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Foot, Skin and Nail Care


Course Outline and Topics

Course Overview

This online professional development course is ideal for anyone working with feet. This can include allied health roles in podiatry or beauticians specialising in pedicures.

Foot, Skin and Nail Care will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to provide basic foot, skin and nail care to clients. In this online course you will learn the fundamentals of feet assessment, learn how to develop a foot care support plan and perform basic foot, skin and nail care.

On completion of this course, you will feel confident in your role assisting in foot care, whether in the podiatry or beauty industry.

Course Structure

Unit - Basic foot care

  • Feet assessment by health professional
  • Determine services required
  • Foot care
  • Podiatric care
  • Foot care support plan
  • Communicate plan with client
  • Common law
  • Duty of care
  • Infection control guidelines
  • Perform foot, skin and nail care
  • Explain procedures to client
  • Preparation
  • Risk and complications
  • Prepare client comfortably
  • Nail filing
  • Feet washing
  • Emollients
  • Foot issues
  • Clean and store equipment
  • Protocols and infection control
  • Dispose of biological waste
  • Aseptic technique
  • Document client information
  • Podiatry requirements
  • Legislative requirements
  • Infectious diseases
  • Mandatory reporting


Written assignments and exercises, including short-answer questions, reports/essays and projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment.


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Certificate Course



  • Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
  • Improve your employment opportunities;
  • Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
  • High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
  • No entry requirements;
  • All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
  • Unlimited tutor support;
  • Easy to understand course content;
  • Unlimited enrolment with no expiry;
  • Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
  • Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.

Career Pathways

Future growth




  • Foot Care Service Worker
  • Podiatry Assistant
  • Personal Care Worker
  • Includes unlimited access
  • Full up-front payment only