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18 weeks full time
Start building towards your future with our dual qualification MSF20516 Certificate II in Furniture Making Pathways and 22338VIC Certificate II in Building and Construction (Joinery/Shopfitting/Stairbuilding). The furniture industry in Australia is growing, with household goods soaring to the top of all non-food retail categories in the country in 2018. You’ll learn to build a lot more than just furniture - this course will also teach you to make windows, doors and stairs. You’ll meet industry professionals and take your seat in the furniture manufacturing trade.
Furniture Making and joinery require a specialised set of skills, offered by Melbourne Polytechnic’s industry-experience teachers. We’ve been teaching furniture making for almost 100 years and our students have earned many industry awards, including accolades from the Furnishing Industry of Australia. You’ll learn technical skills, problem-solving, detail-orientation, craftsmanship and organisational skills, as part of a course recognised by the Cabinet Makers Association and the Australian Furniture Association (AFA). Created with industry, for industry hands-on practical coursework will teach you to construct an oil stone box, a hall cabinet and other pieces of furniture. Our teachers maintain industry connections and might help you secure an apprenticeship at the conclusion of your studies.
Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate II in Building and Construction (Joinery/Shopfitting/Stairbuilding) will provide you with the tools that you’ll need moving forward into an apprenticeship in joinery, cabinet making, or a number of other related fields. Melbourne Polytechnic has strong relationships with local employers, and our high-quality training combined with our industry reputation might help you to secure work placement and a future in an essential, growing industry.
Each course has a dedicated learning method that is designed to let you thrive in your studies.
Interactive learning in a face-to-face environment. Classes will be held at a Melbourne Polytechnic campus or partner institute.
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.
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.
|CPCCCM1012A||Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry||Core||20|
|CPCCCM1014A||Conduct workplace communication||Core||20|
|CPCCCM1015||Carry out measurements and calculations||Core||20|
|CPCCCM2006||APPLY BASIC LEVELLING PROCEDURES||Core||8|
|CPCCWHS1001||Prepare to work safely in the construction industry||Core||6|
|CPCCWHS2001||Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry||Core||20|
|CUAACD303||Produce technical drawings||Core||50|
|HLTAID010||Provide basic emergency life support||Core||12|
|MSFFM2001||USE FURNITURE MAKING SECTOR HAND AND POWER TOOLS||Core||40|
|MSFFM2002||ASSEMBLE FURNISHING COMPONENTS||Core||20|
|MSFFM2003||SELECT AND APPLY HARDWARE||Core||16|
|MSFFP2001||BASIC FURNITURE MAKING PROJECT||Core||100|
|MSFFP2002||Develop a career plan for the furnishing industry||Core||30|
|MSFFP2004||APPLY DOMESTIC SURFACE COATINGS||Core||40|
|MSFFP2005||JOIN FURNISHING MATERIALS||Core||10|
|MSFFP2006||MAKE SIMPLE TIMBER JOINTS||Core||40|
|MSFGN2001||Make measurements and calculations||Core||30|
|MSMENV272||PARTICIPATE IN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES||Core||30|
|MSMPCI103||DEMONSTRATE CARE AND APPLY SAFE WORK PRACTICES||Core||30|
|VU22014||Prepare to work in the building and construction industry||Core||16|
|VU22015||Interpret and apply basic plans and drawings||Core||25|
|VU22016||Erect and safely use working platforms||Core||24|
|VU22022||Identify and handle carpentry tools and equipment||Core||100|
|VU22059||Use aluminium sections for fabrication||Core||40|
|VU22060||Operate basic static machines||Core||60|
|VU22061||Carry out basic construction processes||Core||90|
|VU22062||Construct basic doors and windows||Core||40|
|VU22063||Construct a basic shopfitting display unit||Core||40|
|VU22064||Construct a basic stair||Core||40|
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|Free TAFE||Concession||Government subsidised fee||Non-subsidised fee|
|Maximum annual amenities||$250||$175||$250||$250|
The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
Displayed course fees are indicative only. There are many variables that impact the total amount of your full course costs including qualification for government subsidies, concessions or recognition of prior learning. Tuition fees do not include the cost of student amenities or material costs.
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Contact us to find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy.
Melbourne Polytechnic offers a range of payment options to help you pay your tuition fees, so you can get on with your studies.
Fees displayed are effective for new applications received on or after 1 November 2021. Tuition fees do not include textbooks, course materials or overseas student health insurance and visa fees.
After initial deposit, international students are able to pay tuition fees in installments, four times per year.
The State Government’s Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative covers the cost of tuition (excluding Amenities Fees and Materials Fees) for students who are eligible for government subsidised training and enrol into one of the Priority listed course.
Free TAFE is available to eligible students for one course enrolment in a lifetime.
Free TAFE places are limited. Please call 1300 635 276 and we can advise you whether Free TAFE places are still available.
Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative covers the cost of tuition fees for students who are eligible. Materials and amenities may still apply.
The Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative will pay your tuition fees for only one course. Once you have commenced in a tuition-free priority course, you are not eligible for further tuition-free places again, even if you do not finish your first tuition-free priority course.
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Concession fees are charged at 20 per cent of the standard fees for enrolments in Certificate I to IV courses. To be eligible students must meet Skills First eligibility criteria and present a valid:
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We're really excited for you to join the Melbourne Polytechnic community and we look forward to supporting you on your education journey.
The first step to enrolling is completing the application short form from the Apply Now page.
You'll then receive a link to complete a few more personal details.
It is a mandatory government requirement for all prospective students to complete an online literacy and numeracy assessment.
Once you are ready to enrol, you will be invited to attend our Skills and Job Centre, or come to campus to complete your enrolment in person.
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Local student means; you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident, a New Zealand citizen or a permanent humanitarian visa holder.