Furniture makers cut, shape and fit timber parts in workshops to form pieces of furniture. They may also construct structures and fixtures, ready for installation.
Furniture makers may…
Furniture makers work in workshops that may be dusty and noisy, especially when machines or tools are being operated. They usually stand for most of the day and wear protective clothing and equipment as some of the lacquers give off unpleasant fumes.
To work as a furniture making process worker you will usually need to complete a Certificate II in Furniture Making. To become a furniture making tradesperson you usually have to complete an apprenticeship in Certificate III in Furniture Making.
Of course you can work at even higher levels within this occupation and sector . With experience and sometimes further training, furniture makers may be promoted to the position of workshop supervisor (Certificate IV in Furnishing Technology) or manager (Diploma of Furnishing Technology), or set up their own business.
With further training and experience you can continue to progress along a career pathway that could see you in many senior management positions.
Earnings, Job and Employment Prospects
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