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MSF20522

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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STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane Darling Downs and South West
WAYS TO STUDY On campus TAFE at School
NEXT INTAKE Start date: 03 Feb 2025 Duration: 4 terms View all intakes
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Concession
$1,525
Subsidised
$1,885
Full Fee
$5,185
TAFE at School Subsidised Fee
$0
TAFE at School Full Fee
$3,830
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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 and is expected to grow moderately over the next 5 years. 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:

MSF20522 Certificate II in Furniture Making Pathways

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 towards your Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE), opens up pathways to further study, and makes you job ready sooner.

Job outcomes

TAFE Queensland will continue to assist you, even after you've completed your qualification. Utilising our strong industry connections, we link students with employers looking to hire our highly-skilled graduates. Once you have completed your Certificate II in Engineering Pathways, register your interest in an apprenticeship with our Find Your Apprentice service.

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
  • MSFFP2017
    Develop a career plan for the furnishing industry
    UNIT CODE :
    MSFFP2017
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research sectors, occupations, training and career paths in the furnishing industry and to develop a personal career plan.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Develop a career plan for the furnishing industry

  • UNIT CODE
  • MSFFP2020
    Undertake a basic furniture making project
    UNIT CODE :
    MSFFP2020
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan and undertake a project to make a basic item of furniture.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Undertake a basic furniture making project

  • 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

  • You'll learn face to face with a teacher in a classroom or simulated workplace environment. You may access learning materials through our online learning management system Connect. Learn more

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CAMPUS STUDY MODE START DATE DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Toowoomba
On Campus
Anytime
up to 2 years
Part Time, delivery days on campus to be negotiated with teacher.
  • Concession: $1,525
  • Subsidised: $1,885
  • Full fee: $5,185
demo

Toowoomba

On Campus

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    0%
  • On Campus Time
    100%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

Anytime

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

up to 2 years

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

Part Time, delivery days on campus to be negotiated with teacher.

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • Concession: $1,525
  • Subsidised: $1,885
  • Full fee: $5,185
Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Teacher-led, Scheduled

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

No

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

On-Campus

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face, Zoom

    The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • You'll learn face to face with a teacher in a classroom or simulated workplace environment. You may access learning materials through our online learning management system Connect. Learn more

  • demo View comparison chart
CAMPUS STUDY MODE START DATE DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Acacia Ridge
On Campus
03 Feb 2025
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,830
demo

Acacia Ridge

On Campus

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    0%
  • On Campus Time
    100%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

03 Feb 2025

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

4 terms

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

Part time 1 day per week

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,830
Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Teacher-led, Scheduled

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

No

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

On-Campus

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face, Zoom

    The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

Alexandra Hills
On Campus
03 Feb 2025
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,830
demo

Alexandra Hills

On Campus

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    0%
  • On Campus Time
    100%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

03 Feb 2025

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

4 terms

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

Part time 1 day per week

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,830
Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Teacher-led, Scheduled

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

No

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

On-Campus

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face, Zoom

    The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

Bracken Ridge
On Campus
03 Feb 2025
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,830
demo

Bracken Ridge

On Campus

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    0%
  • On Campus Time
    100%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

03 Feb 2025

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

4 terms

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

Part time 1 day per week

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,830
Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Teacher-led, Scheduled

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

No

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

On-Campus

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face, Zoom

    The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

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Certificate II in Furniture Making Pathways (MSF20522)

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Certificate II in Furniture Making Pathways

COURSE CODE: MSF20522
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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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 safety toe cap and non-slip soles to AS2210
  • long leather gloves to AS2161
  • hair protection
  • 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
  • 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.

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