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MSF30713

Certificate III in Upholstery

Set yourself on the path to becoming an upholsterer with this entry-level course.

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STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane
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Course overview

Kick start your career with this entry-level course. Develop all the skills and knowledge needed to become an upholsterer, with the opportunity to specialise in production upholstery.

You will learn how to select, cut, machine sew and fit a variety of fabrics and leather materials, produce loose covers, and dismantle and reassemble furniture. You will also develop a range of transferable skills that could be used in a range of trades or even non-trade industries. Our experienced and passionate trainers will give you the one-on-one guidance you need to succeed.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work as an upholsterer or production upholsterer.

What can I do?

  • Upholsterer
  • Production Upholsterer

Course outcome:

MSF30713 Certificate III in Upholstery

What you will study

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 11 elective units from the list below.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • MSAENV272B
    Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
    UNIT CODE :
    MSAENV272B
    Unit description :

    This competency covers the outcomes required to effectively measure current resource use and carry out improvements including those reducing negative environmental impacts of work practices. This unit is based on the sustainability guideline standard GCSSUS01A Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

  • UNIT CODE
  • MSAPMOHS200A
    Work safely
    UNIT CODE :
    MSAPMOHS200A
    Unit description :

    On completion of this unit, the worker will be able to identify Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) hazards, and assess risk, as well as follow instructions and procedures in the workplace with minimal supervision. The worker will also be capable of participating in and contributing to OHS management issues.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Work safely

  • UNIT CODE
  • MSAPMSUP102A
    Communicate in the workplace
    UNIT CODE :
    MSAPMSUP102A
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency covers receiving, relaying and recording written and oral messages and providing relevant information in response to requests, within time lines.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Communicate in the workplace

  • UNIT CODE
  • MSAPMSUP106A
    Work in a team
    UNIT CODE :
    MSAPMSUP106A
    Unit description :

    This competency covers the organisation of team activities to fit in with the scheduling of production to meet operational guidelines.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Work in a team

  • UNIT CODE
  • MSFGN2001
    Make measurements and calculations
    UNIT CODE :
    MSFGN2001
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency covers taking measurements and making calculations for furnishing tasks undertaken in a variety of sites and locations.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Make measurements and calculations

  • UNIT CODE
  • MSFGN3001
    Read and interpret work documents
    UNIT CODE :
    MSFGN3001
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency covers interpreting work documents, including cutting lists, standards, drawings and specifications, to produce or repair furnishings and to install floor coverings, glass and other furnishing items.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Read and interpret work documents

  • UNIT CODE
  • MSFGN3002
    Estimate and cost job
    UNIT CODE :
    MSFGN3002
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency covers estimating materials, labour and time requirements to establish costs for provision of furnishing services or products. Estimation and job costing is that undertaken by a tradesperson in relation to a sector product for a single client or customer.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Estimate and cost job

  • UNIT CODE
  • MSFUP2001
    Use upholstery sector hand and power tools
    UNIT CODE :
    MSFUP2001
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency covers using hand and power tools in applications relating to the upholstery sector of the furnishing industry.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Use upholstery sector hand and power tools

  • UNIT CODE
  • MSFUP2002
    Fit upholstery components
    UNIT CODE :
    MSFUP2002
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency covers fitting upholstery components ready to assemble upholstered furniture.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Fit upholstery components

  • UNIT CODE
  • MSFUP2004
    Machine sew basic upholstery final cover materials
    UNIT CODE :
    MSFUP2004
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency covers sewing upholstery final cover materials using simple sewing machines and techniques.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Machine sew basic upholstery final cover materials

  • UNIT CODE
  • MSFUP2005
    Develop cutting plan and cut single layer upholstery fabric
    UNIT CODE :
    MSFUP2005
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency covers developing a cutting plan, measuring out and cutting single layer upholstery fabrics.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Develop cutting plan and cut single layer upholstery fabric

  • UNIT CODE
  • MSFUP2006
    Dismantle and re-assemble furniture for upholstering
    UNIT CODE :
    MSFUP2006
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency covers dismantling and re-assembling furniture and/or fittings for the purposes of fitting and/or refurbishing upholstery.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Dismantle and re-assemble furniture for upholstering

  • UNIT CODE
  • MSFUP3002
    Fit and apply final cover materials to furniture using basic techniques
    UNIT CODE :
    MSFUP3002
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency covers fitting and applying plain and patterned materials as the final covering to upholstered furniture using basic techniques.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Fit and apply final cover materials to furniture using basic techniques

  • UNIT CODE
  • TLID2003A
    Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substances
    UNIT CODE :
    TLID2003A
    Unit description :

    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to handle dangerous goods and hazardous substances, including identifying requirements for working with dangerous goods and/or hazardous substances; confirming site incident procedures; and selecting handling techniques.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substances

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Certificate III in Upholstery

COURSE CODE: MSF30713
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How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

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Important Information

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

To study an apprenticeship or traineeship program you must be indentured as an apprentice or trainee with your employer.

Employers need to be able to provide the necessary human and physical resources to qualify for an apprentice.

Resources required

You are responsible for meeting the minimum occupational health and safety requirements in practical classes. This includes the use of safety glasses, protective footwear with covered uppers, steel capped toes and non-slip soles to AS2210, long leather gloves to AS2161, hair protection, ear protection - ear muffs or ear plugs that conform to the Australian Standard AS 1269 or 1270. You should also wear 100% cotton drill industry-standard clothing. If you fail to meet these minimum standards of dress, you will not be permitted entry into practical classes.

Materials list: Training record book. Calculator (basic). Pencil HB. Eraser. Pen. Standard Ruler.  A4 folder for handouts. Loose A4 paper with ring binder cover.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland

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Course Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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