Certificate III in Cabinet Making

Course Code MSF31113
Locations Sherwood Park (Warrnambool), Workplace training
Study Mode Full-time, Apprenticeship
Length 4 years
Commencement Apply any time
Timetable 1 day a week for 32 weeks
Course Overview
Introduction

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.

What will I Learn?

This qualification trains Apprentices working in Cabinet Making and those involved in the manufacture and installation of fitted furniture. It covers all areas required by the Cabinet Making industry.

Course Outcomes and Career Opportunities

Completing this certificate allows you to work in the kitchen and bathroom industry as a qualified cabinet maker, manufacturing and installing. Those who specialize in furniture making can work in the design and manufacture of bespoke and production furniture.

Pathways

You may choose to continue to complete Certificate IV in Design of Kitchens, Bathrooms and Interior Spaces or Certificate IV in Furniture Design and Technology.

Information Session

Why don’t you come along to our next course info session to find out everything you need to start your learning journey? You can chat with our teachers, tour our facilities, learn more about the course, find out about the application process and get your questions answered by our course experts. 

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Course Requirements
Entrance requirements & pre-requisites

You need to be employed in this field before commencing this course. If you are currently not employed in this field please contact the Skills and Jobs centre for further advice on 1300 648 911.

Apprenticeship/Traineeship Entry Requirements

You need to be employed in this field before commencing this course. If you are currently not employed in this field please contact the Skills and Jobs centre for further advice on 1300 648 911.

Course requirements

To be eligible for this qualification you must successfully complete 28 units: 6 core and 22 electives.

Units offered

Core Units

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Unit Code Unit Name Unit Hours Unit Consumables
CPCCOHS1001A Work Safely In The Construction Industry 6 $70.00
MSFFM2001 Use furniture making sector hand and power tools 40 $0.00
MSFGN2001 Make measurements and calculations 30 $0.00
MSFGN3001 Read and interpret work documents 24 $0.00
MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices 30 $0.00
MSMSUP102 Communicate in the workplace 20 $0.00
MSMSUP106 Work in a team 30 $0.00

Elective Units

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Unit Code Unit Name Unit Hours Unit Consumables
BSBCUS301 Deliver and monitor a service to customers 35 $0.00
HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support 12 $40.00
MSFFM2006 Hand make timber joints 40 $70.00
MSFFM2010 Set up and operate basic static machines 56 $0.00
MSFFM2011 Apply manufactured board conversion techniques 16 $0.00
MSFFM3003 Produce angled and curved furniture using manufactured board 64 $0.00
MSFFM3004 Produce angled and curved furniture using solid timber 64 $0.00
MSFFM3005 Fabricate custom furniture 64 $0.00
MSFFM3008 Select timbers for furniture production 8 $0.00
MSFFM3009 Produce manual and computer-aided production drawings 60 $0.00
MSFFM3010 Prepare cutting list from plans and job specifications 16 $0.00
MSFFM3012 Set up, operate and maintain sawing machines 24 $0.00
MSFFM3013 Set up, operate and maintain drilling machines 24 $0.00
MSFFM3019 Set up, operate and maintain automated edge banding machines 60 $0.00
MSFFM3021 Set up, operate and maintain computer numerically controlled (CNC) sizing machines 60 $0.00
MSFGN3002 Estimate and cost job 16 $0.00
MSFKB2001 Prepare for cabinet installation 12 $0.00
MSFKB3001 Identify processes in kitchen and bathroom projects 80 $0.00
MSFKB3002 Determine requirements for installation of cabinets 46 $0.00
MSFKB3004 Conduct on-site adjustments to cabinets and components 16 $0.00
MSFKB3006 Install fitted cabinets and components 35 $0.00
MSMWHS200 Work safely 30 $0.00
TLID2003 Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substances 40 $0.00
Pre-training review

The pre-training review assists SWTAFE staff to determine whether this course is the most suitable for you at this time, and also identify any support needs you may require once you commence your studies. It takes about an hour to complete. Once you apply for your chosen course a link to the pre-training review will be emailed to you.

Skills Recognition

Your current skills, knowledge and experience can contribute to help you get a qualification. Learn more about skills recognition and how it may benefit you here.  

