Certificate IV in Furnishing Technology

This qualification describes the skills and knowledge required to perform purchasing, production and quality assurance functions in a furnishing enterprise. This is a senior technical qualification with scope for entry from both trade and non-trade backgrounds.

Job roles/employment outcomes

The LMF40202 Certificate IV in Furnishing Technology reflects vocational outcomes for those performing a broad range of skilled applications in furnishing including requirements to evaluate and analyse current practices, develop new criteria and procedures for performing current practices, and provision of some leadership and guidance to others in the application and planning of the skills.

This qualification is typically used to develop skills and a breadth, depth and complexity of knowledge in furnishing materials purchasing, production and quality assurance that cover a broad range of varied activities or applications in a wide variety of contexts, most of which are complex and non-routine. Leadership and guidance would be involved when organising self and others as well as contributing to technical solutions of a non-routine or contingency nature.

Pathways into the qualification

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

Pathways from the qualification

Further training pathways from this qualification may include LMF50202 Diploma of Furnishing Technology 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 LMF40202 Certificate IV in Furnishing Technology, competency must be achieved in nineteen (19) units of competency.

five (5) core units of competency

fourteen (14) 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 MSAENV272B

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

add topic MSAPMOHS200A

Work safely

add topic MSAPMOPS101A

Make measurements

add topic MSAPMSUP102A

Communicate in the workplace

add topic MSAPMSUP106A

Work in a team


Select fourteen (14) units from Groups A and B as specified below.

Group A

Select a minimum of nine (9) units from Group A.

Unit code

Unit title


add topic LMFAH4001A

Recommend security technology, hardware and services

add topic LMFAH4002A

Prepare door hardware schedules

add topic LMFDN4001B

Produce drawings from design concepts

add topic LMFDN4002B

Produce line and component production drawings

add topic LMFDN4003B

Produce patterns and/or templates

add topic LMFDN4004B

Design, construct and test jigs

add topic LMFDN4005B

Work within a furniture design team

add topic LMFFT4001B

Coordinate on-site installation of furnishing products

add topic LMFFT4002B

Customise stock lines

add topic LMFFT4003B

Organise production processes

add topic LMFFT4004B

Establish and monitor production inventory requirements

add topic LMFFT4005B

Install and commission CNC software

add topic LMFFT4006B

Construct prototypes and samples

add topic LMFFT4007B

Sample, inspect and test products to specifications

add topic LMFFT4008B

Interpret and use workplace information

add topic LMFFT4009B

Match furnishing style/materials to customer requirements

add topic LMFFT4010B

Identify and calculate production costs

add topic LMFFT4011B

Purchase materials and consumables

add topic LMFFT4012B

Prepare a tender submission

add topic LMFPF4001B

Design and conduct ornamental frames

add topic LMFPF4002B

Determine and apply gilding techniques

add topic MSAENV472B

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

Group B

Up to five (5) relevant units can be chosen from other units not already selected from Group A, or units available in this Training Package, other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses. Those units must be aligned at Certificate III level (maximum 1 unit), Certificate IV level or Diploma level (maximum 1 unit).

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:


understand personal requirements of relevant industry and workplace standards, regulations and policies

complete standard documentation

use communication technologies efficiently

communicate technical issues and procedures

communicate to others regarding operational requirements

ensure records are accurate and legible

establish effective working relationships with colleagues

undertake interactive workplace communication

demonstrate effective and appropriate communication and interpersonal skills when dealing with people from a range of backgrounds

develop and communicate work instructions, specifications and procedures for production

communicate with customers to establish design and production requirements


explain and implement work team reporting requirements

monitor work team tasks in accordance with regulatory and workplace requirements

provide leadership and encourage others in working cooperatively with people of different ages, gender, race or religion

undertake appropriate and effective communication with team members

liaise with and provide support to other team members

keep team members informed of changes to work practices

identify team performance required to meet customer needs

provide leadership to others in the team

encourage the sharing of information between team members

plan and support team activities


identify risks and implement risk control measures for machinery and equipment

identify and address machinery problems and faults

check performance of machinery

assess and evaluate skills requirements of self and others to perform tasks

deal with and promptly resolve issues

conduct tests, analyse results and use other problem solving techniques to determine design and production requirements

manage technical processes and provide problem solving support to team members

implement changes to procedures when required

examine tools and machinery for damage, missing components or other defects

analyse relevant workplace data to identify hazards, assess risks and evaluate the effectiveness of risk control measures

Initiative and enterprise

seek and provide feedback on processes and procedures

collect and monitor information from a variety of sources including customers, suppliers, technical resources and regulatory authorities

identify non-conformances to standards and take appropriate action

rectify problems promptly and appropriately

monitor and adjust activity in response to variations caused by differences in material, equipment condition and customer requirements

identify and address existing and potential risks

monitor information and records to identify trends that may require remedial action

develop and promote continuous improvement

gather and analyse information on machinery or process problems

record information on the quality and other indicators of performance

adjust and implement production schedules changes

Planning and organising

monitor quality outcomes

allocate tasks to operators

implement contingency plan promptly when incidents occur

identify training needs for the work team and seek training support

monitor equipment condition and performance

identify hazards and implement appropriate hazard control measures

organise self and others to meet production schedules

identify and rectify parts and other shortages in advance

sequence work to maximise safety and productivity

select and use appropriate hand and power tools

identify labour requirements to achieve efficient production and perform required services

determine materials, quality and production requirements

apply time management skills to ensure flow of operations


monitor information in work area

monitor and keep work areas clean and tidy at all times

conduct regular housekeeping activities during shift

locate, interpret and apply relevant ohs, process and equipment information

monitor own work against quality standards

understand own work activities and responsibilities

identify and apply safety procedures, including the use of protective equipment

manage work load priorities

interpret and apply relevant acts and regulations

develop and implement workplace procedures and instructions

establish own work schedule

accept responsibility for quality of work


recognise limits of own expertise

assess competencies in meeting job requirements

ask questions to expand own knowledge

identify own training needs and seek skill development if required

listen to feedback from others

identify sources of information to expand knowledge and understanding

identify and address skill development needs of others in the team


use software applications effectively

properly start up, operate and shut down control equipment

work with technology safely and according to workplace standards

establish standard operating procedures

carry out pre-operational checks on equipment and machines

operate equipment and other machines safely, efficiently and to productivity requirements

perform machine maintenance and problem solving

clean and check equipment and machines