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Nail Course | On-site | NAIL TECHNOLOGY FUNDAMENTALS PRO (includes drill techniques)

Our PRO Nail Course, designed for on-site delivery, is the ultimate NAIL TECHNOLOGY FUNDAMENTALS PRO training which includes drill techniques and Japanese/Korean Nail art. The course is tailored for those who aspire to become in-demand Nail Technicians, with the ability to set up their own businesses.

Did you know that over 90% of our students successfully enter the industry upon completion of our courses? At our academy, we not only provide top-notch training and education but also offer guidance on how to kickstart your own business. Join us and pave the way for a successful career in the beauty industry!

Take advantage of our limited-time EOFY sale on the PRO course! The full course fee is $3300, but for a limited time, you can enroll for just $2900. Secure your spot in the course with a non-refundable deposit of $500. The remaining balance is due one week prior to the course start date. Don't miss out on this special offer – enroll now and save!

Trained by award-winning nail technicians, the course does not require prior experience, and caters to both novices and experts. You can complete the course over a span of 12 weeks 6 weeks for the express version or 1 week, ensuring a convenient pace for all learners.

Our courses consistently receive five-star reviews from satisfied students, thanks to our commitment to providing up-to-date and relevant content taught by industry professionals currently working in the field. Exciting new dates for our nail courses are now available! 

2024 - 4 Options **ANY Dates below can also be done online**

Monday nights - 6-9pm (12 weeks) -1st July 2024  (

Wednesday day - 10-1 (12 weeks) - 26th June 2024

Missed out on our nail course that started on 26th June from 10-1. It's not too late to join! Week 1 and 2 has been live streamed and you can still slot in onsite from week 2 onwards. Contact us at 0421864557 to secure your spot. This is our last intake with a $500 discount for our EOFY sale. Hurry, limited spots available!

Saturday 10-3pm (6 weeks) - Starting 21st July 2024 

Exciting News! Our Professional Nail Course, which typically runs for 12 weeks, can now be completed full-time in just one week. Take your nail skills to the next level in an intensive and immersive learning experience. Join us for this accelerated program and become a nail pro in no time!

Weekly course (FULL TIME) - 19th August - 24th August 10-3pm except Wednesday 1-6pm

**Student must supply own Efile nail drill and some items for gel enhancement week** 

Please note that all courses require a minimum of three students to be booked in. In the event that the minimum number of students is not met, we reserve the right to reschedule the course to a new day. Rest assured, your deposit will be transferred to the following week to accommodate the change. Your learning experience is important to us, and we strive to ensure that each course is conducted with sufficient participation for an enriching educational experience.

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 – 
  • 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:
  • 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- $110.


If you miss a class, don't worry! Our live stream recordings are available for 72 hours for your convenience. If you require access to a class for a longer period, please let us know, and we can accommodate your request. We are here to support your learning journey and ensure you have the resources you need to succeed.


One day Workshop

To participate in the upskilling workshop below, you must be a Nail Artist or have successfully completed our PRO Nail course.

Nail Day Workshop

5th August - 9:30 am to 2:30 pm

Cost: $600 per person

Address- 36 Aylesbury drive Altona (building 8)
Supplies needed:
Efile and drill bits (Mandrel, fine sanding bands, cuticle ball bit)
Full cover tips
Soft Gel or builder gel (clear)
Flash cure lamp

Practice hand (or you can practice on yourself)
Prep essentials (dehydrator, primer, cuticle pusher & cutter etc)
Cheap flat brush (will be used with acetone)
Stick & float rubber base (Planet nails)

1. Gel x prep, application and Refill (must supply own gel & tools)

2. Nail art including Acrylic Flowers , encapsulation on gel x and trainer will choose one art trending that week.

3. If time allows, please let us know what additional style you would like to learn.

- 9:30 am: Arrival and introduction
- 9:45 am: Demo 1 starts (Gel x prep application & refill)
- 11:00 am: Practical session begins 90min
- 1230 pm: Demo 2 starts (acrylic flowers, glitter encapsulation on soft gel extensions)
- 1-115pm: Practical session continues
-230: Session ends 
Drinks and Grazing board supplied. 
If you wish to move forward, please make a deposit to the following account with the 
Account name - TBA
BSB: 633000
Account: 154219562

Ref - Surname and Nail workshop 


Course Structure & Content

The course runs one day/night per week for 3 hours (12 weeks course), or 5 hours (6 week course) for the Saturday Express version. The course is divided into 12 detailed sessions, each focusing on a specific aspect of nail technology.

