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Carpentry, joinery and furniture courses

Carpentry, Joinery and Furniture courses offer students a chance to gain hands-on experience in a number of trades and apply their expertise in the workplace.

Courses in this sector are formulated to equip you with the practical skills and background knowledge you need to accomplish installations, repairs and renovation tasks within the construction industry.

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Carpentry Courses

Get the skills to work with wood, and become qualified to play an important role in the building, construction and renovation industry. Enrol in one of our nine carpentry courses.

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Joinery Courses

Become qualified to join the backbone of the building industry, constructing, renovating and repairing fixtures and building frames. Enrol in one of our nine fantastic joinery courses.

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Furniture Courses

Get industry relavant skills and learn the processes involved with designing, constructing and restoring furniture. Enrol in one of the four superb furniture courses at TAFE NSW.

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Certificate III in Carpentry

Course code: CPC30211

This course is for apprentices in the carpentry trade. You will learn the basic foundations and content to develop the skills and knowledge used in the building and construction industry to efficiently produce quality work. You will also learn about safe work practices and about the context of the building industry.

Certificate III in Carpentry and Joinery

Course code: CPC32011

This course is for apprentices in the carpentry and joinery trade. You will learn how to produce work suitable for residential and commercial applications.

Certificate III in Cabinet Making

Course code: MSF31113

This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to perform a range of skills at trade-level for those working in furniture making and those involved in the manufacture and installation of fitted furniture typically in a kitchen, bathroom and related context. Installation skills may be applied to new or renovation work. The work is in a defined range of skilled operations, usually within a range of broader related activities involving known routines, methods and procedures, where some discretion and judgement is required in the selection of equipment, services or contingency measures and within known time constraints. This qualification offers a generic Certificate III in Cabinet Making. The MSS30312 Certificate III in Competitive Systems and Practices is available for employees at this level who already possess technical skills and who require additional manufacturing practice skills above those available in this qualification. Depending on the state and territory where work is undertaken licensing may relate to this qualification where the candidate is required to work on-site assisting in kitchen and bathroom installation. The licensing requirement will usually involve construction induction training. Where licensing is required the unit CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry should be selected. If no licensing requirement exists e.g. where all work will be off-site then the unit MSAPMOHS200A Work safely should be selected.

Certificate III in Cabinet Making (Furniture)

Course code: MSF31113

This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to perform a range of skills at trade-level for those working in furniture making and those involved in the manufacture and installation of fitted furniture typically in a kitchen, bathroom and related context. Installation skills may be applied to new or renovation work. The work is in a defined range of skilled operations, usually within a range of broader related activities involving known routines, methods and procedures, where some discretion and judgement is required in the selection of equipment, services or contingency measures and within known time constraints. This qualification offers a generic Certificate III in Cabinet Making, as well as two pathways targeting the skill requirements of free-standing furniture makers and kitchen and bathroom cabinet makers and installers. The following additional qualification descriptors are approved for this qualification: Pathway 1: MSF31113 Certificate III in Cabinet Making (Furniture) Pathway 2: MSF31113 Certificate III in Cabinet Making (Kitchens and Bathrooms) The MSS30312 Certificate III in Competitive Systems and Practices is available for employees at this level who already possess technical skills and who require additional manufacturing practice skills above those available in this qualification. Depending on the state and territory where work is undertaken licensing may relate to this qualification where the candidate is required to work on-site assisting in kitchen and bathroom installation. The licensing requirement will usually involve construction induction training. Where licensing is required the unit CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry should be selected. If no licensing requirement exists e.g. where all work will be off-site then the unit MSAPMOHS200A Work safely should be selected.

Certificate III in Joinery

Course code: CPC31912

This qualification provides a trade outcome in joinery covering work for residential and commercial applications. Occupational titles may include: - Joiner. The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry, as well as a specialist field of work. The construction industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered in this context. Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement. Licensing/Regulatory Information Check with relevant state and territory licensing and regulatory authorities. State and territory jurisdictions may have different regulatory requirements

Certificate III in Cabinet Making (Kitchens and Bathrooms)

