Furniture Making Pathways

Learn how to create furniture pieces from wood and increase your prospects of gaining an apprenticeship with this course. It will skill you to use hand and power tools, assemble furnishing components, select and apply hardware, apply sheet laminates, construct furniture, and prepare for cabinet installation.

Is this course right for me?

This course delivers broad-based underpinning skills and knowledge in a range of furniture making tasks which will enhance your employment prospects for apprenticeships, traineeships or general employment in a furniture manufacturing environment or related workplace.

The qualification is intended for people interested in exposure to a furniture making working environment (or similar) with a view to entering into employment in that area.

Credential available Course code / name ATAR eligible Mandatory placement hours SBAT available Specialisation required for full qualification
Full Certificate MSF20522 Certificate II in Furniture Making Pathways 35 hours No No

Where can this course take me?

Potential job roles include:

  • assistant cabinet maker
  • assistant installer of built-in cabinets
  • production operator within a cabinet making enterprise

The course also provides a pathway to apprenticeships within the furniture making industry, such as cabinet making.

Further study in courses such as MSF50322 Diploma of Furniture Design and Manufacturing can lead to employment as a furniture designer.

Subjects that support this career path

  • Industrial Technology
  • Mathematics Standard 1 or 2
  • Manufacturing - Introduction
  • Design and Technology


For more information contact your VET Coordinator or Careers Adviser.

Disclaimer: Qualification information is subject to change


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