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.
IELTS level is 5.5 for this program.
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
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
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.
|Course fee||$15,500||per annum|
|Mandatory materials fee (GST inc)||$0||per course|
|Mandatory activities fee (GST inc)||$0||per course|
|** Additional course costs||$1,000||per course|
**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. Holmesglen reviews its tuition fees and charges annually. You will be required to pay the current fee that applies from the beginning of the next study period.
An additional administration fee may apply where the application is submitted directly to Holmesglen and not through a Holmesglen-approved education agent.
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Tuition Fee Protection Service
The Tuition Protection Service (TPS) is an initiative of the Australian Government to assist international students whose education providers are unable to fully deliver their course of study for which tuition fees are paid. Read more about the TPS here
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