Do you love working with your hands? Are you someone who enjoys seeing their work come to life? Then why not start your career as a qualified cabinet maker with this exciting and focused apprenticeship course.
You’ll gain skills that will allow you to make furniture, build bathrooms and kitchens and use innovative technology to design whatever you put your mind to. Not only that, you’ll learn how to repair fine timber products, produce manual and computer-aided sketches and build free-standing furniture.
Taught over three to four years in both the workplace and on campus, this course is designed so you can work and learn at the same time, gaining real-world experience and earning money at the same time.
For the classroom component, you’ll attend 10 x three day blocks per year (Year 1, Year 2, Year 3) for the duration of the apprenticeship. These learning days are designed to make sure your skills are where they should be and our teachers will be here to support you through that every step of the way.
The career opportunities once you complete your apprenticeship really are endless. From working as a cabinet maker, to even becoming self-employed in the future. And if you decide you’d like to take your career further, you can study a Certificate IV Building and Construction, or a Diploma of Building and Construction (not offered at TAFE Gippsland).
Both of these courses will add to your skillset, giving your more expertise and increasing your employment opportunities – and we will be here to support you through the decision-making process when and if the time comes.
Go on, get started in this exciting industry and let your creativity shine while you help people bring their vision to life.
TimesMonday, Tuesday and Wednesday 8.00am-4.30pm
10 x 3 day blocks per year (Year 1, Year 2, Year 3)practical tasks and workbooks provided to the student as part of the course material costs. Students will also access and use Moodle for assessments required and some training can be conducted on site. A minimum of 4 workplace assessment and visits are also conducted throughout each calendar year for each trade apprentice.
Qualifications and RecognitionUpon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate III in Cabinet Making (Apprenticeship).
Certificate III in Cabinet Making will provide you with the qualification as a Cabinet Maker with the opportunity to be employed as tradesperson Cabinetmaker and future opportunities to become self employed.
Opportunities for Further Study
- CPC40110 Certificate IV Building and Construction
- CPC50210 Diploma of Building and Construction (not on offer at TAFE Gippsland)
Mandatory entry requirements
- To be enrolled in Certificate III in Cabinet Making each student must have a current employer at the time of enrolment due to the course being for apprentices only. Each apprentice will also be signed by an Apprenticeship Centre of choosing by the employer and have a training contract that states the relationship between the employer, apprentice and RTO. Once the training contract has been released an apprentice Sign up and Induction is completed within 5 working days and the apprentice commences in class once the enrolment has been confirmed.
Recommended entry requirements
- Students are required to have a passion for the Industry and are required to have a current employer as this is an apprenticeship only course.
Specialist Course Information
Pathway to Industry Licence
Material and Equipment supplied by students
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|TLID2003 Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substances|
|MSFFM3006 Install furnishing products|
|MSFFM2011 Apply manufactured board conversion techniques|
|MSFKB3011 Plan kitchen and bathroom projects|
|MSFFM3009 Produce manual and computer-aided production drawings|
|MSFFM2001 Use furniture making sector hand and power tools|
|MSFFM2003 Select and apply hardware|
|MSFFM2006 Hand make timber joints|
|MSFFM2010 Set up and operate basic static machines|
|MSFFM3001 Construct chair and couch frames|
|MSFFM3002 Construct furniture using leg and rail method|
|MSFFM3004 Produce angled and curved furniture using solid timber|
|MSFFM3005 Fabricate custom furniture|
|MSFFM3007 Prepare and apply decorative surfaces for furniture|
|MSFFM3017 Set up, operate and maintain routing and shaping machines|
|MSFFM3018 Set up, operate and maintain mechanical wood-turning lathes|
|MSFFM3019 Set up, operate and maintain automated edge banding machines|
|MSFFM3021 Set up, operate and maintain computer numerically controlled (CNC) sizing machines|
|MSFFM3024 Construct jigs and fixtures|
|MSFGN2001 Make measurements and calculations|
|MSFGN3001 Read and interpret work documents|
|MSFKB2001 Prepare for cabinet installation|
|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|
|MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices|
|MSMWHS200 Work safely|
|MSMSUP102 Communicate in the workplace|
|MSMSUP106 Work in a team|
Assessment is competency based and includes practical demonstrations, problem solving, online quizzes, and completion of workbooks.