Foundation Certificate in Nail Technology - Online Option

  • 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)

Note that this online version of the Foundation Certificate in Nail Technology does include 3 days of in-person classes, reduced from 15 in the live version. These 3 classes (described below) are usually completed in Auckland but we may have a Mentor in your area that can do them for you closer to home. Please email learn@monaco.ac.nz to find out more.


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 online version of the Foundation Certificate in Nail Technology covers the same content as our live Modules. 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

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 Supervised Portfolio and Assessment Days must also be completed in person. These classes are included in your course fees but should be booked via this link - you won't be invoiced.

These 3 classes are usually completed in Auckland but we may have a Mentor in your area that can do them for you closer to home. Please email learn@monaco.ac.nz to find out more.

Our Auckland-based studio is 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 (Can be done during your Supervised Portfolio and Assessment Days)
  • 80% or higher on your Acrylic Assessment (Can be done during your Supervised Portfolio and Assessment Days)
  • 80% or higher on your Hard Gel Assessment (Can be done during your Supervised Portfolio and Assessment Days)
  • 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!)

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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Acceptance of Enrolment is only confirmed once a Tuition deposit of $500 is made, either by Eftpos or Credit Card in person, or by bank transfer to Monaco Nail Artists Ltd, ASB 12 3233 0616846 00. Full payment is required 7 days prior to course commencement.

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