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Overview

Commencements

Availability & Duration

Australian School-based Apprenticeships

Overview

These qualifications cover blinds, awnings, security screens and grilles, cabinet and furniture making and finishing, flooring, glass: glazing, stained glass and leadlight, interior decoration, mattress & base making, piano technology, picture framing, soft furnishings, timber and composites machining and upholstery areas of work.

‘Building, Plumbing and Services’, ‘Manufacturing’ ‘Textiles, Clothing and Footwear’ are associated industries.

 

Quick facts

The training units of competent structure and packing rules are detailed in Training Package documents.

The information provided here includes the most recent changes from the MSF (release 3.1) Training Package.

The Furnishing Training Package MSF (release 3.1) includes 27 qualifications and seven skill sets.

Registered Training Organisations can access the full details of this Training Package from the
training.gov.au website.

 

Career information

Qualification and job outcome information is also presented in a Job Pathway Chart.

For specific industry information click here.

More detail of how training works can be accessed here: for employers; for potential employees.

Use the My Skills site to search for Registered Training Organisations registered to deliver courses. Each State and Territory separately approves Registered Training Organisations to deliver apprenticeships and traineeships in their jurisdiction.

Qualifications Summary

MSF20113 - Certificate II in Furnishing

This qualification covers basic furnishing industry tasks used in a range of industry job roles involving known routines and procedures.  It covers mattress & base making, picture framing, upholstery, flooring, blinds & awnings, security screens & doors, soft furnishings, sail making, window covers & coopering.

MSF20213 - Certificate II in Furniture Finishing

This qualification covers a range of finishing techniques for furniture and basic dismantling and assembly of furniture items for surface finishing involving known routines and procedures and some accountability for the quality of outcomes.

MSF20313 - Certificate II in Furniture Making

Suitable training for those who perform the manufacture of free-standing furniture or built-in cabinets, and provide on-site assistance in the installation of furniture or cabinets involving known routines and procedures and some accountability for the quality of outcomes.

MSF20413 - Certificate II in Glass and Glazing

This qualification is suitable for basic glass and glazing job roles, such as safely processing and moving thin glass. It may include assembly/repair of leadlight and stained glass involving known routines and procedures and some accountability for the quality of outcomes.

MSF20516 - Certificate II in Furniture Making Pathways

This Pathways qualification was designed for institutional delivery only.This qualification applies to a learning and assessment environment where access to structured on-the-job learning in a workplace may not be available. This qualification is only for institutional delivery.

The qualification is intended for people interested in exposure to a furniture making or related working environment with a view to entering into employment in that area.

MSF30113 - Certificate III in Furniture Finishing

Appropriate training for those who perform a wide range of tasks associated with the preparation of surfaces and applying stains, coatings and finishes to furniture in manufacture or repair. A specialisation in French polishing can be recognised in this qualification.

MSF30213 - Certificate III in Furniture Making

This qualification covers a wide range of tasks in furniture making, including interpretation of specifications drawings, use of specialised machines and hand techniques.

MSF30313 - Certificate III in Timber and Composites Machining

Suitable for those who perform timber and composites machining for the manufacture of furniture, cabinetry, windows and doors, and other components utilising a range of specialist machinery, and includes preparing and working from drawings and cutting lists. are three possible specialist streams: Flat Panel Machining; Solid Timber Machining; and Machining Technician.

MSF30413 - Certificate III in Glass and Glazing

This qualification covers a range of glass and glazing job roles, including safely manufacturing, processing, moving and installing various types of glass and handling glazing materials and components. Specialisation is possible in: Glass Processing; Glazing; and  Architectural Stained Glass.

MSF30513 - Certificate III in Picture Framing

This qualification covers the skills required to prepare design requirements for framing and use mouldings and mat to frame pictures, artwork, and textiles, including use of glass and glazing materials, where required.

MSF30613 - Certificate III in Soft Furnishing

This qualification covers soft furnishing sewing, selection, manufacture and installation of curtains and drapes and/or blinds with required fittings and may include production administration, quality assurance, sales and manufacture of bedspreads, linen and soft furnishing accessories.

MSF30713 - Certificate III in Upholstery

This qualification is suitable for those who to perform upholstery, including dismantling and reassembling furniture; selecting, cutting, sewing and fitting fabric and leather upholstery materials; and producing loose covers. There is a specialist stream in production upholstery.

MSF30813 - Certificate III in Flooring Technology

This qualification covers flooring technology tasks, including preparing flooring surfaces, including polished concrete floors; and installing and finishing carpet, resilient, vinyl and timber flooring materials and polished concrete floors.

MSF30913 - Certificate III in Blinds, Awnings, Security Screens and Grilles

Suitable trianing for those required to design, construct, install and repair interior and exterior blinds and awnings and security screens and grilles using a range of materials, fixtures and fittings for residential and commercial premises. Specialisation is possible in Blinds and Awnings or in Security Screens and Grilles.

MSF31013 - Certificate III in Interior Decoration - Retail Services

This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to provide practical assistance and advice to customers on interior decorating in a retail, showroom or domestic environment.

