Certificate II in Furniture Making Pathways

Course Code MSF20516
Campus Shepparton - Archer Street, Wangaratta - Docker Street
Duration 410 hours

Course Overview

The MSF20516 Certificate II in Furniture Making Pathways is the recognised qualification to become a Product Assembler.

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.

This course is delivered as a Pre-apprenticeship and VET in Schools (VETiS) Program.

You will be enrolled into a current qualification.

Pathways / Employment Opportunities

The MSF20516 Certificate II in Furniture Making Pathways is designed for those wishing to further their knowledge and skills to seek employment in the Manufacturing industry.

Working in this industry can be physically demanding. Applicants should consider their physical ability to complete the job role e.g. bending, lifting, manual handling etc.

Further studies
After gaining the MSF20516 Certificate II in Furniture Making Pathways, you might wish to undertake further study in the MSF31113 Certificate III in Cabinet Making.

Sessions - Dates/Times

Campus Times
Shepparton – Archer Street 3 Days a Week, Starts 1st July, 8am to 4.30pm / 2019
Wangaratta – Docker Street 3 Days a Week, Starts 1st July, 8am to 4.30pm / 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.

You are encouraged to attend all face-to-face sessions.

Course Co-ordinator

Name: Jeff Gleeson
Location: William Orr

Fee Information
Type Average Enrolled Hours Hourly Fee Rate Indicative Tuition Fee Hourly Govt Subsidy Rate Total Govt Contribution
Govt Subsidised-Standard 410 $3.28 $1,344.80 $10.50 $4,305.00
Govt Subsidised-Standard Concession 410 $0.66 $270.60 $10.50 $4,305.00
Full Fee 410 $6.15 $2,521.50 N/A N/A
Course Materials 410 $1.00 $410.00 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 entry requirements for this training package.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements
VETiS students will have their LL&N suitability confirmed by their VETiS coordinator and be selected through the school selection process.

Pre-apprenticeship program, applicants will need to:

  • 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
Units of Competency

MSF20516 – Core Units

MSMPCI103 – Demonstrate care and apply safe practices at work
MSFFP2002 – Develop a career plan for the furnishing industry
MSFGN2001 – Make measurements and calculations
MSMENV272 – Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
MSFFP2001 – Undertake a basic furniture making project

MSF20516 – Elective Units

MSFFM2002 – Assemble furnishing components
MSFFP2007 – Identify materials used in furnishing production
MSFFP2005 – Join furnishing materials
MSFFP2006 – Make simple timber joints
MSFFP2003 – Prepare surfaces
MSFFM2001 – Use furniture making sector hand and power tools
MSMSUP106 – Work in a team

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?

If you need any further clarification of the information provided please contact one of our client service officers on 1300 468 233 who can assist you or click Enquire Now.