The Certificate III in Cabinet Making provides comprehensive training in cabinet making for the manufacture of furniture and cabinetry products for the kitchen, bathroom, installation, and furniture industries.
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 (Furniture) at Holmesglen
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.
With 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, and troubleshooting of machining and construction methods for the kitchen, bathroom, and furniture making process.
There are two possible specialist streams in this qualification:
Stream 1: Kitchen Bathroom
Stream 2: Furniture
To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in:
• 28 units of competency
• 6 core units
• 22 elective units
If you have already completed other eligible elective units, these may be counted towards completion of this program.
||Make measurements and calculations
||Communicate in the workplace
||Work in a team
||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
||Hand make timber joints
||Use furniture making sector hand and power tools
||Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
||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 cutting list from plans and job specifications
||Read and interpret work documents
||Construct furniture using leg and rail method
||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
||Construct jigs and fixtures
||Produce angled and curved furniture using manufactured board
||Prepare and apply decorative surfaces for furniture
||Prepare surfaces for finishing
||Plan kitchen and bathroom projects
||Determine requirements for installation of cabinets
||Apply manufactured board conversion techniques
||Fabricate cabinets for the built-in environment
||Install furnishing products
||Estimate and cost job
||Fabricate custom furniture
| Code || Name |
|MSFGN2001||Make measurements and calculations|
|MSMSUP102||Communicate in the workplace|
|MSMSUP106||Work in a team|
|MSMENV272||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices|
|MSFFM2006||Hand make timber joints|
|MSFFM2001||Use furniture making sector hand and power tools|
|CPCWHS1001||Prepare to work safely in the construction industry|
|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|
|MSFFM3010||Prepare cutting list from plans and job specifications|
|MSFGN3001||Read and interpret work documents|
|MSFFM3002||Construct furniture using leg and rail method|
|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|
|MSFFM3024||Construct jigs and fixtures|
|MSFFM3003||Produce angled and curved furniture using manufactured board|
|MSFFM3007||Prepare and apply decorative surfaces for furniture|
|MSFFF2004||Prepare surfaces for finishing|
|MSFKB3011||Plan kitchen and bathroom projects|
|MSFKB3002||Determine requirements for installation of cabinets|
|MSFFM2011||Apply manufactured board conversion techniques|
|MSFKB3005||Fabricate cabinets for the built-in environment|
|MSFFM3006||Install furnishing products|
|MSFGN3002||Estimate and cost job|
|MSFFM3005||Fabricate custom furniture|
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.
To be eligible, students must be at least 16 years of age.
Prior to enrolment or commencement of training the student will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment (BKSB) and a pre-training review interview. These will assist with determining suitability for the course, variations to the training plan, and identify any learning support needs.
Recognition of prior learning
You may be able to reduce the number of units to be studied in 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 you will receive the MSF31113 Certificate III in Cabinet Making
How to apply
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|Tuition fees (GST exempt)
|Mandatory Materials and Activities fees * (GST inc)
**Additional costs may also apply for course consumable 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 apply for each 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