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Course Number: MSF40213-01V01
Do you have a creative eye for furniture, design and production? Our Certificate IV Furniture Design qualification is for those who want to undertake comprehensive training in the creative and practical production skills required for a career in the design and production of fine contemporary furniture. You will study new technologies, including new materials and studio design practices used in the design and production of furniture. Course work has an emphasis on workshop methods, marketing and business studies, and individually creative and innovative expression, including the use of computer-aided design and modelling. During the course you will be encouraged to develop a thorough awareness of the various technical and creative aspects of working as a designer with a focus on domestic, commercial, corporate and customised furniture products.
Offered on 1 campus
Those wishing to gain entry into this course should have a passion for the furniture industry and a desire to learn.Literacy and NumeracyNorth Coast TAFE wants you to know that while this qualification has no formal entry requirements, we do want you to succeed, so we are providing information about the skills and knowledge that would help you perform this qualification. You do need to have, or be able to attain, a level of literacy and numeracy that will help you complete your course and ultimately to work in your chosen field. Students who complete this qualification level will have a broad range of skills and knowledge that can be applied to specialised and/or skilled work areas. They will be able to identify, analyse, compare and act on information from a range of sources and have a limited responsibility for the organisation of others.North Coast TAFE can provide support for reading, writing, maths and English Language. If you would like to know more about our support options please contact us.
When you finish this course you may consider further study at TAFE NSW, in a range of other related creative areas, including Interactive Digital Media or Visual Arts. You may also consider studying product, industrial or object design at University.
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A TAFE NSW Certificate IV or Diploma could give you up 6 to 12 months advanced standing in a university degree and some Advanced Diplomas offer even more credit.
Choosing a TAFE to University Pathway at North Coast TAFE is a great way to get practical ‘job ready’ skills and then gain entry to a university at an advanced stage.
More information can be found on our TAFE 2 uni page on our website.
Why study something again if you already have the skills and knowledge? Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is about helping you get your qualification faster and getting you to where you want to be!
Working with one of our RPL assessors we’ll review your life and work experiences as well as any previous study you may have done to confirm just what we can match up with your current course of study.
Note: Some short, licensing or compliance courses, eg Food Safety for Supervisors or First Aid are not granted RPL as demonstrated competency is required by regulatory authorities.
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North Coast TAFE offers a wide choice of courses, some that attract government subsidies and some that do not. The fees payable will vary, depending on your personal circumstances, your study history and the course you choose.
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