Courses

Certificate II in Furniture Making Pathways / Certificate II in Building and Construction

MSF20516

Sit comfortably in your career with our Certificate II in Furniture Making 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).

Assessment

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

Local Students

Code

MSF20516

Campuses

HEIDELBERG

Department

Trades College
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 15 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 Course Advisor

Fees

Eligible:$1800
Ineligible:$7500
Concession:$360
Materials:$160

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

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 assessment tasks.

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)
  • Stationary and Tools -
    2H pencils
    Eraser
    Basic calculator
    Exercise book - any size
    Biros
    1M Folding Rule - Metrick
    5 to 8M retractable metric tape measure
    Nail punch 1.5mm
    Drill bits - 2.5, 3, 4.5 & 5mm
    Countersink bit
    Screwdriver bits - Phillips & Pozi drive #2
    Magnetic bit holder
    Tool box

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 Ill in Cabinet Making MSF31113, Certificate III in Joinery CPC31912, Certificate III in Carpentry CPC30211 or Certificate III in Shopfitting CPC31812.

Career Pathways

Apprenticeship in Cabinet making, Furniture making, Joinery, Shopfitting or Carpentry.

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • July

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
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
MSFFP2003 Prepare surfaces 24
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

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Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.