Personalise my view
Personalise my view

😊 Personalise my view

We use cookies and third-party to provide a better online experience, including to serve targeted ads. By using our website, you accept our use of cookies and privacy agreement.  Learn more

MSF30113

Certificate III in Furniture Finishing

Gain the entry-level skills required to kick start you career in furniture finishing. Complete this course as an apprenticeship so you can work and train at the same time to become a qualified furniture finisher.

Apply Now
NEXT INTAKE Apprenticeship: Acacia Ridge Starts anytime
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane North Queensland
WAYS TO STUDY Apprenticeships and traineeships

Course overview

Kick start your career in furniture finishing with this entry-level qualification. Complete this course as an apprenticeship so you can work and train at the same time.

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, the number of people working as wood trades workers (including furniture finishers) is expected to see stable future growth. Opportunities are available in manufacturing, retail trade and construction with employers looking for workers who are reliable, work well in a team, and have a strong work ethic. 

In this course you will learn how to polish timber furniture and other fine timber products including musical instruments. You will gain practical skills and knowledge needed to prepare and finish timber, interpret plans, estimate and cost jobs, and apply graining and decorative finishes.

Delivered in our state-of-the-art furniture making facilities or on the job, this apprenticeship provides you with the skills and knowledge needed to become a furniture finisher or worker.

What can I do?

  • Furniture Maker
  • Furniture Finisher (French Polishing)
  • Furniture Finishing Worker
  • Furniture Finisher

Course outcome:

MSF30113 Certificate III in Furniture Finishing

Flexibility

Complete your training at our state-of-the-art furniture making facilities or elect to be trained and assessed by our industry-expert teachers while you're on the job. This ensures maximum convenience to you and minimal disruption to your workplace.

What you will study

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 13 elective units from the list below.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • MSAENV272B
    Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
    UNIT CODE :
    MSAENV272B
    Unit description :

    This competency covers the outcomes required to effectively measure current resource use and carry out improvements including those reducing negative environmental impacts of work practices. This unit is based on the sustainability guideline standard GCSSUS01A Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

  • UNIT CODE
  • MSAPMOHS200A
    Work safely
    UNIT CODE :
    MSAPMOHS200A
    Unit description :

    On completion of this unit, the worker will be able to identify Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) hazards, and assess risk, as well as follow instructions and procedures in the workplace with minimal supervision. The worker will also be capable of participating in and contributing to OHS management issues.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Work safely

  • UNIT CODE
  • MSAPMSUP102A
    Communicate in the workplace
    UNIT CODE :
    MSAPMSUP102A
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency covers receiving, relaying and recording written and oral messages and providing relevant information in response to requests, within time lines.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Communicate in the workplace

  • UNIT CODE
  • MSAPMSUP106A
    Work in a team
    UNIT CODE :
    MSAPMSUP106A
    Unit description :

    This competency covers the organisation of team activities to fit in with the scheduling of production to meet operational guidelines.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Work in a team

  • UNIT CODE
  • MSFFF2001
    Use furniture finishing sector hand and power tools
    UNIT CODE :
    MSFFF2001
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency covers using hand and power tools, and basic static machines, in applications relating to the furniture finishing sector of the furnishing industry.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Use furniture finishing sector hand and power tools

  • UNIT CODE
  • MSFFF2002
    Dismantle and re-assemble furniture
    UNIT CODE :
    MSFFF2002
    Unit description :

    This unit covers the competency to dismantle and re-assemble furniture and/or fittings for the purposes of coating, repair, restoration, producing patterns, templates or for samples.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Dismantle and re-assemble furniture

  • UNIT CODE
  • MSFGN2001
    Make measurements and calculations
    UNIT CODE :
    MSFGN2001
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency covers taking measurements and making calculations for furnishing tasks undertaken in a variety of sites and locations.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Make measurements and calculations

  • UNIT CODE
  • MSFGN3001
    Read and interpret work documents
    UNIT CODE :
    MSFGN3001
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency covers interpreting work documents, including cutting lists, standards, drawings and specifications, to produce or repair furnishings and to install floor coverings, glass and other furnishing items.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Read and interpret work documents

  • UNIT CODE
  • MSFGN3002
    Estimate and cost job
    UNIT CODE :
    MSFGN3002
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency covers estimating materials, labour and time requirements to establish costs for provision of furnishing services or products. Estimation and job costing is that undertaken by a tradesperson in relation to a sector product for a single client or customer.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Estimate and cost job

  • UNIT CODE
  • TLID2003A
    Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substances
    UNIT CODE :
    TLID2003A
    Unit description :

    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to handle dangerous goods and hazardous substances, including identifying requirements for working with dangerous goods and/or hazardous substances; confirming site incident procedures; and selecting handling techniques.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substances

CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Acacia Ridge
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Townsville (Trade Training Centre Bohle)
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE

Download Brochure

Certificate III in Furniture Finishing (MSF30113)

Ask a question

Certificate III in Furniture Finishing

COURSE CODE: MSF30113
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

Learn more
Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

Learn more
Important Information

Read this before applying

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Resources required

You are responsible for meeting the minimum occupational health and safety requirements in practical classes. This includes the use of safety glasses, protective footwear with covered uppers, steel capped toes and non-slip soles to AS2210, long leather gloves to AS2161, and hair protection. You should also wear 100% cotton drill industry-standard clothing. For 2-pack spraying: Respirator (industry standard) air fed respirator, (Stage 2)  disposable overalls,  Ansell PVA 15-554 gloves or equivalent.  Students failing to meet these minimum standards of dress will not be permitted entry in to practical classes.

Materials list: Training record book. Folding rule or tape measure -  1m folding rule or 5m tape measure.  Pen - blue or black. Pencils -  HB, 2H and 4H. Eraser.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

Course Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

Learn more