MSF31113 - Certificate III in Cabinet Making

This qualification covers a range of skills at trade-level for those working in furniture making and those involved in the manufacture and installation of fitted furniture typically in a kitchen, bathroom and related context. Installation skills may be applied to new or renovation work.
There are two pathways offered within the Certificate III in Cabinet Making targeting the skill requirements of free-standing furniture makers and kitchen and bathroom cabinet makers and installers.

MSF31213 - Certificate III in Piano Technology

This qualification describes the skills and knowledge required to repair, rebuild, re-pin, re-string and tune upright and grand pianos.

MSF31313 - Certificate III in Kitchens and Bathrooms - Retail Services

This qualification is suitable for those working in the kitchen or bathroom industry providing limited technical advice to customers within a showroom or domestic environment. Advice will relate to a standardised range of kitchen or bathroom designs and fittings to meet client design requirements.

MSF40113 - Certificate IV in Interior Decoration

This qualification covers the provision of advice and practical assistance on the finishing and furnishing of existing interior spaces to meet client requirements. Decoration at this level includes residential or commercial environments and involves working directly with the client or with associated professionals, such as architects, builders, retailers, interior designers and suppliers required to implement a project.

MSF40213 - Certificate IV in Furniture Design and Technology

This qualification covers the design of furniture and the application of the design into a finished furniture product. This qualification is streamed to reflect three complementary occupational outcomes in the areas of: fine furniture making; furniture design; furniture production.

MSF40313 - Certificate IV in Design of Kitchens, Bathrooms and Interior Spaces

This qualification is suitable for those who design kitchens, bathrooms and interior spaces to meet client requirements. It targets those designing kitchens, bathrooms and other interior spaces that typically feature built-in cabinetry and furniture.

MSF40413 - Certificate IV in Glass and Glazing

This qualification covers a range of specialist and/or leadership roles, including sales, scheduling, design, production control and quality assurance functions, in a glass and glazing enterprise. This is a senior qualification with scope for entry from trade and non-trade backgrounds with relevant glass industry experience.

MSF50113 - Diploma of Stained Glass and Leadlighting

This qualification describes the skills and knowledge required to perform advanced design manufacture, repair and installation of stained glass and leadlighting, including heritage conservation.

MSF50213 - Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration

This qualification describes the skills and knowledge required to perform design and decoration advice for building interiors. Design and decoration at this level covers the development of complete decorative schemes for the effective use of residential and commercial or institutional interior spaces, working with a client brief and within project parameters. It may also include specialist design areas such as facilities for people with disabilities and the aged.

MSF50313 - Diploma of Furniture Design and Technology

This qualification covers the design of furniture and the application of the design into a finished furniture product is the central focus. This qualification reflects two primary occupational outcomes in the areas of furniture design and technology with a potential to focus on skills required to design and produce furniture for custom or volume production.

Note: Employers should be aware that this information is provided as a guide only to the content and use of the Training Package. Employers should seek advice from an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (Apprenticeship Network) provider or Registered Training Organisation for more detail.

Commencements
  NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
MSF20113 - Certificate II in Furnishing
Annual Commencements 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MSF20313 - Certificate II in Furniture Making
Annual Commencements 20 0 0 10 0 0 0 0
MSF30113 - Certificate III in Furniture Finishing
Annual Commencements 30 5 5 0 5 0 0 0
MSF30213 - Certificate III in Furniture Making
Annual Commencements 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0
MSF30313 - Certificate III in Timber and Composites Machining
Annual Commencements 15 0 10 0 5 5 0 0
MSF30413 - Certificate III in Glass and Glazing
Annual Commencements 135 80 95 75 20 30 5 15
MSF30713 - Certificate III in Upholstery
Annual Commencements 10 10 15 0 0 5 0 0
MSF30813 - Certificate III in Flooring Technology
Annual Commencements 85 120 45 5 10 15 10 0
MSF30913 - Certificate III in Blinds, Awnings, Security Screens and Grilles
Annual Commencements 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MSF31113 - Certificate III in Cabinet Making
Annual Commencements 575 560 375 120 90 30 35 10
MSF40313 - Certificate IV in Design of Kitchens, Bathrooms and Interior Spaces
Annual Commencements 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
MSF40413 - Certificate IV in Glass and Glazing
Annual Commencements 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0

Commencement data source: National Apprentices and Trainees collection (June 2017 estimates), NCVER rounded estimates for the 2016 calendar year. Qualifications with no recorded commencements may not appear. This data is for general information purposes only.

