Furniture Making /Furnishing

Early career starts are available for students seeking a career in furniture making. Students can integrate a VET certificate in furniture making within a VCE or VCAL syllabus. if studied as a VCE VET Unit this subject is called Furnishing.
As with all good design and creativity, this craft begins with drawing and identifying construction methods and working within constraints. Master the art of hand-cut timber joints using industry standard hand-tools, power-tools and multi-cam computer controlled cutters. Develop complex skills in leg and rail methods, hinged doors and machine-cut timber joints. Understand best practice applications for new materials and finishes, including single pack surface coatings and plastic sheet laminates.

About Furniture Making /Furnishing at NCAT

The furniture making trade is in high demand nationwide. Recent years have seen a shift in industry and consumer demand for sustainable practices. The use of new technologies, materials and equipment in the industry has created employment opportunities across many areas, from high volume manufacturing to artistic expression and creativity.

The College consults with industry and government reference groups to ensure our furniture making curriculum remains consistent with emerging trends. Practical project-based curriculums simulate real world scenarios for hands-on student learning. Purpose built facilities demonstrate sustainable practices furnished with state-of-the-art equipment.