Manufacturing and design
Combine hands-on skills with creativity to build a future in the design and manufacture of furniture, cabinetry, windows and doors.
Study manufacturing and design
Customise your career in manufacturing and design in a range of hands-on and creative study areas including cabinet and furniture making, glass and glazing, and manufacturing technology. Develop the skills to manufacture and install built-in cabinets, handle and install glass windows and doors, or create and modify computer-aided design (CAD) drawings.
At TAFE Queensland, you will learn using industry-standard equipment and technology in our purpose-built furniture making facilities and fully-equipped design studios.
Get the skills, knowledge and confidence to design your dream career.
- Cabinet maker
- CAD operator
- Furniture maker
- Furnishing worker
- Machining technician
- Wood machinist
Manufacturing and design courses
Bachelor of the Built Environment (Interior Architecture)
Create inspirational spaces and interiors with this specialised course in interior spatial design. You will graduate with the skills and knowledge required to practice as a dynamic, agile and creative interior design professional.
- Interior Designer (Commercial, Residential, Heritage/Adaptive Reuse)
- Film and Television Designer
- Set Designer
- Furniture Designer
- Visual and Spatial Branding Designer
Certificate II in Furniture Making Pathways
Kick start your career in the furnishing industry with this entry-level course. Gain foundation skills and build the confidence you need to find a cabinet making apprenticeship.
- Product Assembler
- Trades Assistant
- Cabinet Making Apprentice
Certificate IV in Residential Drafting
Progress your career as a draftsperson with this hands-on course. Learn specialised skills including how to produce drawings and use 3D modelling software. Gain knowledge of legislation and codes governing the building industry.
- Architectural Draftsperson
Diploma of Building Design
Advance your career in building design with this high-level qualification. This course is perfect for people interested in becoming a draftsperson or building designer and who need a Low Rise or Medium Rise Building Design licence.
- Building Designer
Diploma of Interior Design
Get a head start in the design industry with this high-level qualification that will give you the specialised skills you need to become an interior designer.
- Interior Designer
- Interior Decorator
- Interior Stylist
- Colour Consultant
- Residential Interior Designer
- Showroom Sales Consultant
Information for apprentices
Learn hands on with the same equipment and tools used in industry by combining working for your employer with pracitcal training from TAFE Queensland. You'll graduate with a nationally-recognised qualification and be ready to kick start your career.
Information for employers
Apprenticeships and traineeships are a smart way to recruit and train employees to meet the needs of your business. No matter what industry you're in, hiring an apprentice or trainee provides your business with real benefits and contributes to your bottom line.
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