The prestigious Top Designs exhibition at Melbourne Museum is now showcasing five VCE VET programs. If you are studying VCE VET Furnishing and undertaking scored assessment as part of your VCE or VCAL, then you can apply to have your work in Top Designs. The exhibition is part of the VCE Season of Excellence, an annual festival celebrating senior secondary student work from Victorian schools. VET applications open on 1 September and close on 16 November. For information on how to apply, watch this video or visit the
Top Designs page.
The VCE VET Furnishing program is drawn from a national training package and offers a portable qualification which is recognised throughout Australia. This qualification provides students with a broad range of skills and knowledge to pursue a career or further training in a range of furnishing industries, such as cabinet making, wood machining, polishing, upholstery and picture framing.
Scored assessment is available for the Scored Units 3 and 4 sequence of the VCE VET Furnishing program.
MSF20516 Certificate II in Furniture Making Pathways: includes units such as developing a career plan for the furnishing industry, 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 up to two VCE VET units at Units 1 and 2 level, and a VCE VET 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.
The VCE VET Furnishing program booklet contains information relating to the qualification approved by the VCAA for delivery to VCE or VCAL students.
It includes advice on the units of competency making up the program and the credit available for VCE and VCAL students.
It also provides advice on Structured Workplace Learning, the ATAR contribution and Pathways to further learning.
The 2023 VCE VET Furnishing program booklet is under construction.
The program booklet should be read in conjunction with the
MSF Training Package.
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 Scored Units 3 and 4 sequence of VCE VET Furnishing.
The Scored Units 3 and 4 sequence of the VCE VET Furnishing program must be delivered and assessed in a single enrolment year.
Materials for scored assessment
VCE VET Scored Assessment Guide (pdf - 8.01mb).
The 2023 VCE VET Furnishing assessment plan template and sample is under construction.
VCE VET scoring criteria sheets (doc - 164.5kb).
View assessment templates for task types:
Portfolio (docx - 82.43kb),
Product (docx - 78.66kb),
Work Performance (docx - 74.19kb),
Industry Project (docx - 68.34kb).
Task type overview (pdf - 1.19mb).
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 2023 Workplace Learning Record booklet for VCE VET Furnishing is under construction.
Students wishing to receive an ATAR contribution for the VCE VET Furnishing program Units 3 and 4 sequence 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 increment.
Where a student elects not to receive a study score for a Scored VCE VET Units 3 and 4 sequence no contribution to the ATAR will be available.
The increment is awarded by the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC). Further information can be found on the VTAC website:
Where a Scored VCE VET Units 3 and 4 sequence is used as an increment, the increment will be calculated using 10% of the scaled score.
VCE VET Furnishing State Reviewer
VCE VET state reviewers are appointed for scored VCE VET programs.
Kerang Technical High School
tel: (03) 5452 1062 / 0400 638 120
VCE Season of Excellence
High quality works created by students who complete this VCE VET program are eligible to apply for the VCE Season of Excellence. For further information, visit