This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to perform 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. The work is in a defined range of skilled operations, usually within a range of broader related activities involving known routines, methods and procedures, where some discretion and judgement is required in the selection of equipment, services or contingency measures and within known time constraints. Tim is a cabinet maker at a small family owned business in his local area. He has skills in preparing surfaces for finishing, assembling furnishing components and joining solid timber. He has capabilities in hand making timber joints, fabricating custom furniture and installing furnishing products. As part of his work, Tim operates and maintains drilling machines as well as automated edge bending machines. He works well in a team and safely, always participating in environmentally sustainable work practices. His set of skills and knowledge are shown below.

MSAPMSUP102A Communicate in the workplace

Tim 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

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

MSAENV272B Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Tim 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. Tim regularly finds opportunities to improve environmental practices and resource efficiency

MSFFM2001 Use furniture making sector hand and power tools

Tim 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

MSFGN2001 Make measurements and calculations

Tim has the ability to take measurements and make calculations for furnishing tasks undertaken in a variety of sites and locations. He is able to identify appropriate measurements and equipment, perform measurements and calculations, record measurements and calculations as required and he can recognise routine and non-routine problems

MSFGN3001 Read and interpret work documents

Tim 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

MSAPMOHS200A Work safely

Tim 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. Tim 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

MSFFF2004 Prepare surfaces for finishing

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

MSFFM2002 Assemble furnishing components

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

MSFFM2005 Join solid timber

Tim 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

MSFFM2006 Hand make timber joints

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

MSFFM3005 Fabricate custom furniture

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

MSFFM3006 Install furnishing products

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

MSFKB3005 Fabricate cabinets for the built-in environment

Tim is capable of planning production processes, and constructing and assembling components to fabricate cabinets that meet predetermined specifications in a manufacturing workshop environment. He is able to operate computer numerically controlled (CNC) and static machines

MSFFM2003 Select and apply hardware

Tim 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

MSFFM2011 Apply manufactured board conversion techniques

Tim 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

MSFFM3010 Prepare cutting list from plans and job specifications

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

MSFFM3008 Select timbers for furniture production

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

MSFFM3011 Measure and draw site layout for manufactured furniture products

Tim is capable of measuring and recording site layout details to provide an accurate basis for both manufacture and installation of furniture products

MSFFM3012 Set up, operate and maintain sawing machines

Tim is capable of setting up, operating and maintaining sawing machines using their full technical potential and capacities

MSFFM3013 Set up, operate and maintain drilling machines

Tim is capable of setting up, operating and maintaining drilling machines using their full technical potential and capacities

MSFFM3019 Set up, operate and maintain automated edge banding machines

Tim is capable of setting up, operating and maintaining edge banding machines which use automated processes to apply and finish edge treatments

MSFFM3020 Fabricate synthetic solid surface products

Tim is capable of fabricating synthetic solid surface furniture and furnishing products. He is able to prepare work, complete fabrication, finalise operation and maintain equipment

MSFFM3024 Construct jigs and fixtures

Tim 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

TLID2003A Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substances

Tim 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

CPCCJN3002A Use computer-controlled machinery

Tim is able to program, load and operate computer-controlled machinery for the production of components. He can plan and prepare, carry out data input adjustments, transfer program to machine control, demonstrate operation of the loaded program to control the machine and clean up

CPCCSH2002A Use aluminium sections for fabrication

Tim is able to use aluminium sections in fabricated structures and the methods of joining the sections. He is able to plan and prepare work, identify extruded aluminium sections, identify methods of joining sections, use sections to construct frames and clean up

MSFFM2004 Apply sheet laminates by hand

Tim 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