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MSF20516

Certificate II in Furniture Making Pathways

Kick start your career in the furnishing industry with this entry-level course. Gain foundation skills and build the confidence you need to find a cabinet making apprenticeship.

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TIME 10 weeks / Full Time NEXT START DATE 30 Jan 2023
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane Gold Coast Sunshine Coast Wide Bay Burnett
WAYS TO STUDY On Campus TAFE at School
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Concession
$1,275
Subsidised
$1,610
Full Fee
$4,600
TAFE at School Subsidised Fee
$0
TAFE at School Full Fee
$3,385
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Course overview

Get started in your furnishing career with this entry-level course. Develop the skills you need to confidently seek an apprenticeship in cabinet making.

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, cabinet making is a skill in demand with the industry currently experiencing a shortage of qualified workers. With a practical qualification from TAFE Queensland, your skills will be in high demand with future employers.

In this course you will gain broad-based underpinning skills and knowledge to complete a range of furniture making tasks. You will learn to select and use appropriate tools, equipment and materials to produce simple pieces of furniture or furnishing components and prepare for cabinet installation. Our industry-expert teachers will support you to develop the foundation skills employers are looking for.

Successful completion of this course will put you in the best position to gain a cabinet making apprenticeship or allow you to seek employment as a trades assistant or product assembler.

What can I do?

  • Product Assembler
  • Trades Assistant
  • Cabinet Making Apprentice

Course outcome:

MSF20516 Certificate II in Furniture Making Pathways

JobTrainer funded course

This course is eligible for JobTrainer funding, meaning it could be free for eligible school-leavers, young people and job seekers looking to develop new skills. Training is proudly delivered by TAFE Queensland and jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government. Learn more >

TAFE at School

Get a head start on your career while you're still in high school. Completing the Certificate II in Furniture Making Pathways counts toward your Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE), opens up pathways to further study, and makes you job ready sooner.

What you will study.

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 7 elective units from the list below.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • MSFFP2001
    Undertake a basic furniture making project
    UNIT CODE :
    MSFFP2001
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency covers preparing, assembling and finishing a basic furnishing project.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Undertake a basic furniture making project

  • UNIT CODE
  • MSFFP2002
    Develop a career plan for the furnishing industry
    UNIT CODE :
    MSFFP2002
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the competency required to research careers, training and career path options in the furnishing industry. It involves research into the range of activities available in the industry to develop a career plan.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Develop a career plan for the furnishing industry

  • 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
  • MSMENV272
    Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
    UNIT CODE :
    MSMENV272
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to comply with environmental regulations, identify environment issues and minimise the risks of negative impact on work and carry out improvements in own work area.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

  • UNIT CODE
  • MSMPCI103
    Demonstrate care and apply safe practices at work
    UNIT CODE :
    MSMPCI103
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency covers the knowledge and skills needed to understand, apply and satisfy safe work practices in an industry.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Demonstrate care and apply safe practices at work

Ways to study
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Nambour
30 Jan 2023
10 weeks
Full time 3 days per week
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Classroom
  • Concession: $1,275
  • Subsidised: $1,610
  • Full fee: $4,600
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Alexandra Hills
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Thursday
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,385
Bracken Ridge
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Monday
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,385
Acacia Ridge
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,385
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Ashmore
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Mixed mode
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,385
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Maryborough
31 Jan 2023
up to 4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Tuesday
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,385
Hervey Bay
02 Feb 2023
up to 4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Thursday
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,385
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Nambour
30 Jan 2023
10 weeks
Full time 3 days per week
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Classroom
  • Concession: $1,275
  • Subsidised: $1,610
  • Full fee: $4,600
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Alexandra Hills
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Thursday
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,385
Bracken Ridge
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Monday
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,385
Acacia Ridge
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,385
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Ashmore
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Mixed mode
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,385
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Maryborough
31 Jan 2023
up to 4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Tuesday
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,385
Hervey Bay
02 Feb 2023
up to 4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Thursday
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,385

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Certificate II in Furniture Making Pathways (MSF20516)
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.

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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.

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Important Information

Read this before applying.

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, hair protection, and disposable dust masks. You should also wear 100% cotton drill industry-standard clothing. If you fail to meet these minimum standards of dress, you will not be permitted entry into practical classes.

You will be provided with a recommended reading list and/or required textbooks during orientation or at the start of each unit. The purchase of these resources may incur additional costs, or you may be able to borrow them from the TAFE Queensland library network.

You are also required to have access to and bring personal stationary, a USB, a calculator, and tools/equipment including a folding metre ruler (carpenter) and a 5m tape measure.

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
  • Federation University
  • 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. 

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.

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