ONLINE Manicures and Pedicures

  • Upcoming Dates
  • Time Any time - this class is done online
  • Duration 45 x Videos Lessons plus supporting texts and Virtual Classrooms
  • Prerequisites To complete this course, you must also be enrolled in The Theory of Nails or have previously completed a nationally recognised Beauty Industry Qualification.
  • Location Your house - this course is done online
  • Cost $249.00 - Bank Transfer, Credit Card and Oxipay Accepted

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Note: If you don't already hold a Beauty Therapy or Nail Tech qualification, you'll need to enrol in The Theory of Nails before you can receive a certificate for this course. You're welcome to complete both courses simultaneously or in either order; but the certificate comes after!


Your fees cover -

  • All online training content
  • Unlimited Virtual Classrooms for 12 months
  • 7-Day access to Educators in our Student Facebook Group
  • Personal access to an assigned Educator via email

There are no extra fees.

If you are an advanced student and don't need access to the Virtual Classrooms, email us learn@monaco.ac.nz to ask about advanced pricing.

What is a Virtual Classroom?

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!


Are products included?

Products are not included however you are welcome to book in on our Auckland-based Unsupervised Practice Days for $10, giving you all-day access to 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.

These Kits are also available to purchase.

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.


Will I be qualified as a Nail Tech when I finish this course?

Stand Alone Qualification

If you are not working towards the Foundation Certificate in Nail Technology but would like a certificate for this course, you have two options -

  • If you already hold a Nail Tech Qualification - Email learn@monaco.ac.nz with proof of qualification (if we haven't already seen it) and let us know that you've finished this training. Once verified, you will receive recognition.
  • If you do not hold a Nail Tech Qualification - First, you need to have completed The Theory of Nails and passed the respective Assessment. Next, you need to book your Manicure Assessment, either in Auckland at a Supervised or Unsupervised Practice Day, or you can contact us learn@monaco.ac.nz to arrange a one-on-one Virtual Classroom to have the Assessment marked remotely. Once you reach a passing grade of 80% on both Assessments you will be awarded a certificate and be able to provide Manicure services for clients.

Working towards the Foundation Certificate in Nail Technology

The Foundation Certificate in Nail Technology is our most popular and most thorough certification, covering manicures, pedicures, gel polish, hard gel, acrylic, art, and theory. 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.

If you wish, you can go on to complete (listed in recommended order) -

  1. The Theory of Nails Online (including 80% or higher on your Theory Assessment)
  2. Manicures and Pedicures (including 80% or higher on your Gel Polish Assessment)
  3. Dipping Systems for Beginners
  4. Mastering Acrylic Application 1
  5. Mastering Hard Gel Application (including 80% or higher on your Hard Gel Assessment)
  6. Mastering Acrylic Application 2 (including 80% or higher on your Acrylic Assessment)
  7. Mastering PolyGel Application

Pass -

And submit -

- and be awarded the Monaco Nail Academy Foundation Certificate in Nail Technology.

We believe passionately in the quality of our courses, but don't just ask us - ask our Graduates!

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.

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