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Course code:

MSF30113

Next available intakes:

February

Course length:

Part Time: 36 months

Campus:

Chadstone

The Certificate III in Furniture Finishing provides comprehensive training in furniture finishing. You will learn to prepare surfaces, apply stains and finishes, restore furniture and operate finishing equipment.

You will be taught in Holmesglen's industry recognised furnishing facilities, where an emphasis is placed on providing hands-on, practical training.


Course structure

To receive this qualification, you must complete 10 core units and 13 elective units.

Elective units have been chosen by Holmesglen based on feedback from industry and staff qualifications.

ASSESSMENT

Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.

SUBJECTS

Code

Name

MSMWHS200

Work safely

TLID2003

Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substances

MSFFF2001

Use furniture finishing sector hand and power tools

MSFGN2001

Make measurements and calculations

MSFFF2004

Prepare surfaces for finishing

MSFFF2003

Remove surface coatings

MSFFF2008

Apply surface coatings by hand

MSFFF2006

Apply surface coatings by spray gun

MSFGN3001

Read and interpret work documents

MSFFF2005

Maintain spray equipment and booth

MSFFF2002

Dismantle and re-assemble furniture

MSMSUP102

Communicate in the workplace

MSMSUP106

Work in a team

MSFFF3001

Match and make up colours

MSFFF3003

Apply plural component coatings

MSFFF3004

Apply soft rubber techniques

MSFFF3005

Enhance finishes

MSFFF3006

Repair and touch up surfaces

MSFFF3007

Apply graining and decorative finishes

MSFFF2007

Apply stains, fillers and bleach

BSBPRO301

Recommend products and services

MSFGN3002

Estimate and cost job

MSMENV272

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Code Name
MSMWHS200Work safely
TLID2003Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substances
MSFFF2001Use furniture finishing sector hand and power tools
MSFGN2001Make measurements and calculations
MSFFF2004Prepare surfaces for finishing
MSFFF2003Remove surface coatings
MSFFF2008Apply surface coatings by hand
MSFFF2006Apply surface coatings by spray gun
MSFGN3001Read and interpret work documents
MSFFF2005Maintain spray equipment and booth
MSFFF2002Dismantle and re-assemble furniture
MSMSUP102Communicate in the workplace
MSMSUP106Work in a team
MSFFF3001Match and make up colours
MSFFF3003Apply plural component coatings
MSFFF3004Apply soft rubber techniques
MSFFF3005Enhance finishes
MSFFF3006Repair and touch up surfaces
MSFFF3007Apply graining and decorative finishes
MSFFF2007Apply stains, fillers and bleach
BSBPRO301Recommend products and services
MSFGN3002Estimate and cost job
MSMENV272Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Entry requirements

Prior to enrolment or commencement of training you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and a pre-training interview. These will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify your training plan, and identify any learning support needs.
You must be signed up as an apprentice with your chosen employer.

A training contract must be completed by the employer and apprentice within the first two weeks of employment.

RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING

You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.


Outcomes

QUALIFICATION AND RECOGNITION

After completing this course, you will receive the nationally endorsed MSF30113 Certificate III in Furniture Finishing.

PATHWAYS

You may further your studies in in MSF40213 Certificate IV in Furniture Design and technology

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

- Furniture polisher
- various positions in furnishing and joinery


How to apply

APPRENTICESHIP

A training contract must be completed by the employer and apprentice within the first two weeks of employment.

A representative from the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network will visit the workplace to complete the training contract with the employer and the apprentice.

Visit australianapprenticeships.gov.au for more information.

If you have further questions about your application, please contact the department:

FJM

03 9209 5518

building@holmesglen.edu.au

RECRUITMENT

Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.

Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.


Fees

Holmesglen tuition fees shown are all inclusive and indicative of the cost to complete the entire course.
These are indicative fees only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.
Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.

Find out more about paying your fees and our payment options


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Furniture and Upholstery Open Days

If you are curious about furniture making but not sure if it is right for you; or if you want to get the skills and industry experience to set your self up for an apprenticeship, a Certificate II might be the 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 working in the field is really like. By completing a pre-apprenticeship you'll also reduce the length of your apprenticeship. Visit us on Open Day at 6.30pm for a formal presentation highlighting the unique elements and importance of each of the building trades. Following the presentation there will be a tour across each of the trades workshops with teachers available to answer any specific questions.

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Holmesglen Chadstone Campus, Batesford Road Chadstone 3148 Australia

Holmesglen�s certificate III in Upholstery, Auto and Marine Trimming and Furniture Finishing courses 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. Visit us on Open Day at 6.30pm for a formal presentation highlighting the unique elements and benefits of each trade. Following the presentation there will be a tour across each of the trades workshops with teachers available to answer any specific questions.

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Holmesglen Chadstone Campus, Batesford Road Chadstone 3148 Australia

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