Certificate II in Furniture Making Pathways

Course code: MSF20516

Registered Training Organisation: SuniTAFE

RTO Code: 4693

Delivered by Horsham College

Course Summary

The VET furnishing program provides students with the knowledge and skills to enhance their employment prospects in the furnishing or cabinet making industry.  The qualification within this program will help develop students’ knowledge of timber and other furnishing materials plus provide them with the ability to read plans whilst working on a range of projects.

A person working in the furniture trade may be involved in cabinet making, upholstery, polishing, picture framing and floor finishing and covering while incorporating elements of creativity with functionality and design.


Contribution towards VCAL

One credit towards a VCAL learning program is awarded on successful completion of 90 nominal hours of accredited VET curriculum.  You will be eligible at Foundation, Intermediate or Senior levels.

Contribution towards VCE

Recognition of two units at Units 1 and 2, and a Units 3 and 4 sequence.

Note: The Units 3 and 4 sequence of VCE VET Furnishing is not designed as a stand-alone study. Students are strongly advised against undertaking the Units 3 and 4 sequence without first completing Units 1 and 2.

ATAR Contribution

Students who receive a Units 3 and 4 sequence will be eligible for an increment towards their ATAR. This study score can contribute directly to the ATAR, either as one of the student’s best four studies (the primary four) or as a fifth or sixth study.

Further information can be found on the VTAC website: www.vtac.edu.au

Where a student elects not to receive a study score for VCE VET Furnishing, no contribution to the ATAR will be available.

Program Delivery

Program structure

Delivered over two years


Wimmera Trade Training Centre

Horsham College Campus

Contact Days/Hours

Wednesdays 9.10 am to 3.15 pm

Structured Workplace Learning

40 hours spread across the 2-year program is recommended.

Employment and Study Pathways

Potential career paths

  • Furniture Maker
  • Cabinet Maker
  • Picture Framer
  • Wood Machinist
  • Production Manager
  • Furniture Designer

Possible study pathways

  • Certificate III (apprenticeship)
  • Diploma of Building Surveying
  • Advanced Diploma of Building Design
  • Bachelor of Architecture

Fees and Equipment


Durable workwear—no loose-fitting clothing
Safety boots required
Students experiencing financial disadvantage may be eligible to receive free Work Boots provided by the State Schools’ Relief Program. Contact your VET Coordinator to find out if you are eligible.

Materials Fee

To be paid by the DET for students attending public schools.  Independent and Catholic schools will discuss fees with their families.

Additional Requirements

Prior to the commencement of this course, students must undertake a pre-training review and a language, literacy and numeracy evaluation.

Study Units

Units may include:

Unit code

First Year


Participate in Environmentally Sustainable Work Practices


Work in a Team


Demonstrate Care and Apply Safe Work Practices


Develop a Career Plan and Apply Safe Work Practices


Prepare Surfaces


Join Materials Used in Furnishing


Make Simple Timber Joints


Organise and Communicate Information

Unit code

Second Year


Use Furniture Making Sector Hand and Power Tools


Assemble Furnishing Components


Undertake a Basic Furniture Making Project


Make Measurements and Calculations

* Units may vary to meet the Victorian Curriculum Assessment Authority (VCAA) requirements and trends


Horsham College

Lyndon Kuhne  (03) 5381 7712

Contact the WSMVET Cluster Coordinator via the Contact Page

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