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This course provides you with the necessary skills and knowledge that, when combined with workplace skills, will enable you to perform the function of an arboriculture tradesperson.

It has been designed for employees and employers in the arboriculture industry or those who are wishing to gain employment in the arboriculture industry.

After completion of this course, you may be employed by arborists, tree care companies, local councils and parkland operators.

During your study, you will experience tree climbing, aerial rescues and pruning at Holmesglen's Rural Learning Centre, near Eildon, as well as gaining practical experience in bush, rural and metro settings. 

These training camps will be held over one week. We also provide courses for industry that are delivered at various times throughout the year, including but not limited to, chainsaw, chipper, tree felling and trim and cross cut training and licence to operate a boom.

Other skills sets related to the arboriculture industry may be delivered on request.


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 context. Installation skills may be applied to new or renovation work.

During your studies, you will be taught how to create free-standing furniture and install furniture, kitchen and bathroom units in Holmesglen's industry-standard workshops.

This qualification offers a generic Certificate III in Cabinet Making, as well as two pathways targeting the skill requirements of free-standing furniture makers and kitchen and bathroom cabinet makers and installers.

The following additional qualification descriptors are approved for this qualification:

- Pathway 1: MSF31113 Certifcate III in Cabinet Making (Furniture)
- Pathway 2: MSF31113 Certificate III in Cabinet Making Kitchens and Bathrooms).


This course provides comprehensive training for carpentry apprentices, and covers all practical and theoretical aspects of the trade.

Carpenters are the key players in domestic house construction, often the first onsite and the last to leave.

While carpenters have their specific skills and tasks to perform in the building process, they must also have knowledge of all other trades as a carpenter's work often accommodates the other trades who follow them.

This course is delivered in Holmesglen's specially designed facilities, where an emphasis is placed on providing hands-on, practical training wherever possible.

All workshop training is delivered by professional teachers, who have completed formal apprenticeships and worked as carpenters in the building and construction sector for a minimum of 10 years, prior to undertaking their teaching qualifications.


If you are looking to gain employment and further your career in the civil construction industry, this course is designedfor you.

As a leading provider of a range of apprenticeships in thebuilding trades, Holmesglen offers a flexible and engaging experience forapprentices.

We have a proven reputation for providing quality training that is designed to meet the needs of individuals and of companies and employers.

Our Civil Construction department offers apprenticeship training in the general stream. Holmesglen's innovative model of delivery is based on the principles of 70/20/10 training where 70% is on the job, 20% is coaching and peer review, and 10% is classroom based learning.

Our training and assessment caters for varying entry levels while seeking to recognise your current skills and experience. Our qualified trainers come with a range of industry experienceand we can customise training to suit your needs.


This hands-on apprenticeship course, coupled with your workplace experiences, will give you the experience and skills you need to become part of this dynamic, fun filled industry.

Delivered in Holmesglen's specially designed hospitality training facilities, the course places an emphasis on providing you with practical training.

Students are also able to join industry workshops that are available throughout the year. These can include but are not limited to:

- Paddock to plate tour
- Chocolate sculpturing
- Sugar sculpturing
- Apprentice field trips
- Industry icon dinners.

This course provides you with the skills and knowledge to be competent as a qualified chef.

Future employment may be gained in various enterprises where food is prepared and served, including restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, cafes, cafeterias and coffee shops.


This course is the prerequisite for eligibility of the Energy Safe Victoria Electrical Fitter's Licence and provides the background knowledge and skills required for successful work in the electrical manufacturing industry.

As a licensed electrical fitter, you will be able to work in the commercial and industrial switchboard and equipment manufacturing sector.

You will also have the responsibility for the maintenance and commissioning of electrical switchboards, machinery and specified equipment.


This course is the prerequisite for eligibility of the Energy Safe Victoria Electrician's Licence and provides the background knowledge and skills required for successful work in the electrical industry.

As a licensed electrician, you will be able to work on all types of electrical installations, which include the wiring of all commercial, residential and industrial installations.

You will also have the responsibility for the maintenance of electrical equipment throughout the industry.


This certificate is suitable if you are interested in working as a welder, sheetmetal worker or boilermaker.

This course is offered as an apprenticeship program, and for non-apprentices.

Employer demand for engineering apprentices currently exceeds supply.

The manufacturing and engineering area is the largest employment sector in Australia, with over one third of all job vacancies for trade qualified people. Completing this course can provide a pathway to pursuing a highly rewarding career in these industries.


The Certificate III in Flooring Technology provides comprehensive training - delivered both on and off the job - to ensure you develop the most up-to-date knowledge and skills required to become a professional floor covering installer.

Holmesglen offers apprenticeship training in four streams. Apprentices can seek overall knowledge and skills or focus solely on specialty areas: General, Carpet, Timber or Resilient.

