The Certificate II in Furniture is a pre-apprenticeship course which will give you foundational skills and knowledge in cabinet and furniture making.
Career opportunities, include:
- apprentice cabinet maker
- apprentice furniture maker
- apprentice joiner
- apprentice wood machinist
- assistant cabinet maker
- further studies in furniture design, building and construction
- assistant installer (built-in cabinets for kitchens/bathrooms)
- production operator (within cabinet making enterprise).
Pathways to further study:
- MSF31113 Certificate III in Cabinet Making
- MSF30313 Certificate III in Timber and Composites
- MSF30713 Certificate III in Upholstery
- MFS30113 Certificate III in Furniture Finishing
- CPC31912 Certificate III in Joinery
- CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry
- MSF40213 Certificate IV in Furniture Design and Technology
Study at home through remote learning
While measures are in place to curb the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), units of theory for this course will be delivered remotely and assessments undertaken on campus with social distancing in place.
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Studying the Certificate II in Furniture Making at Holmesglen
You will learn basic skills required in manufacturing free-standing furniture and built-in cabinetry, and providing on-site assistance in installing furniture or cabinets.
All of this is taught by our expert teaching staff in a simulated workplace - our state-of-the art workshops here on campus.
Upon completing this qualification, you will have a broader understanding of the cabinet making/joinery industry. And the skills and knowledge you have gained throughout the course will assist you in gaining employment as an apprentice or furthering your studies in areas such as furniture design
Classes for April intake start April 14
Timetable: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays 8.15am - 3.45pm
The program will ensure you are industry-ready by completing a range of basic production skills such as:
• workplace safety
• power tools
• hand tools
• static machines
• construction methods
• surface coatings
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.
||Hand make timber joints
||Make measurements and calculations
||Use furniture making sector hand and power tools
||Set up and operate basic static machines
||Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
||Communicate in the workplace
||Work in a team
||Undertake a basic furniture making project
||Develop a career plan for the furnishing industry
||Prepare surfaces for finishing
||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
||Apply surface coatings by spray gun
||Provide assistance in cabinet installation
| Code || Name |
|MSFFM2006||Hand make timber joints|
|MSFGN2001||Make measurements and calculations|
|MSFFM2001||Use furniture making sector hand and power tools|
|MSFFM2010||Set up and operate basic static machines|
|CPCCWHS1001||Prepare to work safely in the construction industry|
|MSMSUP102||Communicate in the workplace|
|MSMSUP106||Work in a team|
|MSFFP2001||Undertake a basic furniture making project|
|MSFFP2002||Develop a career plan for the furnishing industry|
|MSFFF2004||Prepare surfaces for finishing|
|MSMENV272||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices|
|MSFFF2006||Apply surface coatings by spray gun|
|MSFKB2002||Provide assistance in cabinet installation|
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
There are no formal entry requirements for this program.
Prior to enrolment you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and attend 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.
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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|Tuition fees (GST exempt)
|Free TAFE eligible student||FREE|
Additional costs may apply to students who may require a Working With Children Check, National Police Check, consumables such as learning resources, personal protective equipment/clothing and immunisation costs as relevant to the course requirements.
All fees are indicative only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding. Find out more about paying for your course.