Upholstery Course

Course Overview

Unlock the art of upholstery and breathe new life into your furniture with our hands-on Upholstery Course.

This practical course guides you through the intricate process of upholstery, teaching you valuable skills for restoring and renewing various furniture pieces. Explore topics such as fabric selection, upholstery mechanics, existing frameworks, furniture restoration, and creating slipcovers.

Benefit from an experienced tutor to learn essential upholstery techniques, giving you the expertise to transform and enhance your furniture with a touch of craftsmanship.

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across Northern and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Blacktown, Carlingford, Chatswood, Epping, Mt Druitt, Richmond, and Ryde. Enrol now!

Learn more about this course

What you will learn

Course outline

  • Fabric selection
  • Upholstery mechanics
  • Existing frameworks
  • Furniture restoration
  • Creating slipcovers
  • Demonstrations of upholstery techniques

Course outcome

  • Students will gain the confidence, skills and knowledge in upholstery techniques – so that they are able to complete any small projects at home.

What you need to know

Entry requirements

This level accommodates for all levels, from the complete beginner with now prior knowledge to those experienced in upholstery who would develop their skills in a like minded environment.

What you need to provide

  • Small hammer
  • Scissors
  • Tape measure
  • Screw driver (plain and phillips)
  • Staple gun (please discuss with tutor at class prior to purchasing staple gun — to make sure you purchase the correct one for your particular needs)
  • Blanket and sheet to cover table
  • Small piece of furniture to work on (easy to carry)

Other information

  • This course is for small jobs such as stools, chairs, not large jobs like lounge suites. Please do not bring large items.
  • Bring your old chairs or stools, modern or antique.
  • Additional costs may be incurred for purchase of materials etc. – as arranged by the tutor. Any extra costs are paid directly to the tutor.
  • There are no facilities at the school to store items.

Coming soon

There are currently no classes scheduled for this course.

Please check back later as classes are added regularly or get in touch for more information.

Delivery Mode

To meet the needs of our students Macquarie Community College balances delivery and engagement across permanent, regular and temporary delivery sites and offer face-to-face, remote zoom classes and self-paced learning options.

Ways to Study

  • On campus

Our college campus locations are:

    • Blacktown
    • Chatswood
    • Carlingford
    • Epping
    • Ryde
    • Mt Druitt
  • Virtual classroom
  • Complete workplace training
  • Combine ways to study


How you got questions? Please see our comprehensive FAQ page for everything you need to know about Macquarie Community College, our policies, student support, application and enrolment procedures.

How to Enrol

Step 1 - Choose Your Course

  • Select the non-accredited short course you are interested in.
  • Find a day and time that suits your schedule.

Note: Enrolment is open to anyone 18 years or older.

Step 2 - Enrol and Verify

  • Click ‘Enrol Now’ after selecting your course and schedule.
  • Enter your details on the enrolment page.
  • Verify your email through a secure link sent to your email address.
  • Complete the secure checkout and payment process.

Ensure you read the Terms and Conditions available at: Macquarie Community College Terms and Conditions. For assistance, call customer service at 1300 845 888.

Step 3 - Receive Your Enrolment Details

  • You will receive an immediate enrolment confirmation email upon successful enrolment. Check and read the attached Terms and Conditions.
  • The payer of the enrolment will receive a tax invoice immediately after processing.
  • You will receive a course reminder email a day before your class begins.
  • For Online Zoom classes, a Zoom link and password will be emailed the day before class. Use the same link and password for subsequent sessions if applicable.