Certificate III in Upholstery
Apprenticeship & On Campus Program
|Start date(s)||Various dates throughout the year|
|Course length||Part time: 3 years|
|Study mode||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 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.
To receive this qualification you must complete 14 core units and 11 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 MSAENV272B Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices MSAPMOHS200A Work safely MSAPMSUP102A Communicate in the workplace MSAPMSUP106A Work in a team MSFGN2001 Make measurements and calculations MSFGN3001 Read and interpret work documents MSFGN3002 Estimate and cost job MSFUP2001 Use upholstery sector hand and power tools MSFUP2002 Fit upholstery components MSFUP2004 Machine sew upholstery final cover materials (basic) MSFUP2005 Develop cutting plan and cut single layer upholstery fabric MSFUP2006 Dismantle/reassemble furniture for upholstering MSFUP3002 Fit and apply final cover materials to furniture using basic techniques TLID2003A Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substances
Code Name LMTLG2002A Sew Leather by Machine MSFUP2003 Apply contemporary foundations to upholstered furniture MSFUP3003 Fit and apply final cover materials to furniture using decorative techniques MSFUP3004 Lay out patterns and cut leather MSFUP3005 Machine sew upholstery final cover materials (complex) MSFUP3006 Fit and apply leather to furniture MSFUP3007 Manufacture and fit loose covers MSFUP3008 Apply finishing techniques to upholstered furniture MSFUP3010 Cut, sew and fit skirts to upholstered furniture MSFUP3011 Cut, sew and fit or fill cushions MSFUP3013 Cut and Sew Canvas and Acrylics
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 an employer.
Qualification & Recognition
After successfully completing this course, you will be eligible to receive the nationally accredited MSF30713 Certificate III in Upholstery.
Various positions in the upholstery industry.
Apprentices: One day per week.
On-campus course: 2 days a week (Tues & Wed)
How to Apply
Full time/part time 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.
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.
Fees$1500 Holmesglen TAFEHolmesglen TAFE MSF30713
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.