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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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When you complete this course, you will be ready for a career in furniture making. This is an entry level program for people intending to take up an apprenticeship in the cabinet/furniture making trade.

You will have the skills and knowledge to work in the furniture-making sector of the furnishing industry. You will learn how to prepare surfaces, mix and apply stains, apply finishing material, restore furnishing items, and operate a range of furniture finishing equipment. You will also learn about occupational health and safety and communication skills.

South Regional TAFE is transitioning this qualification to the new training package in 2024. Students will be enrolled into the new units developed to meet current and future industry needs. Fees may vary for courses transitioning to the new training package. 


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

This course is Competitive at selected campuses and further Entrance Requirements may apply.

Typical timetable 

Full time

One day per week - typically midweek.

Class Times: 8am - 3.45pm

This timetable information is indicative only and subject to change.

This course requires a minimum of 150 hours. Please see the Work Placement Bulletin (opens in a new tab) for further information. 

Stationary Requirements
  • 300mm steel ruler
  • Masking tape
  • Calculator
  • Eraser
  • 2x 2H pencils 
  • 2GB flash drive
Tool Kit (required for practical classes)
  • Drill bits - 1.5mm through to 6mm
  • Phillips screw bits No 1 & 2
  • 2x 2H pencils 
  • Tape measure 3m
  • Countersink bit
  • 150mm steel ruler 
Uniform/PPE requirements
  • Cotton or denim long trousers (close fitting)
  • Short sleeved cotton shirt 
  • ASA Standards steel capped safety boots
  • ASA Standards hearing protection
  • ASA Standard clear safety glasses
Book requirements
  • Collins Complete Woodworker's Manual (Approx cost $255.00)

Books are available for purchase at the campus book shop found in the library

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

To access free career planning and job search assistance, visit the Jobs and Skills Centres page(opens in a new tab) .

Study options and next steps

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Semester 1, 2024

Bunbury - Full Time

Duration 2 Semesters
When Semester 1, 2024
Where Bunbury
How Pre-Apprenticeship - Classroom
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $1,561.60 $310.00 $1,871.60
Concession $470.40 $310.00 $780.40

* Indicative Fee Disclaimers

Fees and charges published on our website are indicative only, and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis in 2023. 

  • Fees may differ between courses delivered at different campuses due to the elective units included in the course study plan or adapting courses to meet local industry needs.
  • Fees may also differ for each individual student depending on the units of study selected, prior qualifications and recognition of prior learning.
  • Fees are payable at time of enrolment.
  • Proof of concession must be presented to access concession rates if eligible.
  • For secondary school aged persons not enrolled at school (in 2023, students born on or after 1 July 2005 who are at least 15 years old) the maximum course fee chargeable in 2023 is $420 plus the resource fees and discretionary fees.
  • Concessions and Secondary School Age cap do not apply to commercial courses (such as short courses), or Foundation Programs (ESL, General Education, etc.).
  • Prices quoted include resource fees, but do not include material fees such as the cost of books, uniforms, and students personal equipment.
  • The course fee cap applicable to Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas only applies during the current calendar year, so fees might differ for students enrolling in semester 2.
  • VET Student Loans Eligible Courses and Caps may be subject to changes implemented by the Australian Government.
  • Course information and fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Depending on your circumstances, payment options may include paying fees via instalments or applying for assistance because of financial hardship.
  • Visit the Fees and Payment Options page for further information.

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