Qualification details

LMF40202 - Certificate IV in Furnishing Technology (Release 1)


Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by MSF40213 - Certificate IV in Furniture Design and TechnologyNot equivalent 09/Dec/2013

ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 11/May/2009

Units of competency

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LMFFT4007B - Sample, inspect and test products to specificationsSample, inspect and test products to specificationsSupersededN/A
LMFAH4002A - Prepare architectural door hardware schedulesPrepare architectural door hardware schedulesSupersededN/A
MSAPMOPS101A - Make measurementsMake measurementsSupersededN/A
LMFFT4008B - Interpret and use workplace informationInterpret and use workplace informationSupersededN/A
LMFFT4006B - Construct prototypes and samplesConstruct prototypes and samplesSupersededN/A
LMFFT4012B - Prepare a tender submissionPrepare a tender submissionSupersededN/A
LMFDN4001B - Produce drawings from design conceptsProduce drawings from design conceptsSupersededN/A
LMFFT4010B - Identify and calculate production costsIdentify and calculate production costsSupersededN/A
MSAPMSUP106A - Work in a teamWork in a teamSupersededN/A
LMFFT4005B - Install and commission CNC softwareInstall and commission CNC softwareSupersededN/A
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 394111 Cabinetmaker 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4922-01 Supervisor, Cabinetmakers 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0301 Manufacturing Engineering And Technology 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Furniture,Home Furnishing 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Furniture Designer,Furnishings Supervisor 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 394111 Cabinetmaker 02/Feb/2007 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4922-01 Supervisor, Cabinetmakers 01/Aug/2003 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0301 Manufacturing Engineering And Technology 01/Aug/2003 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 11/May/2009 
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Modification History

Not applicable.


This qualification describes the skills and knowledge required to perform purchasing, production and quality assurance functions in a furnishing enterprise. This is a senior technical qualification with scope for entry from both trade and non-trade backgrounds.

Job roles /employment outcomes 

The LMF40202 Certificate IV in Furnishing Technology reflects vocational outcomes for those performing a broad range of skilled applications in furnishing including requirements to evaluate and analyse current practices, develop new criteria and procedures for performing current practices, and provision of some leadership and guidance to others in the application and planning of the skills.


This qualification is typically used to develop skills and a breadth, depth and complexity of knowledge in furnishing materials purchasing, production and quality assurance that cover a broad range of varied activities or applications in a wide variety of contexts, most of which are complex and non-routine. Leadership and guidance would be involved when organising self and others as well as contributing to technical solutions of a non-routine or contingency nature.

Pathways into the qualification 

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

Pathways from the qualification 

Further training pathways from this qualification may include LMF50202 Diploma of Furnishing Technology and relevant supervisory, management or competitive 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

Not applicable.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Employability Skills Summary


Employability Skill 

Industry /enterprise requirements for this qualification include :


  • understand personal requirements of relevant industry and workplace standards, regulations and policies
  • complete standard documentation
  • use communication technologies efficiently
  • communicate technical issues and procedures
  • communicate to others regarding operational requirements
  • ensure records are accurate and legible
  • establish effective working relationships with colleagues
  • undertake interactive workplace communication
  • demonstrate effective and appropriate communication and interpersonal skills when dealing with people from a range of backgrounds
  • develop and communicate work instructions, specifications and procedures for production
  • communicate with customers to establish design and production requirements


  • explain and implement work team reporting requirements
  • monitor work team tasks in accordance with regulatory and workplace requirements
  • provide leadership and encourage others in working cooperatively with people of different ages, gender, race or religion
  • undertake appropriate and effective communication with team members
  • liaise with and provide support to other team members
  • keep team members informed of changes to work practices
  • identify team performance required to meet customer needs
  • provide leadership to others in the team
  • encourage the sharing of information between team members
  • plan and support team activities


