Sit comfortably in your career with our Certificate II in Furniture Making Pathways MSF20516 and Certificate II in Building and Construction (Joinery/Shopfitting/Stairbuilding) 22338VIC. Make your own furniture, doors, windows and stairs, meet industry professionals and progress your career in the furniture manufacturing trade.
Opening doors to your future
Furniture making and joinery requires technical skills, organisational skills and craftsmanship.
The overarching aim of the course is to provide you with the skills and knowledge to gain employment, leading onto completing an apprenticeship in cabinet-making, joinery 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
Units in this pre-apprenticeship are from the national furniture making or construction packages, 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 provide you the opportunity to gain and practice the skills that the cabinet making, furniture making and joinery industry needs.
We have ongoing relationships with local employers who communicate regularly with 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).
You will have the opportunity to demonstrate competency by satisfactorily completing the specified theory based tasks and practical assessment tasks.
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 Course Advisor
Modes of Delivery
Class based, Practical
Enquire now to find out if you are eligible for government funding and other forms of help paying for fees. The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. All enrolments excluding RPL/RCC and Higher Education incur an annual Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250
Assessment MethodsAssessment for this course is competency based. You have the opportunity to demonstrate competence by satisfactorily completing the specified theory based tasks and practical assessment tasks.
MaterialsLearning resources 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)
- Stationary and Tools -
Exercise book - any size
1M Folding Rule - Metrick
5 to 8M retractable metric tape measure
Nail punch 1.5mm
Drill bits - 2.5, 3, 4.5 & 5mm
Screwdriver bits - Phillips & Pozi drive #2
Magnetic bit holder
- to apply you must be at least 15 years old
- preference will be given if you have completed Year 10
Pathways to further studyOn successful completion of this course you are eligible for credit transfers toward the Certificate Ill in Cabinet Making MSF31113, Certificate III in Joinery CPC31912, Certificate III in Carpentry CPC30211 or Certificate III in Shopfitting CPC31812.
Career PathwaysApprenticeship in Cabinet making, Furniture making, Joinery, Shopfitting 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.
|CPCCCM1012A||WORK EFFECTIVELY AND SUSTAINABLY IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY||20|
|CPCCCM1014A||CONDUCT WORKPLACE COMMUNICATION||20|
|CPCCCM1015A||CARRY OUT MEASUREMENTS AND CALCULATIONS||20|
|CPCCCM2006||APPLY BASIC LEVELLING PROCEDURES||8|
|CPCCOHS2001A||APPLY OHS REQUIREMENTS, POLICIES AND PROCEDURES IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY||20|
|CPCCWHS1001||PREPARE TO WORK SAFELY IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY||6|
|CUAACD303||PRODUCE TECHNICAL DRAWINGS||50|
|HLTAID002||PROVIDE BASIC EMERGENCY LIFE SUPPORT||12|
|MSFFM2001||USE FURNITURE MAKING HAND AND POWER TOOLS||40|
|MSFFM2002||ASSEMBLE FURNISHING COMPONENTS||20|
|MSFFM2003||SELECT AND APPLY HARDWARE||16|
|MSFFP2001||UNDERTAKE A BASIC FURNITURE MAKING PROJECT||100|
|MSFFP2002||DEVELOP A CAREER PLAN FOR THE FURNISHING INDUSTRY||30|
|MSFFP2004||APPLY DOMESTIC SURFACE COATINGS||40|
|MSFFP2005||JOIN FURNISHING MATERIALS||10|
|MSFFP2006||MAKE SIMPLE TIMBER JOINTS||40|
|MSFGN2001||MAKE MEASUREMENTS AND CALCULATIONS||30|
|MSMENV272||PARTICIPATE IN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES||30|
|MSMPCI103||DEMONSTRATE CARE AND APPLY SAFE PRACTICES AT WORK||30|
|VU22014||PREPARE TO WORK IN THE BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY||16|
|VU22015||INTERPRET AND APPLY BASIC PLANS AND DRAWINGS||25|
|VU22016||ERECT AND SAFELY USE WORKING PLATFORMS||24|
|VU22022||IDENTIFY AND HANDLE CARPENTRY TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT||100|
|VU22059||USE ALUMINIUM SECTIONS FOR FABRICATION||40|
|VU22060||OPERATE BASIC STATIC MACHINES||60|
|VU22061||CARRY OUT BASIC CONSTRUCTION PROCESSES||60|
|VU22062||CONSTRUCT BASIC DOORS AND WINDOWS||40|
|VU22063||CONSTRUCT A BASIC SHOPFITTING DISPLAY UNIT||40|
|VU22064||CONSTRUCT A BASIC STAIR||40|
You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.
This qualification aligns with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 2.