Foundation Certificate in Nail Technology - In-Person Option

  • Upcoming Dates
  • Time 10am-5pm, Monday to Friday
  • Duration 3 weeks / 105 hours of class time plus online components
  • Prerequisites None - Everyone is welcome!
  • Location 163A Marua Road, Ellerslie - Above Crossfit East Auckland
  • Cost $2499.00 - Bank Transfer only (Credit Card and Q Card accepted but incur a 3% surcharge)

The Foundation Certificate in Nail Technology is our most popular and most thorough qualification, covering manicures, pedicures, dipping systems, gel polish, hard gel, acrylic, art, theory and basic business skills.

Our most successful Graduates tend to come from the Foundation Certificate with many running their own businesses and others working for well known salons such as Leah Light Nails and Beauty.


Content -

The Foundation Certificate in Nail Technology covers the same content as our seven individual Beginner Modules but in a concise, 3 week format. Click into any of the individual modules to see their content below -

  1. The Theory of Nails Online
  2. Manicures and Pedicures
  3. Dipping Systems for Beginners
  4. Mastering Acrylic Application 1
  5. Mastering Hard Gel Application
  6. Mastering Acrylic Application 2
  7. Mastering PolyGel Application
  8. Three Supervised Portfolio and Assessment Days

If you are unable to complete 3 consecutive weeks of training, you can still complete the Foundation Certificate in Nail Technology. Just click the modules above and enrol in each one (they are listed in recommended order) as and when you are ready. They must all be completed with 12 months of each other.

Note that you do save $641 by completing classes consecutively.

Assessments -

To complete your qualification you also need to achieve -

  • 80% or higher on your Theory Assessment (Online/From Home - Click the link and have a look, you won't break it!)
  • 80% or higher on your Gel Polish Assessment (Can be done during a Supervised or Unsupervised Portfolio and Assessment Day)
  • 80% or higher on your Acrylic Assessment (Can be done during a Supervised or Unsupervised Portfolio and Assessment Day)
  • 80% or higher on your Hard Gel Assessment (Can be done during a Supervised or Unsupervised Portfolio and Assessment Day)
  • As well submitting as a 14-piece Portfolio (Online/From Home)

Are products included?

All products used during class are provided. Take-home kits are available for separate purchase. Check out the kits we offer here.

You are also welcome to book in on our Auckland-based Unsupervised Practice Days for $10, giving you all-day access to all of our products. An Educator is on site for quick questions but not demonstrations - for those you need to book a Supervised Practice Day, which may even be available in your local region.

A few extras -

  • You can see a video of our facilities here -
  • If you click here and then scroll down to the playlist 'Welcome to Monaco' you can see 5 video testimonials from past students
  • Lastly if you click here you can see reviews that our students have left about our courses :)

Call us on (09) 574 5573 if you have any further questions!

How do I sign up?
Easy! Click on the Enrol button above or email learn@monaco.ac.nz to register your interest with one of our educators or ask any extra questions you have. You can also view our FAQs here.

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Your place on the course is guaranteed, pending payment. Full payment is required within 48 hours and late payments may result in your enrolment being reversed. This is because we run at small class sizes (4-8 students per Educator) and therefore at small margins meaning that we can't risk turning away other enrolments.

Payment can be made by Bank Transfer to Monaco Nail Artists Ltd, ASB 12 3233 0616846 05. We also accept payment by Credit Card, Q Card, Gem Visa or Oxipay although these payments incur a 3% surcharge.

In the meantime, please take the time to watch this video as it explains everything else you need to know about your course -

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