About the course

About the course

Develop a broad range of furniture and cabinet making skills with emphasis on skills required in kitchen and bathroom manufacture and installation. Our cabinet making course specialises in kitchens and bathrooms and it’s offered as an apprenticeship or as a non-apprenticeship course.

In our cabinet making course, you will gain experience working with solid timber and manufactured board. You’ll learn from current industry professionals and gain experience in all aspects of the industry including:

  • working with solid timber and manufactured board
  • various construction methods, materials, techniques and furniture styles
  • methods of kitchen and bathroom manufacture
  • drawing, planning, design and fabrication
  • calculating the cost of a project
  • cabinet and furniture installation
  • use of hardware and machinery
  • specialised tools technology such as CNC (computer numerical control)
  • occupational health and safety requirements
  • workplace communication skills and how to be a valuable member of a team
  • to source and purchase material/parts for service jobs
  • to provide quotations and deliver a service to customers

Course Details


Intake Dates & Course Length

You can enrol throughout the year

Full time apprenticeship: 3 years (this is a blended delivery course which will include a combination of online, remote and face to face delivery 1 day per week 8.05am to 4.35pm)

Non Apprentice: we offer flexible delivery options - contact us for further information

This is a blended delivery course which will include a combination of online, remote and face to face delivery. Blended learning can involve a range of online programs and resources including StudentWeb, Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex, Skype, specific industry platforms, pre-recorded sessions, assigned reading, tutorials, discussion boards, and online activities. Blended learning also involves face-to-face attendance at classes or practical placements.

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Career Outcomes

This course may provide you with employment opportunities in the cabinet making industry as a cabinetmaker and installer.

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Entry Requirements

For the non-apprenticeship course you will need to:

  • be 16 years of age
  • apply directly to the Institute


To apply for this course, you must also be registered with an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Provider and have a training contract with an employer. 

We can provide information and support on how to apply for an apprenticeship with an employer listed by an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Provider. Contact the Skills & Jobs Centre on (03) 8892 1350 or email sajc.elgar@boxhill.edu.au.


To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs, Box Hill Institute will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.

A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.


For the apprenticeship course - you will need to apply through your employer and an Australian Apprenticeship Centre.

For non-apprenticeship training - enrol directly with the Institute.

Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

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Pathways & Accreditation

Further training pathways from this qualification include the Certificate IV in Furniture Design and Technology and relevant supervisory, management or competitive manufacturing qualifications.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 3

Fees & Finance Options

This training is provided with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments.

Full FeeApprenticeship ConcessionApprenticeship Gov Subsidised
Tuition Fee$20,406$855$4,274
Service Fee$513$513$513
Core Skills Support Fee$83$83$83
Material Fee$0$0$0
Retain Course Items$0$0$0
Total Course Estimate$21,002$1,451$4,870
Payable Estimate (at commencement)$6,403$511$1,558

Retain Course Items are purchased once by the student prior to commencing. Those items then become the property of the student. Fees listed are at 2022 rates and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. The student tuition fees listed are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

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Course Structure

You will study 28 units from the list below

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