VET Studies
VET Studies

Furniture Making Pathways (Furnishing)

Chisholm Institute of TAFE RTO 0260


VET in schools multiplies opportunities for students. The programs combine VCE/VCAL studies and Vocational Education and Training. Classroom learning is combined with structured hands-on training and practice in industry. The aims of this program are to provide students with the knowledge and skills to achieve competencies that will enhance their employment prospects in the Furnishing industry and enable students to gain a recognised credential and make a more informed choice of vocational and career paths.

Course Code and Course Title

  • MSF20516 – Certificate II in Furniture Making Pathways


  • Venue: Elisabeth Murdoch College
  • Time: TBA

Special Requirements

  • Students will require the following for all classes:
  • Sleeveless overalls (beige), long or short sleeved shirt under overalls
  • Safety work boots
  • Safety equipment – ear muffs and safety glasses can be provided by student, or can be purchased from Chisholm Institute
  • Ear muffs AS/NZS 1269.3 Class 5
  • Safety glasses AS/NZS 1337
  • Students with long hair are required to supply a suitable hair restraint

Year 10 level of Maths and English is recommended.

Structured Workplace Learning

Structured workplace learning is not mandated in this program, however the VCAA strongly recommend all VET students undertake some work placement. The VCAA strongly recommend SWL for the VCE VET Furnishing Program, however duration of the work placement is at the principal’s discretion. Hours spent in the workplace should be documented as a contribution to the completion of the industry placement module, in order to facilitate credit if the student wishes to complete the full certificate later.

Contribution to the VCE and VCAL

On completion of the program students are eligible for four credits towards their VCE or VCAL certificate, two at units 1 and 2 level. and a 3 and 4 sequence. Students wishing to receive an ATAR contribution for the Units 3 and 4 sequence of VCE VET Furnishing must undertake scored assessment for the purpose of achieving a study score. This study score can contribute directly to the ATAR, either as one of the student's best four studies (the primary four) or as a fifth or sixth study.

Further information on the increment process can be found on the VCAA website:

This program will also satisfy the learning outcomes for the VCAL Industry Specific and the Work Related Skills strand.

Units of Competency

Units delivered over 2 years may include


Unit of Competency Name

MSAPMSUP102A Communicate in the workplace
MSAPMSUP106A Work in a team
MSAPMOHS200A Work safely
LMFFF2004B Prepare surfaces for finishing
LMFFM1001B Construct a basic timber furnishing product
LMFGG202B Apply first aid
LMFFM2005B Join solid timber
LMFFM2006B Hand make timber joints
LMLMFFM3002B Construct furniture using leg and rail method
LMFFM3012B Prepare cutting list from plans and job specifications
LMFGN3001B Read and interpret work documents
LMFFM2002B Assemble furnishing components
MCACMT251A Apply quality standards
LMFCR0003B Carry out measurements and calculations
LMFFM2001B Use furniture making hand and power tools

To view the latest Units of Competency and course information go to

Furniture Making (Furnishing) Get VET Video Link

See VCE and VCAL students across Victoria exploring their passion through VET, developing workplace skills and knowledge and creating flexible pathways towards future education and employment.



  • Certificate II in Furnishing
  • Certficate III in Cabinet Making
  • Certificate II in Soft Furnishing
  • Certificate III in Furnishing (Lead lighting and Stained Glass)
  • Certificate IV in Furnishing Technology
  • Certificate IV in Applied Design (Furnishing)
  • Diploma of Furnishing Technology
  • Advanced Diploma

Career Pathways Generally

  • Carpenter
  • Furniture polisher
  • Joiner
  • Piano technician
  • Picture framer
  • Upholsterer
  • Wood carver
  • Wood tradesman