Sit comfortably in your career with Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate II in Furniture Making. Make your own furniture, meet industry professionals and progress your career in the furniture manufacturing trade.
Opening doors to your future
Commence your training for a career in the Furniture industry with the Certificate II in Furniture Making.
All units in this pre-apprenticeship are from the national furniture making units, so you will learn advanced furniture making skills to see you through to the next phase of your career.
You will learn the practical skills component of the course through constructing and observing the following projects:
- oil stone box
- hall cabinet
- spray coat hall cabinet
- and other projects decided by teaching staff
Industry connections and resources
Melbourne Polytechnic teachers have extensive industry experience and connections, enabling them to instruct you on all that you need to know to enhance your chance of gaining an apprenticeship. Our facilities give you the opportunity to gain and practice the skills that the fast-paced and diverse building industry needs.
We have close ongoing relationships with local employers who rely on the recommendation of our teachers and our quality training, helping you get a foot in the door for a work placement.
This course is recognised by the Cabinet Makers Association and the Australian Furniture Association (AFA).
The overarching aim of the Certificate II in Furniture Making is to provide you with the skills and knowledge to gain employment, leading onto completing an apprenticeship in cabinet-making or a related field.
For any additional information, please contact a Melbourne Polytechnic Education and Career Advisor (ECA), on 03 9269 8400, or by email.
Class Schedule: *
Mon - AM and PM
Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM
Thu - AM and PM
Fri - AM and PM
**Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Career Advisor
FeesFind out more on fees and charges
Entrance RequirementsTo apply, you must be at least 15 years old. Preference is given to students who have completed Year 10.
Assessment MethodsAssessment for this course is competency based. Students have the opportunity to demonstrate competence by satisfactorily completing the specified theory based tasks and practical projects.
MaterialsLearning resourses and text books are supplied as part of your enrolment and material fees.
Students are required to supply:
- overalls, workpants or workshorts
- sleeved shirt or t-shirt (strictly no singlets)
- leather safety footwear (steel capped boots not essential)
- clear safety glasses - compliant with relevant Australian Standards
- Hearing protection - compliant with relevant Australian Standards (ear muffs or buds)
- Drawing equipment and consumables - 2H & F pencils Eraser 45 and 30/60 degree set squares Scale rule with 1:5, 1:10, 1:20 & 1:50 Compass Small protractor Blue and red pens 150mm steel rule 3 to 8M tape measure Drill bits - 2, 3 ,4 & 5mm Pozi drive bits - #1 & #2 Countersink bit
Pathways to further studyOn successful completion of this course you are eligible for credit transfers toward the Certificate III in Cabinet Making (Kitchens and Bathrooms, Wood Machining, Cabinet Making, Furniture Polishing) - MSF31113.
Career PathwaysApprenticeship in Cabinet making, including Kitchens and Bathrooms, Wood Machining, Cabinet Making, and Furniture Polishing specialisation streams. Choose a career in other Timber trades, for example, Joinery or Carpentry
Units Of Study
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.
|MSAENV272B||PARTICIPATE IN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES||30|
|MSAPMSUP102A||COMMUNICATE IN THE WORKPLACE||20|
|MSAPMSUP106A||WORK IN A TEAM||20|
|MSFFF2004||PREPARE SURFACES FOR FINISHING||24|
|MSFFF2006||APPLY SURFACE COATINGS BY SPRAY GUN||60|
|MSFFM2001||USE FURNITURE MAKING HAND AND POWER TOOLS||40|
|MSFFM2002||ASSEMBLE FURNISHING COMPONENTS||20|
|MSFFM2006||HAND MAKE TIMBER JOINTS||40|
|MSFFM2010||SET UP, OPERATE AND MAINTAIN BASIC STATIC MACHINES||56|
|MSFFM3024||CONSTRUCT JIGS AND FIXTURES||40|
|MSFGN2001||MAKE MEASUREMENTS AND CALCULATIONS||30|
|TLID2003A||HANDLE DANGEROUS GOODS/HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES||40|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.