Certificate I in Furnishing

This qualification describes the skills and knowledge required to perform basic furnishing industry tasks used in a range of industry job roles involving given routines and procedures and limited accountability for the quality of outcomes.

Job roles/employment outcomes

The LMF10108 Certificate I in Furnishing reflects vocational outcomes for those performing operational duties in a furnishing enterprise supporting others.

This qualification is typically used to develop skills and knowledge in basic furnishing techniques that may include a variety of employment-related skills including preparatory access and participation skills, broad-based induction skills and/or specific workplace skills. It may also include participation in a team or work group.

Pathways into the qualification

This qualification may be accessed by direct entry. Credit can be granted towards this qualification by those who have achieved equivalent industry experience.

Pathways from the qualification

Further training pathways from this qualification may include a Certificate II or III Furnishing qualification.

Exemptions applying to Certificate I

The furnishing industry recognises the needs of participants with special training and employment needs, and wishes to support State and Territory equity objectives of facilitating meaningful and recognised vocational training. A special training and employment needs exemption within Certificate I requirements may be granted to those participants by RTOs. This exemption is in respect of core unit MSAPMOPS101A Make measurements. The total requirement of six units must still be satisfied by the substitution of a unit from the sector specialist unit inventory.

At the discretion of RTOs, for those already in the picture framing workforce but not yet having qualifications, LMFPF1001B Frame a simple artwork, may be replaced for Certificate I purposes by another sector specialist unit.

If Certificate I is being applied in an Interior Design and Decoration context, please note LMFID1001A Plan the decoration of a simple space cannot be used as a credit unit for future training.

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 LMF10108 Certificate I in Furnishing, competency must be achieved in seven (7) units of competency.

four (4) core units of competency

three (3) elective units of competency.

Note: Where prerequisite units apply, these have been listed, and must be considered in the total number of units. No LMF unit aligned initially at Certificate I has prerequisite requirements.


Complete all four (4) units from this list:

Unit code

Unit title


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 three (3) elective units from Groups A, B or C as specified below.

Group A

Select one (1) specialist unit from Group A.

Unit code

Unit title


add topic LMFBA1001A

Construct a basic roll up blind

add topic LMFFF1001B

Complete a basic furniture finishing product

add topic LMFFL1001A

Complete simple floor covering installation

add topic LMFFM1001B

Construct a basic timber furnishing product

add topic LMFFM1002B

Operate basic woodworking machines

add topic LMFGG1001B

Complete a basic glass and glazing project

add topic LMFID1001A

Plan the decoration of a simple space

add topic LMFMB1001B

Construct a basic mattress and base product

add topic LMFPF1001B

Frame a simple artwork

add topic LMFSF1001B

Produce basic soft furnishing accessories

add topic LMFUP1001B

Complete a basic upholstery project

Group B

Select a minimum of one (1) elective unit from the specialist sector units listed below from the same industry sector as the unit chosen from Group A.

Furniture Finishing

Unit code

Unit title


add topic LMFFF2001B

Use furniture finishing sector hand and power tools

add topic LMFFF2002B

Dismantle/re-assemble furniture

add topic LMFFF2003B

Remove surface coatings

add topic LMFFF2004B

Prepare surfaces for finishing

add topic LMFFF2005B

Maintain spray equipment and booth

add topic LMFFF2006B

Apply surface coatings by spray gun

add topic LMFFF2007B

Apply stains, fillers and bleach

add topic LMFFF2008B

Apply surface coatings by hand

Furniture Making

Unit code

Unit title


add topic LMFFM2001B

Use furniture making sector hand and power tools

add topic LMFFM2002B

Assemble furnishing components

add topic LMFFM2003B

Select and apply hardware

add topic LMFFM2004B

Apply sheet laminates by hand

add topic LMFFM2005B

Join solid timber

add topic LMFFM2006B

Hand make timber joints

add topic LMFFM2007B

Follow plans to assemble production furniture

add topic LMFFM2008B

Bend and form cane

add topic LMFFM2009B

Construct cane furniture

add topic LMFFM2010B

Set up, operate and maintain basic static machines

add topic LMFFM2011B

Apply manufactured board conversion techniques

add topic LMFFM2012B

Set up, operate and maintain pressure and clamping machines

Coopering (note that an LMFFM unit listed above may be chosen for this sector)

