If you enjoy working with wood, creating furniture and constructing kitchens and cabinets, the Certificate II in Furniture Making could help turn your interest into a career path.

This furniture course is suitable for starting a career in the cabinet and furniture making industry or for people to develop their own furniture and cabinet making skills.

Learn as you build a range of high quality furniture pieces that you can take home with you.

You will learn about basic occupational health and safety, how to read documents and how to make accurate measurements. You will participate in environmentally sustainable work practices and discover what it means to communicate and work within a team environment.

Learn to plan, cost and calculate before you begin a job. Create furniture using hand tools, power tools and wood working machinery. Learn to make joints by hand, leg and rail construction methods, furniture and cabinet assembly, timber preparation and spray finishing.




National Code MSF20313
Study Areas Furniture & Cabinet Making
Study Level Pre-apprenticeship
Study Type Local
Study Mode

PT: 6 months

Course Type Pre-apprenticeship
Campuses Box Hill Campus​​


Tuition Fee Type Estimated Fee
Free TAFE^ $0.00
Gov. Subsidised - Standard $1,210.00
Gov. Subsidised - Concession $242.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities* $155.00
Core Skills Support** $75.00
Annual Material Fees $387.20
Retain Course Items*** No fee applies

^ This course is on the 2019 Free TAFE list - find out more.

* Does not apply to VETiS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETiS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.

***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).

Annual student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2019 and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

Government Subsidised Place

This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments

You can enrol for the beginnnig of each term (January, April, July and October)

Part time: 6 months (Tuesday, Thursday and Friday) (the time taken to complete this course will vary depending on your input)

Flexible delivery options exist which can be negotiated with the Institute

Box Hill

This course is offered part time and is recommended for school leavers or people choosing to enter the furniture and cabinet making industry

PRE-TRAINING REVIEW

To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs the Institute and CAE will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.

A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.

After successful completion of this course, you may be eligible for direct credits into the Certificate III in Cabinet Making or Certificate III in Furniture Making.

Direct entry

Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 2

After successful completion, you may wish to pursue employment in the furnishing industry as an apprentice furniture or cabinet maker. 

This course may also lead to employment opportunities in retail furniture or furniture design.

You will be required to complete 13 units

Code

Title

Hours

MSAPMSUP102A COMMUNICATE IN THE WORKPLACE 20.0

This unit of competency covers receiving, relaying and recording written and oral messages and providing relevant information in response to requests, within time lines.

MSAENV272B PARTICIPATE IN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES 30.0

This competency covers the outcomes required to effectively measure current resource use and carry out improvements including those reducing negative environmental impacts of work practices.

MSAPMSUP106A WORK IN A TEAM 30.0

This competency covers the organisation of team activities to fit in with the scheduling of production to meet operational guidelines.

MSFGN2001 MAKE MEASUREMENTS AND CALCULATIONS 30.0

This unit of competency covers taking measurements and making calculations for furnishing tasks undertaken in a variety of sites and locations

MSFFM2001 USE FURNITURE MAKING SECTOR HAND AND POWER TOOLS 40.0

This unit of competency covers using hand and power tools in applications relating to furniture making.

MSAPMOHS200A WORK SAFELY 30.0

On completion of this unit, the worker will be able to identify Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) hazards, and assess risk, as well as follow instructions and procedures in the workplace with minimal supervision. The worker will also be capable of participating in and contributing to OHS management issues.

MSFFM2002 ASSEMBLE FURNISHING COMPONENTS 20.0

This unit of competency covers assembling of timber components to produce furniture frames or furniture.

MSFFM3002 CONSTRUCT FURNITURE USING LEG AND RAIL METHOD 64.0

This unit of competency covers following plans to construct and assemble furniture using leg and rail construction.

MSFFM2006 HAND MAKE TIMBER JOINTS 40.0

This unit of competency covers joining timber by constructing joints using hand and portable power tools.

MSFFF2006 APPLY SURFACE COATINGS BY SPRAY GUN 60.0

This unit of competency covers applying surface coatings by a handheld spray gun.

MSFFF2004 PREPARE SURFACES FOR FINISHING 24.0

This unit of competency covers preparing a range of furniture surfaces for the application of surface coatings by hand or machine.

MSFFM2010 SET UP AND OPERATE BASIC STATIC MACHINES 56.0

This unit of competency covers operating and maintaining basic static machines used for sawing, planing, sanding and drilling in the production of furniture.

TLID2003A HANDLE DANGEROUS GOODS/HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES 40.0

This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to handle dangerous goods and hazardous substances, including identifying requirements for working with dangerous goods and/or hazardous substances; confirming site incident procedures; and selecting handling techniques. Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements are applicable to this unit.


Last updated: June 21, 2019 10:04am