ONLINE Foundation Certificate in Nail Technology

  • Upcoming Dates
  • Time Not Applicable
  • Duration Not Applicable
  • Prerequisites None - Everyone is welcome!
  • Location Not Applicable
  • Cost $1299 - 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 -

  1. The Theory of Nails
  2. Manicures and Pedicures
  3. Dipping Systems for Beginners
  4. Mastering Acrylic Application 1 & 2
  5. Mastering Hard Gel Application
  6. Mastering PolyGel Application
  7. Unlimited Virtual Classrooms (offered at least once a month)

Online classes are primarily in pre recorded video format. You will have access to your Auckland-based Educators via our Facebook Group for questions and support and are encouraged to send us photos and videos of your work for advice and critiques.

Along with the online content, a minimum of 3 Virtual Classrooms must also be attended. One Wednesday each month (we plan on adding a weekend morning and/or some evenings soon), our Educators will be available in a video-based classroom for the entire day. You tune in with a link we provide using the camera on your phone. We can see what you're doing. You can what we're doing. We can see your mistakes and show you in real time how to fix them.

If you live near another student - get together at the same house/salon and stream in together!

Our Auckland-based studio is also available for you to practice in during Unsupervised Portfolio and Assessment days.

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*
  • 80% or higher on your Acrylic Assessment*
  • 80% or higher on your Hard Gel Assessment*
  • As well submitting as a 14-piece Portfolio (Online/From Home - Click through the whole thing and have a look, you won't break it!)

*These Assessments can be completed remotely via a one-on-one virtual classroom.


Are products included?

All products used during class are provided as well as a $500 credit** to be put towards any of the kits we offer.

To get the best out of your Virtual Classroom experience, I would also suggest getting an Octopus Tripod from Trade Me (they're under $5), attaching your phone to it, and attaching the Octopus to your overhead desk light so that your phone camera is facing down over your work space. Make sure your phone can be plugged in to its charger from your desk and that you have a good wifi signal.

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.

**Applies to enrolments after 1 October 2018

A few extras -

  • Just in case you can be swayed to attend a live class instead, 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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