Diploma of Furnishing Technology

This qualification describes the skills and knowledge required to perform furnishing design, manage production processes and business requirements in a furnishing manufacturing organisation.

Job roles/employment outcomes

The LMF50202 Diploma of Furnishing Technology reflects vocational outcomes for those performing furnishing design, production and management processes and procedures and involves self-directed application of knowledge and skills, with substantial depth in some areas where judgement is required in planning and selecting appropriate equipment, services and techniques for self and others.

This qualification is typically used to develop a breadth, depth and complexity of skills and knowledge covering furnishing design and production planning plus initiation of alternative approaches to skills or knowledge application across a broad range of technical and/or management requirements, evaluation and co-ordination. Work would involve participation in development of strategic initiatives, as well as personal responsibility and autonomy in performing complex technical operations or organising others. It may include participation in teams, including teams concerned with planning and evaluation functions and could involve group or team coordination.

Pathways into the qualification

This qualification may be accessed by direct entry. Credit can be granted towards this qualification by those who have completed LMF40202 Certificate IV in Furnishing Technology where competencies are common to this qualification or achieved equivalent industry experience.

Pathways from the qualification

Further training pathways from this qualification may include LMF60102 Advanced Diploma of Furnishing Management or LMF60308 Advanced Diploma of Furniture Design and Technology and relevant 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 LMF50202 Diploma of Furnishing Technology, competency must be achieved in thirty (30) units of competency.

three (3) core units of competency

twenty-seven (27) 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 three (3) units from this list.

Unit code

Unit title


add topic MSAENV272B

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

add topic MSAPMOHS300A

Facilitate the implementation of OHS for a work group

add topic MSAPMSUP383A

Facilitate a team


Select twenty-seven (27) units from Groups A, B and C as specified below.

Group A

Select a minimum of twelve (12) units from Group A

Unit code

Unit title


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

Group B

Select a minimum of nine (9) units from Group B

Unit code

Unit title


add topic LMFDN5001B

Generate and transfer complex computer-aided drawings and specifications

add topic LMFDN5006B

Manage furniture design

add topic LMFFDT4015A

Research furniture styles and movements

add topic LMFFT5001B

Evaluate and select production materials and equipment

add topic LMFFT5001B

Evaluate and select production materials and equipment

add topic LMFFT5002B

Establish and develop production processes and area layout

add topic LMFFT5003B

Manage installation and commissioning of equipment

add topic LMFFT5004B

Develop and document procedures and specifications

add topic LMFFT5005B

Organise enterprise maintenance programs

add topic LMFFT5006B

Plan production

add topic LMFFT5010B

Optimise CNC operations

add topic LMFFT5011B

Develop, trial and evaluate prototypes

add topic LMFFT5012B

Determine production feasibility of designs

add topic LMFFT5013B

Develop products and related processes

add topic LMFFT5014B

Establish and monitor business information systems

add topic LMFFT5015B

Establish and implement contracts for external goods or services

add topic LMFFT5016B

Establish customer contracts

add topic MSAENV472B

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

Group C

Up to five (5) relevant units can 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 IV level (maximum 1 unit), Diploma level or Advanced Diploma 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 workplace documentation and records

use communication technologies efficiently

develop work instructions, specifications and procedures for production

demonstrate effective and appropriate communication and interpersonal skills when dealing with people from nesb

communicate with all team members

demonstrate effective and appropriate communication and interpersonal skills when dealing with clients

use most appropriate communication method given priority, cost and customer facilities

access, interpret and apply technical information

interpret and apply calculations and specifications

interpret production data


work cooperatively with people of different ages, gender, race or religion

liaise with and provide support to other team members

work as part of a team

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

manage technical processes and provide problem solving support to others


investigate problem causes

identify, rectify or report potential difficulties associated with manufacture of products or provision of services

identify and report environmental features, regulations, insurance requirements, legal requirements and other factors which may affect the product or service to be provided

use material and process knowledge to solve problems

identify hazards and implement control measures

determine production requirements

apply information on furniture construction and design to determine solutions to production or design problems

conduct tests and analyse results to determine and assess production requirements

Initiative and enterprise

seek feedback on products, processes and procedures

gather and analyse information and apply to production processes

record information on the quality and other indicators of products

determine types and quantities of materials required for manufacture

support achievement of efficient production processes

determine and act on situations requiring further information or problem solving

Planning and organising

identify hazards and implement appropriate hazard control measures

demonstrate time management skills

source and prepare materials and resources for production

identify and rectify stock shortages in advance

sequence work to maximise safety and productivity

interpret production requirements for furniture designs


interpret and apply relevant acts and regulations

keep the work area clean and tidy at all times

monitor own work and work of team and identify and act on any quality issues

understand own work activities

manage own time to meet deadlines

implement workplace procedures and instructions


implement learning activities as appropriate to ensure achievement of specified production requirements

assess competencies in meeting job requirements

be supportive, assertive and use interpersonal skills

identify own training needs and seek skill development if required

gather feedback to own work to assess effectiveness in meeting objectives and integrate information into own practice


ensure production equipment is operated and maintained according to workplace standards

use computer software applications effectively

work with technology safely and according to workplace standards

help others use technology efficiently and safely

use testing technology