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Offering Info

Certificate III in Cabinet Making (Kitchens and Bathrooms)

  • National Course Code: MSF31113
  • TAFE NSW code: MSF31113-02V04-20NEW-999

Location – Newcastle - (Kitchens and Bathrooms) 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 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:

  • have a training contract for apprenticeship registration
  • are employed in the industry

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • to attend TAFE 1 day per week completing both practical and theory componants for each unit or meet the unit requirements within the workplace.

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.

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a Part time day course. You will need to attend approximately 4.5 hours of class, over 1 days 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:

  • have a training contract for apprenticeship registration
  • are employed in the industry

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
Every effort is made by TAFE NSW staff to ensure a successful outcome for enrolled students. TAFE NSW offers a free tutorial support service to all TAFE NSW students and further support services include:

  • Yourtutor - online access to a real life tutor
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Library resource

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

Australian Apprenticeships training can be on-the-job, off-the-job or a combination of both. TAFE NSW will negotiate your attendance and study pattern with you and your employer.

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:
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) ? All personal safety equipment must be provided by each student. A requirements list and approximate costs will be provided when you enrol.

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
MSMSUP102 Communicate in the workplace
MSFGN2001 Make measurements and calculations
MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
MSFGN3001 Read and interpret work documents
MSFFM2001 Use furniture making sector hand and power tools
MSMSUP106 Work in a team
Elective Units
Number Title
MSFFM2011 Apply manufactured board conversion techniques
MSFFM2004 Apply sheet laminates by hand
MSFFF2006 Apply surface coatings by spray gun
MSFFM2002 Assemble furnishing components
MSFKB3004 Conduct on-site adjustments to cabinets and components
MSFFM3024 Construct jigs and fixtures
MSFKB3002 Determine requirements for installation of cabinets
MSFKB3005 Fabricate cabinets for the built-in environment
MSFKB3006 Install fitted cabinets and components
MSFFM2005 Join solid timber
MSFFM3011 Measure and draw site layout for manufactured furniture products
MSFFM3007 Prepare and apply decorative surfaces for furniture
MSFFM3010 Prepare cutting list from plans and job specifications
MSFFF2004 Prepare surfaces for finishing
MSFFM3003 Produce angled and curved furniture using manufactured board
MSFFM3009 Produce manual and computer-aided production drawings
MSFFM2003 Select and apply hardware
MSFFM3008 Select timbers for furniture production
MSFFM2010 Set up and operate basic static machines
MSFFM3019 Set up, operate and maintain automated edge banding machines
MSFFM3022 Set up, operate and maintain computer numerically controlled (CNC) machining and processing centres
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

Newcastle
266 Maitland Road, Tighes Hill
Phone 131 601

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