VET Furniture Making

MSF20516 Certificate II Furniture Making Pathways


At Ranges TEC you can undertake a pre-apprenticeship course in Furniture and Cabinet Making. This is a nationally recognised course that provides you with hands-on experience working on furniture and cabinet making projects and exposes you to a range of specialisations in the area.

The course prepares you for a school or work-based apprenticeship as a Cabinet Maker or for work in an entry-level role.


Occupation Description

Cabinetmakers make or repair furniture using solid timber, flat-panel or timber-based products.

Cabinetmakers may perform the following tasks:

  • Prepare drawings from specifications or work out job requirements by looking at drawings and specifications
  • Select and prepare timber and manufactured board
  • Mark out, cut and shape pieces using saws, chisels, planes, power tools and woodworking machines
  • Trim and glue joints and fit parts together to form sections of furniture
  • Place sections in clamps, apply pressure and reinforce joints with nails, dowels and screws
  • Assemble sections to form completed articles
  • Fit hinges, locks, catches, drawers and shelves
  • Install completed products
  • Repair damaged furniture and cabinets
  • Make jigs, templates or prototypes for the production of furniture


Personal Requirements

You should

  • Enjoy practical and manual activities
  • Be able to follow written instructions
  • Be able to work to a high level of accuracy
  • Be able to make mathematical calculations
  • Have good communication skills
  • Have good hand-eye coordination
  • Be free from allergies to dust


VET Furniture Making Course Brochure

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