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Course Type:
Accredited Course; Free TAFE; JobTrainer
Study Mode:
On Campus
9 months
Starting Date:
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Course Overview

Do you love the feeling of building something from scratch? Are you a hands-on learner with plenty of creative ideas? A career as a cabinet maker may just be right for you!

A Certificate II in Furniture Making will give you the skills you need to start your employment journey, by preparing you for the workplace with skills in communication, teamwork, organisation, planning and independent study as you master the basic skills involved in the Cabinet Making and Joinery industry.

What’s even better, is that each day will be a little bit different in this course, as you gain experience with power tools, learn how to prepare and maintain hand tools and static machinery, and explore the varied world of furniture making.

Once you complete this course, you’ll be able to use it as a stepping-stone towards an apprenticeship, giving you endless career options!

Some of those career options are furniture making and cabinet making. You can get there by taking your study further and completing a Certificate III Cabinet Making, or a Certificate III Furniture Making (not offered at TAFE Gippsland). Both of these courses will give you hands-on experience while you work and learn at the same time, increasing your skills and employment opportunities.

If you’re ready to put your creativity to the test and explore the world of furniture making, we are here to work with you, helping you pursue your passions and turn them into a rewarding career.

ATTENTION: As much as we’d love to offer more, we can only offer one Free TAFE course per person. If you’ve already enrolled and commenced, or enrolled but didn’t complete a Free TAFE course at any Victorian TAFE in the past you will NOT be eligible for another and will need to pay tuition and materials fees when you enrol. Reach out to us if you think this is you.


Tuesday, Thursday 8:00am - 4:00pm

Qualifications and Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate II In Furniture Making.

Career Opportunities

  • Apprentice Cabinet Maker
  • Apprentice Furniture Maker

Opportunities for Further Study

Further Information

Course and Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Not Applicable


Not Applicable

Online requirement

Not Applicable


Course Cost

VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

Help with Fees

Specialist Course Information

Specialist Course Information



Not Applicable

Pathway to Industry Licence

Not Applicable

Material and Equipment supplied by students

Not Applicable

Student Services

Support is available for students at every stage of the study journey. Please speak to any of our friendly reception or teaching staff.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Many TAFE Gippsland courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Course Structure

Sample course units

MSFFM2007 Follow plans to assemble production furniture
MSFFM3002 Construct furniture using leg and rail method
MSMWHS200 Work safely
MSFFF2004 Prepare surfaces for finishing
MSFFM2001 Use furniture making sector hand and power tools
MSFFM2002 Assemble furnishing components
MSFFM2003 Select and apply hardware
MSFFM2005 Join solid timber
MSFFM2006 Hand make timber joints
MSFFM2010 Set up and operate basic static machines
MSFGN2001 Make measurements and calculations
MSMSUP102 Communicate in the workplace
MSMSUP106 Work in a team
MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices


Not Applicable