Furnishing Trades

You can acquire a variety of skills within furnishing trades.

Furniture making concentrates on the production of solid and free standing furniture, while cabinet making is the term given to flat panel construction of kitchen/bathroom furniture. Upholstery workers select fabric including canvas and acrylics, applying contemporary and traditional upholstery finishing techniques to upholstered furniture. Wood Machining (Timber Manufactured Products) workers set up, operate and maintain woodworking machines to cut, plane, shape and sand solid timber to the required shape and size using a wide range of machinery.

Course list

^ You will pay half price for the tuition fees on the Lower fees, local skills qualifications, however other fees may apply such as Resource fees that are specific to your course. For full details see our Half price courses page.
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^ You will pay half price for the tuition fees on the Lower fees, local skills qualifications, however other fees may apply such as Resource fees that are specific to your course. For full details see our Half price courses page.
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National ID: MSF31113
State ID: J739
Industry Building and Construction
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Certificate III in Cabinet Making

Learn to make cherished chairs, loved lounges, solid shelves and custom cabinets

This apprenticeship will give you the skills to create furniture using hand and power tools, industrial machinery and CNC processing centres. On completion you'll be ready for a career as a furniture maker or cabinet maker.

Do you want a trades career making cherished chairs and loved lounges, solid shelves and custom cabinets?

When you complete the Certificate III in Cabinet Making you'll be ready for a career as a furniture maker or cabinet maker.

You will gain the knowledge and skills to work effectively in the furnishing industry and learn to create furniture using using hand and power tools, industrial machinery and CNC processing centres.

The Certificate III in Cabinet Making is an apprenticeship, please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.

 

Certificate III
National ID: MSF30113
State ID: J729
Industry Building and Construction

Certificate III in Furniture Finishing

Polish up your furniture finishing skills

This apprenticeship course will give you the skills required to become a furniture finisher or worker and experienced furniture finishers have a range of job opportunities open to them.

Polish up your skills and gain a career in furniture finishing

Refinishing or refurbishing timber products and furniture can add a sparkle to any new or old build. You'll learn about using environmentally sustainable work practices to make or renew timber products.

This apprenticeship will give you the skills required to become a furniture finisher or worker and experienced furniture finishers have a range of job opportunities open to them.

The Certificate III in Furniture Finishing is an apprenticeship, please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.

 

Certificate III
National ID: MSF20313
State ID: AA45
Industry Building and Construction

Certificate II in Furniture Making (Cabinet Making/Furniture Making Pre-Apprenticeship)

Want a trades career making cherished chairs and loved lounges?

This course will help you to gain an apprenticeship in furniture or cabinet making. Cabinet makers work from plans or drawings to make furniture and fixtures for new homes, offices and shops.

Do you want a trades career making cherished chairs and loved lounges?

When you complete the Certificate II in Furniture Making (Cabinet Making/Furniture Making Pre-Apprenticeship) you'll be what employers are looking for in an apprentice furniture maker or cabinet maker.

Cabinet makers work from plans or drawings to make home and office furniture, including built-in cupboards and fixtures for new homes and shops. Furniture making concentrates on the production of solid and free standing furniture.

Many employers now prefer apprenticeship applicants to have completed a pre-apprenticeship. This course will give you the skills, knowledge and behaviours to prepare you and make you more competitive when applying for apprenticeship positions. It will give you a better chance of gaining an apprenticeship and a flying start in learning a trade.

 
Certificate II
National ID: SC
State ID: SC-BCB-V1415
Industry Building and Construction

Furniture Polishing Introduction Short Course

Fix up or rejuvenate old or second hand furniture

This course will give you the skills to effectively and safely use lacquers, putty and shellac to carry out antique restoration of old and used furniture.

Breathe new life into tired treasures

This course is for anyone who wants to fix up or rejuvenate old or second hand furniture. You'll learn how to effectively and safely use lacquers, putty and shellac to carry out antique restoration of old and used furniture.

You can bring in your own timber furniture project to work on. If you dont have a project we can supply an item for you to work on but we will retain it after completion of this short course.

Short course
National ID: MSF30313
State ID: J749
Industry Building and Construction

Certificate III in Timber and Composites Machining

Get into the timber machining industry

This apprenticeship will give you the skills to perform timber and composites machining for the manufacture of furniture, cabinetry and other timber components.

Get into the timber machining industry

This course will provide you with the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge to perform timber and composites machining for the manufacture of furniture, built in and freestanding cabinetry and other timber components. You will utilise a range of static machinery as well as specialist computer numerically controlled (CNC) machinery to manufacture components as specified in working drawings and cutting lists. You will also gain the fundamental knowledge required to perform machine set up, operational maintenance and basic troubleshooting.

The Certificate III in Timber and Composites Machining is an apprenticeship, please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.

Certificate III
National ID: MSF30713
State ID: J735
Industry Building and Construction
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Certificate III in Upholstery

Create new masterpieces and return old furniture to its former glory

In this apprenticeship course you'll learn to dismantle and reassemble furniture; select, cut, sew and fit fabric and leather upholstery materials; and produce loose covers.

Consider a creative career in upholstery

This course will give you the skills and knowledge to carry out upholstery work, including dismantling and reassembling furniture.

The Certificate III in Upholstery is an apprenticeship, please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.

Certificate III
National ID: SC
State ID: SC-BCB-V1271
Industry Building and Construction

Woodwork Introduction

Learn the basics of woodworking to create small pieces of furniture

You'll learn how to use hand and power tools to build an item such as a coffee table, toy box or bedside cabinet.

Show off your newly found wood working skills

This short course will teach you to build a bedside cabinet.

You'll learn how to use many of the hand tools and power tools used by a cabinet maker. During your first week you'll focus on the various power tools used in the trade, learn about their application. The safe use of tools and Workplace Health and Safety will also be covered.

You'll also cover:

  • marking out and cutting timber to size
  • methods of joining and fixing timber using glue, nails, screws and bolts
  • clamping materials together correctly
  • the use of drawer runners and other hardware
  • ornate trims and mouldings

Materials and hardware will be supplied. No previous experience required.

Dress requirements

You will need to supply your own personal protective equipment (PPE) including safety glasses, earmuffs or ear plugs, dust mask and closed in footwear.

Short course
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