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MSF20313 Certificate II in Furniture Making (Cabinet Making/Furniture Making Pre-Apprenticeship)

National ID: MSF20313 State ID: AA45
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Do you want a trades career making cherished chairs and loved lounges?

When you complete the Certificate II in Furniture Making (Cabinet Making/Furniture Making Pre-Apprenticeship) you'll be what employers are looking for as an apprentice furniture maker or cabinet maker.

Gain these skills: 

  • using hand and power tools 
  • preparing surfaces 
  • interpreting plans
  • measuring 
  • calculating the right amount of materials for the job and
  • workplace health and safety

Cabinet makers work from plans or drawings to make home and office furniture, as well as make built-in cupboards and fixtures for new homes and shops. Furniture Making concentrates on the production of solid and free standing furniture.

Learn in specialised facilities

South Metropolitan TAFE's Thornlie Campus offers first rate, fully equipped, purpose-built workshops, where students get hands-on practice working in simulation rooms, using advanced equipment and the latest techniques.

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate I or Certificate II

Attendance in class

This is a full-time course. You will need to attend approximately 250 hours of class, over 3 days a week, for 19 weeks.

At-home study

As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 4 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation, and research.

You will need to have the basic technical requirements for at-home study. If you don’t have access to a computer and WiFi at home, we recommend using our library computers during library hours.

Work placement

125 hours of work placement is mandatory for completion of this course. SM TAFE will arrange a suitable work placement within industry for you. This will involve your attendance at a workplace/worksite 1-2 days per week during the program or in a block of weeks at the end of the program depending on the host employer and availability.

Uniforms and workwear requirements: Full PPE is required for the work placement (Hi-vis drill shirt and trousers, approved safety boots). Must have Construction White Card to enter any construction worksite. This accreditation will be achieved in the course.

What you need for your first day of class

On your first day you should bring your SM TAFE confirmation enrolment receipt, your student ID, stationery (pen, pencil, exercise book, eraser, ruler and calculator) and wear enclosed footwear.

In addition, the following uniform is required to be worn at all classes:

  • PPE/Uniform – steel cap boots (no volleys permitted) and a T-shirt (singlets and thongs are not permissible).

One of the units of this course will be to obtain a white card which is a requirement to work onsite in the construction industry.
 

Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.

SM TAFE actively promotes the employment availability of course graduates to key industry partners and organisations. We also seek expressions of interest from organisations for the placement of our students into work experience. In addition, this course involves work placement, giving you further opportunity to develop relationships with potential employers. We endeavour to assist students into a career pathway, but please be aware that employment is not guaranteed by us.

To access free career planning and job search assistance, visit the Jobs and Skills Centres page.

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Semester 1

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Semester 2

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