16 weeks full time
16 weeks full time
15 years plus, interview.
Start building towards your future with Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate II in Furniture Making Pathways and 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.
"It means future to me now. All I was doing before this was working in small jobs, or jobs that aren't going to get me far in life, so studying is a huge deal to me. It got me where I am now.... And it actually, studying gave me a path to go somewhere in my life."
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.
|MSFFP2006||MAKE SIMPLE TIMBER JOINTS||Core||40|
|MSFFP2004||APPLY DOMESTIC SURFACE COATINGS||Core||40|
|MSFFM2001||FURNITURE MAKING HAND AND POWER TOOLS||Core||40|
|MSFFM2002||ASSEMBLE FURNISHING COMPONENTS||Core||20|
|MSMPCI103||DEMONSTRATE CARE AND APPLY SAFE WORK PRACTICES||Core||30|
|MSFGN2001||MAKE MEASUREMENTS AND CALCULATIONS||Core||30|
|VU22022||Identify and handle carpentry tools and equipment||Core||100|
|MSFFP2002||Develop a career plan for the furnishing industry||Core||30|
|MSFFP2001||BASIC FURNITURE MAKING PROJECT||Core||100|
|CPCCCM2006||APPLY BASIC LEVELLING PROCEDURES||Core||8|
|CPCCCM1012A||WORK EFFECTIVELY AND SUSTAINABLY IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY||Core||20|
|MSFFP2005||JOIN FURNISHING MATERIALS||Core||10|
|MSFFM2003||SELECT AND APPLY HARDWARE||Core||16|
|CPCCCM1014A||CONDUCT WORKPLACE COMMUNICATION||Core||20|
|CPCCOHS2001A||Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry||Core||20|
|VU22059||Use aluminium sections for fabrication||Core||40|
|VU22014||PREPARE TO WORK IN THE BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY||Core||16|
|CUAACD303||PRODUCE TECHNICAL DRAWINGS||Core||50|
|VU22062||Construct basic doors and windows||Core||40|
|VU22015||INTERPRET AND APPLY BASIC PLANS AND DRAWINGS||Core||25|
|HLTAID002||PROVIDE BASIC EMERGENCY LIFE SUPPORT||Core||12|
|CPCCCM1015A||CARRY OUT MEASUREMENTS AND CALCULATIONS||Core||20|
|CPCCWHS1001||PREPARE TO WORK SAFELY IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY||Core||6|
|MSMENV272||PARTICIPATE IN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES||Core||30|
|VU22063||Construct a basic shopfitting display unit||Core||40|
|VU22064||Construct a basic stair||Core||40|
|VU22061||Carry out basic construction processes||Core||60|
|VU22060||Operate basic static machines||Core||60|
|VU22016||ERECT AND SAFELY USE WORKING PLATFORMS||Core||24|
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.
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After initial deposit, international students are able to pay tuition fees in installments, four times per year.
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