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.
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.
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
Contribute To The Implementation Of Strategies To Control OHS Risk
Organise and communicate information
Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment
Research and select furniture materials and technology
Research furniture styles and movements
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
Generate design solutions
Produce computer-aided drawings
Assemble custom furniture
Construct and evaluate furniture prototypes and samples
Prepare and present furniture design information
Produce and evaluate developmental furniture models to scale
Set up, operate and maintain basic static woodworking machines for furniture designs
Select, use and maintain hand tools for the creation of custom furniture
Construct joints for custom furniture
Produce curved and shaped components for custom furniture
Produce timber veneered components for custom furniture
Construct prototypes and samples
Purchase materials and consumables
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.
QUALIFICATION AND RECOGNITION
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.
- 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
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