This course structure has been set up for the General stream: Learn to lay different carpets and vinyls and learn the type of floor coverings that excel in different environments.

Flooring technology will see you working in both domestic and commercial sites and renovation projects.

Holmesglen has been training flooring technology apprentices for over 15 years. Training is delivered in our especially designed facilities, with a focus on providing hands-on and practical training.


The Certificate III in Flooring Technology, specialising in carpet installation, provides comprehensive training, delivered both on and off the job, to ensure you develop the most up to date knowledge and skills required to become a professional floor covering installer.

You'll become proficient in the installation of a variety of carpets and underlays, including carpet tiles, in both commercial and domestic premises.

Flooring technology will see you working in both domestic and commercial sites and renovation projects.

Holmesglen has been training flooring technology apprentices for over 15 years. Training is delivered in our especially designed facilities, with a focus on providing hands-on and practical training.

Holmesglen offers flooring technology apprenticeship training in four streams. Apprentices can seek overall knowledge and skills, or focus solely on specialty areas: General, Carpet, Timber or Resilient.


The Certificate III in Flooring Technology, specialising in resilient flooring, provides comprehensive training, delivered both on and off the job to ensure you develop the most up to date knowledge and skills required to become a professional floor covering installer.

In this course, you will to learn how to install vinyl, linoleum and rubber wall and floor coverings as well as installing resilient sheets and tiles.

Flooring technology will see you working in both domestic and commercial sites and renovation projects.

Holmesglen has been training flooring technology apprentices for over 15 years. Training is delivered in our especially designed facilities at Bulli Street, Moorabbin, with a focus on providing hands-on and practical training.

Holmesglen offers flooring technology apprenticeship training in four streams. Apprentices can seek overall knowledge and skills or focus solely on specialty areas: General, Carpet, Timber or Resilient.


The Certificate III in Flooring Technology, specialising in timber installation, provides comprehensive training, delivered both on and off the job, to ensure you develop the most up-to- date knowledge and skills required to become a professional floor covering installer.

Training in this stream focuses on the installation of timber, parquetry, laminate and bamboo flooring including restoration of original timber floors.

Flooring technology will see you working in both domestic and commercial sites and renovation projects.

Holmesglen has been training Flooring Technology apprentices for over 15 years. Training is delivered in our especially designed facilities at Bulli Street, Moorabbin, with a focus on providing hands-on and practical training.

Holmesglen offers flooring technology apprenticeship training in four streams. Apprentices can seek overall knowledge and skills or focus solely on specialty areas: General, Carpet, Timber or Resilient.


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 the skills and knowledge you require to perform a range of glass and glazing job roles, including safely manufacturing, processing, moving and installing various types of glass, and handling glass materials and components.

The glazing stream is suited to those wishing to work in the glass and glazing industry, specifically in the installation of glass in buildings. Training may be customised to suit you where possible.

The course is delivered in Holmesglen's specially designed facilities, where emphasis is placed on providing hands-on training wherever possible.

Delivery and assessment are also flexible, and depending on requirements, you may be able to be assessed on the job.


The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry, as well as a specialist field of work.

This course provides comprehensive training in all practical and theoretical aspects of joinery.

You will learn to manufacture and assemble joinery components; Oxy-LPG; cut and install glass; install windows and doors; computer-controlled/static machinery, and undertake sustainable practices in the construction industry.

Where possible, work is undertaken on full sized projects in Holmesglen's specially designed and industry recognised facilities.


Holmesglen's qualified and experienced teachers will assist you to achieve the skills you need to advance your career in landscaping.

This course provides you with the necessary skills and knowledge that, when combined with workplace enhancement skills, will enable you to perform the work of a landscape gardening constructor.

The course is run in accordance with the National Industry Competency Standards for Landscape Construction.

Roles in the industry can be varied and include, construction and maintenance of domestic and commercial landscapes, or the construction and installation of amenity and recreational landscape structures.

You may also undertake the design of gardens and commercial landscapes, or provide technical advice and forward estimates on landscape development proposals.

Employers in this industry include individual landscapers, landscaping companies and public bodies, such as local councils.


This course provides comprehensive training for painting and decorating apprentices in all practical and theoretical aspects of the trade.

Learn hands on skills from teachers who are industry professionals, in specialised facilities tailored to provide the best educational environment, so you learn the skills your employer needs.


Throughout this course you will develop the necessary skills and knowledge to work in the management and maintenance of public and private parks, reserves and gardens, natural bushland and community recreation areas.

You will gain skills in the design and implementation of special plant displays and be able to give advice on plant selection and use in domestic and commercial situations.


This course provides comprehensive training for all plumbing and gasfitting apprentices, and covers the practical and theoretical aspects of the industry.

