This qualification describes the skills and knowledge required to perform a wide range of tasks in furniture making, including interpretation of specifications drawings, use of specialised machines and hand techniques. Ryan is a furniture maker. In his day-to-day operations, he is capable of: Consulting with clients to find out their needs and begin working towards a concept; Drafting a design on paper; Sourcing wood from specialist suppliers and timber merchants; Working with the wood, cutting, edging and shaping according to design plans; Assembling the piece and affixing parts together; Treating the wood with polish to protect it and finalise aesthetics. His set of skills and knowledge are shown below.

MSAENV272B Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Ryan has the ability to effectively measure current resource use and carry out improvements including those reducing negative environmental impacts of work practices. He can identify current resource use and environmental issues and complies with environmental regulations. Ryan regularly finds opportunities to improve environmental practices and resource efficiency

MSAPMOHS200A Work safely

Ryan has the ability to identify Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) hazards, and assess risk, as well as follow instructions and procedures in the workplace with minimal supervision. He is also capable of participating in and contributing to OHS management issues. Ryan can follow procedures for risk control and emergency procedures, initiate suggestions to enhance task/job-specific safety, and apply knowledge of OHS legislation and the organisation OHS policies and procedures

MSAPMSUP102A Communicate in the workplace

Ryan is capable of receiving, relaying and recording written and oral messages and providing relevant information in response to requests, within time lines. He can interpret messages, respond to information and complete workplace forms

MSAPMSUP106A Work in a team

Ryan can carry out the organisation of team activities to fit in with the scheduling of work to meet operational guidelines. He is able to identify work activities, organise daily work plan and participate in a team

TLID2003A Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substances

Ryan has the ability to handle dangerous goods and hazardous substances, including identifying requirements for working with dangerous goods and/or hazardous substances; confirming site incident procedures; and selecting handling techniques

MSFFF2004 Prepare surfaces for finishing

Ryan is capable of preparing a range of furniture surfaces for the application of surface coatings by hand or machine. He has the ability to clean work area and maintain equipment

MSFFM2001 Use furniture making sector hand and power tools

Ryan has the ability to use hand and power tools in applications relating to furniture making. He is able to identify hand and power tools, select and use hand and power tools, and clean up the work area and tools

MSFFM2002 Assemble furnishing components

Ryan is capable of assembling timber components to produce furniture frames or furniture. He can clean work area and maintain equipment

MSFFM2006 Hand make timber joints

Ryan is capable of joining timber by constructing joints using hand and portable power tools. He is able to finalise operations and maintain equipment

MSFFM2010 Set up and operate basic static machines

Ryan is capable of operating and maintaining basic static machines used for sawing, planing, sanding and drilling in the production of furniture. He is able to finalise operation and maintain equipment

MSFFM2011 Apply manufactured board conversion techniques

Ryan is capable of setting out and cutting manufactured board to produce component parts of flat panel furniture and manufactured board panel doors applying manufactured board conversion techniques. He is able to set up machines, apply conversion techniques, finalise operation and maintain equipment

MSFFM3009 Produce manual and computer-aided production drawings

Ryan is capable of producing manual and computer-aided production drawings. He is able to identify object to be drawn; establish drawing criteria and limitations; quantify and draft initial drawing; and complete drawing

MSFGN2001 Make measurements and calculations

Ryan is capable of taking measurements and making calculations for furnishing tasks undertaken in a variety of sites and locations. He can perform calculations, record measurements and calculations as required; recognise routine and non-routine problems

MSFGN3001 Read and interpret work documents

Ryan is capable of interpreting work documents, including cutting lists, standards, drawings and specifications, to produce or repair furnishings and to install floor coverings, glass and other furnishing items. He can identify document type and purpose, read and interpret the document, plan own work sequence and maintain document files

MSFGN3002 Estimate and cost job

Ryan is capable of estimating materials, labour and time requirements to establish costs for provision of furnishing services or products - in relation to a sector product for a single client or customer

MSFFM2003 Select and apply hardware

Ryan is capable of selecting and applying hardware to new and refurbished furniture. He can apply and/or fit and finish and finalise operation as well as maintain equipment

MSFFM2004 Apply sheet laminates by hand

Ryan is capable of preparing, laying out, applying and finalising processes for applying sheet laminates by hand. He can prepare the work, apply fit and finish, finalise operation and maintain equipment

MSFFM2005 Join solid timber

Ryan is capable of joining solid timber required for the manufacture of solid timber flat surfaces. He can prepare the work, lay out and prepare materials, join timber, finalise operation and maintain equipment

MSFFM2007 Follow plans to assemble production furniture

Ryan is capable of assembling production furniture using modular construction methods and components to a given plan. He is able to finalise operation and maintain equipment

MSFFM3003 Produce angled and curved furniture using manufactured board

Ryan is capable of constructing and assembling manufactured board furniture using angled and curved construction methods. He can complete construction, finalise operation and maintain equipment

MSFFM3004 Produce angled and curved furniture using solid timber

Ryan is capable of constructing and assembling solid timber furniture using angular construction methods. He is able to complete construction, finalise operation and maintain equipment

MSFFM3005 Fabricate custom furniture

Ryan is capable of planning, constructing and assembling custom furniture in response to specific orders and job requests. Ryan can finalise operations and maintain equipment

MSFFM3006 Install furnishing products

Ryan is able to carry out the installation of furnishing products to a given plan. Ryan can finalise operations and maintain equipment

MSFFM3007 Prepare and apply decorative surfaces for furniture

Ryan is capable of preparing, constructing and applying veneers and inlays to furniture components. He can lay out and prepare materials; construct and apply decorative surfaces; finalise operation and maintain equipment

MSFFM3008 Select timbers for furniture production

Ryan is capable of selecting suitable timbers for use in production by applying knowledge of timber technology

MSFFM3010 Prepare cutting list from plans and job specifications

Ryan is capable of reading plans and job specifications to prepare cutting lists and providing data for subsequent processing operations. Ryan is able to read and interpret cutting lists

MSFFM3024 Construct jigs and fixtures

Ryan is capable of preparing and constructing jigs and fixtures to produce furniture components. He can identify the purpose of the jig or fixture, plan jig or fixture construction, collect materials and equipment, construct the jig or fixture, finalise operation and maintain equipment

MSFFM3002 Construct furniture using leg and rail method

Ryan is capable of following plans to construct and assemble furniture using leg and rail construction. He is able to finalise operation and maintain equipment