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Nail Course | LIVE Online | NAIL TECHNOLOGY FUNDAMENTALS PRO (includes drill techniques)

The PRO Nail Course | LIVE Online | NAIL TECHNOLOGY FUNDAMENTALS PRO offers a comprehensive curriculum to equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge to become an in-demand Nail Technician. This course is designed to give you the confidence to kickstart your own business. Expect a dynamic, interactive learning experience with live sessions, case studies, demos, and invaluable Q&A time with industry experts.

ALL PRO onsite course dates can be done online. When enrolling, you can email with preferred onsite date**

What you get:
Our professional Nail Technology Fundamentals Pro course delivered online; consists of 12 comprehensive modules and 12 corresponding interactive assignments. The course is designed to be self-paced but must be completed during our 12-week time slot.

  • 12 live weekly LIVE education sessions where we introduce you to the tools, products and essential techniques to succeed in your career.
  • 1 LIVE assessment class
  • Instant access to our Nail Technology Training Manual filled with lesson plans and everything you need to launch and leverage your career.
  • Nail Starter Kit – Delivered to your door for an extra cost of $25 or collected from Point Cook. Deposit must be paid before receiving kit. Remainder can be paid on a plan or full course can be paid via Humm.
  • The following disposable products must be supplied by Student:
    Table lamp (Not Required if you have good lighting)
    Cotton balls
    Cotton pads
    Nail polish remover
    Cuticle nippers
    Nail clippers
    Nail polish (colours of your choice)
  • Week 1 – Gel light and polish (top coat, base coat and gel color) to be supplied by student or student can purchase gel light for $60 or gel light and 3 gel polishes for only $100)
  • Week 7 – (Poly Gel/Gel Paste) – students to purchase own Poly Gel /Gel Paste/Gel x/BIAB builder Gel product of choice and Poly Gel specific application brush.  Our trainer recommends: and
    Full on tips (trainer will show a demo on full on tips and optional if student want to do) Brand our trainer recommends:
  • Week 8 – 9 (Nail Art and SNS) will need to be supplied by students prior to these weeks OR SNS kit available for purchase at the TBA for $100.
  • Week 10: Drill techniques and Encapsulated nails (student must supply their own drill. If you don’t have a drill, you will have the option to use a nail file)
  • Week 11: More Drill techniques inc Russian Efile and Trending nails
  • Week 12: Assessment
  • Practice Hand to be supplied by student OR the Brittany silicone hand (non posable on a stand) can be purchased at the TBA. The Brittany silicone hand has a relaxed pose, right or left handed with 5 fingers. Slide on nails tips, universal full well tips are recommended. Thumb size 1, Index size 5, Middle size 4, Ring size 5, Pinkie size 7.  Price- $169
    Practice hand does not need to be purchased if student has weekly model to practice on.
Course Structure & Content

Our online course consists of 12 modules and 12 corresponding interactive assignments, completed over a 12-week period. Each week presents a new topic, ranging from basic manicures and gel polish applications to advanced drill techniques and trending nail art designs. There's also an emphasis on practical learning, with students required to submit work for assessment and feedback weekly.

Please note that certain materials need to be supplied by the student, including a table lamp, cotton balls, nail polish, and a drill for Week 10. Some of these materials, like a Nail Starter Kit and a practice hand, can be purchased from Tamarua Beauty Academy.

Course Fee

The total course cost is $2400, inclusive of a Nail Starter Kit. An upfront payment is required, with various options available, including Credit Card, PayPal, AfterPay, and others. An optional non-refundable deposit of $500 can be paid to secure your place in the course, with the balance due a week prior to the course's start date.

Trial Option

A trial option is available for $49. This gives prospective students a chance to get a feel of the course structure and engage with the course content before making the full commitment.

Course Schedule

The course spans over 12 weeks, with a new topic introduced each week through live weekly sessions. There is also one live assessment class. If you miss a live online session, it will be available to view later via a private Facebook forum.

Certification and Benefits

Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a Certificate of Competency. This certificate not only validates your skills and knowledge but also gives you the confidence to offer professional nail services. Plus, you'll gain lifetime access to our team for continued support after graduation.

You need reliable internet access (ADSL or NBN connection) and a laptop or computer for this course. Additionally, you'll need a Facebook account for access to the private forum where the course content is posted. We recommend following us on Instagram and joining our public Facebook page to keep up to date with the latest news and information.

The course cost includes a Nail Starter Kit which will be posted to your door upon enrollment for an extra delivery fee of $25. The kit, among other essentials, includes our Nail Technology Training Manual. Certain materials need to be supplied by the student, and these are detailed in the course content section above. Please note that some additional equipment and materials may need to be purchased separately for specific weeks.

The TBA Difference

Jumpstart Your Career

All courses include business skills by your trainer who successfully run their own beauty business. 

Expert Teachers 

Be taught by industry leaders who still work in and are actively involved in the industry

Become Job Ready

Highly industry relevant courses taught to Australian Standards. Our training courses are designed with the industry’s needs in mind, with a focus on getting you into the career you want, sooner. 

Ongoing Support

FREE ongoing support and mentoring via our Facebook group for life. 

In Person Classes

No prerecorded training. LIVE online refresher classes, master classes and bonus portfolio shoots. 


