National code: MSF20322

Certificate II in Cabinet Making and Timber Technology

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Overview About this course

Gain the specialist skills to manufacture and assist in installing free-standing furniture or built-in cabinets. Gain credits to apply to a cabinet making apprenticeship or graduate ready to assist cabinet makers on various job sites.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Create simple scale drawings by hand

  • Use basic power tools, hand tools and spray guns

  • Examine drawings, work orders and sample parts to determine specifications

  • Work with timber, veneers, particle board and synthetic wood

  • Mark out, cut and shape timber products

  • Make timber frames

Course outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate II level

  • Specialist skills to manufacture free-standing furniture or built-in cabinets

  • A pathway to studying as an apprentice with the Certificate III in Cabinet Making and Timber Technology

  • Assistant level job pathways

Suitability Is this course right for you?

Entry requirements

This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.

  • Some courses require evidence of previous experience of study before you can enrol.

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • A genuine interest in cabinet making

  • Sound maths skills to make basic calculations and measurements

  • The ability to work as part of a team

  • Willingness to build your communication and teamwork skills

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future career and study options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: assistant cabinet maker and assistant installer of built-in cabinets.

Study pathways

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Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Certificate II in Cabinet Making and Timber Technology does not have any pre-requisite courses.

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The Certificate II in Cabinet Making and Timber Technology does not have any related courses.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate II in Cabinet Making and Timber Technology qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 12 units of competency, including 7 core and 5 speciality units.

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices MSMENV272

  • Use furniture making hand and power tools MSFFM2013

  • Produce simple scale drawings by hand MSFGN2004

  • Make measurements and calculations MSFGN2001

TAFE NSW services Facilities and support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

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