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MSF20516 VETDSS - Certificate II in Furniture Making Pathways~


2 Years ½ Day/Week


East Geelong






Full qualification

Entry requirements

  • Attending a secondary school
  • Literacy and numeracy level equivalent to the successful completion of Year 9

~ This course is in transition.

The course code, title, units and content may change in future. Further information will be provided on The Gordon website, upon enrolment and/or during the course of your training.

You will learn

  • Furniture making practical skills, including joining materials, making timber joints, preparing surfaces, using tools, assembling components, undertaking projects
  • Develop a career plan for the furnishing industry
  • Apply safe and environmentally sustainable practices at work
  • Communicate information effectively and work in teams

Course outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program you will receive:

  • Recognition of up to two VCE VET units at Units 1 and 2 level, and a VCE VET Units 3 and 4 sequence.
  • ATAR contribution: if you undertake scored assessment, the study score can contribute directly to the ATAR, either as one of your best four studies (the primary four) or as a fifth or sixth study increment 
  • Certificate II in Furniture Making Pathways qualification

Dress code and course materials

Assessment is based on

  • Hands-on projects
  • Online assignments & quizzes
  • Exam

Further study options

  • Certificate III in Cabinet Making and Timber Technology**

 **offered as an Apprenticeship only

How to apply

You must first speak to your school about VETDSS before proceeding with the below application.

  1. View the application requirements to find out what documents you will need to complete your application or watch our how to apply video.
  2. Apply online by selecting an intake from the Applications & attendance table below.

If you need help, visit Customer Service or request application support via email.
Submission of an application does not guarantee a place in the course.

Applications & attendance

2024 VET Full Year
East Geelong Campus 
Open: 1 Aug 2023
Close: 12 Mar 2024 
Class DayDelivered East Geelong Campus
Part-time: 2 years  Apply  


Unfortunately we cannot always guarantee you will secure a place in your selected course. We recommend you apply early.



Core Units Code Hours
Demonstrate care and apply safe practices at work MSMPCI103 30
Develop a career plan for the furnishing industry MSFFP2002 30
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices MSMENV272 30
Elective Units Code Hours
Assemble furnishing components MSFFM2002 20
Join furnishing materials MSFFP2005 10
Make measurements and calculations MSFGN2001 30
Make simple timber joints MSFFP2006 40
Organise And Communicate Information MEM16006A 20
Prepare surfaces MSFFP2003 24
Undertake a basic furniture making project MSFFP2001 100
Use furniture making sector hand and power tools MSFFM2001 40
Work in a team MSMSUP106 30


Please note that the electives listed are those delivered by the Gordon but you may not be required to complete all of these to successfully complete this qualification. In order to clarify what is required to complete this qualification, please check


Date published: 20/11/2023 4:17:55 PM