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Certificate IV in Furniture Design and Technology
Certificate IV in Furniture Design and Technology

Certificate IV in Furniture Design and Technology

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  • Level:Certificate IV
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

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  • 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.

Entry Requirements

IELTS 5.5 or equivalence.

Course Information

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.

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.

CRICOS 088123F

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Course structure

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

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Pre Courses

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Pathway Courses

Pathways to further study

  • Certificate IV in Interior Decoration

  • Diploma of Interior Design

  • Diploma of Building and Construction (Building).

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Career opportunities, include:

  • fine furniture maker

  • furniture designer

  • furniture producer

  • caravan interior designer

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 530 ($) per year

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