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Furniture Making Pathways





MSF20516 Certificate II in Furniture Making Pathways


Public Schools NSW, Tamworth Registered Training Organisation 90162


This may change due to Training Package and NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) updates.

Notification of variations will be made in due time.


Course: Furniture Making Pathways

Board Endorsed Course

2 or 3 units Preliminary or HSC

Does not contribute towards Australian Tertiary Admission Rank)


This course is accredited for the HSC and provides students with the opportunity to obtain nationally recognised vocational training. This is known as dual accreditation. To gain a full qualification, students must achieve all competencies. Partial completion will lead to a statement of attainment towards the qualification.



Furnishing Training Package (MSF V3.1)


Units of Competency



MSMENV272 - Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

MSMPCI103 - Demonstrate care and apply safe work practices at work

MSFGN2001 - Make measurements and calculations

MSFFP2001 - Undertake a basic furniture making project

MSFFP2002 - Develop a career plan for the furnishing industry



MSFFM2002 - Assemble furnishing components

MSFFM2003 - Select and apply hardware

MSFFP2003 - Prepare Surfaces

MSFFP2005 - Join furnishing material

MSFFP2006 - Make simple timber joints

MEM16008A - Interact with computing technology

MSMSUP106 - Work in a team


Students may apply for Recognition of Prior Learning and /or Credit Transfer provided suitable evidence is submitted.

Our RTO acknowledges the experience and prior learning of our students. Students who can present transcripts from other Australian RTOs or who are able to present relevant experiences in work may qualify for Credit Transfer (CT) or Recognition of Prior Learning. All applications for CT or RPL should be made to the course teacher.


Recommended Entry Requirements

This course is designed for students who wish to develop knowledge and skills to commence a career and be an effective employee in the furnishings and light manufacturing industry.


Examples of occupations in the construction industry

·         Shop fitting

·         Cabinet Making

·         Joinery

·         Wood Turning


Mandatory HSC Course Requirements

Students must complete 180 indicative hours of course work to be eligible for the certificate. Students who do not meet these requirements will be `N` determined as required by the NESA.


Competency-Based  Assessment

Students in this course work to develop the competencies, skills and knowledge described by each unit of competency listed above.  To be assessed as competent a student must demonstrate to a qualified assessor the competency requirements for performance and knowledge of the units/s of competency they can effectively carry out competency.   When a student achieves a unit of competency it is signed off by the assessor.


Appeals and Complaints 

Students may lodge a complaint or an appeal about a decision (including assessment decisions) appeal or a compliant about an assessment decision or other decisions through the VET teacher.


Course Cost: Preliminary - $80             HSC - $80 (plus additional project costs)

School Specific equipment and associate requirements for students

·         Purchase own safety equipment including leather boots

·         $120 WHS Construction General Induction if Required



Refund Arrangements on a pro-rata basis.

Please refer to your school refund policy

Exclusions -  VET course exclusions can be checked on the NESA website at

Students may study VET Furniture Making and Industrial Technology- Timber and Furniture Products, however cannot submit same projects for assessment in both courses.

See Mr Dillon, Mr Koch, Ms Balaam, David Lewers, Greg Glanville, Pauline Webber or Janelle Evans for further information about this course.