Thursday, April 5, 2012


The Certificate II in Furniture Making provides participants with the skills and knowledge required to perform the manufacture of free- standing furniture or built-in cabinets, and provide on-site assistance in the installation of furniture or cabinets involving known routines and procedures and some accountability for the quality of outcomes. This qualification is typically used to develop skills and knowledge in non trade work involved in the manufacture of furniture or fitted cabinets such as those used in kitchens and bathrooms. Skills are also included that cover assisting in the installation or renovation of kitchens and bathrooms and other fitted cabinets. This qualification does not cover shopfitting.

Job roles

Possible job roles include:

Assistant Cabinet Maker

Assistant installer of built-in cabinets

Production operator within a cabinet making enterprise

How long does it go for?

This qualification is offered both Part Time and Full Time. Nominal hours are 244-562. The range of nominal hours for this
qualification is calculated by using core and electives from within the training package. These hours are a combination of standard classroom delivery, online delivery time, industry placements and work experience and vary depending on the elective units chosen. Alternatively, the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) states that the volume of learning of a Certificate II is typically 1-2 years.

Where will it take me?

Further training pathways from this qualification may include Certificate III in Furniture Making (LMF30302), Certificate III in Cabinet Making (LMF32109) and relevant competitive manufacturing qualifications.

What will I study?

Participants must complete 13 units; 5 core and 8 elective units.

Core Units

Use furniture making sector hand and power tools


Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices


Make measurements (MSAPMOPS101A)

Communicate in the workplace (MSAPMSUP102A)

Work in a team (MSAPMSUP106A)

Elective Units

Elective units to be chosen from the following categories; prepare surfaces for finishing, apply surface coatings by spray gun, select and apply hardware, apply sheet laminates by hand, hand make timber joints, construct cane furniture, apply competitive manufacturing practices, monitor process capability, receive or despatch goods, contribute to the application of a proactive maintenance strategy, use sustainable energy practices, use SCADA systems in manufacturing, apply cost factors to work practices, plus more.
The following unit: Work safely in the construction industry (CPCCOHS1001A) is mandatory for participants wanting to obtain a National Construction Safety Card which is required for all on-site work access.

Do I need to have competed previous study?

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. Participants are required to be competent in written and spoken
English and will undertake a Language, Literacy, and Numeracy test prior to commencing the training.

What do we look for when selecting applicants?

Applicants should be interested in a career in the
Furnishing industry.

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