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The Certificate III in Upholstery provides comprehensive production upholstery training for apprentices in all practical and theoretical aspects of the trade.
You will learn to perform upholstery including dismantling and reassembling furniture and selecting, cutting, sewing and fitting fabric and leather upholstery materials and producing loose covers.
When you complete the course, you will be creating new masterpieces and have the skills to return old furniture to its former glory.
This accredited program is made up of 25 units that have been chosen by Holmesglen based on feedback from industry and staff qualifications. Our qualified and experienced trainers offer personalised support to suit your needs.
If you have already completed one or more of these units before, these may be counted towards completion of this course.
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
Use upholstery sector hand and power tools
Machine sew basic upholstery final cover materials
Develop cutting plan and cut single layer upholstery fabric
Make measurements and calculations
Read and interpret work documents
Communicate in the workplace
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
Repair and touch up surfaces
Fit upholstery components
Apply contemporary foundations to upholstered furniture
Dismantle and re-assemble furniture for upholstering
Fit and apply final cover materials to furniture using basic techniques
Apply finishing techniques to upholstered furniture
Cut, sew and fit skirts to upholstered furniture
Cut, sew and fit or fill cushions
Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substances
Fit and apply final cover materials to furniture using decorative techniques
Manufacture and fit loose covers
Machine sew complex upholstery final cover materials
Lay out patterns and cut leather
Fit and apply leather to furniture
| Code || Name |
|MSFUP2001||Use upholstery sector hand and power tools|
|MSFUP2004||Machine sew basic upholstery final cover materials|
|MSFUP2005||Develop cutting plan and cut single layer upholstery fabric|
|MSFGN2001||Make measurements and calculations|
|MSFGN3001||Read and interpret work documents|
|MSMSUP102||Communicate in the workplace|
|MSMSUP106||Work in a team|
|MSMENV272||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices|
|MSFGN3002||Estimate and cost job|
|MSFFF3006||Repair and touch up surfaces|
|MSFUP2002||Fit upholstery components|
|MSFUP2003||Apply contemporary foundations to upholstered furniture|
|MSFUP2006||Dismantle and re-assemble furniture for upholstering|
|MSFUP3002||Fit and apply final cover materials to furniture using basic techniques|
|MSFUP3008||Apply finishing techniques to upholstered furniture|
|MSFUP3010||Cut, sew and fit skirts to upholstered furniture|
|MSFUP3011||Cut, sew and fit or fill cushions|
|TLID2003||Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substances|
|MSFUP3003||Fit and apply final cover materials to furniture using decorative techniques|
|MSFUP3007||Manufacture and fit loose covers|
|MSFUP3005||Machine sew complex upholstery final cover materials|
|MSFUP3004||Lay out patterns and cut leather|
|MSFUP3006||Fit and apply leather to furniture|
|MSTLG2002||Sew leather by machine|
Apprentices must have a Training Agreement in place with an employer.
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.
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.
QUALIFICATION AND RECOGNITION
After completing this course, you will receive the nationally accredited MSF30713 Certificate III in Upholstery.
Graduates can go onto study the: -
- Certificate IV in Furniture Design and Technology
- Certificate IV in Interior Decoration
- Production upholster
How to apply
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:
03 9209 5518
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Gov. subsidised Apprenticeship
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.
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