Combine your passion for furniture design with the manufacturing know-how you need to produce one of a kind pieces. This course develops your skills and knowledge in a range of furniture design, making and production techniques to help bring your vision to life.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Design and produce furniture
Select materials and technologies
Research furniture styles and movements
Use industry software and digital methods
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
A nationally accredited qualification at a Certificate IV level
Workable knowledge of furniture design and production
A detailed understanding of craftsmanship, tools and machinery
A pathway to further study in furniture manufacturing
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
Successful completion of the Certificate II in Furniture Making or the Certificate III in Design Fundamentals as evidenced by a copy of your transcript or certificate
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
A passion for furniture design and manufacturing
A basic understanding of designing objects
Good communication skills
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: furniture designer fine furniture maker furniture producer cabinet maker product designer custom furniture designer and manufacturer.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.
Advance your skills to take your career to the next level
Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.
The Certificate IV in Furniture Design and Manufacturing 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 IV in Furniture Design and Manufacturing qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 18 units of competency, including 5 core and 13 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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