This Certificate II in Furniture Making will give you the foundation skills and knowledge required to make free-standing furniture or built-in cabinets and provide on-site assistance in the installation of furniture or cabinets.
Career opportunities, include:
- apprentice Cabinet maker
- apprentice Furniture maker
- apprentice Joiner
- apprentice Wood Machinist
- apprentice Upholster
- assistant Cabinet maker
- further studies in Furniture Design, Building and Construction
- assistant installer (built-in cabinets for kitchens/bathrooms)
- production operator (within the 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
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Studying the Certificate II in Furniture Making at Holmesglen
In our state-of-the-art workshop which simulates a real workplace, our expert teaching staff 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
• installation techniques.
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.
||Make measurements and calculations
||Communicate in the workplace
||Work in a team
||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
||Hand make timber joints
||Use furniture making sector hand and power tools
||Join solid timber
||Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
||Set up and operate basic static machines
||Undertake a basic furniture making project
||Apply surface coatings by hand
||Measure and draw site layout for manufactured furniture products
||Provide assistance in cabinet installation
| Code || Name |
|MSFGN2001||Make measurements and calculations|
|MSMSUP102||Communicate in the workplace|
|MSMSUP106||Work in a team|
|MSMENV272||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices|
|MSFFM2006||Hand make timber joints|
|MSFFM2001||Use furniture making sector hand and power tools|
|MSFFM2005||Join solid timber|
|CPCCWHS1001||Prepare to work safely in the construction industry|
|MSFFM2010||Set up and operate basic static machines|
|MSFFP2001||Undertake a basic furniture making project|
|MSFFF2008||Apply surface coatings by hand|
|MSFFM3011||Measure and draw site layout for manufactured furniture products|
|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 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.
COVID-19 vaccination requirements
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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.
Connections with industry
Upon completing this qualification, you will have a broader understanding of the Cabinet Making/Joinery industry. The skills and knowledge you have gained throughout the course will assist you in gaining employment as an apprentice or furthering your studies such as Furniture Design.
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|
|JobTrainer eligible student||FREE|
|Mandatory Materials and Activities fees * (GST inc)
**Additional costs may also apply for course consumable and other costs. These may include consumables such as learning resources, personal protective equipment/clothing and other costs such as immunisation costs, National Police Check and Working with Children Check for relevant courses. To view the additional costs that apply for each course, download a full list of estimated additional costs by course (PDF - 102kb).
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 now if you are eligible for Government-subsidised fees or Concession
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