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Cabinet Making

Certificate III in

Furniture Making Apprenticeship Code: MSF31113

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Our courses are being delivered remotely
Melbourne Polytechnic is recognised as an essential service and continues to operate. Due to the coronavirus restrictions, the way our courses are delivered will look a little different for the foreseeable period.

Most of our courses are being taught remotely with an interactive and supportive learning environment, including assessments wherever possible.

Limited activity or training which cannot be delivered entirely remotely will be delivered on campus, with strict health and safety measures in place.

Overview

Campus

Heidelberg

Duration

3 years part time

Duration

3 years part time

Next Intake

Ongoing

Next Intake

Midyear

Hands on work in a dynamic field

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.

Assemble your skills with practical experience

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.

Refurbish your career opportunities

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.

Career Pathways

Where will this take me

Possible career paths include:

  • manufacturing tradesperson
  • cabinet maker
  • furniture maker
  • furniture upholsterer
  • furniture restoration
  • Bathroom Installer
  • Furniture Restorer
  • Cabinet Maker
  • Furniture Upholsterer
  • Manufacturing Tradesperson
  • Furniture Maker
  • Kitchen Installer

Akolda Bil

"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."

Course Details

Delivery methods

  • Apprenticeship

Class Schedule

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

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
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
MSFFM3012 SAWING MACHINES Core 24
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

Recognition of Prior Learning

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.

Fees & Costs

Tuition Fees
Concession Government subsidised fee Non-subsidised fee
Tuition fee $1090 $ 5450 $22700
Maximum annual amenities $175 $ 250 $250
Total payable $1265 $ 5700 $22950
Per year $0
Per semester $0

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.

For more detailed information please read the International Student Fees.

Materials

Lists of required materials, books and timetables will be provided at course induction or class enrolment by the teaching department.

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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 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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