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  • MSF30113

Certificate III in Furniture Finishing

At a glance

At a glance

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.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Furniture Maker
  • Furniture Finisher (French Polishing)
  • Furniture Finishing Worker
  • Furniture Finisher
COURSE OUTCOME

MSF30113 Certificate III in Furniture Finishing

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Course overview

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.

Growth in housing construction over the next three years is driving demand for qualified furniture and cabinet makers. The visual appeal of timber products and a growing demand for environmentally sustainable products indicate that experienced furniture finishers will have a range of employment opportunities available to them.

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.

Units

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

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
MSAENV272B
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
MSAPMOHS200A
Work safely
MSAPMSUP102A
Communicate in the workplace
MSAPMSUP106A
Work in a team
MSFFF2001
Use furniture finishing sector hand and power tools
MSFFF2002
Dismantle and re-assemble furniture
MSFGN2001
Make measurements and calculations
MSFGN3001
Read and interpret work documents
MSFGN3002
Estimate and cost job
TLID2003A
Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substances

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
MSFFF2003
Remove surface coatings
MSFFF2004
Prepare surfaces for finishing
MSFFF2005
Maintain spray equipment and booth
MSFFF2006
Apply surface coatings by spray gun
MSFFF2007
Apply stains, fillers and bleach
MSFFF2008
Apply surface coatings by hand
MSFFF3001
Match and make up colours
MSFFF3003
Apply plural component coatings
MSFFF3004
Apply soft rubber techniques
MSFFF3005
Enhance finishes
MSFFF3006
Repair and touch up surfaces
MSFFF3007
Apply graining and decorative finishes
MSFFF3008
Apply traditional French polishing techniques

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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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.

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  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

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.

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Applying for a course does not guarantee you a place in that course. Your place is only guaranteed once you enrol into units. Enrolling means that you are committing yourself to study, and to paying the associated fees. The tuition fees and applicable charges are required to be paid at enrolment or by scheduled instalment dates either by yourself, a nominated third party (e.g. your employer), or as identified within a contract for delivery of TAFE Queensland training.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


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.

Need to know

Year 12 graduates: start trade training fee free, here’s how.

You are eligible for fee-free training for this course if you:

  • Have completed Year 12 in Queensland and hold a Senior Statement issued by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority or equivalent certificate that confirms you have completed Year 12 in Queensland.
  • Enrol and start training with an approved training provider by the end of the calendar year following the completion of year 12.
  • Live permanently in Queensland.

For more information call TAFE Queensland SkillsTech on 1800 654 447 or visit Training Queensland.

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.

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.

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How to apply

How to apply

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. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

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
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland