The Certificate II in Furniture Making is for people who like working with wood, creating furniture and constructing kitchens and cabinets. It 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 Building & Construction
Study Level Pre-apprenticeship
Study Type Local
Study Mode

FT: 6 months flexible delivery options  

Course Type Pre-apprenticeship
Campuses Box Hill Campus​​

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Fee
Free TAFE^ $0.00
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.

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


Part time: 2 years (Wednesdays 8am - 4:35pm)

Box Hill

This course can only be completed as part of your VCE or VCAL program in Year 11 & 12. You need to have successfully completed Year 10 (or Year 9 by negotiation) and have the approval of your school to enrol in the course.

After successful completion of this course, you may wish to take up studies in either the Certificate III in Cabinet Making or the 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 apply for employment opportunities in the furnishing industry as an apprentice Furniture or Cabinet Maker. You may be eligible for direct credits into the Certificate III in Cabinet Making or Certificate III in Furniture Making.

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





On completion of this unit, the worker will be able to recognise hazards commonly occurring at the workplace and follow health and safety instructions and procedures in the workplace.


Last updated: February 18, 2019 02:02pm