Certificate II in Furniture Making
National Course Code: MSF20313
The nationally accredited Certificate II in Furniture Making gives you a broad overview of basic furniture making techniques to get you ready for further study and entry level roles. You will learn how to make freestanding furniture for kitchens and bathrooms and work as part of a team in the in-demand furniture making industry.
LEARN NEW SKILLS
Learn from experienced furniture makers how to:
- Use furniture making hand and power tools
- Make measurements and calculations
- Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
- Communicate in the workplace
- Work as part of a team
Electives can include:
- Preparing and providing assistance for cabinet making installation
- Follow plans to assemble production furniture
- Prepare surfaces for finishing
DEVELOP YOUR TALENT
Develop the personal qualities you need to get ahead in this field:
- Customer service, collaboration and consultation skills
- 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 continue your studies and enhance your career
GROW YOUR CAREER
Kick-start your career with a TAFE NSW study pathway:
- Certificate III in Furniture Making
- Certificate IV in Furniture Design and Technology
- Diploma of Furniture and Technology
The Certificate II in Furniture Making 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.
This course is currently available at 1 campus location across NSW. Enquire now for other locations.
People who are successful in this industry have:
- An interest in manufacturing design, principles and concepts
- Enthusiasm for a career in furniture making and installing fitted furniture in kitchens and bathrooms
- An aptitude for practical skills
- An eye for detail
- Strong spatial awareness and hand-eye coordination
- Good communication skills
- A safety mindset
Assessments and assignments are a great way to evaluate how much you have learned and to refine your techniques and practices. This course offers a range of assessment methods for you to shine:
- Theory based knowledge assessments
- Practical based skills assessments
The Certificate II in Furniture Making 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 furnishing manufacturing industry.
From this course, there are a number of trade pathways for you to choose from, including:
The Certificate III in Furniture Making - perform a wide range of tasks in furniture making, including interpretation of specifications drawings, use of specialised machines and hand techniques. This course can be studied through a traineeship program or as a non-trainee.
The Certificate III in Cabinet Making (Furniture Making) become a qualified cabinet maker tradesperson. You can choose to work in commercial or residential, or build your own business in this area of skills shortage. This course can be studied as an apprentice and is also available for non-apprenticeship enrolments.
The Certificate III in Cabinet Making (Kitchen and Bathroom) - become a qualified cabinet maker tradesperson and learn how to select timbers, use power tools, prepare surfaces, and install furniture and cabinetry for businesses and customers in private residences. This course can be studied as an apprentice and is also available for non-apprenticeship enrolments.
The Certificate III in Flooring Technology - perform flooring technology tasks, including preparing flooring surfaces, including 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 apprentice and is also available for non-apprenticeship enrolments.
The Certificate III in Furniture Finishing - prepare surfaces, apply stains and finishes, restore furniture and operate finishing equipment. This course can be studied as an apprentice and is also available for non-apprenticeship enrolments.
The Certificate III in Glass and Glazing (specialising in Glazing) - manufacture, process, move or install various types of glass products. This course can be studied as an apprentice and is also available for non-apprenticeship enrolments.
Through this course youll gain hands-on experience learning:
- Manual and Computer Aided Drawing (CAD)
- Using basic power tools and hand tools
- Examining drawings, work orders and sample parts to determine specifications
- Selecting and working with materials: timber, veneers, particle board and synthetic wood
- Marking out, cutting and shaping timber products
- Working from detailed drawings and specifications to make furniture
- Creating fittings or other items where fine detail is required
- Assembling furniture
- Fitting hinges, locks, catches, drawers and shelves
- Making frames for chairs and couches
You will work on real world furniture projects and make a range of cabinetry and furniture from timber and manufactured board. Projects can include:
- 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
Activity in the building construction industry drives demand for cabinetmakers. The skills shortage of qualified cabinetmakers was identified in 2014 and continues through to today.
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.