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Overview

Course code:

MSF40213

CRICOS:

088123F

Start date(s):

February, July

Course length:

Full Time: 1 year

Campus:

Chadstone

This course focuses on teaching you skills in the design of furniture and the application of turning a design into a finished furniture product.

You will develop skills and knowledge that will enable you 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.

Your training at Holmesglen will set you up for a career in this growing  competitive industry.

Throughout your training, you will have the opportunity to be mentored  by James Richardson Furniture, a business that  has built a heritage on the principles of good design.

This family-owned business has a rich tradition of style, service and quality dating back to 1892.

They will assist you with your designs and you may also have your pieces displayed at their showroom.


Course structure

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 completion of this course.

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

BSBOHS404B

Contribute To The Implementation Of Strategies To Control OHS Risk

MEM16006A

Organise and communicate information

MEM16007A

Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment

MSFFDT4011

Research and select furniture materials and technology

MSFFDT4012

Research furniture styles and movements

MSMENV272

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

BSBDES401

Generate design solutions

CUAACD302

Produce computer-aided drawings

MSFFDT4002

Assemble custom furniture

MSFFDT4005

Construct and evaluate furniture prototypes and samples

MSFFDT4007

Prepare and present furniture design information

MSFFDT4008

Produce and evaluate developmental furniture models to scale

MSFFDT4009

Set up, operate and maintain basic static woodworking machines for furniture designs

MSFFDT4013

Select, use and maintain hand tools for the creation of custom furniture

MSFFM4002

Construct joints for custom furniture

MSFFM4003

Produce curved and shaped components for custom furniture

MSFFM4004

Produce timber veneered components for custom furniture

MSFFT4006

Construct prototypes and samples

MSFFT4011

Purchase materials and consumables


Entry requirements

Good passes at Year 11 level or the overseas equivalent.

•English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 5.5 (Academic) with no individual bandscore
less than 5.5.

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

PATHWAYS

Graduates of this program can further their studies in the MSF50313 Diploma of Furniture Design and Technology or a range of design courses at degree level.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES


  • Furniture designer

  • Industrial designer


How to apply

APPLY VIA AGENT

Holmesglen recommends international students apply through one of our accredited student recruitment agents. This will assist you in the preparation of all application documents and ensure that you are well counselled on the Australian Government's Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirements for International students. Further information of the GTE requirements is available at: https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au.

To find out more, visit How to Apply for International Students.

If you have further questions about your application, please contact our International Centre:

T: 03 9564 1703

E: intl@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

Type

Cost

International Fee

$14,500.00


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Contact details

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.

- , Thu, 14 Mar - bookings essential.

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.

- , Thu, 14 Mar - bookings essential.

Holmesglen Chadstone Campus, Batesford Road Chadstone 3148 Australia

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