The Certificate III in Cabinet Making will give you a range of skills and knowledge in the kitchen, bathroom, installation, and furniture for the manufacture of furniture and cabinetry products. provides comprehensive training in cabinet making.
Career opportunities, include:
- cabinet maker
- furniture maker
- wood machinist
- CNC Operator
- caravan fitter
- coffin maker
- chair/couch maker
- antique restorer/reproducer
- boat building
Pathways to further study:
- MSF40213 Certificate IV in Furniture Design and Technology
- MSF40118 Certificate IV in Interior Design
- CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)
- CPC50210 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)
- CPC60108 Advanced Diploma of Building Surveying
Studying the Certificate III in Cabinet Making at Holmesglen
This course will give you a range of skills and knowledge in the kitchen, bathroom, installation, and furniture making for the manufacture of furniture and cabinetry products.
You will learn to use a range of specialist machinery including CNC machining and processing centres (rail and flat-bed, as well as preparing and working from computer-aided drawings and associated cutting lists.
In regards to each machine, you will learn about the material you are processing and how to use the machine itself - from basic to high-end production machinery such as computer numerically controlled (CNC) machines.
You will be taught the correct setup, operational, basic maintenance, troubleshooting of machining and construction methods for the Kitchen, Bathroom, and Furniture making the process.
There are two possible specialist streams in this qualification:
Stream 1: Kitchen Bathroom
Stream 2: Furniture.
To receive this qualification you must complete six core units and 22 elective units.
Elective units have been chosen by Holmesglen based on feedback from industry and staff qualifications. If you have already completed other eligible elective units, these may be counted towards completion of this program.
||Hand make timber joints
||Use furniture making sector hand and power tools
||Make measurements and calculations
||Set up and operate basic static machines
||Set up, operate and maintain drilling machines
||Set up, operate and maintain sawing machines
||Select timbers for furniture production
||Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
||Prepare cutting list from plans and job specifications
||Communicate in the workplace
||Work in a team
||Read and interpret work documents
||Construct furniture using leg and rail method
||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
||Produce manual and computer-aided production drawings
||Set up, operate and maintain computer numerically controlled (CNC) machining and processing centres
||Set up, operate and maintain automated edge banding machines
||Estimate and cost job
||Apply manufactured board conversion techniques
||Prepare surfaces for finishing
||Produce angled and curved furniture using manufactured board
||Prepare and apply decorative surfaces for furniture
||Fabricate custom furniture
||Construct jigs and fixtures
||Fabricate cabinets for the built-in environment
||Plan kitchen and bathroom projects
||Determine requirements for installation of cabinets
||Install furnishing products
| Code || Name |
|MSFFM2006||Hand make timber joints|
|MSFFM2001||Use furniture making sector hand and power tools|
|MSFGN2001||Make measurements and calculations|
|MSFFM2010||Set up and operate basic static machines|
|MSFFM3013||Set up, operate and maintain drilling machines|
|MSFFM3012||Set up, operate and maintain sawing machines|
|MSFFM3008||Select timbers for furniture production|
|CPCCWHS1001||Prepare to work safely in the construction industry|
|MSFFM3010||Prepare cutting list from plans and job specifications|
|MSMSUP102||Communicate in the workplace|
|MSMSUP106||Work in a team|
|MSFGN3001||Read and interpret work documents|
|MSFFM3002||Construct furniture using leg and rail method|
|MSMENV272||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices|
|MSFFM3009||Produce manual and computer-aided production drawings|
|MSFFM3022||Set up, operate and maintain computer numerically controlled (CNC) machining and processing centres|
|MSFFM3019||Set up, operate and maintain automated edge banding machines|
|MSFGN3002||Estimate and cost job|
|MSFFM2011||Apply manufactured board conversion techniques|
|MSFFF2004||Prepare surfaces for finishing|
|MSFFM3003||Produce angled and curved furniture using manufactured board|
|MSFFM3007||Prepare and apply decorative surfaces for furniture|
|MSFFM3005||Fabricate custom furniture|
|MSFFM3024||Construct jigs and fixtures|
|MSFKB3005||Fabricate cabinets for the built-in environment|
|MSFKB3011||Plan kitchen and bathroom projects|
|MSFKB3002||Determine requirements for installation of cabinets|
|MSFFM3006||Install furnishing products|
Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.
All applicants must have an Epsilon registration and signed contract with an employer and a signed training plan with Holmesglen.
Prior to enrolment or commencement of training, you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and a pre-training interview. These will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify you training plan, and identify any learning support needs.
Recognition of prior learning
You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.
Qualification and recognition
On completion of the 28 units of competency, you will be awarded the MSF31113 Certificate III in Cabinet Making.
How to apply
A training contract must be completed by the employer and apprentice within the first two weeks of employment.
An Australian Apprenticeship Support Network representative will visit the workplace to complete the training contract with the employer and the apprentice.
Visit australianapprenticeships.gov.au for more information.
If you have further questions about your application, please contact the department:
1300 639 888
Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.
Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.
|Tuition fees (GST exempt)
|Gov. subsidised Apprenticeship||$7,020.80|
|Mandatory Materials and Activities fees * (GST inc)
Additional costs may also apply for course consumables and other costs. These may include consumables such as learning resources, personal protective equipment/clothing and other costs such as immunisation costs, National Police Check and Working with Children Check for relevant courses.
To view the additional costs that may apply to your course, download a full list of estimated additional costs by course (PDF - 102kb).
All fees are indicative only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding. Find out now if you are eligible for Government-subsidised fees or Concession