Certificate in Nail Art & Design

Start your craft of nail designs with our Nail Art & Design course

100% online

Flexible study

From $30/week

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Why study Nail Art & Design?

Our Nail Art & Design course is designed to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the core Nail Art techniques and guide you through developing the skills and techniques in order to create a range of designs. Students will understand the tools, products and equipment needed to perform a range of nail art techniques.

A series of videos will demonstrate how to use the tools and products, provide a step-by-step guide on how to create popular designs and also how to troubleshoot common challenges that nail art technicians may be faced with when using the techniques.

Upon completing this course students will be provided with a Certificate of Attainment in Nail Art and Design, which will highlight your overall understanding for this service and the individual skills you have achieved competency in.

Course Overview

24/7 Access

Enjoy self-paced and flexible studies with unrestricted access to your course contents. No matter what time of day you’d like to dip into your training, this education will be available to you.

Tutor Support

Studying online doesn’t mean studying alone. You’ll receive full support and guidance throughout your course, with tutors available for any questions you have via phone or email 6 days a week.


A custom-designed beauty kit will be sent directly to your door, with all the practical tools you require to complete your course and kickstart or further your career.


You’ll receive a Certificate of Attainment once you’ve completed your course. It’ll look seriously fabulous in your salon or to show-off to your employer.

Payment Options

This course can be paid through an interest-free payment plan of between $30 - $35 per week. Alternatively, for upfront payments this course qualifies for an exclusive discount.

Course Details

Unit 1 – Product, Tools and Equipment
Unit 2 – Nail Preparation
Unit 3 – Glitter and Sugaring
Practical Assessment: Workspace Set Up & Glitter Application

Unit 4 – Chrome
Unit 5 – Flake and Foil
Unit 6 – Stickers and Decal
Unit 7 – Stamping
Unit 8 – Ombré
Practical Assessment: Portfolio #1

Unit 9 – French Designs
Unit 10 – Line Designs
Unit 11 – Marbling
Unit 12 – Flower Designs
Unit 13 – Jewelery
Practical Assessment: Portfolio #2

Unit 14 – Aftercare
Unit 15 – Nail Art Industry
Final Practical Assessment: Live Model Nail Art Application
Primer – acid free
Lint free squares
Fine glitter- pink
Thick glitter – mixed colours (9 colours)
Hard gel clear – builder in a bottle
Acrylic powder- clear
Top coat- glossy
Top coat – matte
Base coat gel polish
Chrome pigment powder gold
Chrome pigment powder silver
Gold Flake pot
Foil sheet
Foil transfer gel
Decal- general design (1 sheet)
Sticker – general design (1 sheet)
Stamping polish – black
Pigment pots – orange, yellow and white
Diamantes – variety

Bright White
Metallic gold


Practice finger and nails
UV lamp

180 Buffing block
180-240 grit file
Dusting brush / Nail brush
Cuticle pusher- scoop
Fan brush
Brushes pack – 6 different thickness
Glitter fall out dish
Tiny dotting tool- multiple sizes
Silicone flat brush
Soft brush for excess chrome
Clear stamper
Stamping plate
Stamping Scraper
Lint remover roller
Finger sponges (ombre) – Puff pens
Large acrylic brush (pigment)
Crystal picker
Nail cutters
Cuticle clippers
  • You must have a computer and a reliable internet connection. If you do not have a computer or tablet, we can supply one

  • If you are under the age of 18, we need to speak with a guardian in order to enrol you

  • Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident

  • Be aware that some disabilities may affect your ability to study online. Please notify us so that we can fully support you with your studies

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What you need to know about our gorgeous courses

24/7! There are no restrictions on when you’re able to access your course contents, as we want your training to be as flexible as possible. Morning, noon or night, your course will remain open for business.

You can if you want (and as an added bonus, you’ll even receive a discount if you do!) However, if you’d prefer to spread the payment we can easily set-up an interest free payment plan for you, which you can pay off fortnightly or monthly instead. But seriously, if money worries are holding you back from joining any of our courses, talk to our team and we’ll be happy to see if we can find a solution for you.

  • You must have a computer and a reliable internet connection. If you do not have a computer or tablet, we can supply one
  • If you are under the age of 18, we need to speak with a guardian in order to enrol you
  • Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Be aware that some disabilities may affect your ability to study online. Please notify us so that we can fully support you with your studies

Nail artists’ earnings can vary widely, but on average, they make around AUD $35,000 to AUD $45,000 per year.

To become a nail artist, you should complete a nail technician course and gain experience in various nail art techniques.

For a first step, we’d recommend taking a short online course like Australian Beauty School’s Nail Art Certificate.

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Our Valued Partners​

Australian Beauty School have partnered with a number of different interest free payment plan providers to make studying easy and affordable from day one. Our partners are all Australian owned and operated and hold the appropriate licenses.

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What Our Students Have To Say About Us...

I have so enjoyed doing this course with you people. I have a goal at the end and this course is allowing me to reach the goal. Wonderful notes with so much information and enabling me to focus on my goals. Great help from the tutors always available when need to ask what may seem like a silly question but never judged on. Thank you!

Incredibly happy with every aspect of the 3 beauty courses I completed, studying from home has been a lifesaver. My kits were gorgeous and very helpful tutors. I can now add 3 more services to my home-based salon! Super happy, highly recommend.

Enrolling into my beauty course was a fantastic experience for me. The Customer Service is second to none, right from the introductory phone calls (thanks Hayley!) through to the finance department, who made it super easy and affordable. (in weekly instalments!) The course material is excellent, and you are shown exactly how to navigate the course with ease. (thanks Ella) I am super excited to be studying my beauty course and I would highly recommend it to anyone who is wanting a hassle-free study experience. Thank you!

I have only just enrolled in the Nail Technician course, and the support has already been great. Hadil helped me set everything up and made it such an easy decision to sign up over the phone. Got to speak with one of my tutors already. Bianca was so lovely to chat to. I am very excited to get started on my course!

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