Advanced Diploma of Furnishing Management

This qualification describes the skills and knowledge required to perform management functions in a range of in furnishing production, planning and quality control environments.

Job roles/employment outcomes

The LMF60102 Advanced Diploma of Furnishing Management reflects vocational outcomes for those performing furnishing management job roles using a significant range of fundamental principles and complex techniques across a wide and often unpredictable variety of contexts in relation to either varied or highly specified functions. Contribution to the development of a broad plan, budget or strategy is involved and accountability and responsibility for self and others in achieving outcomes is involved.

This qualification is typically used to develop a breadth, depth and complexity of skills and knowledge in furnishing management involving analysis, diagnosis, design, planning, execution and evaluation across a broad range of technical and/or management functions including development of new criteria or applications or knowledge or procedures.

Pathways into the qualification

Entry into this qualification should be through completion of the LMF50202 Diploma of Furnishing Technology or formal recognition of equivalent industry experience.

Pathways from the qualification

Further training pathways from this qualification may include relevant higher education programs in business, commerce or manufacturing 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 LMF60102 Advanced Diploma of Furnishing Management, competency must be achieved in eight (8) units of competency.

one (1) core unit 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 the following unit

Unit code

Unit title


add topic LMFFT6001B

Research and evaluate materials, products and processes


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

Group A

Select a minimum of four (4) units from Group A

Unit code

Unit title


add topic BSBMGT616A

Develop and implement strategic plans

add topic BSBMGT617A

Develop and implement a business plan

add topic BSBMGT605B

Provide leadership across the organisation

add topic BSBINM601A

Manage knowledge and information

add topic BSBMGT608B

Manage innovation and continuous improvement

add topic BSBRSK501A

Manage risk

add topic MSAENV672B

Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

Group B

Up to three (3) relevant units may be chosen from furnishing technology specialist units available in the Diploma of Furnishing Technology not already achieved, or units available in this Training Package, other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses. Those units must be aligned at Advanced Diploma 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:


use information and communication technology to gather and interpret data related to the development of furnishing products and designs

research process and products using a range of information sources

develop design or production specifications in consultation with client or design team

make calculations to determine production specifications

communicate with clients, design team and commercial producers

complete documentation and maintain records

negotiate design and production with clients


exchange information with clients and design team

provide support to production team

gather and provide feedback on design and production processes


analyse suitability of designs for commercial product development

analyse and apply design influences to determine trends and opportunities

create commercial furniture designs

evaluate information to guide commercial development and processes

make modifications to designs or techniques based on client requirements or resource issues

identify and address production problems

Initiative and enterprise

develop new commercial textile designs

identify design opportunities

sell ideas to clients

determine promotional opportunities for work

Planning and organising

plan processes to achieve desired outcomes within agreed time-frames

ensure work station and equipment are set up so that work requirements are met

manage design and production processes

produce commercial furniture design samples

develop and implement contingency plans when responding to incidents and problems


monitor own work against workplace, industry and quality standards

adjust processes or techniques as required according to variations in requirements

implement and apply OHS practices in the workplace


assess own skill requirements and seek further development if required

develop or adjust processes based on new information

maintain knowledge and skill in processes and industry


use information and communication technology to acquire, manage and share data

use computer-aided design technology in the development of furniture designs

use furniture production machinery and equipment in the production of samples