Qualification details

LMF20202 - Certificate II in Furniture Finishing (Release 1)


ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 11/May/2009

Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by and equivalent to MSF20213 - Certificate II in Furniture Finishing 09/Dec/2013

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency


SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 711314 Other Wood Processing Machine Operator  
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 7914-13 Home Improvements Installer 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0301 Manufacturing Engineering And Technology 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 521 Certificate II 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Furniture 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Furniture Finishing Worker 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 711314 Other Wood Processing Machine Operator  02/Feb/2007 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 7914-13 Home Improvements Installer 01/Aug/2003 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0301 Manufacturing Engineering And Technology 01/Aug/2003 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 521 Certificate II 11/May/2009 
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Modification History

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This qualification describes the skills and knowledge required to perform a range of finishing techniques for furniture and covers basic dismantling and assembly of furniture items involving known routines and procedures and some accountability for the quality of outcomes.

Job roles /employment outcomes 

The LMF20202 Certificate II in Furniture Finishing reflects vocational outcomes for those performing furniture component dismantling and assembly for surface finishing in furniture manufacturing enterprises.


This qualification is typically used to develop skills and knowledge in the finishing of furniture surfaces where there is a clearly defined range of contexts in which the choice of actions required is usually clear and there is limited complexity in the range of options to be applied. It could include collaboration with others through members of a group or team.

Pathways into the qualification 

This qualification may be accessed by direct entry. Credit can be granted towards this qualification by those who have completed LMF10108 Certificate I in Furnishing or achieved equivalent industry experience.

Pathways from the qualification 

Further training pathways from this qualification may include LMF30302 Certificate III in Furniture Making and relevant manufacturing qualifications.

Licensing considerations 

There are no specific licences that relate to this qualification. However, depending on the jurisdiction, licensing or regulatory requirements may apply to the use of some units in this qualification. Local regulations should be checked for details.

Pathways Information

Not applicable.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

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Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Employability Skills Summary


Employability Skill 

Industry /enterprise requirements for this qualification include :


  • complete written documentation
  • use communication technologies efficiently
  • demonstrate effective and appropriate communication and interpersonal skills
  • interpret and apply workplace procedures and instructions
  • share workplace information
  • communicate information about problems with work
  • read and understand job specifications
  • communicate information relating to OHS


  • work independently and as part of a team
  • provide support to others in the work area
  • identify performance required to meet customer needs in own work and/or team
  • identify own role and responsibility within a team


  • identify and report any workplace hazards
  • identify production problems and make contributions to their solution
  • apply knowledge of materials, product purpose and processes to operations
  • check machine performance and identify signs of faulty operations
  • use material and process knowledge to solve problems
  • monitor workplace activities and identify and report faults or problems
  • recognise hazards and follow appropriate hazard control measures

Initiative and enterprise

  • provide feedback on procedures and processes
  • gather and interpret information
  • ask questions regarding requirements and expectations
  • make suggestions for continuous improvement
  • inspect quality of production on an ongoing basis
  • record basic information on the quality and other indicators of production performance

Planning and organising

  • plan work activities
  • monitor production and work load priorities
  • select appropriate tools
  • identify requirements for materials, quality and production
  • direct items to the correct area for further processing
  • identify and use relevant personal protective equipment
  • organise work area to maintain housekeeping standards


  • plan to meet own work requirements
  • keep the work area clean and tidy at all times
  • conduct regular housekeeping activities
  • interpret data and information as required by own job
  • monitor own work
  • understand own work activities
  • identify personal responsibilities
  • accept responsibility for quality of own work
  • follow OHS practices during the production and manufacturing of products


  • assess own competencies in meeting job requirements
  • listen to feedback and advice of supervisors
  • identify own skill requirements and seek skill development if required
  • attend training or skill development activities
  • ask questions to expand own knowledge


  • use appropriate tools, machines and equipment safely and effectively
  • use machinery to meet productivity requirements
  • perform minor maintenance on machinery in accordance with workplace practice
  • use manual handling technologies in the workplace
  • set up and adjust tools and equipment

Packaging Rules

Packaging Rules 

To be awarded the LMF20202 Certificate II in Furniture Finishing, competency must be achieved in thirteen  (13 ) units of competency.

  • eight  () core units of competency
  • five  () elective units of competency.

Note: Where prerequisite units apply, these have been listed, and must be considered in the total number of units.


Complete all eight  () units from this list.

Unit code 

Unit title 



Use furniture finishing sector hand and power tools


Remove surface coatings


Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices


Follow OHS procedures


Make measurements


Communicate in the workplace


Work in a team


Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substances


Select five  (5) units from Groups A and B as specified below.

Group A 

Select a minimum of three  (3) units from Group A.

Unit code 

Unit title 



Dismantle/reassemble furniture


Prepare surfaces for finishing


Maintain spray equipment and booth


Apply surface coatings by spray gun


Apply stains, fillers and bleach


Apply surface coatings by hand

Group B 

A maximum of two  () relevant units may be chosen from other units not selected in Group A, or units available in this Training Package, other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses. The units must be aligned at Certificate II or III level.

Units selected from other Training Packages and accredited courses via Group B must be relevant to the qualification outcome and not duplicate units available within this qualification.

If Competitive Manufacturing units are chosen (identified as MSACM in the code), these should only be selected on the basis of work requirements.

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