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.
Career opportunities, include:
- fine furniture maker
- furniture designer
- furniture producer
- caravan interior designer
Pathways to further study:
- MSF40118 Certificate IV in Interior Decoration
- MSF50218 Diploma of Interior Design
- CPC50210 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)
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Studying the Certificate IV in Furniture Design and Technology at Holmesglen
Throughout your Holmesglen training, you will have the opportunity to be mentored by industry experts, setting you up for a career in this growing, competitive industry.
The course focus is on enabling students to design and produce individual fine furniture for display, custom production, and furniture for volume production.
Furniture designers are experts in creating and designing furnishings while considering both fashion and functionality.
They design interior and exterior furniture, often keeping factors like sustainability, ergonomics, customer style preferences and practicality in mind.
Timetable: Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 8.15am - 3.45pm
To receive this qualification, you must complete six core units and 13 elective units.
Elective units have been chosen by Holmesglen based on feedback from industry and staff qualifications.
If you have already completed other eligible elective units, these may be counted towards the completion of this course.
||Determine work health and safety (WHS) implications of designs
||Construct joints for custom furniture
||Generate design solutions
||Research furniture styles and movements
||Select, use and maintain hand tools for the creation of custom furniture
||Organise and communicate information
||Assemble custom furniture
||Research and select furniture materials and technology
||Set up, operate and maintain basic static woodworking machines for furniture designs
||Produce computer-aided drawings
||Purchase materials and consumables
||Produce curved and shaped components for custom furniture
||Produce timber veneered components for custom furniture
||Construct and evaluate furniture prototypes and samples
||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
||Produce and evaluate developmental furniture models to scale
||Construct prototypes and samples
||Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment
||Prepare and present furniture design information
| Code || Name |
|MSFFDT4006||Determine work health and safety (WHS) implications of designs|
|MSFFM4002||Construct joints for custom furniture|
|BSBDES401||Generate design solutions|
|MSFFDT4012||Research furniture styles and movements|
|MSFFDT4013||Select, use and maintain hand tools for the creation of custom furniture|
|MEM16006A||Organise and communicate information|
|MSFFDT4002||Assemble custom furniture|
|MSFFDT4011||Research and select furniture materials and technology|
|MSFFDT4009||Set up, operate and maintain basic static woodworking machines for furniture designs|
|CUAACD302||Produce computer-aided drawings|
|MSFFT4011||Purchase materials and consumables|
|MSFFM4003||Produce curved and shaped components for custom furniture|
|MSFFM4004||Produce timber veneered components for custom furniture|
|MSFFDT4005||Construct and evaluate furniture prototypes and samples|
|MSMENV272||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices|
|MSFFDT4008||Produce and evaluate developmental furniture models to scale|
|MSFFT4006||Construct prototypes and samples|
|MEM16007A||Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment|
|MSFFDT4007||Prepare and present furniture design information|
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.
There are no prerequisites or entry requirements for this program.
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.
COVID-19 vaccination requirements
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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
On completion, you will receive the MSF40213 Certificate IV in Furniture Design and Technology.
How to apply
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|Tuition fees (GST exempt)
|Mandatory Materials and Activities fees * (GST inc)
**Additional costs may also apply for course consumable and other costs. These may include consumables such as learning resources, personal protective equipment/clothing and other costs such as immunisation costs, National Police Check and Working with Children Check for relevant courses. To view the additional costs that apply for each course, download a full list of estimated additional costs by course (PDF - 102kb).
All fees are indicative only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding. Find out now if you are eligible for Government-subsidised fees or Concession