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Full Time: 6 months
, Part Time: 1 year
The Certificate II in Furniture Making is designed for people wishing to enter the furniture and building trades.
Learn about industry safety, timber joints and construction in one of Victoria's leading furniture making workshops and graduate with the skills required to operate hand and power tools.
Job prospects for students who complete this course are excellent.
You will have the skills to find employment in the furniture, cabinet making, furniture design, wood machining, joinery, shopfitting and building industries.
Students who successfully complete this course and go on to find employment as apprentices may be provided with credit for some of the units completed in this course.
You’ll learn to build high-quality furniture in this practical pre-apprenticeship course (external link). We'll ensure you're ready to enter the trades industry by introducing you to a range of basic production skills including:
use of hand and power tools
making measurements and calculations
finishing and surface coating.
You’ll also learn about workplace safety and environmentally-sustainable work practices.
When you graduate from this course, you’ll have a broad understanding of the industry and be prepared to choose your career path. You’ll have the skills and knowledge to gain employment as an apprentice and undertake further study such as the Certificate III in Cabinet Making.
This is a Free TAFE course
Students who are eligible for Victorian Government subsidised training may not have to pay course tuition fees when they enrol in a Free TAFE course.
Find out about eligibility
Turning inspirations into reality
"The facilities in the workshop are really great and I just look forward to coming in to class every day." – Carolyn, Furniture Design student.
Read more about Carolyn's story here
To receive this qualification you must complete five core units and eight elective units.
Elective units have been chosen by Holmesglen based on feedback from industry and staff qualifications.
If you have already completed other eligible elective units, these may be counted towards completion of this program.
Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards
Use furniture making sector hand and power tools
Make measurements and calculations
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
Communicate in the workplace
Prepare surfaces for finishing
Apply surface coatings by spray gun
Set up and operate basic static machines
Produce angled and curved furniture using solid timber
Adapt to work in industry
| Code || Name |
|MSFFM2001||Use furniture making sector hand and power tools|
|MSFGN2001||Make measurements and calculations|
|MSMENV272||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices|
|MSMSUP102||Communicate in the workplace|
|MSMSUP106||Work in a team|
|MSFFF2004||Prepare surfaces for finishing|
|MSFFF2006||Apply surface coatings by spray gun|
|MSFFM2006||Hand make timber joints|
|MSFFM2010||Set up and operate basic static machines|
|MSFFM3004||Produce angled and curved furniture using solid timber|
|MSMPCI101||Adapt to work in industry|
|MSS402051||Apply quality standards|
There are no formal entry requirements.
Prior to enrolment or commencement of training you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and a pre-training interview. These will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify your training plan, and identify any learning support needs.
RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING
You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.
QUALIFICATION AND RECOGNITION
On completion you will receive the MSF20313 Certificate II in Furniture Making.
After you successfully complete this course you may continue your studies in the following apprenticeships/courses:
- MSF31113 Certificate III Cabinet Making - Furniture Making stream or Kitchen and Bathroom stream
- CPC31912 Certificate III Joinery,
- CPC31812 Certificate III Shopfitting
- CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry
- MSF40213 Certificate IV in Furniture Design and Technology.
- apprentice cabinet maker
- apprentice furniture maker
- assistant cabinet maker
- assistant installer (built-in cabinets for kitchens/bathrooms)
- production operator (within cabinet making enterprise).
How to apply
Visit How to Apply for more information on the application process.
Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.
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Holmesglen tuition fees shown are all inclusive and indicative of the cost to complete the entire course.
These are indicative fees only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.
Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.
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