Furnishings and Wood
The Australian Furnishing sector offers a wide variety of jobs in many different companies, many of which are small, employing under 20 people.
All kinds of furnishings are needed for residential and commercial use. You could work with timber dining suites, sofa beds, mattresses, kitchens, blinds and awnings. Or you could produce furniture for offices and workplaces such as height adjustable swivel chairs, computer desks, workstations and airport seating.
You might make hotel bedding, conference room seating, restaurant/dining furniture, bar furniture, floor coverings and finishings or even soft furnishings like curtains.
You will gain skills in jobs such as Wood Machining, Cabinetmaking, Picture Framing, Furniture Polishing, Furniture Designing or Upholstering. There are also jobs in sectors using paper, such as Paper Processing, Graphic Prepress and Offset Printing.
This work is hands-on and highly satisfying, and the skills you learn will be useful in many other jobs - or when it's time to renovate your home!