Course code: MSF31113

This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to perform a range of skills at trade-level for those working in furniture making and those involved in the manufacture and installation of fitted furniture typically in a kitchen, bathroom and related context. Installation skills may be applied to new or renovation work. The work is in a defined range of skilled operations, usually within a range of broader related activities involving known routines, methods and procedures, where some discretion and judgement is required in the selection of equipment, services or contingency measures and within known time constraints. This qualification offers a generic Certificate III in Cabinet Making, as well as two pathways targeting the skill requirements of free-standing furniture makers and kitchen and bathroom cabinet makers and installers. The following additional qualification descriptors are approved for this qualification: Pathway 2: MSF31113 Certificate III in Cabinet Making (Kitchens and Bathrooms) The MSS30312 Certificate III in Competitive Systems and Practices is available for employees at this level who already possess technical skills and who require additional manufacturing practice skills above those available in this qualification. Depending on the state and territory where work is undertaken licensing may relate to this qualification where the candidate is required to work on-site assisting in kitchen and bathroom installation. The licensing requirement will usually involve construction induction training. Where licensing is required the unit CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry should be selected. If no licensing requirement exists e.g. where all work will be off-site then the unit MSAPMOHS200A Work safely should be selected.

Certificate II in Construction Pathways

Course code: CPC20211

This course is for people who want to work in the primary trades in the construction industry, with the exception of plumbing. The qualification is designed to introduce you to recognised trade callings in the construction industry. The electives are structured to allow choice from areas of trade skills as an introduction to a range of occupations.

Certificate IV in Design of Kitchens, Bathrooms and Interior Spaces

Course code: MSF40313

This qualification describes the skills and knowledge required to design kitchens, bathrooms and interior spaces to meet client requirements. It targets those designing kitchens, bathrooms and other interior spaces that typically feature built-in cabinetry and furniture. Employment outcomes include small business operators in kitchen and bathroom design or product supply, and specialist design personnel. Work involves a broad range of skilled applications, including requirements to evaluate and analyse current practices, develop new criteria and procedures for performing current practices, and provision of some leadership and guidance to others in the application and planning of the skills. This qualification is typically used to develop specialist kitchen and bathroom design skills. However, units in the qualification also support the application of design skills to other interior spaces. It is suitable for those working in the kitchens and bathroom industries, or with furnishing, joinery or cabinet making skills, in order to prepare them for providing a design service in these industries. Work may require access to construction sites and require construction induction training and certification covered by the unitCPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry. Local regulations should also be checked for requirements.

Certificate III in Formwork/Falsework

Course code: CPC31511

This qualification provides a trade outcome in construction of formwork and falsework. covering work in residential and commercial applications. The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry, as well as a specialist field of work. The construction industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered in this context. Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCWHS1001 covers this requirement.

Certificate II in Furniture Making

Course code: MSF20313

This qualification describes the skills and knowledge required to perform the manufacture of free-standing furniture or built-in cabinets, and provide on-site assistance in the installation of furniture or cabinets involving known routines and procedures and some accountability for the quality of outcomes. It reflects vocational outcomes for those performing assistant cabinet maker, assistant installer of built-in cabinets, and production operator within a cabinet making enterprise. Cabinets include free-standing and built-in furniture or fitted cabinets, such as those used in kitchens and bathrooms. Skills are also included that cover assisting in the installation or renovation of kitchens and bathrooms and other fitted cabinets, which involves collaboration with others through members of a group or team. This qualification does not cover shopfitting. Meaningful involvement of industry is essential to achieving this qualification outcome. This qualification is suitable for persons employed in furniture making as described above. It also applies to persons who are formally engaged in a traineeship in accordance with the Australian Apprenticeships policy. The MSF20516 Certificate II in Furniture Making Pathways is the appropriate qualification for VET delivered to secondary students. There are no specific licences that relate to this qualification. However, depending on the state and territory where work is undertaken licensing may relate to this qualification where the candidate is required to work on-site. The licensing requirement will usually involve construction induction training. Where licensing is required the unit CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry should be selected. If no licensing requirement exists (e.g. where all work will be off-site) then the unit MSMWHS200 Work safely should be selected.

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What job opportunities could a carpentry or joinery course lead to?

A carpentry, joinery and furniture course can lead to a number of job opportunities, from designing and building furniture to fitting out commercial property.

Qualifications in carpentry, joinery and furniture can lead to a job as a carpenter, joiner, shop fitter, cabinetmaker or form worker. The average weekly salary for carpenters and joiners is $1,052. 

Whether you're just starting out in your carpentry, joinery and furniture career, want to gain more qualifications, add to your previous experience, or simply broaden your horizons, TAFE NSW offers a wide variety of courses at a number of levels to suit you.

TAFE courses in the area include Industrial Design, Shopfitting, Cabinet Making, Carpentry and Joinery, Furniture Making, Furniture Finishing and Construction Pathways.