  • identify risks and implement risk control measures for machinery and equipment
  • identify and address machinery problems and faults
  • check performance of machinery
  • assess and evaluate skills requirements of self and others to perform tasks
  • deal with and promptly resolve issues
  • conduct tests, analyse results and use other problem solving techniques to determine design and production requirements
  • manage technical processes and provide problem solving support to team members
  • implement changes to procedures when required
  • examine tools and machinery for damage, missing components or other defects
  • analyse relevant workplace data to identify hazards, assess risks and evaluate the effectiveness of risk control measures

Initiative and enterprise

  • seek and provide feedback on processes and procedures
  • collect and monitor information from a variety of sources including customers, suppliers, technical resources and regulatory authorities
  • identify non-conformances to standards and take appropriate action
  • rectify problems promptly and appropriately
  • monitor and adjust activity in response to variations caused by differences in material, equipment condition and customer requirements
  • identify and address existing and potential risks
  • monitor information and records to identify trends that may require remedial action
  • develop and promote continuous improvement
  • gather and analyse information on machinery or process problems
  • record information on the quality and other indicators of performance
  • adjust and implement production schedules changes

Planning and organising

  • monitor quality outcomes
  • allocate tasks to operators
  • implement contingency plan promptly when incidents occur
  • identify training needs for the work team and seek training support
  • monitor equipment condition and performance
  • identify hazards and implement appropriate hazard control measures
  • organise self and others to meet production schedules
  • identify and rectify parts and other shortages in advance
  • sequence work to maximise safety and productivity
  • select and use appropriate hand and power tools
  • identify labour requirements to achieve efficient production and perform required services
  • determine materials, quality and production requirements
  • apply time management skills to ensure flow of operations


  • monitor information in work area
  • monitor and keep work areas clean and tidy at all times
  • conduct regular housekeeping activities during shift
  • locate, interpret and apply relevant ohs, process and equipment information
  • monitor own work against quality standards
  • understand own work activities and responsibilities
  • identify and apply safety procedures, including the use of protective equipment
  • manage work load priorities
  • interpret and apply relevant acts and regulations
  • develop and implement workplace procedures and instructions
  • establish own work schedule
  • accept responsibility for quality of work


  • recognise limits of own expertise
  • assess competencies in meeting job requirements
  • ask questions to expand own knowledge
  • identify own training needs and seek skill development if required
  • listen to feedback from others
  • identify sources of information to expand knowledge and understanding
  • identify and address skill development needs of others in the team


  • use software applications effectively
  • properly start up, operate and shut down control equipment
  • work with technology safely and according to workplace standards
  • establish standard operating procedures
  • carry out pre-operational checks on equipment and machines
  • operate equipment and other machines safely, efficiently and to productivity requirements
  • perform machine maintenance and problem solving
  • clean and check equipment and machines

Packaging Rules

Packaging Rules 

To be awarded the LMF40202 Certificate IV in Furnishing Technology, competency must be achieved in nineteen  (19 ) units of competency.

  • five  () core units of competency
  • fourteen  (14 ) 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 five  () units from this list.

Unit code 

Unit title 



Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices


Work safely


Make measurements


Communicate in the workplace


Work in a team


Select fourteen  (14 ) units from Groups A and B as specified below.

Group A 

Select a minimum of nine  () units from Group A.

Unit code 

Unit title 



Recommend security technology, hardware and services


Prepare door hardware schedules


Produce drawings from design concepts


Produce line and component production drawings


Produce patterns and/or templates


Design, construct and test jigs


Work within a furniture design team


Coordinate on-site installation of furnishing products


Customise stock lines


Organise production processes


Establish and monitor production inventory requirements


Install and commission CNC software


Construct prototypes and samples


Sample, inspect and test products to specifications


Interpret and use workplace information


Match furnishing style/materials to customer requirements


Identify and calculate production costs


Purchase materials and consumables


Prepare a tender submission


Design and conduct ornamental frames


Determine and apply gilding techniques


Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

Group B 

Up to five  () relevant units can be chosen from other units not already selected from Group A, or units available in this Training Package, other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses. Those units must be aligned at Certificate III level (maximum 1 unit), Certificate IV level or Diploma level (maximum 1 unit).

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.