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Certificate III in Cabinet Making Furniture Making Apprenticeship

Code: MSF31113

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Overview

Campus
Duration

4 years part time

Next Intake

Ongoing

Next Intake

Midyear

Hands on work in a dynamic field of cabinet making

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.

Assemble your skills with practical experience

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

Refurbish your career opportunities with a cabinet making apprenticeship

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.

Career Pathways

Where will the Certificate III in Cabinet Making - Furniture Making Apprenticeship MSF31113 take me?

Possible career paths include:

  • manufacturing tradesperson
  • cabinet maker
  • furniture maker
  • furniture upholsterer
  • furniture restoration
  • Furniture Upholsterer
  • Manufacturing Tradesperson
  • Kitchen Installer
  • Furniture Restorer
  • Furniture Maker
  • Cabinet Maker
  • Bathroom Installer
The career development and practical physical skill development that I’ve had through my studies has helped sculpt the person I've become.
Karl Russell
Cabinet Making (Furniture Making) Graduate
Image of student carl practising wood work

Course Details

Delivery methods

  • Apprenticeship

How you will study

Each course has a dedicated learning method that is designed to let you thrive in your studies.

On-campus

Interactive learning in a face-to-face environment. Classes will be held at a Melbourne Polytechnic campus or partner institute.

Class Schedule

Course is up to 4 years.

Assessment Methods

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

Units of Study

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

Code Subject Elective Hours
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
MSFFM3012 SAWING MACHINES Elective 24
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
MSMWHS200 WORK SAFELY Core 30

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Fees & Costs

Tuition Fees
Concession Government subsidised fee Non-subsidised fee
Tuition fee $1240 $6200 $25600
Materials fee $0 $0 $0
Maximum annual amenities $175 $250 $250
Total payable $1415 $6450 $25850
Per year $
Per semester $

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

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.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Contact us to find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy.

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 2021. 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.

For more detailed information please read the International Student Fees.

Fees explained

The fees for those ineligible for a government-funded enrolment. 

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The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.

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Concession fees are charged at 20 per cent of the standard fees for enrolments in Certificate I to IV courses. To be eligible students must meet Skills First eligibility criteria and present a valid:

  • Commonwealth Health Care card, or
  • Pensioner Concession card, or
  • Any dependent spouse or dependent child of one of the above cardholders, or
  • Veterans Gold card.

The following groups are eligible for concession fees from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma level:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
  • Asylum Seekers and victims of human trafficking

Additional expenses

The Student Services and Amenities Fee is charged at forty cents (40 cents) per student contact hour and is capped over a twelve (12) month period, effective from the enrolment date, to:

  • $250 for full fee-paying students; and
  • $175 for concession-paying students studying Certificate I, II, III, or IV.

Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.

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

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Requirements

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

Next Steps

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 with EPSILON and you will be allocated an EPSILON 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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