Availability and Duration
  NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
MSF20113 - Certificate II in Furnishing
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

12 mths 12 mths 12 mths
Part Time
Classification T T * T
MSF20213 - Certificate II in Furniture Finishing
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

12 mths 12 mths 12 mths 12 mths 12 mths 12 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T T * T T
MSF20313 - Certificate II in Furniture Making
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

12 mths 12 mths 12 mths 12 mths 12 mths 12 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T T T * T
MSF20413 - Certificate II in Glass and Glazing
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

18 mths 12 mths 12 mths 12 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T * T
MSF30113 - Certificate III in Furniture Finishing
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 36 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths
Part Time
Classification A A A A A * A A
MSF30213 - Certificate III in Furniture Making
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths 48 mths 42 mths 48 mths 36 mths 36 mths
Part Time
Classification T A A A * A A
MSF30313 - Certificate III in Timber and Composites Machining
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 42 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths
Part Time
Classification A A A A A * A A
MSF30413 - Certificate III in Glass and Glazing
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 36 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 36 mths
Part Time
Classification A A A A A * A A
MSF30513 - Certificate III in Picture Framing
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths 48 mths 36 mths 24 mths 48 mths 36 mths
Part Time
Classification A A A T A * T
MSF30613 - Certificate III in Soft Furnishing
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 48 mths 24 mths 36 mths 24 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Classification T A T A * A T
MSF30713 - Certificate III in Upholstery
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 36 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths
Part Time
Classification A A A A A * A A
MSF30813 - Certificate III in Flooring Technology
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 36 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths
Part Time
Classification A A A A A * A T
MSF30913 - Certificate III in Blinds, Awnings, Security Screens and Grilles
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths 48 mths 48 mths
Part Time
Classification T A * T
MSF31013 - Certificate III in Interior Decoration - Retail Services
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

12 mths 12 mths
Part Time
Classification T * T
MSF31113 - Certificate III in Cabinet Making
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 42 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths
Part Time
Classification A A A A A * A A
MSF31213 - Certificate III in Piano Technology
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths 48 mths
Part Time
Classification A * T
MSF31313 - Certificate III in Kitchens and Bathrooms - Retail Services
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 24 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Classification T T * T
MSF40113 - Certificate IV in Interior Decoration
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths
Part Time
Classification * T
MSF40213 - Certificate IV in Furniture Design and Technology
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths 48 mths 36 mths
Part Time
Classification T T * T
MSF40313 - Certificate IV in Design of Kitchens, Bathrooms and Interior Spaces
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths 36 mths 24 mths 36 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T * T
MSF40413 - Certificate IV in Glass and Glazing
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths 24 mths 48 mths
Part Time
Classification T * T
MSF50113 - Diploma of Stained Glass and Leadlighting
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths 36 mths
Part Time
Classification T * T
MSF50213 - Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 36 mths
Part Time
Classification * T T
MSF50313 - Diploma of Furniture Design and Technology
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths 48 mths
Part Time
Classification T * T

Legend: = Yes, = No, A = identified by the State or Territory as an Apprenticeship, T = identified by the State or Territory as a Traineeship, * = An approved qualification in Tasmania is available as an Apprenticeship/Traineeship.

Availability of Australian Apprenticeships and Nominal Duration (in months)
A Qualification registered by a State or Territory as available as an Australian Apprenticeship may not be eligible for public funding support, check with the relevant State or Territory Training Authority.

Nominal durations listed are for full time occuptations, stated in months. In some cases nominal durations provided may not include the completion of pre-requisites. This data is sourced from State and Territory Training Authorities and is provided for information only and must be confirmed with these authorities.

Australian School-based Apprenticeships
  NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
MSF20113 - Certificate II in Furnishing
Availability
MSF20213 - Certificate II in Furniture Finishing
Availability
MSF20313 - Certificate II in Furniture Making
Availability
MSF20413 - Certificate II in Glass and Glazing
Availability
MSF20516 - Certificate II in Furniture Making Pathways
Availability
MSF30113 - Certificate III in Furniture Finishing
Availability
MSF30213 - Certificate III in Furniture Making
Availability
MSF30313 - Certificate III in Timber and Composites Machining
Availability
MSF30413 - Certificate III in Glass and Glazing
Availability
MSF30513 - Certificate III in Picture Framing
Availability
MSF30613 - Certificate III in Soft Furnishing
Availability
MSF30713 - Certificate III in Upholstery
Availability
MSF30813 - Certificate III in Flooring Technology
Availability
MSF30913 - Certificate III in Blinds, Awnings, Security Screens and Grilles
Availability
MSF31013 - Certificate III in Interior Decoration - Retail Services
Availability
MSF31113 - Certificate III in Cabinet Making
Availability
MSF31213 - Certificate III in Piano Technology
Availability
MSF31313 - Certificate III in Kitchens and Bathrooms - Retail Services
Availability
MSF40213 - Certificate IV in Furniture Design and Technology
Availability
MSF40313 - Certificate IV in Design of Kitchens, Bathrooms and Interior Spaces
Availability
MSF40413 - Certificate IV in Glass and Glazing
Availability
MSF50113 - Diploma of Stained Glass and Leadlighting
Availability
MSF50313 - Diploma of Furniture Design and Technology
Availability

Legend: = Yes, = No

This information generally reflects availability of ASbAs that may contribute to study scores. In some cases ASbAs allow an individual to start training in a qualification that can be completed after they leave secondary school. Australian Apprenticeships may also be undertaken as part-time employment. Please note that applicable industrial arrangements must allow for ASbAs. Visit the relevant State or Territory website for more detailed information (click on the State or Territory link provided).

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