Certificate II in Furniture Making

Foundational skills for a career in cabinet making.

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MSF20313 Certificate II in Furniture Making

This qualification is superseded.

We are not currently accepting enrolments into this course. To be added to the waitlist for future courses, please enquire here. 

Could a career as a cabinet maker suit you? If you have an eye for detail and want to create masterpieces that beautify homes and other spaces, this is the course for you.

This qualification describes the skills and knowledge required to perform the manufacture of free-standing furniture or built-in cabinets, and provide on-site assistance in the installation of furniture or cabinets involving known routines and procedures and some accountability for the quality of outcomes.

Cabinets include free-standing and built-in furniture or fitted cabinets, such as those used in kitchens and bathrooms. Skills are also included that cover assisting in the installation or renovation of kitchens and bathrooms and other fitted cabinets, which involves collaboration with others through members of a group or team. This qualification does not cover shopfitting.

Course Outcomes

One course offers many courses of action and pathways for you.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Certificate II in Furniture Making (MSF20313).

Possible job outcomes include:

  • Assistant cabinet maker
  • Assistant installer of built-in cabinets
  • Production operator within a cabinet making enterprise

Entry Requirements

What do I need before I start?

There are no formal prerequisite units required for entry into this course.

You will however require basic English language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills.

Before commencing this course, you will be required to undertake an Online LLN ASSESSMENT.

If you are completing the course via an online or RPL delivery mode, you will need access to a computer with word processing, PDF reader capabilities and an internet connection.

Please be advised we are unable to train students on a student visa. You must find a CRICOS registered training provider.

What will I need to provide to enrol?

  • Enrolment Form
  • USI
  • Photo Identification
  • Completion of LLN assessment
  • Payment

Units of Competency

To complete this course you must demonstrate competency in a total of 13 units. These units have been selected to give you the most comprehensive overview skills for engineering.

Core Units

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

Elective Units*

  • MSFFM2005 Join solid timber
  • MSFFM2007 Follow plans to assemble production furniture
  • MSFFM2010 Set up and operate basic static machines
  • MSFFM2011 Apply manufactured board conversion techniques
  • MSFFM2006 Hand make timber joints
  • CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
  • MSFFF2004 Prepare surfaces for finishing
  • MSFFM2002 Assemble furnishing components

You can view the full list of units available to study within this qualification on training.gov.au.

*If you wish to change one or more of your elective units please contact us. While we endeavour to be able to provide all options, changes to elective units cannot be guaranteed. The cost for custom unit packaging is $500 per qualification for full study or $250 for RPL.

Delivery Options

This qualification is superseded.

We are not currently accepting enrolments into this course. To be added to the waitlist for future courses, please enquire here. 


After completing this course you may wish to further your studies with:

  • MSF3031 Certificate III in Timber and Composites Machining
  • Other relevant Certificate III qualifications


“The course was delivered by a highly competent and experienced trainer who made the course work fun and engaging. Incredible experience, competent training, great facilities and amazing support.”

Zachary Reeves

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