You will gain skills in areas such as welding, water supply, drainage, sanitary, gasfitting, roofing and mechanical services.

This course is delivered in Holmesglen's specially designed plumbing and mechanical services facilities, where an emphasis is placed on providing hands on learning.

You will be taught by professional teachers who have all completed formal apprenticeships and have extensive experience in the plumbing industry.


Kick-start your future in production nursery with this course. This course will teach you how to maintain nursery plants, apply biosecurity measures, troubleshoot irrigation systems and more.

Jump into a career straight away as a nursery worker, wholesale production assistant, green life layer or retail sales person.

And if you want to further your studies, you can go on to study the Certificate IV in Horticulture, Diploma of Horticulture or Diploma of Landscape Design - all also offered at Holmesglen.


This course provides you with the necessary skills and knowledge that, when combined with workplace skills enhancement, will enable you to perform the work of a retail nursery person.

This course is run in accordance with the National Industry Competency Standards for Retail Nursery.

Throughout the course you will develop skills and knowledge in the propagation, production and maintenance of plants for sale and hire.

You will learn about the retailing of plants and associated products, and be able to provide advice on plant selection.

You will also learn about the development and promotion of plant products and services.


This course provides you with comprehensive skills and knowledge in roof tiling, including tiling regular and irregular roofs, repairing and renovating tile and slate roofs, interpreting plans and specifications, and workplace safety.

The course is delivered in our specially designed facilities, where an emphasis is placed on providing hands on, practical training wherever possible.


This course provides comprehensive training for solid plastering, covering all practical and theoretical aspects of the trade.

Solid plastering deals with the application of gypsum and cement materials in a plastic state spread and formed to a desired finish.

It is integral to the modern day construction process.

As a particularly visible element of any structure, it requires attention to detail and is relevant to contemporary building, as well as to restoration and heritage work.

Solid plasterers are required to work on all types of internal and external finishes, therefore a great degree of skill and knowledge is required.

Extensive job opportunities exist if you have relevant training.


This course provides you with the necessary skills and knowledge that, when combined with workplace skills enhancement, will enable you to perform the work of a turf tradesperson.

This course is run in accordance with the National Industry Competency Standards for turf.

You will learn skills in the establishment and maintenance of recreational turf, the preparation of sports playing surfaces and the management of recreational and sports turf facilities.

You will also learn how to provide advice on turf irrigation, pest and disease control, and management practices.


This course provides comprehensive training for stonemasonry apprentices, covering both practical and theoretical aspects of the stonemasonry trade. Stonemasonry is the craft of shaping pieces of rock into mostly simple, but sometimes considerably complex, accurate geometrical shapes. The resulting stones are then constructed together to form structures.

Recent changes in the stonemasonry industry have included the huge growth in kitchen bench tops using engineered and natural stone. This has led to a skills shortage for businesses specialising in bench tops and other commercial work.

Our training includes the latest skills required of stonemasons such as laminating, edge polishing, drop downs, and sink cut outs. We also provide you with training of traditional skills such as those required for monumental, architectural and construction.

In consultation with your employer, we can provide the streaming of skills required by each aspect of the trade, reducing the time you will be required to spend on campus.


This course will give you the skills and knowledge to perform timber and composites machining for the manufacture of furniture, cabinetry, windows and doors, and moulded products.

You will learn to use a range of specialist machinery, as well as preparing and working from computer-aided drawings and associated cutting lists.

In regards to each machine, you will learn about the material you are processing, the tools you need (cutters etc) and how to use the machine itself - from basic to high-end production machinery such as computer numerically controlled (CNC) machines.

You will taught the correct setup, operational and long-term maintenance and troubleshooting of each machining process.

There are three possible specialist streams embedded in this qualification:

Stream 1 Flat Panel Machining

Stream 2 Solid Timber Machining

Stream 3 Machining Technician


This course provides you with comprehensive training for the wall and ceiling lining plastering industry, incorporating a range of practical and theoretical aspects of the trade.

Once you are qualified, you can enjoy a range of career and employment opportunities within the building and construction industry, including the opportunity to run your own business.

This course is delivered as a blended model with both on campus and onsite delivery.


This course provides comprehensive training for wall and floor tiling, and covers all practical and theoretical aspects of the trade.

Much of wall and floor tiling work is straightforward, but it often requires skill and judgement.

You must understand working drawings of buildings and be able to apply basic mathematics. Wall and floor tilers also do more complicated tiling work such as mosaics, pools and spas.

These jobs require training, ability and experience. As a wall and floor tiler, you can work on commercial and domestic projects.

Your work is an art and will stand for many years, with your skills in demand.

You will receive hands on training from industry experienced teachers, train in excellent training facilities that are acknowledged as the best in Victoria, and gain practical experience on full scale projects.