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
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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