Beauty Therapy and Certificate 3 in Nail Technology. I would not be as confident or able to offer my clients the best of me without Demi and the supportive teachers. I still recommend Demi to people. I did 3 courses, so clearly I’m happy with my experiences.

Meet your Instructors

We value a great education. Our instructors for the SHB30321 Certificate III in Nail Technology have many years’ experience as a qualified nail technician. Our instructors have won multiple awards for their outstanding work. They are qualified trainers and assessors that meet the Australian Government guidelines for trainers.


Sandra Smith

I have been a nail technician for 7.5 years. My true passion in the industry is nail art, 3D art, fantasy work as well as extreme nail shapes, sculptures and creating an illusion with nail products, and pushing it beyond its limits. I enjoy sharing my knowledge and feel that in a classroom my energy and passion for the industry is infectious, giving students the courage to also believe in themselves, to create beautiful work. I wish to show students, how they can think outside the box and break boundaries. In 2021 I achieved a 1st place win in the NZ nail competition and two 1st place wins in Antalya (Turkey) World Cup Nail Championship.

Ready to


Call us on (07) 5309 6635. We are available weekdays 9am – 5pm (AEST).

Payment Options

Learn now and pay later with flexible payments and loans

At Demi International, we offer a range of payment solutions to make learning affordable and paying easier

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