Develop the practical and intricate skills needed to work in the furniture making industries. Learn your craft from experienced furniture makers and graduate ready to prepare surfaces, use specialised power tools and build full-size pieces of furniture.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Produce manual and computer-aided drawings (CAD)
Assemble furnishing components
Hand make timber joints
Take measurements and calculations
Estimate and cost jobs
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Experience in examining drawings, work orders and sample parts to determine specifications
Experience in marking out, cutting and shaping timber products
Skills to create coffee tables and smaller side tables and use dovetailed/biscuit joinery
The ability to make frames for chairs and couches
The confidence to become a sole trader and start your own small businessMake frames for chairs and couches
Create coffee tables and small side tables
Create timber boxes, with dovetailed/biscuit joinery
The confidence to build your sole trader business
Strong pathways to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.
This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
The ability to provide your own Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) including hearing protection, steel cap safety boots, safety glasses and a dust mask
Completed at least year 10 of high school
A genuine interest in cabinet and/or furniture making
An aptitude for practical skills
Strong English, maths and communication skills
The ability to work as part of a team
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Our graduates go onto roles like:
Cabinetmakers fabricate and repair wooden furniture, and fit and assemble prepared wooden parts to make furniture.
Other jobs include: Cabinet maker (Furniture), Cabinet maker (Kitchens and Bathrooms) and Furniture maker
There are no specific licences that relate to this qualification. However, depending on the jurisdiction, licensing or regulatory requirements may apply to the use of some units in this qualification. Local regulations should be checked for details.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate III in Furniture Making does not have any post-graduate courses.
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.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Furniture Making qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 28 Units of competency, including 15 core and 13 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.
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