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Manufacturing and design incorporates a range of creative and hands-on study areas including interior design and decoration, cabinet and furniture making, jewellery manufacture, glass and glazing, and manufacturing technology. Learn how to design and decorate residential interiors, manufacture and install built-in cabinets, handle and install glass windows and doors, design and repair jewellery, or create and modify computer-aided design (CAD) drawings.

At TAFE Queensland our teachers will share their industry expertise to ensure you develop the skills you need to succeed. Our hands-on environment will allow you to practice your skills and showcase your creativity across a range of different study areas. Complete your training at our state-of-the-art furniture-making facilities, design studios equipped with CAD software, or fully-equipped industry-standard jewellery workshop.

Take advantage of TAFE Queensland's strong university partnerships and graduate with a dual qualification from one of Australia's top universities. Successful completion of our Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration will automatically qualify you for a provisional place in our Bachelor of Design, offered in partnership with the University of Canberra. You will receive up to one year of credit towards your degree, saving your time and money. 

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Career outcomes
  • Cabinet maker
  • CAD operator
  • Furniture maker
  • Furnishing worker
  • Glazier
  • Interior designer
  • Jeweller
  • Jewellery designer
  • Machining technician
  • Upholsterer
  • Wood machinist
 
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Areas of study

Our facilities

Find out more about our manufacturing and design facilities including our graphic design studios, jewellery workshops, and purpose-built training foundry.

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