Certificate II in Furniture Making Pathways

Course code: MSF20522

Registered Training Organisation: Federation TAFE

RTO Code: 4909

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 VCE: VM 

It is mandated that students studying VCE: VM complete 180 hours of a VET course in a Certificate II or above.  This will contribute 2 VET credits towards a student’s program.

Contribution towards VPC

Students studying VPC may choose to include a VET program, however it is not mandated.

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

School to Work

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

Select fees to be paid by the DE 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:

Develop a career plan and supply safe work MSMPCI103
Prepare surfaces MSFFF2003
Join materials used in furnishing MSFFM2005
Make simple timber joints MSFFP2006
Make measurements and calculations MSFGN2001
Undertake a basic furniture making project MSFFP2001
Use furniture making sector hand and power tools MSFFM2001
Assemble furnishing components MSFFM2002
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices MSAENV272
Work in a team MSAPMSUP106
Demonstrate care and apply safe work practices MSMPCI103
Organise and communicate information MEM16006A

Note: Program commencement subject to enrolment numbers. Units of Competency are subject to change. This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals. All details are accurate at the time of publication.


Horsham College

Lyndon Kuhne  (03) 5381 7712

Contact the WSMVET Cluster Coordinator via the Contact Page

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