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Whether you want to work as a furniture maker, upholster, machinist, designer or even a shopfitter, gaining a qualification by doing is your first step into a career. You may want to learn how to restore vintage furniture, practice polishing, as well as waxing, staining and shellacking techniques. Or study upholstery and learn how to repair, recover and replace furniture materials using both traditional and modern techniques.
 

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If you are curious about furniture making or if you want to get the skills and industry experience to set yourself up for an apprenticeship, a Certificate II is a great first step. A pre-apprenticeship program is designed to teach you the basic skills required by industry. You'll get a taste of what the apprenticeship will involve as well as what it's like working in the field. By completing a pre-apprenticeship you'll also reduce the length of your apprenticeship. Join us for a presentation highlighting the unique elements and importance of each of the building trades and view our workshop areas online. Remote learning options may be available. Please enquire if your course is available for remote learning.

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Certificate III in Upholstery and Furniture Finishing courses at Holmesglen give students a comprehensive training in all practical and theoretical aspects. Whether you seek an apprenticeship, or you want to gain skills through our on campus programs not requiring an employer, join us for an introduction and develop a taste for our programs. Our presentation will highlight the unique elements and benefits of each trade.

This session covers information on pre-apprenticeships, apprenticeships and non-apprenticeships only and is targeted at those looking for a hands-on and practical trades course. Remote learning options may be available. Please enquire if your course is available for remote learning.

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Certificate II in Furniture Making

MSF20313

Pre-apprenticeship

FREE TAFE COURSE

The Certificate II in Furniture Making is a pre-apprenticeship course structured to give you foundational skills and knowledge in making free-standing furniture or installing built-in cabinets.

Duration: Full time 4 months
Intakes: May, August, February, March
Campus: Chadstone

The Certificate II in Furniture Making is a pre-apprenticeship course structured to give you foundational skills and knowledge in making free-standing furniture or installing built-in cabinets.

Certificate III in Cabinet Making

MSF31113

(Furniture) Apprenticeship

The Certificate III in Cabinet Making will give you a range of skills and knowledge in the kitchen, bathroom, installation, and furniture for the manufacture of furniture and cabinetry products. provides comprehensive training in cabinet making.

Duration: Part time 3 years
Intakes: Various dates throughout the year
Campus: Chadstone

The Certificate III in Cabinet Making will give you a range of skills and knowledge in the kitchen, bathroom, installation, and furniture for the manufacture of furniture and cabinetry products. provides comprehensive training in cabinet making.

Certificate III in Cabinet Making

MSF31113

(Kitchen and Bathroom) Apprenticeship

The Certificate III in Cabinet Making (kitchen and bathroom stream) will give you a range of skills and knowledge in kitchen and bathroom installation, and the manufacture of furniture and cabinetry products.

Duration: Full time 3 Years
Intakes: Various dates throughout the year
Campus: Chadstone

The Certificate III in Cabinet Making (kitchen and bathroom stream) will give you a range of skills and knowledge in kitchen and bathroom installation, and the manufacture of furniture and cabinetry products.

Certificate III in Cabinet Making

MSF31113

The Certificate III in Cabinet Making - Furniture pathway provides comprehensive training related to the Cabinet making industry.

Duration: Full time 1 year
Intakes: July, February
Campus: Chadstone

The Certificate III in Cabinet Making - Furniture pathway provides comprehensive training related to the Cabinet making industry.

Certificate III in Upholstery

MSF30713

Traditional stream - apprenticeship

The Certificate III in Upholstery provides comprehensive traditional upholstery training for apprentices in all practical and theoretical aspects of the trade.

Duration: Part time 4 years
Intakes: Various dates throughout the year
Campus: Chadstone

The Certificate III in Upholstery provides comprehensive traditional upholstery training for apprentices in all practical and theoretical aspects of the trade.

Certificate III in Upholstery

MSF30713

Traditional stream - non-apprenticeship

The Certificate III in Upholstery will give you the skills to create new furniture masterpieces and return old furniture to its former glory.

Duration: Part time 3 years
Intakes: February
Campus: Chadstone

The Certificate III in Upholstery will give you the skills to create new furniture masterpieces and return old furniture to its former glory.

Certificate IV in Furniture Design and Technology

MSF40213

The Certificate IV in Furniture Design and Technology will provide you with skills in designing furniture and applying those designs into a finished furniture product.

Duration: Full time 1 year
Intakes: July, September, February
Campus: Chadstone

The Certificate IV in Furniture Design and Technology will provide you with skills in designing furniture and applying those designs into a finished furniture product.

Awards Festival 2021

Outstanding apprentice student finalist

Certificate III in Upholstery student Lachlan Vernal is a finalist at this year's awards festival.

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Outstanding certificate student finalist

Certificate IV in Furniture Design student Michael Wright is a finalist at this year's awards festival.

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Outstanding certificate student winner

Certificate IV in Furniture Design student Patrick Connell is a winner at this year's awards festival.

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Patrick’s furniture design course inspires award-winning design

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