This course is offered as an apprenticeship as well as a non-apprenticeship course.

Do you like the hands-on approach to work? Are you interested in working with wood? During this course you will work with solid timber and manufactured board as you learn a broad range of furniture making skills.

This course will teach you essential trades skills including occupational health and safety requirements, workplace communication skills and how to be a valuable member of a team.

You will learn how to read documents, use hand and power tools, the various construction methods, materials and techniques used as well as the different styles of furniture that can be created. You will begin with the basics of drawing up plans and designs as well as calculating what a project will cost.

You will use a CNC and other woodworking machines including drilling, sawing and edging machines.

Learn as you create high quality furniture items that you can take with you.




National Code MSF30213
Study Areas Building & Construction
Study Level Apprenticeship
Study Type Local
Study Mode

FT: 3 years, (apprenticeship)
Flexible length (non apprenticeship)

Course Type Apprenticeship
Campuses Workplace, Box Hill

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Annual Fee
Apprentice Gov. Subsidised $1,120.00
Apprentice Concession $224.00
Full Tuition Fee $5,600.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities* $155.00
Core Skills Support** $75.00
Annual Material Fees $256.00
Retain Course Items*** No fee applies


* 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

You can enrol throughout the year. Ask about our flexible delivery options for non-apprenticeship training.

Apprenticeship: full time - 3 years (1 day per week) 8.05am to 4.35pm

Non apprenticeship: ask about our flexible delivery options

Workplace, Box Hill

For the apprenticeship course you will need:

  • to be previously registered with an Australian Apprenticeship Centre
  • a training contact with an employer.

For the non-apprenticeship course you will need to:

  • be 16 years of age
  • apply directly to the Institute

To apply for this course, you must also be registered with an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Provider and have a training contract with an employer. 

We can provide information and support on how to apply for an apprenticeship with an employer listed by an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Provider. Contact the Skills & Jobs Centre on (03) 8892 1350 or email sajc.elgar@boxhill.edu.au.

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.

You may want to continue on and complete the Certificate IV in Furniture Design and Technology.

For the apprenticeship course - you will need to apply through your employer and an Australian Apprenticeship Centre.

For non-apprenticeship training - enrol directly with the Institute.

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 3

This course may provide you with employment opportunities in the furnishing industry as a furniture maker.

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

You will be required to complete 28 units 

Code

Title

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MSFFM3022 SET UP, OPERATE AND MAINTAIN COMPUTER NUMERICALLY CONTROLLED (CNC) MACHINING AND PROCESSING CENTRES 80.0

This unit of competency covers setting up, operating and maintaining CNC machining and processing centres to produce furniture or components

MSFFM2003 SELECT AND APPLY HARDWARE 16.0

This unit of competency covers selecting and applying hardware to new and refurbished furniture

MSFFM3010 PREPARE CUTTING LIST FROM PLANS AND JOB SPECIFICATIONS 16.0

This unit of competency covers reading plans and job specifications to prepare cutting lists and providing data for subsequent processing operations.

MSFFM2011 APPLY MANUFACTURED BOARD CONVERSION TECHNIQUES 16.0

This unit of competency covers setting out and cutting manufactured board to produce component parts of flat panel furniture and manufactured board panel doors applying manufactured board conversion techniques.

MSFGN3002 ESTIMATE AND COST JOB 16.0

This unit of competency covers estimating materials, labour and time requirements to establish costs for provision of furnishing services or products. Estimation and job costing is that undertaken by a tradesperson in relation to a sector product for a single client or customer.

MSFFM3003 PRODUCE ANGLED AND CURVED FURNITURE USING MANUFACTURED BOARD 64.0

This unit of competency covers constructing and assembling manufactured board furniture using angled and curved construction methods.

MSFFM3004 PRODUCE ANGLED AND CURVED FURNITURE USING SOLID TIMBER 64.0

This unit of competency covers constructing and assembling solid timber furniture using angular construction methods

MSFFM3007 PREPARE AND APPLY DECORATIVE SURFACES FOR FURNITURE 24.0

This unit of competency covers preparing, constructing and applying veneers and inlays to furniture components.

MSFFM3013 SET UP, OPERATE AND MAINTAIN DRILLING MACHINES 24.0

This unit of competency covers setting up, operating and maintaining drilling machines using their full technical potential and capacities. It encompasses and builds on the drilling machines and tasks covered in unit MSFFM2010 Set up, operate and maintain basic static machines.

MSFFM3005 FABRICATE CUSTOM FURNITURE 64.0

This unit of competency covers planning, constructing and assembling custom furniture in response to specific orders and job requests.

MSAPMOHS200A WORK SAFELY 30.0

This unit of competency covers constructing and assembling manufactured board furniture using angled and curved construction methods.

MSAPMSUP102A COMMUNICATE IN THE WORKPLACE 20.0

This unit of competency covers setting up, operating and maintaining sawing machines using their full technical potential and capacities. It encompasses and builds on the machines and tasks covered in unit MSFFM2010 Set up, operate and maintain basic static machines.

MSAENV272B PARTICIPATE IN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES 30.0

This unit of competency covers constructing and assembling solid timber furniture using angular construction methods

MSAPMSUP106A WORK IN A TEAM 30.0

This unit of competency covers preparing, constructing and applying veneers and inlays to furniture components.

MSS402051A APPLY QUALITY STANDARDS 30.0

This unit of competency covers setting up, operating and maintaining drilling machines using their full technical potential and capacities. It encompasses and builds on the drilling machines and tasks covered in unit MSFFM2010 Set up, operate and maintain basic static machines.

MSFFM3019 SET UP, OPERATE AND MAINTAIN AUTOMATED EDGE BANDING MACHINES 60.0

This unit of competency covers planning, constructing and assembling custom furniture in response to specific orders and job requests.

MSFFM2005 JOIN SOLID TIMBER 8.0

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MSFFM2002 ASSEMBLE FURNISHING COMPONENTS 20.0

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MSFFM3009 PRODUCE MANUAL AND COMPUTER-AIDED PRODUCTION DRAWINGS 60.0

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MSFFM3002 CONSTRUCT FURNITURE USING LEG AND RAIL METHOD 64.0

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MSFFM2006 HAND MAKE TIMBER JOINTS 40.0

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MSFGN2001 MAKE MEASUREMENTS AND CALCULATIONS 30.0

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MSFFF2004 PREPARE SURFACES FOR FINISHING 24.0

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MSFFM2010 SET UP AND OPERATE BASIC STATIC MACHINES 56.0

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MSFGN3001 READ AND INTERPRET WORK DOCUMENTS 24.0

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MSFFM3024 CONSTRUCT JIGS AND FIXTURES 40.0

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MSFFM2001 USE FURNITURE MAKING SECTOR HAND AND POWER TOOLS 40.0

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TLID2003A HANDLE DANGEROUS GOODS/HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES 40.0

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