Certificate II in Furniture Making (Pre-Apprenticeship)

Course Code MSF20313
Locations Sherwood Park (Warrnambool)
Study Mode Full-time
Length 10 months
Commencement March 2018
Timetable 2 days per week
Course Overview
This section gives you an introduction to what you will be learning in this course, plus course outcomes, career opportunities, and student support.
Introduction

If you are considering a career in the furniture or building trades, this course is likely to appeal to you. It will allow you to become skilled in the use of hand and power tools while teaching you about safety, timber joints and construction, assembly and the operation of woodworking. One of the primary advantages of this course is that the skills it teaches can be broadly applied to anything from furniture making to kitchen cabinetry. Another great thing is that it provides an excellent pathway to higher-level qualifications.

Course Outcomes and Career Opportunities

  • Cabinet Making Apprenticeship
  • Furniture Making Apprenticeship

Pathways

This course is a pathway to an apprenticeship within the building industry.

Course Requirements
This section gives you an overview of entry requirements, course units and electives, skills recognition, and assessment criteria.
Entrance requirements & pre-requisites

This course is available via Direct Entry.
Direct Entry - apply directly to the Institute by speaking to the Course Coordinator. Details available from the Customer Service Centre.

Units offered

Core Units

Unit Code Unit Name Unit Hours Unit Consumables
MSFGN2001 Make measurements and calculations 30 $0.00
MSFFM2005 Join solid timber 8 $0.00
MSFFF2004 Prepare surfaces for finishing 24 $0.00
MSFFM2001 Use furniture making sector hand and power tools 40 $0.00
MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices 30 $0.00
MSMSUP102 Communicate in the workplace 20 $0.00
MSMSUP106 Work in a team 30 $0.00

Elective Units

Unit Code Unit Name Unit Hours Unit Consumables
CPCCOHS1001A Work Safely In The Construction Industry 6 $70.00
HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support 12 $40.00
MSFFM2002 Assemble furnishing components 20 $0.00
MSFFM2006 Hand make timber joints 40 $70.00
MSFFM2007 Follow plans to assemble production furniture 16 $0.00
MSFFM2010 Set up and operate basic static machines 56 $0.00
MSFFM3002 Construct furniture using leg and rail method 64 $0.00
MSMWHS200 Work safely 30 $0.00
Pre-training review

The pre-training review assists SWTAFE staff to determine whether this course is the most suitable for you at this time, and also identify any support needs you may require once you commence your studies. It takes about an hour to complete. Once you apply for your chosen course a link to the pre-training review will be emailed to you.

Skills Recognition

Your current skills, knowledge and experience can contribute to help you get a qualification. Learn more about skills recognition and how it may benefit you here.  

Unique Student Identifier

If you are studying nationally recognised training in Australia, you are required to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Your USI links to an online account that contains your training records and results for training completed from 1 January 2015 onwards. One of the main benefits of the USI is the ability to provide you with easy access to your training records and results throughout your life and this will assist you when applying for a job or enrolling in further study. You are required to have a USI at the time of enrolment – especially if you want to use VET Student Loans to defer your fees. To apply online or get more information go to www.usi.gov.au.

Assessment

This course involves accredited units.  You will be required to complete assessment tasks to demonstrate your underpinning knowledge, skills and attributes to meet the course outcomes.  A combination of written, oral and practical assessment strategies will be used in either a classroom, online or workplace environment. 

Where units require demonstration of skills in a workplace environment, you will have the opportunity to do this either in your own workplace (where appropriate), through a practical placement, or by using one of the Institute's simulated workshops/classrooms.  Detailed information about the types, conduct and dates of assessments will be provided in advance.  You will also be provided with information about the opportunity for reassessment and appeal.

Fees
This section gives you an overview of course fees, subsidies, and how they can be paid.
Course Fees

Everyone has different circumstances that can affect what you pay and how much you pay. Your fees each year are made up of 3 different elements:

  • Tuition fee
  • General Service fee
  • Consumables/material fee

There are 3 different rates of Tuition fees. Only one will apply to you depending on your eligibility and circumstances. The 3 categories include:

  • Government subsidised
  • Government subsidised (concession)
  • Full fee

The fees listed below are indicative only and may be subject to change without notice and given individual circumstances. Your actual fees will be calculated based on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Funding made available to eligible individuals by State and Commonwealth Governments. If funding is utilised, this may affect future opportunities to access additional funding in the future. 

Student type Indicative Course Fee
Government subsidised rate (if eligible) $1,065.00
Concession rate $215.00
Full fee rate (if not eligible) $5,220.00
Fee type Indicative Course Fee
General Service Fee $55.00 - $288.00
Maximum Consumable/Materials Fee $330.00
Maximum Consumables/Materials Fees

Maximum Consumables/Materials Fees are made up of course consumables, core unit consumables and the maximum elective units you will pay. Final costs will be determined at enrolment.  

Which fee applies to me?

Skills First Exemptions
Government eligibility exemptions for TAFE via Skills First funding gives you greater access to study with TAFE at an affordable price.

The good news is, that there are now a reduced number of criteria for you to meet in order to be eligible for a Government subsidy. If you don’t meet those criteria you will be a full fee paying student.

Government Subsidised Fee
You meet all Skills First eligibility criteria but DO NOT hold a current healthcare or pension card, OR you are eligible for a Skills First exemption.

Concession Fee
You meet all eligibility criteria AND hold a current healthcare or pension card,that you can provide at enrolment. It’s important to

note that the concession rate is only applicable for Certificate l to Certificate lV courses and students who have declared their ATSI origin.

Full fee
Full fees only apply to the few students who do not meet the Skills First eligibility criteria, do not qualify for an exemption or are enrolling in course that is not government subsidised.

Check your fees eligibility here.

How do I pay my fees?

Unless an alternative fee payment method is approved, your course fees are required to be paid upfront and in full at the time of enrolment.  If your personal circumstances mean that payment in full is not possible, then you may be able to pay your fees by

  • Payment Plan
  • Centre Pay
  • VET Student Loan (Diploma & Advanced Diploma only)

SWTAFE offers a range of scholarships each year which you may be eligible to apply for to assist with enrolment fees.

Next Steps
Ready to take the next step? Here you can make an enquiry, attend an information session or begin the application process.
Information Session

Why don’t you come along to our next course info session to find out everything you need to start your learning journey? You can chat to our teachers and tour our facilities and get your questions answered by our course experts. Our next info session will be:

Warrnambool Campus
Monday 29 January
Timor Street, Warrnambool, 3280
12.30pm & 5.30pm
Register for an upcoming info session

Student Support

As a SWTAFE student, you can access a variety of support services that will enhance your study experience and help you complete your studies successfully. For more information about any of these services, visit our student page.

Apply Now

Apply now for a place in our next course intake. Places for courses are limited, so it’s best to get in soon so you don’t miss out. You’ll need to complete an application form  which you can do online here or by speaking with our Customer Service team.  We invite you to come and see us at one of our campuses in Warrnambool, Colac, Portland or Hamilton and a team member will ensure you are taken care of.

If you have any questions regarding the application process please chat to our Customer Service team on 1300 648 911.