If you like working with wood and the practical approach to work then our cabinet making apprenticeship is the course for you. In our course, you will work with solid timber and manufactured board as you learn a broad range of furniture and cabinet making skills from current industry professionals.

Our cabinet making apprenticeship has an emphasis on freestanding furniture, Learn as you create high quality furniture items that you take with you. You will begin with the basics of drawing up plans and designs as well as calculating what a project will cost then move on to more advanced skills. Our cabinet making course will teach you essential trade skills including:

  • occupational health and safety requirements
  • workplace communication skills
  • the various construction methods, materials and techniques
  • the different styles of furniture that can be created
  • to be a valuable member of a team
  • to read documents
  • to use CNC (computer numerical control) and other woodworking machines including drilling, sawing and edging machines



National Code MSF31113
Study Areas Furniture & Cabinet Making
Study Level Apprenticeship
Study Type Local
Study Mode

FT: 3 years,

Course Type Apprenticeship
Campuses Workplace, Box Hill

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Annual Fee
Apprentice Gov. Subsidised $850.00
Apprentice Concession $170.00
Full Tuition Fee $5,950.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities* $155.00
Core Skills Support** $75.00
Annual Material Fees $272.00
Retain Course Items*** No fee applies


* Does not apply to VETiS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETiS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.

***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).

Annual student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2019 and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments

You can enrol throughout the year

Full time - 3 years (1 day per week, 8.05am to 4.35pm)

Workplace, Box Hill

You must:

  • be registered with an Australian Apprenticeship Centre
  • have a training contract with an employer

After successful completion, you may want to apply into the Certificate IV in Furniture Design and Technology

Direct entry (apply through your employer and an Australian Apprenticeship Centre)

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

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

This course may provide you with employment opportunities in the furnishing industry as a cabinetmaker.

This course may also lead to employment opportunities in retail furniture or furniture design.

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Title

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MSFFM3009 PRODUCE MANUAL AND COMPUTER-AIDED PRODUCTION DRAWINGS 60.0

This unit of competency covers producing manual and computer-aided production drawings.

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MSAPMSUP102A COMMUNICATE IN THE WORKPLACE 20.0

This unit of competency covers receiving, relaying and recording written and oral messages and providing relevant information in response to requests, within time lines.

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MSAPMSUP106A WORK IN A TEAM 30.0

This competency covers the organisation of team activities to fit in with the scheduling of production to meet operational guidelines.

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MSAPMOHS200A WORK SAFELY 30.0

On completion of this unit, the worker will be able to identify Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) hazards, and assess risk, as well as follow instructions and procedures in the workplace with minimal supervision. The worker will also be capable of participating in and contributing to OHS management issues.

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MSFFM2006 HAND MAKE TIMBER JOINTS 40.0

This unit of competency covers joining timber by constructing joints using hand and portable power tools.

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MSFFF2006 APPLY SURFACE COATINGS BY SPRAY GUN 60.0

This unit of competency covers applying surface coatings by a handheld spray gun.

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MSFFF2004 PREPARE SURFACES FOR FINISHING 24.0

This unit of competency covers preparing a range of furniture surfaces for the application of surface coatings by hand or machine.

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MSFKB3002 DETERMINE REQUIREMENTS FOR INSTALLATION OF CABINETS 46.0

This unit of competency covers assessing a site, including walls, floors, appliances, services and other structural components, to determine implications and modifications required for location and installation of cabinets.

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MSFFM2010 SET UP AND OPERATE BASIC STATIC MACHINES 56.0

This unit of competency covers operating and maintaining basic static machines used for sawing, planing, sanding and drilling in the production of furniture.

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MSFKB3003 CHECK AND MEASURE FIT OF CABINETS 20.0

This unit of competency covers taking measurements on-site and checking cabinetry to ensure accurate fit. It requires assessment of levels and squareness of walls and floors and other structural components to determine adjustments required on cabinets to ensure exact fit.

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MSFKB2001 PREPARE FOR CABINET INSTALLATION 12.0

This unit of competency covers preparing a site and confirming completeness of cabinets and components required for installation. It requires checking of job information and identifying quality issues.

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TLID2003A HANDLE DANGEROUS GOODS/HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES 40.0

This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to handle dangerous goods and hazardous substances, including identifying requirements for working with dangerous goods and/or hazardous substances; confirming site incident procedures; and selecting handling techniques. Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements are applicable to this unit.

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MSFFM3022 SET UP, OPERATE AND MAINTAIN COMPUTER NUMERICALLY CONTROLLED (CNC) MACHINING AND PROCESSING CENTRES 80.0

This unit of competency covers setting up, operating and maintaining CNC machining and processing centres to produce furniture or components

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MSFFM3019 SET UP, OPERATE AND MAINTAIN AUTOMATED EDGE BANDING MACHINES 60.0

This unit of competency covers setting up, operating and maintaining edge banding machines which use automated processes to apply and finish edge treatments

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MSFFM3010 PREPARE CUTTING LIST FROM PLANS AND JOB SPECIFICATIONS 16.0

This unit of competency covers reading plans and job specifications to prepare cutting lists and providing data for subsequent processing operations.

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MSFFM2011 APPLY MANUFACTURED BOARD CONVERSION TECHNIQUES 16.0

This unit of competency covers setting out and cutting manufactured board to produce component parts of flat panel furniture and manufactured board panel doors applying manufactured board conversion techniques.

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MSFFM3024 CONSTRUCT JIGS AND FIXTURES 40.0

This unit of competency covers preparing and constructing jigs and fixtures to produce furniture components.

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MSFGN3002 ESTIMATE AND COST JOB 16.0

This unit of competency covers estimating materials, labour and time requirements to establish costs for provision of furnishing services or products. Estimation and job costing is that undertaken by a tradesperson in relation to a sector product for a single client or customer.

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MSFFM3003 PRODUCE ANGLED AND CURVED FURNITURE USING MANUFACTURED BOARD 64.0

This unit of competency covers constructing and assembling manufactured board furniture using angled and curved construction methods.

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MSFFM3012 SET UP, OPERATE AND MAINTAIN SAWING MACHINES 24.0

This unit of competency covers setting up, operating and maintaining sawing machines using their full technical potential and capacities. It encompasses and builds on the machines and tasks covered in unit MSFFM2010 Set up, operate and maintain basic static machines.

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MSFFM3004 PRODUCE ANGLED AND CURVED FURNITURE USING SOLID TIMBER 64.0

This unit of competency covers constructing and assembling solid timber furniture using angular construction methods

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MSFFM3007 PREPARE AND APPLY DECORATIVE SURFACES FOR FURNITURE 24.0

This unit of competency covers preparing, constructing and applying veneers and inlays to furniture components.

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MSFFM3013 SET UP, OPERATE AND MAINTAIN DRILLING MACHINES 24.0

This unit of competency covers setting up, operating and maintaining drilling machines using their full technical potential and capacities. It encompasses and builds on the drilling machines and tasks covered in unit MSFFM2010 Set up, operate and maintain basic static machines.

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