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    New Zealand Certificate in Nail Technology


    The only NZQA-Approved nail technology programme in the South Island

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New Zealand Certificate in Nail Technology


The only NZQA-Approved nail technology programme in the South Island

Our nail technology course teaches you how to become a nail technician so you can work in the nail technology industry. The nail technology course includes manicures, pedicures, acrylic false nails, gel false nails, overlays, nail wraps, nail tips, and even more. NZQA has approved the New Zealand Certificate in Nail Technology programme so you can rest assured your qualification is recognised.

Quick Facts about the New Zealand Certificate in Nail Technology Course

2020 Programme Fees for the New Zealand Certificate in Nail Technology Course


This course is Fees Free for eligible students.


Domestic students

$7,140* NZD


Fees Free eligible  ♦  Student loans available
Extra expenses apply  ♦  * Fees finalised late in 2019

More Facts
about the New Zealand Certificate in Nail Technology Course


Level

4

Credits

120

Prospectus Code

NZ3443

Duration

40 weeks plus holidays

Location

Christchurch

Attendance

Full-time

Face-to-face and self-directed study

Inside class

25 hours per week (first two terms)

5+ hours per month (last two terms)

Outside class

at least 12.5+ hours per week (first two terms)

20+ hours per week (last two terms)

Students per class

10

Intakes

February and July

Approvals

NZQA-Approved

ITEC-Approved

Approved for student loans

Approved for Fees Free

What You’ll Learn in the New Zealand Certificate in Nail Technology Course

You will learn these subjects in the New Zealand Certificate in Nail Technology course:

Professional Standards

  • Client care and communication
  • Hygiene and sterilisation
  • Professionalism
  • Items and events relating to accidents
  • Care of electrical equipment

Consultation

  • Consultation before the treatment
  • Making a treatment plan
  • After the treatment

Manicure and Pedicure

  • Contraindications to manicure
  • Manicure products and tools
  • Manicures and pedicures

Nail Technology

  • Contraindications to nail technology
  • Products and tools for nail technology
  • Nail augmentation services

Nail Art

  • Contraindications to nail art
  • Nail art products and tools
  • Nail art services

Anatomy and Physiology

  • Human anatomy and physiology for nail services
  • Skin anatomy and physiology
  • Nail anatomy and physiology
  • Hair anatomy and physiology
  • Diseases and disorders of the nail, skin and hair

Reception and Client Sales

  • Reception services and skills
  • Selling to clients and transaction services

Business Awareness

  • Helping run a small beauty business
  • Design a layout for a clinic and create a business plan

Want to know more about the components and subjects in the New Zealand Certificate in Nail Technology programme?

You can learn about component names, codes, outcomes, credits and levels by downloading the Courses in the New Zealand Certificate in Nail Technology Programme fact sheet.

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Recognised Qualifications Available from the New Zealand Certificate in Nail Technology Course

The National School of Aesthetics Qualifications

You can gain these qualifications when you successfully complete your New Zealand Certificate in Nail Technology course:

  • New Zealand Certificate in Nail Technology

Optional International Qualifications

You can sit international examinations also. These are extra expenses. You may need to complete further study and work.

You can gain these qualifications when you successfully complete your international examinations:

ITEC

  • Diploma in Nail Technology

Dates, Times, Costs, and More Details about the New Zealand Certificate in Nail Technology Course

2020

The January 2020 intake is nearly full as of Thursday, 14 November 2019.

February 2020


Starts

3 Feb 2020

Finishes

18 Dec 2020

Attendance

Term One 2020 and Term Two 2020

Monday to Friday

9AM – 2:30PM

Term Three 2020 and Term Four 2020

1 day per month

9AM – 2:30PM

You will need to complete 20 hours per week of documented treatments, case studies, portfolio work, and projects in the last two terms.

Domestic Fees*

$7,140*

Classes

1


Applications for the February 2020 intake open 2 September 2019.


See Special Notes for more information.

July 2020


Starts

20 Jul 2020

Finishes

18 Jun 2021

Attendance

Term Three 2020 and Term Four 2020

Monday to Friday

9AM – 2:30PM

Term One 2021 and Term Two 2021

1 day per month

9AM – 2:30PM

You will need to complete 20 hours per week of documented treatments, case studies, portfolio work, and projects in the last two terms.

Domestic Fees*

$7,140*

Classes

1


Applications for the July 2020 intake open 2 March 2020.


See Special Notes for more information.

Domestic students may be eligible for Fees Free and student loans and allowances.

Special Notes about the New Zealand Certificate in Nail Technology Course

  • All prices are in New Zealand dollars.
  • All prices include 15% GST.
  • See Application and Enrolment Dates for further information. You should apply for your course as soon as enrolment opens to avoid disappointment.
  • We need at least 8 students to be enrolled 2 weeks before the course starts for us to proceed with it.
  • * Programme fees are estimated. We know the actual fees for the following year when the Government approves our funding and releases its policies.
  • The lower domestic price is for students who attend classes the first 2 terms and perform self-directed tasks the second 2 terms. The higher domestic price is for students who attend classes in all terms. The 2-term inside class option is the only option available in 2020.
  • We are not accepting international students for this programme at this time since we are only offering the first 2 terms in class and second 2 terms self-directed study option in 2020.
  • All students: You must pay a $150 non-refundable enrolment administration fee when you enrol. Your student loan or the Fees Free scheme will not pay your enrolment administration fee, so they will not pay it back to you. The non-refundable enrolment administration fee is a charge outside of your programme fees and extra expenses.
  • The National School of Aesthetics reserves the right to alter or change details, prices, dates, et cetera, on the courses at the school.
  • This information was correct at the time we published it (11/19).
  • Extra expenses apply.
  • Payment plans are not available.
  • See The Physiotherapy Act Disclaimer for further information on the Physiotherapy Act and the National School of Aesthetics.

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