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Certificate II in Furniture Making Pathways

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Start building towards your future with Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate II in Furniture Making Pathways and Certificate II in Building and Construction (Joinery/Shopfitting/Stairbuilding). The furniture industry in Australia is growing, with...

Key details

Degree Type
Certificate
Duration
16 weeks full-time
Course Code
MSF20516
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb

About this course

Joining furniture making to building and construction

Start building towards your future with Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate II in Furniture Making Pathways and Certificate II in Building and Construction (Joinery/Shopfitting/Stairbuilding). The furniture industry in Australia is growing, with household goods soaring to the top of all non-food retail categories in the country in 2018. You'll learn to build a lot more than just furniture - this course will also teach you to make windows, doors and stairs. You'll meet industry professionals and take your seat in the furniture manufacturing trade.

Measure twice, cut once and learn from the best!

Furniture Making and joinery require a specialised set of skills, offered by Melbourne Polytechnic's industry-experience teachers. We've been teaching furniture making for almost 100 years and our students have earned many industry awards, including accolades from the Furnishing Industry of Australia. You'll learn technical skills, problem-solving, detail-orientation, craftsmanship and organisational skills, as part of a course recognised by the Cabinet Makers Association and the Australian Furniture Association (AFA). Created with industry, for industry hands-on practical coursework will teach you to construct an oil stone box, a hall cabinet and other pieces of furniture. Our teachers maintain industry connections and might help you secure an apprenticeship at the conclusion of your studies.

Opening doors to your future

Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate II in Building and Construction (Joinery/Shopfitting/Stairbuilding) will provide you with the tools that you'll need moving forward into an apprenticeship in joinery, cabinet making, or a number of other related fields. Melbourne Polytechnic has strong relationships with local employers, and our high-quality training combined with our industry reputation might help you to secure work placement and a future in an essential, growing industry.

Entry requirements

  • preference will be given if you have completed Year 10

Study locations

Heidelberg

Career pathways

Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate II in Building and Construction (Joinery/Shopfitting/Stairbuilding) will provide you with the tools that you'll need moving forward into an apprenticeship in joinery, cabinet making, or a number of other related fields.

  • Joiner
  • Shopfitter
  • Stairbuilder
  • Timber Machinist
  • Manufacturing Tradesperson
  • Cabinet Maker
  • Furniture Maker
  • Furniture Restorer
  • Furniture Upholsterer

Credit for prior study or work

You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.