GEL CERTIFICATION COURSE

Our Course has been designed to focus purely on Gel in the format of 'blended learning'.   Available in Melbourne & Canberra

 

The course consists of 6 x3hour classes of hands on practical experience in a classroom/salon environment for the following units;

  • Unit 1:  Gel Manicures & Pedicures including Spa Manicure & Pedicure (Soak Off Gel)

    • Class 1- Course Introduction, Natural Nail Care & Gel Polish Application

    • Class 2 - Natural Nail Overlay

  • Unit 2:  Gel Enhancements including; Sculptures, Rebalancing, Refills (Hard Gel)

    • Class 3 - Gel Enhancements

    • Class 4 - Maintenance/Refills, Rebalancing & Repairs

  • Unit 3: Salon Nail Art

    • Class 5 - Salon Art &  Design

    • Class 6 - Full Assessment

 

​In most cases the practical classes are conducted one-on-one or 2 students with Viv, giving you a learning experience that is personal, professional and highly rewarding.

 

The additional practical and theory units of this course are also completed at your own pace in the comfort of your own home via an online link to the material that will be provided to you at the commencement of your course.

 

How it works

You will receive training by Viv Simmonds - International & Australian Multi Award Winning Educator and Nail Artist.
Viv will arrange a time with you to commence your first class.  You can commence this course whenever you are ready and have  filled in and submitted your enrolment forms and the deposit has been paid. 

 

There are no set start dates, class slots are available on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays from 10.00am to 1.00pm.  Students are welcome to set their your own pace with how many classes you would like to do per week (subject to class time availability).  

 

In your class you will be shown the practical component of the Unit, for example; if you are starting Unit 1 - Viv will demonstrate how to perform a Spa Manicure & Pedicure and then allow you time to practice this while Viv is there to watch and guide you.  You will then be required to complete a set amount of 'Homework/Practice' Treatments and will be required to collect evidence of your treatments with both photo's and client consultation forms.  Once you have completed your homework you then make contact with Viv to arrange a time for your next class.  Therefore you also control how fast or slow you complete your course, depending on how long it takes you to get through your homework tasks.

 

Included in the cost of this course is a Akzentz Gel Professional Product Kit valued at approximately $680 and a Text Book valued at $125 along with access to all the curriculum.  You will receive a student discount code for the VIVid Nails Store that is valid for 3 months from your course commencement date which will allow you to purchase Gel Products & Accessories at a discounted price as VIVid Nails is also the exclusive Importer for Akzentz Gels in Australia & New Zealand.  Upon successful completion of the course you will be presented with a Certificate of Achievement from VIVid Nails signed by Viv Simmonds - Principal/Director of VIVid Nails Academy as well as a Certificate from Akzentz Gel.

COURSE FEE

The course cost is $2100 and includes the following;

  • 6 x3 Hour Classes with an Award Winning Educator who has also been advanced trained and has to complete a mandatory up-skilling course 2x per year to be a trainer for VIVid Nails Academy.  Maximum students per class is 2-3 but more often than not the training will be one-on-one with your educator.

  • A student kit valued at approximately $680 which will include all the products you will need to complete your classes and your homework assignments.  The kits are all professional products and the leading products in the industry.  Therefore what our educators use in their salons and for competitions.

  • A Industry Text Book (Viv created the cover nails for this book and also has some of her competition work featured inside) valued at $135

  • Access to all the curriculum required for this course including homework assignments and information relevant to the course and the industry.

  • A Certificate of Achievement from VIVid Nails signed by Viv Simmonds and a Certificate from Akzentz Gel upon successful completion of the course.

This Course offers 3 different course fee payment arrangements. 

Option 1 

Payment in full

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$2100.00

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Option 2

Deposit (strictly non-refundable) & Unit 1 - Manicures & Pedicures

$600.00

6 weekly installments

$250.00

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$2100.00

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Option 3

Deposit (strictly non-refundable) & Unit 1 - Manicures & Pedicures

$600.00

12 Weekly Installments

$125.00

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$2100.00

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Electives (optional add-ons)

This Class is focused purely on teaching the safe and correct methods of E-Filing. 

 

From Novice students (beginners) to advanced - this class is catered for all.  Class sizes are limited and are between 1-4 students at a time, ​giving you a learning experience that is personal, professional and highly rewarding.

 

The class is conducted over 6 hours and covers all the following areas of E-Filing...

  • The benefits of using an E-File

  • The damage that can be caused by an E-File without correct training

  • The various drill bits available and their purposes

  • About E-Files and the differences

  • The working mechanisms of an E-File

  • Correct and safe work practices using an E-File in the salon

  • What to use an E-File for in the salon

  • Sanitation of E-File bits and accessories

  • Practical 'hands-on' training 

 

Cost

The course cost is $280 and includes the following;

  • Training provided by Multi Award Winning Educator - Viv Simmonds. 

  • A Certificate of Achievement from VIVid Nails signed by Viv Simmonds 

Optional 

  • A student kit which contains a Escort III E-File, Drill Bit Holder and 4 E-Filing Bits which is everything you need to get started immediately.  The cost of the kit is $556.95. 

A discount is applied if you register for the class and include the kit:

Total $800

Should you have any questions regarding this course, or you would like to register,

please contact Viv - via the 'Contact Us' page.

E-Filing Class

NAIL ART - LEVEL 2

This Class takes the basic nail art skills & techniques included in the Gel Certification Course to the next level with more design techniques and applications. 

Class sizes are limited and are between 1-4 students at a time, ​giving you a learning experience that is personal, professional

and highly rewarding.

 

The class is conducted over 6 hours and covers all the following areas ...

  • Hand painted designs 

  • 3D Gel Designs (using 3d gel powder)

  • Stamping (next level)

  • Sugaring

  • Line work

  • Creating Gems

  • Attaching nail art accessories and adornments

  • Foiling (next level)

  • and more...

 

Cost

The course cost is $275 and includes the following;

  • Training provided by Multi Award Winning Educator - Viv Simmonds. 

  • A Certificate of Achievement from VIVid Nails signed by Viv Simmonds