Certificate III in Furniture Making

Duration Up to 30 months Part Time
National CodeMSF30213
TAFE SA CodeTP00689
Example Career ProfileCabinet Maker and Furniture MakerCabinet Maker and Furniture Maker
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This course has been designed to provide you with a broad base of knowledge and practical skills required to perform a wide range of tasks in furniture making, including interpretation of specifications, and drawings, use of specialised machines and hand techniques.



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Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements, however, students wishing to access WorkReady funding will be required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills.
    If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by Date of application
    If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills please contact Student Services prior to applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.
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    Employment Outcomes

    Furniture maker. This course can also be used as a pathway into an apprenticeship.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate III in Furniture Making (MSF30213)
    Skills covered include safety, handling dangerous goods/hazardous substances, communication, teamwork, power tools, machinery, computer-aided drawing, measurements and calculations, interpreting documents and estimating/costing jobs. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 15 core units and 13 elective units.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full Qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.


    The TAFE SA qualification is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative. To access subsidised training through WorkReady, your suitability to complete the qualification will be assessed. This may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment.