Courses

Certificate III in Cabinet Making

Furniture Making

Are you interested in working as a cabinetmaker? Our Certificate III in Cabinet Making with a focus on Furniture Making, will teach you how to produce furniture for cabinet manufacturers – or to start your own business. Learn key technical and versatile skills including problem solving, organisation and communication skills.

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Customise your career

Qualified cabinet and furniture makers are in constant need and demand for work is across domestic and commercial markets.

Opportunities range from assisting in the mass production of furniture to assisting with the installation of household or commercial cabinetry.


Where will this take me

Career paths include:

  • manufacturing tradesperson
  • cabinet maker
  • furniture maker
  • furniture upholsterer
  • furniture restoration

An industry-preferred pathway to a professional career

Learn from our industry-qualified and experienced teachers, who will guide you through your apprenticeship studies.

You will have access to modern machinery and techniques being used by industry and work in a trade-replicated environment. This course is designed as an off-the-job component to becoming qualified as a tradesperson in the cabinet making/furniture making industry.

Ask us about pathways to further vocational training or higher education from this qualification.

Trade Support Loan (TSL) program

Australian apprentices undertaking this course may be eligible for the Commonwealth Government’s Trade Support Loan (TSL) program.

Assessment

Assessment consists of projects, assignments, oral and written questions and workbook activities.

Contact

For further information on our Certificate III in Cabinet Making – Furniture Making stream, please contact an Education and Careers Advisor (ECA), on 03 9269 8400, or send an email.

Local Students

Code

MSF31113

Campuses

HEIDELBERG

Department

Trades College
03 9269 8400

Duration

Part-time: 3 years


Class Schedule: *

Mon - AM and PM
Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM
Thu - AM and PM
Fri - AM and PM

*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Career Advisor

Fees for 2017

Eligible:$4800
Ineligible:$12700
Concession:$960
Materials:$23

The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Find out more on fees and charges

View 2016 Fees

Assessment Methods

Projects, assignments, oral and written questions and work book activities

Materials

Participants are required to purchase specific texts and materials. Maximum cost AU$100 per annum.

Entrance Requirements

Applicants must be employed and registered as an apprentice to gain entry in this qualification.

Career Pathways

Possible career paths include:
  • manufacturing tradesperson
  • cabinet maker
  • furniture maker
  • furniture upholsterer
  • furniture restoration

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • July
  • Midyear

Units Of Study

The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.

Code Subjects Hours
MSAENV272B PARTICIPATE IN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES 30
MSAPMOHS200A WORK SAFELY 30
MSAPMSUP102A COMMUNICATE IN THE WORKPLACE 20
MSAPMSUP106A WORK IN A TEAM 40
MSFFF2004 PREPARE SURFACES FOR FINISHING 24
MSFFM2001 USE FURNITURE MAKING HAND AND POWER TOOLS 40
MSFFM2002 ASSEMBLE FURNISHING COMPONENTS 20
MSFFM2003 SELECT AND APPLY HARDWARE 16
MSFFM2006 HAND MAKE TIMBER JOINTS 40
MSFFM2010 SET UP, OPERATE AND MAINTAIN BASIC STATIC MACHINES 56
MSFFM2011 APPLY MANUFACTURED BOARD CONVERSION TECHNIQUES 16
MSFFM3002 CONSTRUCT FURNITURE USING LEG AND RAIL METHOD 64
MSFFM3003 PRODUCE ANGLED AND CURVED FURNITURE USING MANUFACTURED BOARD 64
MSFFM3006 INSTALL FURNISHING PRODUCTS 24
MSFFM3007 PREPARE AND APPLY DECORATIVE SURFACES FOR FURNITURE 24
MSFFM3009 PRODUCE MANUAL AND COMPUTER AIDED DRAWINGS 60
MSFFM3010 PREPARE CUTTING LIST FROM PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS 16
MSFFM3012 SET UP, OPERATE AND MAINTAIN SAWING MACHINES 24
MSFFM3017 SET UP, OPERATE AND MAINTAIN ROUTING AND SHAPING MACHINES 60
MSFGN2001 MAKE MEASUREMENTS AND CALCULATIONS 30
MSFKB3001 IDENTIFY PROCESSES IN KITCHEN AND BATHROOM PROJECTS 80

Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.