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  • MSF20516

Certificate II in Furniture Making Pathways

At a glance

At a glance

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.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Product Assembler
  • Trades Assistant
  • Cabinet Making Apprentice
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MSF20516 Certificate II in Furniture Making Pathways

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Course overview

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.

A return to growth in housing construction in the next three years means cabinet makers will be in demand. The visual characteristics of timber products as well as environmental considerations of materials used will provide opportunities for kitchen and bathroom installation and other cabinet making work.

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.

Units

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

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
MSMENV272
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
MSMPCI103
Demonstrate care and apply safe practices at work
MSFGN2001
Make measurements and calculations
MSFFP2001
Undertake a basic furniture making project
MSFFP2002
Develop a career plan for the furnishing industry

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
MSFFM2001
Use furniture making sector hand and power tools
MSFFP2003
Prepare surfaces
MSFFP2004
Apply domestic surface coatings
MSFFP2005
Join furnishing materials
MSFFP2006
Make simple timber joints
MSFFP2008
Make a simple upholstery product
MSMSUP106
Work in a team

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 will 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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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


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.

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 enrolments.

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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 will 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