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Course Info

Certificate III in Cabinet Making (Furniture)

National Course Code: MSF31113

Overview

The nationally accredited Certificate III in Cabinet Making (Furniture) will help you gain Australia-wide recognition as a qualified cabinet maker tradesperson. You can choose to work in commercial or residential, or build your own business in this area of skills shortage.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through a mix of theoretical and practical course work, learn to:

  • Communicate and work in teams
  • Read and interpret work documents
  • Select timbers and materials
  • Use hand and power tools
  • Use static and CNC machines
  • Use manual and computer-aided drawing
  • Prepare and apply decorative surfaces for furniture
  • Install furniture and cabinetry
  • Use environmentally sustainable practices

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • An interest in manufacturing design, principles and concepts
  • A passion for timber and composite manufacturing
  • A presentable appearance to work in peoples homes
  • A keen eye for detail
  • Creative thinking skills
  • Great communicator and team player
  • A safety mindset
  • Strong spatial awareness and hand-eye coordination

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course will provide you with:

  • A nationally recognised Certificate III qualification
  • A trade as a qualified Cabinet Maker (Furniture)
  • The confidence to become a sole trader and start your own small business

Career opportunities:

  • Furniture maker
  • Cabinetmaker

GROW YOUR CAREER

Take your career further with the:

  • Certificate IV in New Small Business

Locations

This course is currently available at 1 campus location across NSW. Enquire now for other locations.

Course details

People who are successful in this industry have:

  • An interest in manufacturing design, principles and concepts
  • Enthusiasm for working in furniture making and installing fitted furniture in kitchens and bathrooms
  • A talent for learning practical skills
  • A passion for timber and timber manufacturing
  • A presentable appearance to work in client homes
  • A keen eye for detail
  • Good communication skills
  • A safety mindset

Assessments and assignments are a great way to evaluate how much you have learned and to refine your techniques and practices. This course offers a range of assessment methods for you to shine:

  • Theory based knowledge assessments
  • Practical based skills assessments

This Certificate III course is a trade qualification. This means when you successfully graduate, you are recognised across Australia by industry as a trade qualified Cabinet Maker (Furniture).

We also offer the Certificate III in Cabinet Making (Kitchens and Bathrooms) stream. The electives vary between Furniture and Kitchens and Bathrooms and align with workplace requirements for each of these.

Through this course youll gain hands-on experience with:

  • Manual and Computer Aided Drawing (CAD)
  • Using basic power tools and hand tools
  • Examining drawings, work orders and sample parts to determine specifications
  • Selecting and working with materials: timber, veneers, particle board and synthetic wood
  • Marking out, cutting and shaping timber products
  • Working from detailed drawings and specifications to make furniture
  • Creating fittings for boats, caravans and other items where fine detail is required
  • Assembling furniture
  • Fitting hinges, locks, catches, drawers and shelves
  • Making frames for chairs and couches

You will work on real-world furniture projects and make a range of cabinetry and furniture from timber and manufactured board.

TAFE NSW offers you a variety of study environments to enhance your learning and employability, such as:

  • Simulated workshop environments
  • Classrooms
  • Online facilitated environment

Activity in the building construction industry drives demand for cabinetmakers. The skills shortage of qualified cabinetmakers was identified in 2014 and continues through to today.

This qualification may provide you with a pathway into new and emerging technologies such as automation and robotics used by larger manufacturers. This course includes skills and knowledge in the use of emerging technology such as Computerised Numerical Control (CNC) machine operations and (CAD) computer aided drawing.

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Apprenticeship Allowed
  • Combination
  • Part Time
  • Fully government-subsidised
  • JobTrainer

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