Exciting News! Our Professional Nail Course, which typically runs for 12 weeks, can now be completed full-time in just one week. Take your nail skills to the next level in an intensive and immersive learning experience. Join us for this accelerated program and become a nail pro in no time!

Welcome & Introductions, Student Training Kit, Manicures & Gel Polish application.
Introduction to Acrylic Nails
Nail Shaping and Drill Techniques (Efile Mani)
Permanent French Acrylic Nails
Acrylic Sculptures
Dipping System (SNS)
Acrylic Refill and Removal
Gel Nail Enhancements Inc Gelx, Polygel and BIAB builder Gel
Basic Nail Art
Drill Techniques and Encapsulated nails/Glitter Ombre/Ombre/Marbling
Drill Techniques inc Russian Efile and Trending nails inc Airbrush Nails/Chrome nails

Course Fee

The full course fee is $3300, but for a limited time, the PRO course is available for $2900. A non-refundable deposit of $500 is required to secure a place in the course. The remaining balance is due one week prior to the course 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 can be completed within 12 weeks, 6 weeks or one-week full time if the express option is selected.

Certification and Benefits

On successful completion and assessment of each course unit, a Certificate of Competency will be awarded. This reputable certification signifies your demonstrated competence in the service. Alongside the certification, students receive a 10% discount on selected products throughout the course.

The course may start online due to potential lockdowns and will transition to on-site when restrictions are lifted. Additionally, students receive practical experience through 12 hands-on sessions which also count towards their work experience.

Students are provided with a professional nail kit to use for the duration of the course, inclusive of tools and equipment tried, tested, and approved by industry professionals. The kit needs to be brought to each class.

An optional 'Brittany silicone hand' (non-posable on a stand) is available for purchase at the TBA for $169 to practice. Alternatively, students can provide their own practice hand.

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.

Applicants must be 16 years or older to enrol in our courses. In some cases, we may consider applicants as young as 14 with parental consent. Contact us for more information on eligibility requirements and enrollment options.

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/onsite 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.

1. Our course content is curated by industry professionals with real-world experience.
2. We are a private institute dedicated to creating industry-relevant courses that prepare students for success in their careers.
3. Our students have a high success rate in securing employment after completing our courses.
4. Check out our reviews to see what our students have to say about their experience with us. Our reviews speak for themselves!"

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.

1. They are industry experts with years of experience in the field.
2. They are passionate about teaching and mentoring students to help them reach their full potential.
3. Our trainers provide personalized attention and guidance to each student.
4. They stay updated on the latest trends and techniques in the industry to ensure that our students receive the most relevant and up-to-date training.
5. Our trainers are dedicated to helping students succeed and achieve their goals in their chosen career paths.

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 miss a class, don't worry! Our live stream recordings are available for 72 hours for your convenience via our private forum. If you require access to a class for a longer period, please let us know, and we can accommodate your request. We are here to support your learning journey and ensure you have the resources you need to succeed.

Payment & Fees

All course deposits are non-refundable. This includes course fees paid in full (in one lump sum).

- The 14-day cooling off period applies specifically to courses that have not yet started.
- During this period, if a student decides to withdraw from the course, a refund may be available less admin fees.
- The 14-day cooling off period applies to courses that have not yet started or courses for which no fees are due. However, if you cancel within the 14 days but 7 days before the course starts and payment is due, the cooling off period does not apply.
- If you cancel 14 days before the course starts, we may be able to offer you a credit that can be applied towards the next intake.

Option 1: Afterpay or Layby
When finalising your purchase, select Afterpay or Layby 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/Layby 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 3 of course . Our payment plan option is interest free.