Unit code

Unit title


add topic LMFCP2001A

Use coopering sector hand and power tools

add topic LMFCP2002A

Produce barrels using non-fired processes

Glass and Glazing

Unit code

Unit title


add topic LMFGG2001B

Use glass and glazing sector hand and power tools

add topic HLTFA301B

Apply First Aid

add topic LMFGG2003B

Operate glass freefall rack and Table

add topic LMFGG2004B

Process thin glass by hand

add topic LMFGG2005B

Move glass sheets by hand

add topic LMFGG2006B

Move single glass sheets by mechanical means

add topic LMFGG2007B

Process glass by basic machines

add topic LMFGG2008B

Glaze/re-glaze residential windows and doors

add topic LMFGG2009B

Fabricate and assemble metal frames

add topic LMFGG2010B

Fabricate and install insect and security screens

Mattress and Base Making

Unit code

Unit title


add topic LMFMB2001B

Use mattress and base sector hand and power tools

add topic LMFMB2002B

Prepare and assemble base unit

add topic LMFMB2003B

Assemble mattress components

add topic LMFMB2004B

Cut mattress and base fabrics

Picture Framing

Unit code

Unit title


add topic LMFPF2001B

Use picture framing sector hand and power tools

add topic LMFPF2002B

Cut mouldings to length

add topic LMFPF2003B

Join mouldings

add topic LMFPF2004B

Mount artwork

add topic LMFPF2005B

Cut mat boards

add topic LMFPF2006B

Cut and handle glazing materials for framing

add topic LMFPF2007B

Assemble artwork package (basic)

add topic LMFPF2008B

Recognise and repair finishes of framing materials

Soft Furnishings

Unit code

Unit title


add topic LMFSF2001B

Cut single layer fabrics

add topic LMFSF2002B

Machine sew materials

add topic LMFSF2003B

Machine sew using specific techniques

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 LMFSF2010B

Make up tracks for window coverings

add topic LMFSF2011B

Fit and adjust curtain hardware

add topic LMFSF2012B

Fit and adjust interior blinds

add topic LMFSF2013B

Dress windows

add topic LMFSF2014B

Use soft furnishing sector hand and power tools


Unit code

Unit title


add topic LMFUP2001B

Use upholstery sector hand and power tools

add topic LMFUP2002B

Fit upholstery components

add topic LMFUP2003B

Apply contemporary foundations to upholstered furniture

add topic LMFUP2004B

Machine sew upholstery final cover materials (basic)

add topic LMFUP2005B

Develop cutting plan and cut single layer upholstery fabric

add topic LMFUP2006B

Dismantle/re-assemble furniture for upholstering

Flooring Technology

Unit code

Unit title


add topic LMFFL2001A

Use flooring technology sector hand and power tools

add topic LMFFL2002A

Receive and prepare floor covering materials for installation

add topic LMFFL2003A

Select, operate and maintain floor covering cutting machine

add topic LMFFL2004A

Moisture test timber and concrete

add topic LMFFL2101A

Remove existing floor coverings

add topic LMFFL2102A

Prepare, select and apply smoothing and patching compounds

add topic LMFFL2103A

Select and apply appropriate compounds and additives

add topic LMFFL2104A

Prepare concrete sub-floors using wet cleaning methods

add topic LMFFL2105A

Select, prepare and apply moisture barriers and damp proof membranes to concrete sub-floors