Unique Student Identifier

If you are studying nationally recognised training in Australia, you are required to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Your USI links to an online account that contains your training records and results for training completed from 1 January 2015 onwards. One of the main benefits of the USI is the ability to provide you with easy access to your training records and results throughout your life and this will assist you when applying for a job or enrolling in further study. You are required to have a USI at the time of enrolment – especially if you want to use VET Student Loans to defer your fees. To apply online or get more information go to www.usi.gov.au.

Assessment

This course involves accredited units.  You will be required to complete assessment tasks to demonstrate your underpinning knowledge, skills and attributes to meet the course outcomes.  A combination of written, oral and practical assessment strategies will be used in either a classroom, online or workplace environment. 

Where units require demonstration of skills in a workplace environment, you will have the opportunity to do this either in your own workplace (where appropriate), through a practical placement, or by using one of the Institute's simulated workshops/classrooms.  Detailed information about the types, conduct and dates of assessments will be provided in advance.  You will also be provided with information about the opportunity for reassessment and appeal.

Employer Incentives

The Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program provides a number of incentives to assist employers who take on an Australian Apprentice, particularly where the Australian Apprenticeship is in a trade experiencing a skills shortage. More information can be obtained from your local Australian Apprenticeship Centre.

Fees
Course Fees

Everyone has different circumstances that can affect what you pay and how much you pay. Your fees each year are made up of 2 different elements:

  • Tuition fee
  • Consumables/material fee

There are 3 different rates of Tuition fees. Only one will apply to you depending on your eligibility and circumstances. The 3 categories include:

  • Government subsidised
  • Government subsidised (concession)
  • Full fee

The fees listed below are indicative only and may be subject to change without notice and given individual circumstances. Your actual fees will be calculated based on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Funding made available to eligible individuals by State and Commonwealth Governments. If funding is utilised, this may affect future opportunities to access additional funding in the future. 

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Student type Indicative Course Fee
Government subsidised rate (if eligible) $1,350.00
Concession rate $270.00
Full fee rate (if not eligible for govt subsidy) $12,915.00
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Fee type Indicative Course Fee
Maximum Consumable/Materials Fee $180.00
Maximum Consumables/Materials Fees

Maximum Consumables/Materials Fees are made up of course consumables, core unit consumables and the maximum elective units you will pay. Final costs will be determined at enrolment.  

Which fee applies to me?

Skills First Exemptions
Government eligibility exemptions for TAFE via Skills First funding gives you greater access to study with TAFE at an affordable price.

The good news is, that there are now a reduced number of criteria for you to meet in order to be eligible for a Government subsidy. If you don’t meet those criteria you will be a full fee paying student.

Government Subsidised Fee
You meet all Skills First eligibility criteria but DO NOT hold a current healthcare or pension card, OR you are eligible for a Skills First exemption.

Concession Fee
You meet all eligibility criteria AND hold a current healthcare or pension card, that you can provide at enrolment. It’s important to

note that the concession rate is only applicable for Certificate l to Certificate lV courses and students who have declared their ATSI origin.

Full fee
Full fees only apply to the few students who do not meet the Skills First eligibility criteria, do not qualify for an exemption or are enrolling in course that is not government subsidised.

Check your fees eligibility here.

How do I pay my fees?

Unless an alternative fee payment method is approved, your course fees are required to be paid upfront and in full at the time of enrolment.  If your personal circumstances mean that payment in full is not possible, then you may be able to pay your fees by

  • Payment Plan
  • Centre Pay
  • VET Student Loan (Diploma & Advanced Diploma only)

SWTAFE offers a range of scholarships each year which you may be eligible to apply for to assist with enrolment fees.

Next Steps
Student Support

As a SWTAFE student, you can access a variety of support services that will enhance your study experience and help you complete your studies successfully. For more information about any of these services, visit our student page.

Careers and Course Advice

Not sure which course is right for you? South West TAFE will help you find your way.

Our Pathfinders Skills and Jobs Centre is here to support you. Whether you’re exploring career options, transitioning from school to the workforce or looking to study after school we’re here to help you. Call, email or drop in.

Call 5564 8515 or email skillsandjobscentre@swtafe.edu.au

Apply Now

Apply now for a place in our next course intake. Places for courses are limited, so it’s best to get in soon so you don’t miss out. You’ll need to complete an application form  which you can do online here or by speaking with our Customer Service team.  We invite you to come and see us at one of our campuses in Warrnambool, Colac, Portland or Hamilton and a team member will ensure you are taken care of.

If you have any questions regarding the application process please chat to our Customer Service team on 1300 648 911.