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:

  • 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



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

FT: 3 years, (apprenticeship)
Flexible length (non apprentice)

Course Type Apprenticeship
Campuses Workplace, Box Hill

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Annual Fee
Apprentice Gov. Subsidised $1,190.00
Apprentice Concession $238.00
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

Apprenticeship: full time - 3 years (1 day per week) 8.05am to 4.35pm.

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

Workplace, Box Hill

For the apprenticeship course you will need:

  • to be previously registered with an Australian Apprenticeship Centre
  • a training contact with an employer.

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.

PRE-TRAINING REVIEW

To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs the Institute and CAE 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.

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

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.

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 cabinet making industry as a cabinetmaker and installer.

You will study 28 units

Code

Title

Hours

MSFKB3005 FABRICATE CABINETS FOR THE BUILT-IN ENVIRONMENT 80.0

This unit of competency covers planning production processes, and constructing and assembling components to fabricate cabinets that meet predetermined specifications in a manufacturing workshop environment. It includes operating computer numerically controlled (CNC) and static machines.

MSFKB3004 CONDUCT ON-SITE ADJUSTMENTS TO CABINETS AND COMPONENTS 16.0

This unit of competency covers determining required cabinet adjustments, selecting appropriate techniques, and making and checking the adjustments to pre-made cabinets in order to achieve accurate fit at site of installation.

MSFKB3006 INSTALL FITTED CABINETS AND COMPONENTS 35.0

This unit of competency covers installing cabinets in residential and commercial environments according to specifications and design plans, including the application of selected components to achieve a quality finish. It includes accessing and applying information and instructions for the use of components and cabinet products.

MSFFM2004 APPLY SHEET LAMINATES BY HAND 8.0

This unit of competency covers preparing, laying out, applying and finalising processes for applying sheet laminates by hand.

MSAPMSUP102A COMMUNICATE IN THE WORKPLACE 20.0

This unit of competency covers taking measurements and making calculations for furnishing tasks undertaken in a variety of sites and locations

MSAENV272B PARTICIPATE IN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES 30.0

This unit of competency covers interpreting work documents, including cutting lists, standards, drawings and specifications, to produce or repair furnishings and to install floor coverings, glass and other furnishing items.

MSAPMSUP106A WORK IN A TEAM 30.0

This unit of competency covers using hand and power tools in applications relating to furniture making.

MSFGN2001 MAKE MEASUREMENTS AND CALCULATIONS 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.

MSFGN3001 READ AND INTERPRET WORK DOCUMENTS 24.0

This unit of competency covers joining solid timber required for the manufacture of solid timber flat surfaces.

MSFFM2001 USE FURNITURE MAKING SECTOR HAND AND POWER TOOLS 40.0

This unit of competency covers assembling of timber components to produce furniture frames or furniture.

MSAPMOHS200A WORK SAFELY 30.0

This unit of competency covers following plans to construct and assemble furniture using leg and rail construction.

MSFFM3002 CONSTRUCT FURNITURE USING LEG AND RAIL METHOD 64.0

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

MSFKB3002 DETERMINE REQUIREMENTS FOR INSTALLATION OF CABINETS 46.0

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

MSFKB3003 CHECK AND MEASURE FIT OF CABINETS 20.0

This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to apply quality standards to work operations in an organisation. The unit is designed to complement competitive systems and practices units

MSFKB3001 IDENTIFY PROCESSES IN KITCHEN AND BATHROOM PROJECTS 80.0

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

MSFKB2001 PREPARE FOR CABINET INSTALLATION 12.0

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.

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

This unit of competency covers planning production processes, and constructing and assembling components to fabricate cabinets that meet predetermined specifications in a manufacturing workshop environment. It includes operating computer numerically controlled (CNC) and static machines.

MSFFM2010 SET UP AND OPERATE BASIC STATIC MACHINES 56.0

This unit of competency covers determining required cabinet adjustments, selecting appropriate techniques, and making and checking the adjustments to pre-made cabinets in order to achieve accurate fit at site of installation.

MSFFM2011 APPLY MANUFACTURED BOARD CONVERSION TECHNIQUES 16.0

This unit of competency covers installing cabinets in residential and commercial environments according to specifications and design plans, including the application of selected components to achieve a quality finish. It includes accessing and applying information and instructions for the use of components and cabinet products.

MSS402051A APPLY QUALITY STANDARDS 30.0

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

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

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.

MSFFM3009 PRODUCE MANUAL AND COMPUTER-AIDED PRODUCTION DRAWINGS 60.0

This unit of competency covers identifying the processes used in new and renovated kitchen and bathroom projects. Identification includes key stages, service providers and quality elements that typically characterise a project concerned with the development of kitchens and bathrooms.

MSFFM3003 PRODUCE ANGLED AND CURVED FURNITURE USING MANUFACTURED BOARD 64.0

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.

MSFFM3012 SET UP, OPERATE AND MAINTAIN SAWING MACHINES 24.0

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.

MSFFM3007 PREPARE AND APPLY DECORATIVE SURFACES FOR FURNITURE 24.0

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

MSFFM3013 SET UP, OPERATE AND MAINTAIN DRILLING MACHINES 24.0

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

MSFFM3024 CONSTRUCT JIGS AND FIXTURES 40.0

This unit of competency covers selecting and applying hardware to new and refurbished furniture

TLID2003A HANDLE DANGEROUS GOODS/HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES 40.0

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


Last updated: June 17, 2019 11:31am