Certificate II in Furniture Making

Course Code MSF20313
Campus Seymour - Wallis Street
Duration 400 hours

Course Overview

The MSF20313 Certificate II in Furniture Making is the recognised qualification to become an assistant cabinet maker.

Are you interested in getting some exposure into the furniture making or other related working environments?

This qualification delivers broad-based underpinning skills and knowledge in a range of furniture making tasks which will enhance the graduates’ entry-level employment prospects for apprenticeships, traineeships or general employment in a furniture manufacturing environment or related workplace.

The MSF20313 – Certificate II in Furniture Making is a pre-vocational course.

You will be enrolled into a current qualification.

Please note: this course is available as part of the 2019 Free TAFE Courses for eligible on-campus students.

Pathways / Employment Opportunities

The MSF20313 Certificate II in Furniture Making is designed for those wishing to further their knowledge and skills to seek employment in the Furnishings industry as:

  • assistant cabinet maker
  • furniture making factory worker
  • furniture making labourer

Working in this industry may involve working within a factory environment or on-site instillation. Hours of work may vary depending on where you work. You will be ask to perform the manufacture of free-standing furniture or built-in cabinets, and provide on-site assistance in the installation of furniture or cabinets.

Further studies
After gaining the MSF20313 Certificate II in Furniture Making, you might wish to undertake further study in the MSF31113 Certificate III in Cabinet Making.

Sessions - Dates/Times

Campus Times
Seymour – Wallis Street Pre Apprenticeship – 3 Days a Week- Wed, Thu, Fri- 9am to 3.30pm – Sem 2 / 2019

Attendance and Commitment

It is important that students commit to all course requirements, including study and assessments the student may need to complete outside their normal training sessions.

On campus – Students will undertake simulated workplace experience within the GOTAFE workshop on campus.

Attendance at all classes is highly recommended.

Course Co-ordinator

Name: Rob Freeman
Location Seymour

Fee Information
Type Average Enrolled Hours Hourly Fee Rate Indicative Tuition Fee Hourly Govt Subsidy Rate Total Govt Contribution
Govt Subsidised-Standard 400 $3.28 $1,312.00 $12.50 $5,000.00
Govt Subsidised-Standard Concession 400 $0.66 $264.00 $12.50 $5,000.00
Full Fee 400 $6.15 $2,460.00 N/A N/A
Course Materials 400 $1.00 $400.00 N/A N/A

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

You will receive an Indicative Fee Statement when you decide upon your course. A finalised invoice will be issued upon enrolment. Students will be invoiced for the components of the course that they are enrolled into for each year or semester.

Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:

  • Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
  • E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
  • Excursions

Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Book Shop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your Course Information session or during the Pre-Training review Interview.

Entry Requirements

Training package entry requirements
There are no Training package entry requirements for this qualification.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements
Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Attend an interview
  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document previous work experience and qualifications and assess suitability for the course
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course

It is not a requirement to have employment in the industry whilst undertaking this course.

Units of Competency

MSF20313 – Core Units

MSMSUP102 – Communicate in the workplace
MSFGN2001 – Make measurements and calculations
MSMENV272 – Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
MSFFM2001 – Use furniture making sector hand and power tools
MSMSUP106 – Work in a team

MSF20313 – Elective Units

MSFFM2011 – Apply manufactured board conversion techniques
MSFFF2006 – Apply surface coatings by spray gun
MSFFM2002 – Assemble furnishing components
MSFFM3002 – Construct furniture using leg and rail method
MSFFM3002 – Construct furniture using leg and rail method
MSFFM2007 – Follow plans to assemble production furniture
MSFFM2006 – Hand make timber joints
MSFFM2005 – Join solid timber
MSFFF2004 – Prepare surfaces for finishing
CPCCWHS1001 – Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
MSFFM2003 – Select and apply hardware
MSFFM2010 – Set up and operate basic static machines
MSMWHS200 – Work safely
CPCCOHS1001A – Work safely in the construction industry

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods may include:

  • Knowledge Tests
  • Projects
  • Work observation evidence
  • Demonstration
Skills Recognition

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification.  There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking.  You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.
Information Sessions

For further information regarding this course please call 1300 468 233.


Please note:  Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review.  This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer
Individual Needs

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.

Learner’s Rights

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.
Further information is provided at course induction.

Student Welfare Unit

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you will be welcome to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Welfare Unit. These services are designed to best support you to successfully complete your course.

Services include on campus supports and remote supports

  • Counselling
  • employment information
  • careers
  • activities etc.
Educational Support Services

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.

Where to from here?

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