Throughout this course you will learn practical skills in upholstery, flooring and soft furnishings to elevate spaces and bring personality to a room. Open doors to apply for apprenticeships and further specialised study in furnishing.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Use basic power and hand tools to assemble and upholster furniture
Perform measurements and calculations
Use drawings, work orders and sample parts for specifications
Select and work with a variety of materials including timber, foams, cushioning and fabric
Use environmentally sustainable work practices
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Experience working with materials such as upholstery, flooring and timber
A nationally accredited Certificate II in Furnishing
Strong pathways to further study including Certificate III trade qualifications
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol now.
TAFE NSW also offers the Certificate II in Furnishing as a traineeship. To be eligible to enrol in the course as a trainee you must:
Be in relevant employment as this course is delivered in the workplace
Have a signed traineeship contract
Thinking about a traineeship? Enquire today.
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
An interest in one of the following: upholstery, flooring technology, mattress and base making or coopering (wine barrel making and refurbishing).
Practical capabilities and an interest in working with your hands
Strong spatial awareness and hand-eye coordination
Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 10 high school level
TAFE NSW may ask you to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test. This helps us to understand your individual study needs, to design an individualised plan that supports your study success and ensures your LLN skills match the demands of the course.
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like: production assembler, trades assistant and pathways to apply to be an apprentice in upholstery, flooring technology, furniture finishing, cabinet making and coopering.
There are many career pathways and opportunities to choose from when you graduate from the Certificate II in Furnishing. It’s important to check the licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements relating to your future career by visiting NSW Fair Trading or your state licensing body.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate II in Furnishing does not have any pre-requisite courses.
The Certificate II in Furnishing does not have any related courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate II in Furnishing qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 0 , including 0 core and 0 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
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TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)
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