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Offering Info

Certificate III in Cabinet Making (Kitchens and Bathrooms)

  • National Course Code: MSF31113
  • TAFE NSW code: MSF31113-02V04-20LID-350

Location – Lidcombe (Apprenticeship)

Study Type

Part Time Day

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

8 Hours per week

Duration

2.5 Years

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Apprenticeship Allowed
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Course Details

The Certificate III in Cabinet Making (Kitchen and Bathroom) will see you craft a bright future as a trade qualified cabinet maker. Learn how to select timbers, use power tools, prepare surfaces, and install furniture and cabinetry for businesses and customers in private residences.

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 (CAD)
  • 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 connect with clients
  • Customer service, collaboration and consultation skills
  • Problem solving strategies
  • 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 (Kitchen and Bathroom)
  • 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

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

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.

TAFE NSW offers the Certificate III in Cabinet Making (Kitchens and Bathrooms) 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 (kitchens and bathrooms) 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
  • A genuine interest in cabinet making
  • 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 Maker after successful completion.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a part time day, blended delivery course. You will need to attend approximately 5 hours of class, over 1 day per week, for 2 and a half years. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 3 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 25 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including workplace learning (as per apprentice training plan), review of structured activities, preparation for assessments.

The teaching section will contact you to confirm your first day of attendance, please indicate preferred day in case of work place/employee overlap.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who:

  • are registered apprentices undertaking the training as a requirement of their employment in the Furnishing industry. There are no pre-existing requirements for this course.

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:

  • RuReady screening
  • ISMAA Mentoring program.

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

To keep you safe while studying, some of our face to face classes may be replaced with online or connected learning. We have also modified our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. As restrictions ease, the way you attend your class may change again. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, due to the impacts of COVID 19 there may be a delay or modification in being able to undertake these aspects of your course in the planned timeframe. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 8:00am to 4:00pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

SMART AND SKILLED FEES

There are a range of study options for NSW Apprentices and eligible non-apprentices with relevant industry work experience in this course.

Under the NSW Government fee-free apprenticeship initiative, NSW apprentices that commence their training on or after 1 July 2018 may be eligible for fee-free training. Apprentices are required to provide evidence of their NSW apprenticeship to finalise their enrolment and applicable fees.

This course is also a TAFE NSW Trade Pathways Qualification and ideal if you have been working in this industry for an extended period of time but havent received a qualification. To be eligible to enrol as a non-apprentice and secure funding, you must firstly meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria and be:

  • over 21 years of age
  • able to demonstrate and provide evidence of extensive industry experience and
  • able to demonstrate relevant ongoing work experience and provide workplace evidence to support the achievement of competence.
To study this course as a NSW apprentice or to check if you meet the non-apprentice requirements for NSW funding, please enquire now or call 131 601. 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:

  • There is a materials cost of $320.00 per year for the projects you manufacture from the assessments that will be yours to take home on achieving competence.

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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

Enrolments for this course have now closed.

Enquire now and we will contact you when enrolments open. Visit our Online Courses to view our range of study options that you can start anytime.

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
MSFFM2010 Set up and operate basic static machines
MSFFM2011 Apply manufactured board conversion techniques
MSFFM3003 Produce angled and curved furniture using manufactured board
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
MSFFM3019 Set up, operate and maintain automated edge banding machines
MSFFM3022 Set up, operate and maintain computer numerically controlled (CNC) machining and processing centres
MSFFM3024 Construct jigs and fixtures
MSFKB3002 Determine requirements for installation of cabinets
MSFKB3004 Conduct on-site adjustments to cabinets and components
MSFKB3005 Fabricate cabinets for the built-in environment
MSFKB3006 Install fitted cabinets and components
MSMWHS200 Work safely

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

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

Lidcombe
73 East Street, Lidcombe
Phone 131 601

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