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  • MSF31113
  • 095202D

Certificate III in Cabinet Making

At a glance

At a glance

Progress your career in cabinet making with this hands-on course. Complete this qualification to become a trade qualified cabinet maker with skills in the installation of furniture or kitchen and bathroom cabinets.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Cabinet Maker (Kitchens and Bathrooms)
  • Cabinet Maker (Furniture)
COURSE OUTCOME

MSF31113 Certificate III in Cabinet Making

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Course overview

Course overview

Progress your career in cabinet making with this hands-on course. Gain skills in furniture-making or kitchen and bathroom manufacture and installation and become a trade qualified cabinet maker.

A return to growth in housing construction in the next three years means cabinet makers will be in demand. The visual characteristics of timber products as well as environmental considerations of materials used will provide opportunities for kitchen and bathroom installation and other cabinet making work. Technical and design skills will also be valued by employers.

In this course you will gain skills in making and repairing fine timber products using solid timber, flat-panel or timber-based materials. You will learn processes from design through to production including producing manual and computer-aided drawings, using power tools and wood machines, and undertaking jobs within cost and time constraints. Within this course you may specialise in producing free-standing furniture such as dining and bedroom suites, antiques and office furniture; or you may learn the skills required for the manufacture and installation of kitchen and bathroom fittings.

Successful completion of either the furniture or kitchen and bathroom pathway will qualify you as a cabinet maker so you can continue to progress your trade career.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 22 elective units from the list below.

International Students Only
You will also be required to undertake 400 hours of vocational placement in an approved setting. 

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
MSMENV272
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
MSMSUP102
Communicate in the workplace
MSMSUP106
Work in a team
MSFFM2001
Use furniture making sector hand and power tools
MSFGN2001
Make measurements and calculations
MSFGN3001
Read and interpret work documents

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
MSFFF2004
Prepare surfaces for finishing
MSFFM2002
Assemble furnishing components
MSFFM2003
Select and apply hardware
MSFFM2010
Set up and operate basic static machines
MSFFM2011
Apply manufactured board conversion techniques
MSFFM3003
Produce angled and curved furniture using manufactured board
MSFFM3004
Produce angled and curved furniture using solid timber
MSFFM3008
Select timbers for furniture production
MSFFM3009
Produce manual and computer-aided production drawings
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
MSFFM3012
Set up, operate and maintain sawing 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
MSFGN3002
Estimate and cost job
MSFKB3002
Determine requirements for installation of cabinets
MSFKB3003
Check and measure fit 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
TLID2003
Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substances
International students - Greater Brisbane
CPCCWHS1001
Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
MSFFM3012
Set up, operate and maintain sawing machines
MSMWHS200
Work safely
MSFFM2010
Set up and operate basic static machines
MSFFM2011
Apply manufactured board conversion techniques
MSFFM3019
Set up, operate and maintain automated edge banding machines
MSFFM2002
Assemble furnishing components
MSFFF2004
Prepare surfaces for finishing
MSFFM3009
Produce manual and computer-aided production drawings
MSFFM3022
Set up, operate and maintain computer numerically controlled (CNC) machining and processing centres
MSFFM3003
Produce angled and curved furniture using manufactured board
MSFFM3010
Prepare cutting list from plans and job specifications
MSFFM3004
Produce angled and curved furniture using solid timber
MSFFM3008
Select timbers for furniture production
MSFFF2006
Apply surface coatings by spray gun
MSFGN3002
Estimate and cost job
MSFFM3011
Measure and draw site layout for manufactured furniture products
MSFKB3002
Determine requirements for installation of cabinets
MSFKB3003
Check and measure fit of cabinets
MSFKB3004
Conduct on-site adjustments to cabinets and components
MSFFM2003
Select and apply hardware
MSFKB3006
Install fitted cabinets and components
MSFKB3005
Fabricate cabinets for the built-in environment

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

Domestic Students
The following Selection criteria requirements apply only to Domestic Students:

To study an apprenticeship or traineeship program you must be indentured as an apprentice or trainee with your employer.

Employers need to be able to provide the necessary human and physical resources to qualify for an apprentice.

 

International Students
The following Selection criteria requirements apply only to International Students:

  • English Language Proficiency: Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - View a list of all English Language tests accepted by TAFE Queensland International
  • Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 10 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. View more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12.

Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Home Affairs. For more information visit Department of Home Affairs - Welfare Requirements for Student Visa Applicants under 18.

Placement

International students

Some qualifications require students to participate in vocational placement to successfully complete and achieve their TAFE Queensland award. If vocational placement is a course requirement it will be organised by your School/Faculty and you will be provided with all the information you need to prepare. Remember you are responsible for ensuring you have met all the requirements to participate in vocational placement.

Confidentiality

During these placements, you may become familiar with information that is confidential to that workplace (for example financial or business affairs, personal affairs and family background of staff and clients, technical information, trade secrets, know-how, formulae, processes, ideas, and inventions). You must not divulge any confidential information that you become aware of during a placement. Breaches of confidentiality will be considered to be acts of behavioural misconduct and may result in disciplinary action.

Resources required

Domestic students

You are responsible for meeting the minimum occupational health and safety requirements in practical classes. This includes the use of safety glasses, protective footwear with covered uppers, steel capped toes and non-slip soles to AS2210, long leather gloves to AS2161, ear protection - ear muffs or ear plugs that conform to the Australian Standard AS 1269 or 1270,  hair protection - long hair (i.e. hair below collar length) must be restrained (hat, headband, or hair tie). You should also wear 100% cotton drill industry-standard clothing. If you fail to meet these minimum standards of dress, you will not be permitted entry into practical classes.

You will be provided with a recommended reading list and/or required textbooks during orientation or at the start of each unit. The purchase of these resources may incur additional costs, or you may be able to borrow them from the TAFE Queensland library network.

Materials list: Training record book. Scale rule: metric 1:1, 1:2, 1:5, 1:10. Set square:  60°, 30°, 45° (size 8 or 10). Folding metre rule (carpenters).  8m tape measure.  Pens. Pencil HB, 2H and 4H. Eraser. Pencil sharpener. Calculator (non-scientific is fine).
 

International students

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Personal protective equipment:

  • safety glasses - students must wear these at all times in the workshop, or any eye hazard area as specified by the teacher
  • protective footwear - covered uppers, steel capped toes and non-slip shoes to AS2210
  • ear protection - ear muffs or ear plugs that conform to the Australian Standard AS 1269 or 1270.
  • hair protection - long hair (i.e. hair below collar length) must be restrained (hat, headband, or hair tie)
  • protective clothing (100% cotton drill) - sleeved cotton work wear or employer supplied unifrom must be worn at all times

Students failing to meet these minimum standards of dress will not be permitted entry in to practical classes.

Materials list:

  • training record book
  • scale rule: metric 1:1, 1:2, 1:5, 1:10
  • set square:  60°, 30°, 45° (size 8 or 10)
  • folding meter rule (carpenters)
  • metre scale 8 m tape
  • pens
  • pencil HB, 2H and 4H
  • eraser
  • pencil sharpener
  • calculator (non-scientific is fine)

Courses may require different resources, depending on your study location.

 

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers


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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland