About the course

About the course

This course is offered as an apprenticeship as well as a non-apprenticeship course.

Do you like the hands-on approach to work? Are you interested in working with wood? During this course you will work with solid timber and manufactured board as you learn a broad range of furniture making skills.

This course will teach you essential trades skills including occupational health and safety requirements, workplace communication skills and how to be a valuable member of a team.

You will learn how to read documents, use hand and power tools, the various construction methods, materials and techniques used as well as the different styles of furniture that can be created. You will begin with the basics of drawing up plans and designs as well as calculating what a project will cost.

You will use a CNC and other woodworking machines including drilling, sawing and edging machines.

Learn as you create high quality furniture items that you can take with you.

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Intake Dates & Course Length


You can enrol throughout the year. Ask about our flexible delivery options for non-apprenticeship training.

Apprenticeship: full time - 3 years (1 day per week) 8.05am to 4.35pm

Non apprenticeship: ask about our flexible delivery options

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Career Outcomes


This course may provide you with employment opportunities in the furnishing industry as a furniture maker.

This course may also lead to employment opportunities in retail furniture or furniture design.

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Entry Requirements


For the non-apprenticeship course you will need to:

  • be 16 years of age
  • apply directly to the Institute

APPRENTICESHIP ENTRY REQUIREMENTS 

To apply for this course, you must also be registered with an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Provider and have a training contract with an employer. 

We can provide information and support on how to apply for an apprenticeship with an employer listed by an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Provider. Contact the Skills & Jobs Centre on (03) 8892 1350 or email sajc.elgar@boxhill.edu.au.

PRE-TRAINING REVIEW

To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs, Box Hill Institute will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.

A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.

Applying


For the apprenticeship course - you will need to apply through your employer and an Australian Apprenticeship Centre.

For non-apprenticeship training - enrol directly with the Institute.

Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

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Pathways & Accreditation


You may want to continue on and complete the Certificate IV in Furniture Design and Technology.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 3

Fees & Finance Options


This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Annual Fee
Apprentice Gov. Subsidised $1,120.00
Apprentice Concession $224.00
Full Tuition Fee $5,600.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities*$155.00
Core Skills Support**$75.00
Annual Material Fees$256.00
Retain Course Items***No fee applies
* Does not apply to VETiS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETiS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.

***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).

Annual student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2019 and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.
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Course Structure


You will be required to complete 28 units 

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