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2014 Associate Degree in Furniture Design(S2F)

Responsible faculty or institute:
Science, Engineering and Technology (principal)
Campus(es) Offered:
Launceston: Inveresk Campus
Course Duration: Minimum 2 yrs, Maximum 4 yrs.
Course Contact (faculty or school):

Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology (03) 6226 2125 or School of Architecture & Design (03) 6324 4488 or email


This two-year course is offered either on a full-time or part-time basis by the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology through the School of Architecture & Design. It is undertaken on campus in Inveresk, Launceston and gives graduates a foundation in the design and fabrication of furniture.

Admission & Prerequisites

The Faculty considers for admission students who have a broad academic background and a demonstrated interest in, commitment to and aptitude for design.

Apart from the University's general admission requirements, there are no additional prerequisities for the AssocDegFurnDes. HSC/TCE subjects preferably should not be restricted to a narrow discipline, but rather span two or more areas (e.g. art and science).

A limited number of quota places is available to applicants who do not meet the normal University entry requirements. Such applicants will be required to attend an interview and present a folio of creative work and/or demonstrate skills and knowledge that suggest they could successfully undertake the course.

Course Objectives

The course is aimed specifically at the needs of furniture designers and makers and aims to equip students with the knowledge, skills, competencies and awareness necessary for graduates to practise their profession.

To complete the Associate Degree in Furniture Design successfully, students are required to demonstrate competencies in the analysis, synthesis, judgement and communication of concepts and ideas in furniture, as well as the ability to apply successfully the acquired theoretical knowledge, and technical and professional skills.

Career Outcomes

  • Self-employed designer and furniture practitioner
  • Employee working as a designer or maker in the fine wood industry, as a designer in a furniture production house and as a production manager in the production of furniture.

Articulation to/from Course

Applicants who have completed the first year of the Diploma of Arts (Furniture Design), accredited by the State Training Board of Victoria may be granted some credit towards the Associate Degree, however this will occur on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants who have passed subjects or units in other approved courses (completed or otherwise) in approved tertiary institutions may have such studies credited towards the Associate Degree, provided that the Faculty may specify what more must be done to qualify for the degree.

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