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Construct an exciting career with Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate III in Cabinet Making. You could mix technical skills and creativity to earn excellent money in a field with government-predicted stable future growth. Melbourne Polytechnic’s course is industry focused and outcomes driven, and may lead to a variety of careers in furniture making. Many cabinet makers work for themselves, so if you’ve ever wanted to own your own business and love to work with your hands, cabinet making could be the career for you.
Melbourne Polytechnic offers a unique industry-focused approach to our cabinet making course. We’ve been teaching cabinet making for almost 100 years and our students have earned many industry awards, including accolades from the Furnishing Industry of Australia. You’ll learn to examine drawings, determine specifications, work with different materials, cut and shape wood, make fittings, assemble parts, refurbish furniture and much more. Our qualified teachers have a wealth of industry experience and connections, and will guide you through your apprenticeship studies to lead you into a fulfilling and varied career in cabinet making. Melbourne Polytechnic has designed this course alongside industry partners as an off-the-job component to becoming a qualified tradesperson.
Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate III in Cabinet Making could be your springboard into a world of opportunity. Qualified kitchen & bathroom makers and installers are in high demand in both the domestic and commercial markets, so your employment prospects are bright. After completing your apprenticeship and Certificate III with Melbourne Polytechnic, you may find work as a manufacturing tradesperson, a furniture maker, a kitchen and bathroom installer or a cabinet maker. You might work as part of a broader construction company, or you could start your own cabinet making business.
Possible career paths include:
"It means 'future' to me. All I was doing before this was working in small jobs, or jobs that aren't going to get me far in life, so studying is a huge deal to me. It got me where I am now.... Studying gave me a path to go somewhere in my life."
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|MSFFF2006||APPLY SURFACE COATINGS BY SPRAY GUN||Core||60|
|MSFFM2003||SELECT AND APPLY HARDWARE||Core||16|
|MSFFM2011||APPLY MANUFACTURING BOARD TECHNIQUES||Core||16|
|MSFFM3002||CONSTRUCT FURNITURE USING LEG AND RAIL METHOD||Core||64|
|MSFFM3003||FURNITURE USING MANUFACTURED BOARD||Core||64|
|MSFFM3005||FABRICATE CUSTOM FURNITURE||Core||64|
|MSFFM3006||INSTALL FURNISHING PRODUCTS||Core||24|
|MSFFM3007||DECORATIVE SURFACES FOR FURNITURE||Core||24|
|MSFFM3009||PRODUCE MANUAL AND COMPUTER AIDED DRAWINGS||Core||60|
|MSFFM3010||PREPARE CUT LIST FROM PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS||Core||16|
|MSFFM3013||SET UP, OPERATE AND MAINTAIN DRILLING MACHINES||Core||24|
|MSFFM3019||SET UP, OPERATE AND MAINTAIN AUTOMATED EDGE BANDING MACHINES||Core||60|
|MSFFM3022||SET UP, OPERATE AND MAINTAIN COMPUTER NUMERICALLY CONTROLLED (CNC) MACHINING AND PROCESSING CENTRES||Core||80|
|MSFFM3024||CONSTRUCT JIGS AND FIXTURES||Core||40|
|MSFGN3001||READ AND INTERPRET WORK DOCUMENTS||Core||24|
|MSFGN3002||ESTIMATE AND COST A JOB||Core||16|
|MSFKB3001||PROCESSES FOR KITCHEN AND BATHROOM PROJECTS||Core||80|
|MSFKB3005||FABRICATE CABINETS FOR THE BUILT-IN ENVIRONMENT||Core||80|
|MSMENV272||PARTICIPATE IN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES||Core||30|
|MSMSUP106||WORK IN A TEAM||Core||20|
You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.
Studying at Melbourne Polytechnic
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Our Student Life at Melbourne Polytechnic (SLAM) team run the fun stuff on campus: things like movie nights, bake sales, cook-offs, career expos, spring markets, and much more.Student Life at Melbourne Polytechnic
Melbourne Polytechnic has a large range of specialist training facilities in health and community, construction, hospitality, education and more.Specialist Training Facilities
One of the most common misconceptions about scholarships is that you have to be 'top in your class' to apply. Melbourne Polytechnic scholarships are awarded on a range of criteria such as merit, your area of study and personal circumstances.Scholarships
|Concession||Government subsidised fee||Non-subsidised fee|
|Tuition fee||$1090||$ 5450||$22700|
|Maximum annual amenities||$175||$ 250||$250|
|Total payable||$1265||$ 5700||$22950|
Displayed course fees are indicative only. There are many variables that impact the total amount of your full course costs including qualification for government subsidies, concessions or recognition of prior learning. Tuition fees do not include the cost of student amenities or material costs.
To find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy we recommend you contact us help you find out.
Melbourne Polytechnic offers a range of payment options to help you pay your tuition fees, so you can get on with your studies.
Fees displayed are effective for new applications received on or after 1 November 2019. Tuition fees do not include textbooks, course materials or overseas student health insurance and visa fees.
After initial deposit, international students are able to pay tuition fees in installments, four times per year.
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Apprenticeships are coordinated via the Trade and Traineeship Support Unit (TSU) where you will provide details of your employer, who will register you with an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) provider.
The AASN will register your training contract on DELTA and you will be allocated a DELTA number. Melbourne Polytechnic will then be able to enrol you into your training program.
If you have any questions about the application procedures for an Apprenticeship, please contact the TSU.
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