Qualification details

MSF20516 - Certificate II in Furniture Making Pathways (Release 1)


ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 12/Jul/2016

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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 832211 Product Assembler 
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 Manufacturing 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A No Specific Job Role 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 832211 Product Assembler 17/Nov/2016 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0301 Manufacturing Engineering And Technology 17/Nov/2016 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 521 Certificate II 12/Jul/2016 
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Modification History

Release 1. New qualification

Qualification Description

This qualification applies to a learning and assessment environment where access to structured on-the-job learning in a workplace may not be available. This qualification is only for institutional delivery.

The qualification is intended for people interested in exposure to a furniture making or related working environment with a view to entering into employment in that area.

This qualification delivers broad-based underpinning skills and knowledge in a range of furniture making tasks which will enhance the graduates’ entry-level employment prospects for apprenticeships, traineeships or general employment in a furniture manufacturing environment or related workplace.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Packaging Rules

To be awarded the MSF20516 Certificate II in Furniture Making Pathways competency must be achieved in a minimum of twelve (12) units of competency, chosen as outlined below:

  • all five (5) core units of competency
  • a minimum of six (6) units of competency from Group A
  • a maximum of one (1) unit of competency from Group B.

There are no units with prerequisite requirements in this qualification.

This qualification does not allow for the importation of units of competency from other Training Packages or other MSF qualifications. The units listed below are the only units that can be accessed for achievement of this qualification.

Core units 

Unit code 

Unit title 


Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices


Demonstrate care and apply safe practices at work


Make measurements and calculations


Undertake a basic furniture making project


Develop a career plan for the furnishing industry

Elective units 

Group A 

Unit code 

Unit title 



Organise and communicate information


Interact with computing technology


Use furniture making sector hand and power tools


Assemble furnishing components


Select and apply hardware


Prepare surfaces


Apply domestic surface coatings


Join materials used in furnishing


Make simple timber joints


Identify materials used in furnishing production


Make a basic upholstery product


Identify materials suitable for kitchen or bathroom construction


Research and draw a basic kitchen or bathroom design

Group B 

Unit code 

Unit title 



Adapt to work in industry


Work in a team

The units coded MSFFP are pathways units for use in this qualification and other pre-vocational pathways qualifications. They should not be imported to other MSA manufacturing work based qualifications.

Qualification Mapping Information

Release 1. New qualification.


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