Certificate II in Furniture Making

This qualification describes the skills and knowledge required to perform the manufacture of free-standing furniture or built-in cabinets, and provide on-site assistance in the installation of furniture or cabinets involving known routines and procedures and some accountability for the quality of outcomes.

Job roles/employment outcomes

The LMF20309 Certificate II in Furniture Making reflects vocational outcomes for those performing assistant cabinet maker, assistant installer of built-in cabinets, and production operator within a cabinet making enterprise. Cabinets include free-standing and built-in furniture.

This qualification is typically used to develop skills and knowledge in non trade work involved in the manufacture of furniture or fitted cabinets such as those used in kitchens and bathrooms. Skills are also included that cover assisting in the installation or renovation of kitchens and bathrooms and other fitted cabinets. This qualification does not cover shopfitting.

Pathways into the qualification

This qualification may be accessed by direct entry. Credit can be granted towards this qualification by those who have completed LMF10108 Certificate I in Furnishing or achieved equivalent industry experience.

Pathways from the qualification

Further training pathways from this qualification may include LMF30302 Certificate III in Furniture Making , LMF32109 Certificate III in Cabinet Making and relevant 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.


Packaging Rules

To be awarded the LMF20309 Certificate II in Furniture Making, competency must be achieved in thirteen (13) units of competency.

five (5) core units of competency

eight (8) 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 (5) units from this list.

Unit code

Unit title


add topic LMFFM2001B

Use furniture making sector hand and power tools

add topic MSAENV272B

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

add topic MSAPMOPS101A

Make measurements

add topic MSAPMSUP102A

Communicate in the workplace

add topic MSAPMSUP106A

Work in a team


Select eight (8) unit from Groups A, B or C as specified below.

Group A

Select at least one (1) unit from Group A.

Unit code

Unit title


add topic CPCCOHS1001A

Work safely in the construction industry

add topic MSAPMOHS200A

Work safely

NB Unitadd topic CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry above is necessary to achieve a National Construction Safety Card required for all on-site work access.

Group B

Select a minimum of four (4) units from Group B with a maximum of two (2) units coded MSACM.

Unit code

Unit title


add topic LMFFF2004B

Prepare surfaces for finishing

add topic LMFFF2006B

Apply surface coatings by spray gun

add topic LMFFM2002B

Assemble furnishing components

add topic LMFFM2003B

Select and apply hardware

add topic LMFFM2004B

Apply sheet laminates by hand

add topic LMFFM2005B

Join solid timber

add topic LMFFM2006B

Hand make timber joints

add topic LMFFM2007B

Follow plans to assemble production furniture

add topic LMFFM2008B

Bend and form cane

add topic LMFFM2009B

Construct cane furniture

add topic LMFFM2010B

Set up, operate and maintain basic static machines

add topic LMFFM2011B

Apply manufactured board conversion techniques

add topic LMFFM2012B

Set up, operate and maintain pressure and clamping machines

add topic LMFKB2001A

Prepare for cabinet installation

add topic LMFKB2002A

Provide assistance in cabinet installation

add topic MEM16008A

Interact with computing technology

add topic MSACMC210A

Manage the impact of change on own work

add topic MSACMS200A

Apply competitive manufacturing practices

add topic MSACMS201A

Sustain process improvements

add topic MSACMT220A

Apply quick changeover procedures

add topic MSACMT221A

Apply Just in Time (JIT) procedures

add topic MSACMT230A

Apply cost factors to work practices

add topic MSACMT240A

Apply 5S procedures in a manufacturing environment

add topic MSACMT250A

Monitor process capability

add topic MSACMT251A

Apply quality standards

add topic MSACMT260A

Use planning software systems in manufacturing

add topic MSACMT261A

Use SCADA systems in manufacturing

add topic MSACMT270A

Use sustainable energy practices

add topic MSACMT271A

Use sustainable environmental practices

add topic MSACMT280A

Undertake root cause analysis

add topic MSACMT281A

Contribute to the application of a proactive maintenance strategy

add topic MSAPMSUP201A

Receive or despatch goods

add topic MSAPMSUP240A

Undertake minor maintenance

add topic MSAPMSUP273A

Handle goods

Group C

Up to three (3) relevant units may be chosen from other or units available in this Training Package, other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses. Those units must be aligned at Certificate II level (maximum 3 units) or Certificate III level (maximum 1 unit).

Units selected from other Training Packages and accredited courses via Group C 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.


    Not applicable.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Licensing Information

Not applicable.

Employability Skills


Employability Skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:


complete written documentation

use communication technologies efficiently

demonstrate effective and appropriate communication and interpersonal skills

interpret and apply workplace procedures and instructions

share workplace information

communicate information about problems with work

read and understand job specifications

communicate information relating to occupational health and safety (OHS)


work independently and as part of a team

provide support to others in the work area

identify performance required to meet customer needs in own work and/or team

identify own role and responsibility within a team


identify and report any workplace hazards

identify production problems and make contributions to their solution

apply knowledge of materials, product purpose and processes to operations

check machine performance and identify signs of faulty operations

use material and process knowledge to solve problems

monitor workplace activities and identify and report faults or problems

recognise hazards and follow appropriate hazard control measures

Initiative and enterprise

provide feedback on procedures and processes

gather and interpret information

ask questions regarding requirements and expectations

make suggestions for continuous improvement

inspect quality of production on an ongoing basis

record basic information on the quality and other indicators of production performance

Planning and organising

plan work activities

monitor production and work load priorities

select appropriate tools

identify requirements for materials, quality and production

direct items to the correct area for further processing

identify and use relevant personal protective equipment

organise work area to maintain housekeeping standards


plan to meet own work requirements

keep the work area clean and tidy at all times

conduct regular housekeeping activities

interpret data and information as required by own job

monitor own work

understand own work activities

identify personal responsibilities

accept responsibility for quality of own work

follow OHS practices during the production and manufacturing of products


assess own competencies in meeting job requirements

listen to feedback and advice of supervisors

identify own skill requirements and seek skill development if required

attend training or skill development activities

ask questions to expand own knowledge


use appropriate tools, machines and equipment safely and effectively

use machinery to meet productivity requirements

perform minor maintenance on machinery in accordance with workplace practice

use manual handling technologies in the workplace

set up and adjust tools and equipment