Certificate II in Soft Furnishing

This qualification describes the skills and knowledge required to perform basic duties in the soft furnishing sector involving known routines and procedures and some accountability for the quality of outcomes.

Job roles/employment outcomes

The LMF20702 Certificate II in Soft Furnishing reflects vocational outcomes for those performing soft furnishing and window covering manufacturing job roles.

This qualification is typically used to develop skills and knowledge in soft furnishing and window covering tasks with varied activities or knowledge applications where there is a clearly defined range of contexts in which the choice of actions required is usually clear and there is limited complexity in the range of options to be applied. It includes activities involving individual responsibility or autonomy and/or collaboration with others through members of a group or team.

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 LMF30902 Certificate III in Soft Furnishing and relevant supervisory, management or 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 LMF20702 Certificate II in Soft Furnishing, competency must be achieved in thirteen (13) units of competency.

six (6) core units of competency

seven (7) 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 six (6) units from this list.

Unit code

Unit title


add topic LMFSF2014B

Use soft furnishing sector hand and power tools

add topic MSAENV272B

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

add topic MSAPMOHS100A

Follow OHS procedures

add topic MSAPMOPS101A

Make measurements

add topic MSAPMSUP102A

Communicate in the workplace

add topic MSAPMSUP106A

Work in a team


Select seven (7) units from Groups A, B and C as specified below.

Group A

Select a minimum of two (2) units from Group A.

Unit code

Unit title


add topic LMFSF2002B

Machine sew materials

add topic LMFSF2003B

Machine sew using specific techniques

add topic LMFSF2010B

Make up tracks for window coverings

add topic LMFSF2011B

Fit and adjust curtain hardware

Group B

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

Unit code

Unit title


add topic LMFSF2001B

Cut single layer fabrics

add topic LMFSF2004B

Hand sew soft furnishings

add topic LMFSF2005B

Operate a steam press

add topic LMFSF2006B

Calculate fabric quantities for window coverings

add topic LMFSF2007B

Construct unlined curtains/drapes

add topic LMFSF2008B

Construct lined curtains/drapes

add topic LMFSF2009B

Construct padded pelmets

add topic LMFSF2012B

Fit and adjust interior blinds

add topic LMFSF2013B

Dress windows

Group C

Up to four (4) relevant units may be chosen from other units not already selected from Groups A and B, or units available in this Training Package, other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses. Those units must be aligned at Certificate II level or Certificate III level (maximum of 2 Certificate III aligned units).

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 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