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nail technician The National Certificate in Beauty Services (Nail Technology) Level 3 is a qualification for professional nail technicians. A nail technician specialises in performing nail services such as manicures, pedicures, sculptured nails, gel nails, acrylic overlays and tips. You become recognised nationally and internationally as a qualified nail technician by gaining this qualification. The nail industry is a fast-growing business in New Zealand. Well trained, professionally qualified nail technicians are highly sought after. For employers, there are many reasons to get your staff qualified: • Offer more services and increase business revenue. • Develop current staff and increase productivity. • Use spare space in your reception or salon. • Attract new clients. • Protect your clients and your business.
what you’ll learn During your training you’ll learn to perform the following services: •
Acrylic nails (including pink and white, tips and sculpture).
Gel nails (Hard Gel).
Basic manicures and pedicures.
Treatment manicures and pedicures with exfoliation, paraffin, hot oil and mask therapy.
Creative work including French polish and nail art (ornamental and decorative).
You’ll also learn about: •
Nails, their growth, structure and conditions.
The tools and products you need to work safely and professionally.
How to recommend products for your clients.
protect yourself & your clients In July 2014, Auckland City Council introduced new health regulations identifying the National Certificate in Beauty Services (Nail Technology) level 3 as a required qualification. Where Auckland leads, other councils will follow. More demanding regulation, and greater competition means nail technicians and their employers must meet more exacting standards. If you have an accident and not properly qualified, you will be accountable and may have to pay damages. Protect yourself and your clients by getting qualified through our NZQA approved programme.
how learning happens This is a traineeship, so you’ll need to be working and you learn your skills ‘on the job’. To start with, you complete assignment work focusing on working in a salon. During that time, HITO will help you select a training workshop for your practical skills and a course for first aid units 26551 and 26552. You’ll then apply the practical skills you learn in the salon. When you have become competent and feel confident, you create a portfolio that will include photos of your work. HITO will provide you with a guide on putting this together and help on other self-directed learning and assignments.
support Someone from HITO will visit you regularly and help you put a training/learning plan together. You’ll also have access to a trainer and a specialist HITO support person.
duration The programme lasts 14 months.
cost The application fee is $200. The credit and assessment fee is $315. Total HITO fees = $515 The training workshop and first aid course costs are extra. HITO will help you find a training workshop. Your local Red Cross or St Johns will be able to help with your first aid units.
how to apply Applying is easy, just call the number closest to the area where you live. We would love to help you. •
(09) 579 4844
Wellington Area: (04) 499 5150
South Island Area: (03) 338 5376
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