Wood Working Schools
The Australian Wood Review has an extensive list of Wood work courses and schools. Click on the link below for more information.
Despite a rapidly growing interest in fine woodworking, very limited opportunities exist in Australia to learn the craft and design skills necessary for its practice. To meet this need the Sturt School for Wood was established in 1985 to operate independently of the state tertiary system. The school runs a full-time (Certificate IV) course, two twelve-week courses and evening-classes on a three-hour per week basis. The school is under the direction of Stuart Faulkner and offers fee-paying students the opportunity to gain a sound foundation in both the making and design of fine woodwork.
Australian National University
The Furniture Workshop provides comprehensive skills-oriented courses of study aimed primarily at students wishing to work as designers, craftspersons. Students are provide with a program which comprises real and hypothetical design briefs, and are encouraged to investigate all aspects of professional practice by making contact with established professionals, workshop and studio visits, and by workshop projects focussing on issues such as exhibiting and marketing work.
The Australian School of Fine Furniture is part of the School of Architecture & Design at the University of Tasmania in Launceston. The School offers a two-year Associate Degree in Furniture Design and a three-year Bachelor of Environmental Design (Furniture Design). Both courses are available full time on campus, within a well-equipped furniture workshop that contains a range of high quality machinery and tools.