Certificate II in Furniture Making Pathways

Course code: MSF20516

The overall aim of this program is to provide young people with the opportunity to gain comprehensive entry level training in the furnishing industry. The program covers broad based and core skills in cabinet making required to produce free standing furniture or built-in cabinets.

Are you suitable?

Consider this course if you:

  • Enjoy working in a creative team environment
  • Would enjoy working with wood to create high quality products
  • Are practical, patient, methodical and persistent
  • Enjoy designing and creating practical, creative & innovative products
  • May be interested in a career in the Furnishing/Cabinet Making or related industries

For more information about this course, download the Information Booklet.

  • Sample competencies covered in Unit 1 & 2 include:
    • Hand make timber joints
    • Apply domestic surface coatings
    • Join materials used in furnishing
  • Sample competencies covered in Unit 3 & 4 include:
    • Use furniture making sector hand and power tools
    • Assemble furnishing components
    • Undertake a basic furniture making project

Swinburne Senior Secondary College

Box Hill Institute
RTO Number: 4687

Units 1 & 2 | Wednesdays | 1.45pm – 5.45pm
Units 3 & 4 | Tuesdays | 4.00pm – 8.00pm

Part Time / Face to Face

This is a two year course.

Assessment may be a combination of written and online assignments, tests, examinations and practical application projects.

80 hours of work placement (over two years) is strongly recommended.

Contact the VET Coordinator at your secondary college for specific information regarding your College’s application process. Your VET Coordinator and/or staff from your Secondary College will assist you with planning for your VCE or VCAL certificate and will advise you where a VET Course fits within this plan. They will also give you information about travel arrangements and any costs associated with VET Courses.

For information on the IMVC Application Process please go to About VET Delivered in Schools.

Contact your school to discuss fees for VET Courses.

VCAL: This program contributes to the Industry Specific Skills Strand and may also contribute to the Work Related Skills Strand.

VCE: Students may be eligible to receive recognition of up to two units at Units 1 & 2 level and a Units 3 & 4 sequence.

ATAR: Students wishing to receive an ATAR contribution for the Units 3 & 4 sequence must undertake scored assessment for the purposes of gaining a study score. This study score can contribute directly to the primary four or as a fifth or sixth study.

  • Cabinet Maker
  • Furniture Designer and Maker
  • Wood Machinist
  • Soft Furnishing Maker
  • Upholsterer
  • Textile Technician/Mechanic
  • Musical Instrument Maker
  • Leather worker
  • Craft design
  • Furniture Restorer
  • French Polisher