Holmesglen offers a range of TAFE courses from pre-apprenticeships, apprenticeships, certificates and diplomas in the wood trades, upholstery and furniture finishing industry. Explore courses in cabinet making, wood machining and automotive and marine trimming at Holmesglen.
If you are studying furnishing design or cabinet making you will have your own work space and access to the latest machinery and tools of the trade. You will be encouraged to show your individual flair and create a variety of pieces that can be entered into competitions or even sold to the public.
You may want to study furniture finishing and learn how to restore vintage furniture, practice polishing, as well as waxing, staining and shellacking techniques. Or study upholstery and learn how to repair, recover and replace furniture materials using both traditional and modern techniques.
We offer an Automotive Vehicle Body program that gives you the chance to apply these traditional crafts in a modern context. Learn how to upholster seats and floor coverings on a wide range of vehicles including trucks, buses, aircraft and boats.
With small classes, industry experts as your teachers and access to industry standard equipment to practise on, we prepare you for the workplace – be it as an apprentice, part of a large manufacturing process or in your own studio.
This course is designed for people wishing to enter the furniture and building trades. Learn about industry safety, timber joints and construction in one of Victoria's leading furniture making workshops and graduate with the skills required to operate hand and power tools.Job prospects for students who complete this course are excellent. You will have the skills to find employment in the furniture, cabinet making, furniture design, wood machining, joinery, shopfitting and building industries.Students who successfully [...]
This course provides comprehensive training in vehicle and marine trimming. You will learn to make, install, repair, replace or modify the seats, upholstery, linings (roof and door linings), interior trim and floor coverings of a vehicle.This work can be undertaken on cars, trucks, vintage vehicles, buses, caravans, trains, aircraft and boats.
This course provides comprehensive training in cabinet making. You will learn how to use power tools, operate all workshop machinery, operate CNC machinery, produce manual and computer aided production drawings, and estimate and cost jobs. The course provides the skills and knowledge required to perform a range of skills at trade-level for those working in furniture making and those involved in the manufacture and installation of fitted furniture typically in a kitchen, bathroom and related [...]
This course provides comprehensive training in furniture finishing. You will learn to prepare surfaces, apply stains and finishes, restore furniture and operate finishing equipment.You will be taught in Holmesglen's industry recognised furnishing facilities, where an emphasis is placed on providing hands on, practical training.
This course provides comprehensive training in picture framing. You will learn how to use power tools, operate all workshop machinery, operate CNC machinery, produce manuals, and estimate and cost jobs. During this course, you will be taught how to prepare design requirements for framing and use mouldings and mat to frame pictures,restoration work, complex artwork, and textiles, including use of glass and glazing materials, where required.
This qualification describes the skills and knowledge required to perform timber and composites machining for the manufacture of furniture, cabinetry, windows and doors, and moulded products, utilising a range of specialist machinery, and includes preparing and working from Computer-aided drawings and associated cutting lists. There are three aspects covered in relation to each machine used, they are, Material to be processed, tooling (cutters etc.) and the machine itself. The skills and underpinning knowledge gained, encompass [...]
This course provides comprehensive training in all practical and theoretical aspects of the upholstery trade.You will learn to perform upholstery including dismantling and reassembling furniture and selecting, cutting, sewing and fitting fabric and leather upholstery materials.
This course focuses on teaching you skills in the design of furniture and the application of turning a design into a finished furniture product. You will develop skills and knowledge that will enable you 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, [...]
This course focuses on further developing your skills in the design of furniture and the application of the design into a finished furniture product.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. This course is designed to meet the expectations of the Australian furniture industry, preparing you with the skills [...]
This is a VET Delivered to Secondary Students (previously VETiS) course and can only be completed as part of your VCE or VCAL program.This course gives you an insight into the training required to achieve a trade or design qualification in the furnishing, design and building industries. You will develop hand and power tool skills while working on a variety of projects related to cabinet making, joinery, furniture making and polishing.The building industry is currently [...]
This course gives you the opportunity to work safely using hand and power tools to construct timber furnishing products. It is suitable if you are interested in furniture design, kitchen design, furniture making, cabinet making, wood machining, joinery, shopfitting and stair building.