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Nail Technician

Perform manicures and pedicures, decorate fingernails and toenails, and apply light massage to client’s hands and feet.

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The most common annual salary in AUS for a Nail Technician is between $50k and $60k
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Certificate III in Nail Technology

This certificate prepares you to provide nail treatments including manicures, pedicures and nail art application.

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Diploma of Beauty Therapy

This qualification will prepare you to provide a range of beauty therapy treatments and services as a Beauty Therapist.

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How do Nail Technicians rate their role?

Latest reviews from 6 Nail Technicians surveyed on SEEK

Work-life balance
4.2
Job satisfaction
3.5
Career progression opportunities
3.0
Job security
2.5
Pay / Salary
3.3
Variety of work
3.5

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Nov 2018
Nail technician work improves you as a person
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate II in Nail Technology
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
Nails
The good things
Its great for meeting new people, you work with a range of different clients both male and female, young and mature. It gives you the ability to be a great people person and you learn a lot about your...
The challenges
Its challenging in that you cant please everyone. You'll have clients come and go and sometimes test your patience. Remember to know your worth. When beginning your training your work may not be perfe...
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Nov 2018
Being a Nail Technician can be unreliable but very enjoyable.
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate III in Beauty Services
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
Owner. Nail Technician
The good things
Being salon owner, I can work around my family and still earn a good living. Creating great friendships with clients, and offering them a quality service and unique designs.
The challenges
The greatest challenge of being a Nail Tech for me would be, no show clients > no pay. As any service type business, if they dont show up you lose money.
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