About the course

About the course

Do you enjoy working with wood, creating furniture and constructing kitchens and cabinets? Start your journey to develop your furniture and cabinet making skills.

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.

You will create high quality furniture using hand tools, power tools and woodworking machinery that you can take home with you.

Learn to make joints by hand, leg and rail construction methods, furniture and cabinet assembly, timber preparation and spray finishing.

Course Details


Qualification Issued on Completion

MSF20516 Certificate II in Furniture Making Pathways

Course Length and Classes

Part time: 2 years

VETDSS courses follow the same term structure as Secondary Schools

Wednesday 8:30am to 12:00pm or Wednesday 1:00pm to 4:30pm

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Entry Requirements

This course can only be completed as part of your secondary school studies in years 10, 11 and 12.


After successful completion of this course, you may wish to continue your studies in an apprenticeship in the:

  • Certificate III in Cabinet Making (MSF31113)
  • Certificate III in Furniture Making (MSF30213)
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Career Outcomes

This course will prepare you for an apprenticeship in furniture making, cabinet making and kitchen and bathroom.

Contribution to VCE, VCAL & ATAR

On successful completion of this program, you will be eligible for:

  • recognition of two units at Units 1 and 2, and a Units 3 and 4 sequence
  • Students wishing to receive an ATAR contribution for the Units 3 and 4 sequence of VCE VET Furnishing must undertake scored assessment for the purpose of achieving a study score. This study score can contribute directly to the ATAR, either as one of the student’s best four studies (the primary four) or as a fifth or sixth study.
  • Further information can be found on the VTAC website
  • Scored assessment is based on the Units 3 and 4 sequence of VCE VET Furnishing

Structured Workplace Learning

The VCAA strongly recommends 80 hours of structured workplace learning (SWL) placement over the duration of the program.


Please contact your secondary school regarding fees for this program

Uniform Requirements

Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) is required. Students will be advised of the details of PPE requirements in a welcome letter.

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