Certificate III in Furniture Finishing


This qualification will prepare students to work as a furniture finisher where they can gain work either in a modern field such as kitchens and commercial interiors, or in a more traditional environment such as restoration and preservation. A furniture finisher complements and provides the final 'wow' factor to a finished item of furniture. It is an important and integral part of the furnishing industry and there is a high demand for qualified and experienced furniture finishers.

Entry Requirements:

No minimum education


10 core units plus 13 electives.

Subjects you can Study:

Core: Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices; Work safely; Communicate in the workplace; Work in a team; Use furniture finishing sector hand and power tools; Dismantle and re-assemble furniture; Make measurements and calculations; Read and interpret work documents; Estimate and cost job; Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substances. Electives: Remove surface coatings; Prepare surfaces for finishing; Maintain spray equipment and booth; Apply surface coatings by spray gun; Repair and touch up surfaces; Apply surface coatings by hand; Apply graining and decorative finishes; Apply traditional French polishing techniques; plus more.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00092B

Related Careers:

Furniture Polisher,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Tonsley No info No 48 months
Tonsley No info No Part time 48 months
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Provider CRICOS: 00092B

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