MSFFM3005 - Fabricate custom furniture

Unit code: MSFFM3005 | Study level: TAFE


This unit of competency covers planning, constructing and assembling custom furniture in response to specific orders and job requests.


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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit’s learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines.

Students will be expected to demonstrate the following skills:

  • interpret work order and locate and apply relevant information;
  • apply safe handling practices for equipment, products and materials;
  • apply safe handling requirements for equipment, products and materials, including use of personal protective equipment;
  • follow work instructions, operating procedures and inspection processes to: minimise the risk of injury to self or others; prevent damage to goods, equipment and products; maintain required production output and product quality;
  • produce one (1) significant furniture item to customer specifications in terms of dimensions, materials, function and aesthetics using: custom-developed machining processes and outcomes; custom development and completion of assembly techniques and processes;
  • use mathematical ideas and techniques to correctly complete measurements, calculate area and estimate material requirements;
  • communicate ideas and information to enable confirmation of work requirements and specifications and the reporting of work outcomes and problems, interpret basic plans and follow safety procedures;
  • minimise wastage of resources including materials, time and money, and;
  • work with others and in a team by recognising dependencies and using cooperative approaches to optimise work flow and productivity.

Required reading

The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the Polytechnic and/or via the Polytechnic e-learning system.

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