The ‘Take A Seat With Us’ taster program is a brand new, 12-week innovative course created specifically to teach students practical, hands on skills in upholstery/auto and marine trimming – helping you transition to an apprenticeship smoothly and ultimately, making you a highly desirable candidate to potential future employers and work ready.

Developed by five leading industries – caravan, boating, automotive, furniture and specialised textiles – delivered by our training partner Holmesglen Institute, this course is so unique that it is simply not offered anywhere else in Australia.

Due to the current job skills shortage within Victoria and across Australia, we have employers ready to employ right now.

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When does the course start?

We have our first taster course starting Monday 5th June 2023, with limited classes running across 2023/2024. The second course round is anticipated to begin mid-September 2023.

What will the course be like?

Classes are limited to 16 students per cohort to ensure that you get the best learning experience possible. Not only will you learn hands on, practical skills – the Take A Seat With Us course will feature meet and greets with industry experts with various skills and backgrounds, there will be excursions for you to tour manufacturing sites at incredible businesses across multiple industries, you’ll get to meet and work alongside likeminded people, and you’ll also learn and work at a world class training facility at Holmesglen Institute, Chadstone.

How many days per week is this course?

The course runs three days per week, for a total of twelve weeks, from 9am to 3pm.

Where is the course located?

Holmesglen Institute, Chadstone – Building 5, Level 3 Corner Batesford & Warrigal Roads, Chadstone VIC 3148

How much will this course cost me?

This course is fully funded, meaning no cost to you! All you need to do is sign up and get to/from the course each day.

What does the enrollment process look like?

Express interest via the contact us page. Your contact information will be forwarded across to the Holmesglen enrollment team who will then be in contact to send further information, arrange an interview and send through an offer for the course. Once you have accepted the offer, the team will get in contact directly to assign a timetable for the course, calendar information etc.

What will I learn in the course? Will I get credit towards an apprenticeship?
Can International students apply?

Unfortunately, no.

Is Parking and Public Transport avaliable?

Yes, there is ample parking on site at Holmesglen Chadstone. Holmesglen Train Station and its Bus Stops are conveniently located adjacent to the Holmesglen Chadstone Campus.

Will the course run during the school holidays or public holidays?

No, the course will not run over school holidays or gazetted public holidays.

Will I get a job at the end of the course?

The industry associations have employer contacts who have indicated that they are ready to hire persons who complete the course; we will help you transition into an apprenticeship or other role at the completion of the program.



Holmesglen Institute
Level 3,Building 5, 
Corner Batesford &
Warrigal Rd,
Chadstone VIC 3148

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