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Offering Info

Certificate III in Cabinet Making (Furniture)

  • National Course Code: MSF31113
  • TAFE NSW code: MSF31113-01V04-20NEW-999

Location – Newcastle - (Furniture) Apprenticeship

Study Type

Part Time Day

Course Start Date

Anytime

Study Commitment

7.2 Hours per week

Duration

3 Years

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Apprenticeship Allowed
  • This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer

Course Details

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 theory and practical course-work, you will 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 personal qualities and skills you need to get ahead in this field:

  • Communication skills to engage with clients
  • Customer service, collaboration and consultation skills
  • Investigative nature and problem solving abilities
  • Strong attention to detail

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course will equip 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 outcomes and job roles:

  • Furniture maker
  • Cabinetmaker

GROW YOUR CAREER

Take your trade to the next level:

  • Statement of Attainment in Kitchen and Bathroom Installer Licence - be eligible to apply for your contractor licence or qualified supervisor certificate through Fair Trading NSW.

INDUSTRY DEMAND

Demand for cabinet making work and cabinet makers is highly dependent on the strength of the construction industry. Construction is booming across NSW and as a result, there has been a shortage of skilled Cabinet Makers (Furniture) in metropolitan and regional NSW since 2014.

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

TAFE NSW offers the Certificate III in Cabinet Making (Furniture) as either an apprenticeship or non-apprenticeship, so you can build the career you want.

Apprenticeship

To be eligible for this course, you must:

  • Be employed as an apprentice in the cabinet making (furniture) industryevidenced by a letter of support from your employer
  • Submit your training plan proposal (TPP) with your application

Non-apprenticeship

To be eligible for a subsidised place in this course as a non-apprentice, you must:

  • Be over 21 years of age
  • Provide evidence, such as a resume or letter of support from your employer, ofsignificant and currentindustry experience. Your workplace evidence will be reviewedprior to course entryto make sure your skills and knowledge meet course requirements

If there are gaps in your industry experience, you will need to complete simulated work activities to ensure you are able to meet work evidence requirements.

COURSE SUCCESS REQUIREMENTS

During your study, you will need to meet specific requirements that are necessary for you to complete your course work and be successful.

Your teacher will let you know when you need to provide evidence of:

  • A general construction induction card (commonly known as a white card) - you will need this before you can enter a construction site.

WORK PLACEMENT

There is no work placement requirement for apprentices undertaking this qualification, as you will gain your experience on-the-job with your employer.

Non-apprentices will need to be in either relevant employment or have access to appropriate simulated workplace environments to complete the learning and assessment requirements.

You are responsible for arranging your own work placement. Our team can offer support and guidance to assist you.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you:

  • Completed at least year 10 of high school
  • Strong spatial awareness and hand-eye coordination
  • Good English, Maths and communication skills
  • The ability to work as part of a team
  • A talent for learning practical skills

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

To be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence that you are:

  • an apprentice (you will work in industry and study at the same time)
  • employed full time
  • signed up with an Apprentice Network Provider and have a Training Plan Proposal
  • seeking to gain skills and knowledge to become a qualified Cabinet/Funiture Maker after successful completion

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • You are required to complete both the practical and theory componants for each unit.
  • Meet requirements within the workplace.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a Part Time Day course. You will need to attend approximately 4.5 hours of class, over 1 day a week, for 3 years. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 2.7 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 16.7 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours including, workplace learning as per apprentice training plan, review of structured activities and preparation for assessments.


IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who:

  • Are apprentice Cabinet Makers/Furniture makers

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

This course is currently scheduled on Wednesday, from 7.45am to 4.00pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.

SMART AND SKILLED FEES

This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:
PPE ? All person safety equipment must be provided by each student. This includes the listed items below;

  • Safety glasses (must be Australian standard approved) approx. $10
  • Hearing protection (must be Australian standard approved) approx. $10
  • Steal cap safety boot (approx. $150)
  • Dust mask (approx. $10)

READ BEFORE YOU ENROL

Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding

RECOGNITION

Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Before you can start an apprenticeship, you first need to find an employer in the industry you're interested in that will support you through your studies.

You and your employer should contact an Apprenticeship Network Provider (ANP) and tell them you're interested in studying at TAFE NSW.

The ANP will help you and your employer to complete a Training Contract. Once you have a Training Contract, we will help you, your employer and the ANP to complete a Training Plan Proposal.

Once you have both these documents, the ANP will lodge them with State Training Services, who will provide further advice about next steps.

Find out more: https://www.training.nsw.gov.au/apprenticeships_traineeships/index.html

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

Find out more about Applying and Enrolling

Core Units
Number Title
MSFFM2001 Use furniture making sector hand and power tools
MSFGN2001 Make measurements and calculations
MSFGN3001 Read and interpret work documents
MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
MSMSUP102 Communicate in the workplace
MSMSUP106 Work in a team
Elective Units
Number Title
MSFFF2004 Prepare surfaces for finishing
MSFFF2006 Apply surface coatings by spray gun
MSFFM2002 Assemble furnishing components
MSFFM2003 Select and apply hardware
MSFFM2004 Apply sheet laminates by hand
MSFFM2005 Join solid timber
MSFFM2006 Hand make timber joints
MSFFM2010 Set up and operate basic static machines
MSFFM2011 Apply manufactured board conversion techniques
MSFFM3002 Construct furniture using leg and rail method
MSFFM3003 Produce angled and curved furniture using manufactured board
MSFFM3004 Produce angled and curved furniture using solid timber
MSFFM3005 Fabricate custom furniture
MSFFM3006 Install furnishing products
MSFFM3007 Prepare and apply decorative surfaces for furniture
MSFFM3008 Select timbers for furniture production
MSFFM3009 Produce manual and computer-aided production drawings
MSFFM3010 Prepare cutting list from plans and job specifications
MSFFM3011 Measure and draw site layout for manufactured furniture products
MSFFM3022 Set up, operate and maintain computer numerically controlled (CNC) machining and processing centres
MSFFM3024 Construct jigs and fixtures
MSMWHS200 Work safely

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

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Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

Course Location

Newcastle
266 Maitland Road, Tighes Hill
Phone 131 601

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