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VCE VET Furnishing

The VCE VET Furnishing program is drawn from a national training package and offers portable qualifications which are recognised throughout Australia. These qualifications provide students with a broad range of skills and knowledge to pursue a career or further training in related industries. This program prepares students for further training in a range of furnishing industries, such as cabinet making, wood machining, polishing, upholstery and picture framing.

Qualifications

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.    

Scored assessment

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 will be published shortly.

VCE VET Furnishing Assessment Plan Template and Sample (January 2020)

VCE VET scoring criteria sheets

Assessment templates for task types: Portfolio, Product, Work Performance, Industry Project (published January 2020)

Frameworks for task types: Portfolio, Product, Work Performance, Industry Project (published January 2020)

Examination specifications, past examinations and reports

View 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.

View MSF20516 Certificate II in Furniture Making Pathways workplace learning record booklet.

Support material

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.

ATAR contribution

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 VTAC.

VCE VET Furnishing State Reviewer

VCE VET state reviewers are appointed for scored VCE VET programs.

The state reviewer role is currently vacant.