Certificate III in Furniture Finishing
Apprenticeship & On Campus Program
|Start date(s)||Various dates throughout the year|
|Course length||Part time: 3 years (Apprenticeships)|
|Study mode||Workplace training; Block release|
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You can apply for this course online through My.Holmesglen. This online application will take around 10 minutes. Your submitted application will be assessed and you will be contacted by the department within three working days.
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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.
To receive this qualification you must complete 10 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 completion of this program.
AssessmentAssessment will be conducted on and off the job, and will involve practical demonstration, third party report, oral questions and written activities and tests.
Code Name MSFFF2001 Use furniture finishing sector hand and power tools MSFFF2002 Dismantle/Reassemble furniture MSFGN3001 Read and interpret work documents MSFGN3002 Estimate and cost job TLID2003 Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substances MSMSUP102 Communicate in the workplace MSFGN2001 Make measurements and calculations MSMENV272 Participate in Environmentally Sustainable Work Practices MSMWHS200 Work safely MSMSUP106 Work in a team
Code Name BSBPRO301A Recommend Products and Services MSFFF2003 Remove surface coatings MSFFF2004 Prepare Surfaces for Finishing MSFFF2005 Maintain spray equipment and booth MSFFF2006 Apply surface coatings by spray gun MSFFF2007 Apply stains, fillers and bleach MSFFF2008 Apply surface coatings by hand MSFFF3001 Match and make up colours MSFFF3003 Apply plural component coatings MSFFF3004 Apply soft rubber techniques MSFFF3005 Enhance finishes MSFFF3006 Repair and touch up surfaces MSFFF3007 Apply graining and decorative finishes
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.
Please see Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer for more information.
Apprentices must have a training agreement in place with a registered employer from a relevant industry
Qualification & Recognition
After successfully completing this course, you will be eligible to receive the nationally endorsed MSF30113 Certificate III in Furniture Finishing.
Credit may be granted towards this qualification by those who have completed MSF20213 Certificate II in Furniture Finishing.
Further training pathways from this qualification include:
MSF40213 Certificate IV in Furniture Design and Technology
- Furniture polisher
- Various positions in furnishing and joinery
Apprentices - Block Release (one week per month); non-apprentices - 1 or 2 days a week (flexible training options available).
How to Apply
Students studying the on campus course only.
The application process takes approximately 5 minutes and at this stage, you do not need to provide any documentation.
To apply offline, contact the department directly using the details below. Your application will be reviewed by the faculty and you will be contacted within 2 working days. For further information on the full application process, including how to accept your offer, complete enrolment and make payment, visit How to Apply.
A training contract must be completed by the employer and apprentice within the first two weeks of employment. An Australian Apprenticeship Centre (AAC) representative will visit the workplace to complete the training contract with the employer and the apprentice. Contact the AAC on 13 38 73 or australianapprenticeships.gov.au for more information. On signing the apprentice will be asked to nominate the registered training organisation (RTO), such as Holmesglen, which will authomatically be notified of their intention to start training. The apprentice will then be placed on the notification list at the RTO to be contacted when the next apprenticeship group is starting.
If you have further questions about your application please contact the department:
Holmesglen Workforce Solutions
03 9209 5300
Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf the of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.
FeesHolmesglen TAFEHolmesglen TAFE MSF30113
Type Cost Gov. Subsidised $1500 Full Fee $4100
Holmesglen tuition fees shown are all inclusive and indicative of the cost to complete the entire program.
These are indicative fees only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.
Which fee applies to me?
Due to the different level of government subsidy available to you, there are three possible fee levels for program fees – government subsidised, full fee and concession.
Your eligibility for concession or subsidised program fees is determined by your individual circumstances such as how old you are, what level of education you have and what type of program you want to study. Concession fees are not available for qualifications at diploma level or above.
The Holmesglen Information staff can help you determine your eligibility and discuss options if you are ineligible.
How do I pay my fees?
VET Fee HELP / VET Student Loans is an Australian Government loan scheme that helps eligible students pay all or part of their tuition fees for diploma, advanced diploma, graduate certificate and graduate diploma programs.
Holmesglen also offers a range of scholarships each year which you may be eligible to apply for.
To be eligible for a VET Fee HELP / VET Student Loans you will need to meet the VET Student Loans entry requirements.
Information Offices are situated at all campuses. Discuss your payment options with Holmesglen Information staff.