add topic LMFFL2106A

Prepare walls for covering

add topic LMFFL2107A

Select, operate and maintain grinding equipment

add topic LMFFL2108A

Select, operate and maintain shot blasting equipment

add topic LMFFL2109A

Select, operate and maintain demolition equipment

add topic LMFFL2110A

Select, operate and maintain scarifying equipment

add topic LMFFL2111A

Coarse sand timber flooring

add topic LMFFL2112A

Install hard underlays

add topic LMFFL2201A

Install carpet cushion/underlays and gripper accessories

add topic LMFFL2202A

Install unpatterned tufted and bonded carpet floor coverings

add topic LMFFL2203A

Install carpet tiles using standard installation procedures

add topic LMFFL2204A

Install unpatterned tufted and bonded carpet floor coverings to stairs

add topic LMFFL2301A

Install lay flat vinyl floor coverings

add topic LMFFL2302A

Install resilient tiles using standard installation procedures

add topic LMFFL2501A

Install laminate and engineered timber flooring

add topic LMFFL2502A

Install impact and sound absorption underlay

add topic LMFFL2503A

Nail strip timber flooring

add topic LMFFL2504A

Install expansion joints

add topic LMFFL2505A

Install mouldings and edge trims to timber flooring

Blinds and Awnings

Unit code

Unit title


add topic LMFBA2001A

Use blinds and awnings sector hand and power tools

add topic LMFBA2002A

Set up, operate and maintain blinds and awnings sector static machines

add topic LMFBA2004A

Select and apply blinds and awnings sector hardware and fixings

add topic LMFBA2005A

Construct roll up and pull down style blinds and awnings

add topic LMFBA2006A

Construct vertical style blinds

add topic LMFBA2007A

Construct textiles for canopy-style awnings

add topic LMFBA2008A

Construct plastic and timber Venetian-style blinds

add topic LMFBA2009A

Construct aluminium Venetian-style blinds

add topic LMFBA2010A

Construct metal louvre and canopy hooded style awnings

add topic LMFBA2011A

Construct aluminium roll up style awnings

Interior Design & Decoration

Unit code

Unit title


add topic BSBDES201A

Follow a design process

add topic BSBDES202A

Evaluate the nature of design in a specific industry context

add topic BSBDES301A

Explore the use of colour

Group C

A maximum of one (1) relevant unit may be chosen from Group C.

Unit code

Unit title


add topic MSAENV272B

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

One unit may be chosen from units not selected in Group B, units available in this Training Package or from other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses. The units must be aligned at Certificate I or II level.

If a Competitive Manufacturing units is chosen (identified as MSACM in the code), these should only be selected on the basis of work requirements.

A unit selected from another Training Package or accredited course via Group C must be relevant to the qualification outcome and not duplicate units available within this qualification.


    Not applicable.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Licensing Information

Not applicable.

Employability Skills


The following Table contains a summary of the employability skills as identified by the furnishing industries for this qualification. This Table should be interpreted in conjunction with the detailed requirements of each unit of competency packaged in this qualification. The outcomes described here are broad industry requirements that reflect skill requirements for this level.

Employability Skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:


discuss production requirements with a supervisor

use production information such as patterns or specifications to guide work

follow work instructions

ask questions and listen to gain information about processes to be used


work cooperatively with others

use skills of others to assist work activity

observe demonstrations of others


identify problems with production activities

report hazards

determine requirements in own work to meet quality standards

seek skills and knowledge of supervisors to solve problems

Initiative and enterprise

identify and recommend improvements to own work processes

seek skill development support

monitor and adjust activity in response to progress and outcomes

Planning and organising

recognise hazards and follow appropriate hazard control measures

follow production sequences for a given process or product

identify production and resource requirements

coordinate activity to meet timetables

identify and use relevant personal protective equipment


keep the work area clean and tidy at all times

monitor own work to ensure quality standards are achieved

understand own work activities and ask questions if required

apply safety procedures, including the use of protective equipment

follow operation instructions for machines and equipment


ask questions to expand own understanding of work processes or requirements

demonstrate listening skills

identify own skill requirements and seek skill development

access operator manuals to assist own learning


operate machinery, tools and equipment safely and according to operating standards