MSF20516 Certificate II in Furniture Making Pathways: includes units such as sustainability and furnishing industry careers, upholstery, making timber joints, basic design, hand and power tools, furniture assembly and a furniture making project.
Credit in the VCE or VCAL: recognition of two units at Units 1 and 2, and a Units 3 and 4 sequence.
Note: The Units 3 and 4 sequence of VCE VET Furnishing is not designed as a stand-alone study. Students are strongly advised against undertaking the Units 3 and 4 sequence without first completing Units 1 and 2.
School-based Apprenticeships and Traineeships in Victoria involve the student undertaking the VCE or VCAL as well as being employed part-time. For a list of approved qualifications in specific industry areas, visit
Victorian Regulations and Qualifications Authority (VRQA).
2020 Top Designs poster (pdf - 995.42kb)
From 2020, the Top Designs exhibition will incorporate work from VCE VET Furnishing. Applications to Top Designs 2020 will be available from early September. To find out more about how to apply, visit Top Designs.
Students wishing to receive an ATAR contribution for the scored units 3 and 4 sequence of VCE VET Furnishing must undertake scored assessment for the purpose of achieving a study score. This study score can contribute directly to the ATAR, either as one of the student's best four studies (the primary four) or as a fifth or sixth study. Where a student elects not to receive a study score for the scored units 3 and 4 sequence of VCE VET Furnishing, no contribution to the ATAR will be available.
The increment is awarded by the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC). For more information, visit
Scored assessment is available for MSF20516 Certificate II in Furniture Making Pathways.
Students wishing to receive an ATAR contribution for VCE VET Furnishing must undertake scored assessment. This consists of three coursework tasks, worth 66% of the overall study score, and an end-of-year examination which is worth 34% of the overall study score.
Scored assessment is based on the units 3 and 4 sequence of VCE VET Furnishing.
Materials for scored assessment
VCE VET assessment guide (February 2010)
VCE VET Furnishing Assessment Plan Template and Sample (January 2019)
VCE VET scoring criteria sheets
VET Coursework Assessment Record (VCAR)
Frameworks for task types are a guide to the four task types in scored VCE VET programs.
Examination specifications, past examinations and reports
VCE VET Furnishing examination specifications, past examinations and reports.
Structured workplace learning recognition
The VCAA provides recognition for structured workplace learning for students undertaking VCE VET programs.
A workplace learning record booklet for VCE VET Furnishing is available.
MSF20516 Certificate II in Furniture Making Pathways workplace learning record booklet.
VCE VET Furnishing Program Booklet
The program booklet should be read in conjunction with the
MSF Furnishing Training Package.
VCE VET program guide 2018
The VCE VET Program Guide provides general advice about the VCAA's suite of VCE VET programs. It is to be read in conjunction with the VCE VET Furnishing program booklet.
VCE VET Furnishing State Reviewer
VCE VET state reviewers are appointed for scored VCE VET programs.
The state reviewer role is currently vacant.