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4 years part time
Construct an exciting career with Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate III in Cabinet Making MSF31113. You could mix technical skills and creativity to earn excellent money in a field with government-predicted stable future growth. Melbourne Polytechnic’s cabinet making 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's Certificate III in Cabinet Making MSF31113 offers a unique industry-focused approach. 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 cabinet making course alongside industry partners as an off-the-job component to becoming a qualified cabinet maker
Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate III in Cabinet Making MSF31113 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 using our industry and business partnerships. You might work as part of a broader construction company, or you could start your own cabinet making business.
Possible career paths include:
Each course has a dedicated learning method that is designed to let you thrive in your studies.
Interactive learning in a face-to-face environment. Classes will be held at a Melbourne Polytechnic campus or partner institute. Visit the How You'll Study page for more information.
Course is up to 4 years.
Projects, assignments, oral and written questions and work book activities
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.
|MSFFF2004||PREPARE SURFACES FOR FINISHING||Elective||24|
|MSFFF2006||APPLY SURFACE COATINGS BY SPRAY GUN||Elective||60|
|MSFFM2001||USE FURNITURE MAKING SECTOR HAND AND POWER TOOLS||Core||40|
|MSFFM2003||SELECT AND APPLY HARDWARE||Elective||16|
|MSFFM2006||HAND MAKE TIMBER JOINTS||Elective||40|
|MSFFM2010||BASIC STATIC MACHINES||Elective||56|
|MSFFM2011||APPLY MANUFACTURING BOARD TECHNIQUES||Elective||16|
|MSFFM3002||CONSTRUCT FURNITURE USING LEG AND RAIL METHOD||Elective||64|
|MSFFM3003||FURNITURE USING MANUFACTURED BOARD||Elective||64|
|MSFFM3005||FABRICATE CUSTOM FURNITURE||Elective||64|
|MSFFM3006||INSTALL FURNISHING PRODUCTS||Elective||24|
|MSFFM3007||DECORATIVE SURFACES FOR FURNITURE||Elective||24|
|MSFFM3009||PRODUCE MANUAL AND COMPUTER AIDED DRAWINGS||Elective||60|
|MSFFM3010||PREPARE CUT LIST FROM PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS||Elective||16|
|MSFFM3013||SET UP, OPERATE AND MAINTAIN DRILLING MACHINES||Elective||24|
|MSFFM3019||SET UP, OPERATE AND MAINTAIN AUTOMATED EDGE BANDING MACHINES||Elective||60|
|MSFFM3022||SET UP, OPERATE AND MAINTAIN COMPUTER NUMERICALLY CONTROLLED (CNC) MACHINING AND PROCESSING CENTRES||Elective||80|
|MSFFM3024||CONSTRUCT JIGS AND FIXTURES||Elective||40|
|MSFGN2001||MAKE MEASUREMENTS AND CALCULATIONS||Core||30|
|MSFGN3001||READ AND INTERPRET WORK DOCUMENTS||Core||24|
|MSFGN3002||ESTIMATE AND COST A JOB||Elective||16|
|MSFKB3005||FABRICATE CABINETS FOR THE BUILT-IN ENVIRONMENT||Elective||80|
|MSFKB3011||PLAN KITCHEN AND BATHROOM PROJECTS||Elective||80|
|MSMENV272||PARTICIPATE IN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES||Core||30|
|MSMSUP102||COMMUNICATE IN THE WORKPLACE||Core||20|
|MSMSUP106||WORK IN A TEAM||Elective||30|
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|Concession||Government subsidised fee||Non-subsidised fee|
|Maximum annual amenities||$175||$250||$250|
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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.
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