Certificate II in Coopering

This qualification describes the skills and knowledge required to perform basic coopering tasks involving known routines and procedures and some accountability for the quality of outcomes.

Job roles/employment outcomes

The LMF21308 Certificate II in Coopering reflects vocational outcomes for those performing timber barrel construction with metal fixings and can include basic welding techniques.

This qualification is typically used to develop skills and knowledge in barrel construction 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 could include 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 LMF31308 Certificate III in Coopering 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 LMF21308 Certificate II in Coopering, 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 LMFCP2001A

Use coopering 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 LMFCP2002A

Produce barrels using non-fired processes

add topic LMFFM2006B

Hand make timber joints

add topic LMFFM2010B

Set up, operate and maintain basic static machines

Group B

Select a minimum of two (2) units from Group B

Unit code

Unit title


add topic LMFFF2004B

Prepare surfaces for finishing

add topic LMFFM2002B

Assemble furnishing components

add topic LMFFM2003B

Select and apply hardware

add topic LMFFM2005B

Join solid timber

add topic LMFFM2007B

Follow plans to assemble production furniture

add topic LMFFM2012B

Set up, operate and maintain pressure and clamping machines

add topic HLTFA301B

Apply First Aid

add topic LMFGN2002B

Move and store materials and products

add topic MEM05007C

Perform manual heating and thermal cutting

add topic MEM05012C

Perform routine manual metal arc welding

add topic MEM05050B

Perform routine gas metal arc welding

add topic MEM06001B

Perform hand forging

add topic MEM18001C

Use hand tools

add topic TLID207C

Shift a load using manually operated equipment

add topic TLID307E

Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substances

Group C

Up to three (3) relevant units may be chosen from units not already selected from Groups A and B, or units available in this Training Package or other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses aligned at Certificate II level.

Units selected from other Training Packages and accredited courses via Group B 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:


collect, organise and understand information related to work orders, basic plans and safety procedures

communicate ideas and information to enable confirmation of work requirements and specifications, coordination of work with site supervisor, other workers and customers, and the reporting of work outcomes and problems


work with others and in a team by recognising dependencies and using cooperative approaches to optimise work flow and productivity


use checking and inspection techniques to ensure barrels comply with specifications and that instances of non-compliance are remedied

Initiative and enterprise

recognise and respond to circumstances outside instructions or personal competence

Planning and organising

plan and organise activities including the preparation and layout of own worksite and the obtaining and use of tools and materials to avoid any backtracking, work flow interruptions or wastage during the production cycle

use mathematical ideas and techniques to correctly complete measurements, calculate area and volume, and estimate other material requirements


clarify and confirm specified work instructions

plan own work within given task parameters

apply systematic and effective time management

accept responsibility for given tasks

set, monitor and satisfy personal work goals


satisfy the competency requirements for the job

maintain current knowledge of tools and production materials

maintain current knowledge of production techniques and processes

seek learning opportunities


use the workplace technology related to the specified work including hand and power tools, calculators and measuring devices