Certificate II in Furnishing
National Course Code: MSF20113
The nationally recognised Certificate II in Furnishing will teach you how to use blinds, upholstery, flooring and soft furnishings to bring personality to a room. Begin your journey towards a specialist TAFE NSW trade course and your career in the high-demand building industry.
LEARN NEW SKILLS
Through theory and practical course-work, you will learn to:
- Use hand and power tools and static machines
- Use manual and Computer Aided Drawing (CAD)
- Implement furnishing techniques
- Select timbers and materials
- Prepare and apply decorative surfaces for furniture
- Install furniture and cabinetry
- Use environmentally sustainable practices
DEVELOP YOUR TALENT
Develop the personal qualities to get ahead in this field:
- Effective communication and collaboration
- Customer service
- Problem solving strategies
- Attention to detail
ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
Completing this course will equip you:
- A nationally recognised Certificate II qualification
- A strong pathway to further study including Certificate III trade qualifications
- Production assembler
- Trades assistant
GROW YOUR CAREER
Take your career further with a TAFE NSW trade and apprenticeship pathway:
- Certificate III in Furniture Making
- Certificate III in Cabinet Making (Furniture Making)
- Certificate III in Cabinet Making (Kitchen and Bathroom)
- Certificate III in Flooring Technology
- Certificate III in Furniture Finishing
- Certificate III in Glass and Glazing (specialising in Glazing)
The Certificate II in Furnishing leads you into areas of industry demand such as furniture and cabinet making. Demand for cabinet making is highly dependent on the strength of the construction industry. Construction is booming across NSW and as a result, there has been a shortage of skilled Cabinet Makers (Furniture) in NSW since 2014.
Sorry, this course is not currently open for enrolments.
People who are successful in this industry have:
- The ability to work as part of a team
- Great interpersonal and communication skills
- Attention to detail
- A safety mindset
Successfully complete 14 units of competency, including 5 core units and 9 elective units, to achieve this qualification.
You will learn practical skills like how to use hand and power tools, static machines and how to prepare surfaces.
You will also learn to apply environmentally sustainable practices to your work, use CAD, read and interpret plans and documents, and the tricks to selecting timber and materials. Well also help you develop your collaboration and communication skills.
The Certificate II in Furnishing will provide you with a broad overview of basic furnishing techniques. You will also learn participation, teamwork and communication skills to get you ready for further study and a career in furniture and cabinet making.
From this course, there are a number of trade pathways for you to choose from, including:
Certificate III in Flooring Technology
You will perform flooring technology tasks, including preparing flooring surfaces like polished concrete floors and installing and finishing carpet, resilient, vinyl and timber flooring materials and polished concrete floors. This course can be studied as an apprenticeship and is also available for non-apprenticeship enrolments.
Certificate III in Furniture Finishing
You will prepare surfaces, apply stains and finishes, restore furniture and operate finishing equipment. This course can be studied as an apprenticeship and is also available for non-apprenticeship enrolments.
Certificate III in Glass and Glazing (specialising in Glazing)
You will manufacture, process, move or install various types of glass products. This course can be studied as an apprenticeship and is also available for non-apprenticeship enrolments.
Certificate III in Blinds, Awnings, Security Screens and Grilles
You will learn to design, construct, install and repair interior and exterior blinds and awnings, security screens and grilles using a range of materials, fixtures and fittings for residential and commercial premises. This course can be studied as an apprenticeship and is also available for non-apprenticeship enrolments.
This introductory course does not offer excursions.
In the Certificate II in Furnishing, youll gain hands-on experience in:
- Using basic power and hand tools
- Examining drawings, work orders and sample parts to determine specifications
- Selecting and working with materials like timber, veneers, particle board, synthetic, wood steel, aluminum and fabric
- Working from detailed drawings and specifications
- Creating fittings and other items where fine detail is required such as pelmets
- Assembling furniture
- Making frames for chairs and couches
TAFE NSW is known for delivering theory along with practical, hands-on learning.
You will work on real-world projects, such as:
- Creating coffee tables
- Magazine racks
- Smaller side tables
- Timber boxes, with dove tailed/biscuit joinery
TAFE NSW offers you a range of study environments to enhance your learning and employability, such as:
- Simulated workshop environments
- Campus classrooms with online facilitated environment
- Study areas, presentation areas and general student facilities
Automation in manufacturing is becoming more common and Computerised Numerical Control (CNC) and (CAD) computer aided drawings are the backbone of automation processes. They have transformed the way many industries work and have reduced errors and waste, increased efficiency and streamlined many processes.
This course gives you an introduction to the use of these essential technologies in preparedness for higher levels of study.