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What will I learn?

The Certificate IV in Furniture Design and Technology MSF40213 will provide you with skills in designing furniture and applying those designs into a finished furniture product.

Throughout your Holmesglen training, you will have the opportunity to be mentored by industry experts, setting you up for a career in this growing, competitive industry.

The course focus is on enabling students to design and produce individual fine furniture for display, custom production, and furniture for volume production.

Furniture designers are experts in creating and designing furnishings while considering both fashion and functionality.

They design interior and exterior furniture, often keeping factors like sustainability, ergonomics, customer style preferences and practicality in mind.

Course structure

To receive this qualification, you must complete six 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 the completion of this course.


Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.

Career opportunities

  • fine furniture maker
  • furniture designer
  • furniture producer
  • caravan interior designer

Pathways to further study:

  • MSF40118 Certificate IV in Interior Decoration
  • MSF50218 Diploma of Interior Design
  • CPC50210 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)



Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$14,900.00 (8,07,151) per year
Start date

September 2021, February 2022



Chadstone Campus,

Corner Batesford and Warrigal Roads,



3148, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

  • English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 5.5 (Academic) with no individual band score less than 5.5

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.