Courses Information

We offer short industry relevant courses run by industry professionals. All graduated students receive a certificate of completion. If you are in a country like Australia where there are no licensing requirements, our certificate is all you need to get started in the industry. You are also able to obtain insurance.

The Hair and Beauty industry in Australia was deregulated in 1986, therefore it is no longer a legal requirement to complete a course run by a registered training organisation (RTO) to work in the industry or run your own salon.

Our courses offer specific and explicit training in each study area that leaves our students more accomplished and our students are often offered positions over other students from other schools.

So, to be very clear – successfully completing our certificate courses will enable you to gain employment in retail, freelancing, beauty salons and spa’s. You will also be able to use your certificate to gain insurance for your business as well as membership into professional makeup brands ‘professional discount programs’.

You don’t need to be certified to be educated, we teach you to become skilled and experienced which in turn makes you qualified.

All applicants must have completed Year 10 (or equivalent) and be 16 years or older in order to apply to study at the TBA.

Yes! The deposit comes off the course total.

No experience required – we got you! We offer fundamental courses to get you started. To be successful in this fast-paced industry, you need to learn the basics from the best and most talented. All of our courses are taught by industry experts who currently work in the industry ad are highly sort after.

It’s easy to enroll in any of our courses, do it all online via this website, simply add the course or courses you want to do to your Shopping Cart and purchase. You will then be contacted by the TBA shortly thereafter via email to confirm your enrolment and we provide further detailed information about the course. A non-refundable deposit is also required to secure your spot.

At TBA, we believe in providing value rather than just trying to offer a lower quality course that doesn't help our students achieve once they're working. Many other online courses are cheaper but aren't industry relevant. We build our content from the ground up to be:
- Hands on
- Practical, and
- Industry relevant

Over 90% of our students are working on the industry and we are confident that we provide the highest quality training available in Australia.

Academy Information

At the TBA we believe that to be the best, you have to learn from the best. All of our trainers are fully qualified to teach and are experienced and active in their own specialist field within the Film, Fashion, TV, Theatre, Hair and Beauty industries. We believe that the teaching experience and master skills that our trainers have gives our students a far superior advantage in the industry once they’ve finished learning with us.

Our class sizes are kept small, intimate and friendly. This allows you to receive individual tuition and ensures we maintain the high standard of makeup training for which TBA is renowned. You’ll be in classes with max 8-10 students.

We are located in an industrial business park area at 36 Aylesbury Drive, Altona, 3018, Victoria (Building 8).

Ample car parking (as well as disability parking) is available in a well-lit and safe area. The academy building also accommodates students with disabilities. As we like to have a duty of care whilst our students and visitors are on our premises, there is always a staff member on-site that can perform basic first aid if ever needed.

Yes. Students are responsible for obtaining models on the days designated. For example:

- Models are required from week 2 for Beginners/Intermediate Makeup (if you are unable to get a model for your practical, you can work on yourself)

- Models are required each week for Advanced Makeup (if you are unable to get a model for your practical, you can work on yourself)

- Models are required each week for Hair (if you are unable to get a model for your practical, you can purchase a mannequin head from the school)

- Models are required every week for Pro Nails (if you are unable to get a model, you can work on yourself or nail hands are available for purchase at the school).

- Models are required from week 2 for Classic and Volume Eyelash Extensions

- Models are required from weeks 5 to 12 for Barbering

In unusual circumstances when you can’t get a model you will have options to work on either a mannequin head (Hair), your own hands (Nails), your own face (Makeup). We do not encourage this though, you must ensure that you are able to get a reliable model every week where required so that we can properly assess your work.

A certificate will be issued to students who successfully complete a course. Online Students will receive a PDF certificate via email, onsite will receive a framed certificate onsite. ($10 fee if online student requests a framed hard copy)

If you are sick or absent for a class, you will have access to a LIVE stream session VIA our FB PRIVATE FORUM. This class will be available on the forum for 48hrs.

If you are on a payment plan, payment must still be made as per contract . Payment plans are put in place to assist you financially and our TBA policy is signed by all students at the time of enrolment. Your certificate will not be issued till all missed classes are made up. You can book a one on one lesson at an extra cost. If you miss more than 3 classes, you will have to pay $100 for each class you need to re-sit and you may be required to produce a medical certificate.

Payment & Fees

All course deposits are non-refundable. This includes course fees paid in full (in one lump sum). The deposit amount is non-refundable if you withdraw from the course before the first class. If you withdraw after the first class, all payments made are non-refundable as we are not able to place another student in your place after the course has started.

Option 1: Afterpay 
When finalising your purchase, select Afterpay as your payment method and you’ll be taken to their check out page. If you’ve already got an account, simply sign in and check out. If you don’t already have an account, you will be prompted to create an account before checking out.

Afterpay splits your total purchase cost into four easy instalments. You pay the first instalment at the time of purchase and the remainder every fortnight. Payments are interest-free if you pay on time and the only fees are for late payments. To learn more, visit

*You must be 18 years of age to use Afterpay and have a credit or debit card you can link your account to.

Option 2: 
Pay via our payment plan option: Pay a deposit of $500 upon enrolment, followed by 50% of your course balance on your first day of class and the outstanding balance in week 4 of course . Our payment plan option is interest free.