Courses

Certificate II in Furniture Making

Sit comfortably in your career with our Certificate II in Furniture Making. Make your own furniture, meet industry professionals and progress your career in the furniture manufacturing trade.

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Opening doors to your future

Furniture making requires technical skills, organisational skills and craftsmanship.

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.

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
  • Other projects decided by teaching staff

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.

Industry connections and resources

Our teachers have extensive industry experience and connections. They will teach you the key technical skills, as well as problem solving and detail orientation skills. If you would like to secure an apprenticeship place, they can help you with this too. Our facilities give you the opportunity to gain and practice the skills that the fast-paced building industry needs.

We have ongoing relationships with local employers who rely on the recommendation of our teachers. Our quality training and reputation will help 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).

Assessment

You will have the opportunity to demonstrate competency by satisfactorily completing the specified theory based tasks and practical projects.

Contact

For further information on our Certificate II in Furniture Making, please contact an Education and Careers Advisor (ECA), on 03 9269 8400, or send an email.

Local Students

Code

MSF20313

Campuses

HEIDELBERG

Department

Trades College
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 9 weeks


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

Fees

Find out more on fees and charges

Assessment Methods

Assessment for this course is competency based. You have the opportunity to demonstrate competence by satisfactorily completing the specified theory based tasks and practical projects

Materials

Learning 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

Entrance Requirements

  • to apply you must be at least 15 years old
  • preference will be given if you have completed Year 10

Pathways to further study

On 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 Pathways

Apprenticeship 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

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • July
  • Midyear

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.

Code Subjects Hours
MSAENV272B PARTICIPATE IN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES 30
MSAPMOHS200A WORK SAFELY 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.