MSF30322 - Certificate III in Cabinet Making and Timber Technology

DurationThis program is delivered under an apprenticeship model over a four (4) year period with a combination of on-the-job training and on-campus delivery comprising face to face theory and practical. Training consists of approximately 398 hours of study time plus on-the-job appropriately supervised experience consisting of approximately 6898 hours.
Study modeOn Campus, RPL/RCC/Credit
Total units25
Apprenticeship training to be completed under the supervision of an employer. On-campus training is conducted on the CQUniversity’s Rockhampton City Campus.

Overview

Dive into hands-on training designed exclusively for aspiring trade-level cabinet makers. This course is available through apprentice delivery only and can be your gateway to mastering the skills needed for a thriving career in furniture making, manufacturing and furniture installation.

Workers with this qualification have tradesperson-level skills in the manufacture and/or installation of products, including furniture and cabinetry, made from timber and other materials. They have core skills in tool use, measuring, drawing (including computer-aided design), interpreting work documentation, preparing cutting lists, communication, teamwork, and safe and environmentally sustainable work practices. They may have specialised skills in wood machining, cabinet and furniture making, kitchen and bathroom construction and installation, marine cabinetry, coopering or drafting. Work is in a defined range of skilled operations, usually within a range of broader activities involving established routines, methods and procedures, where some discretion and judgement is required in the selection of equipment, services or contingency measures. Individuals collaborate with others to achieve quality outcomes and take responsibility for their own work. They may have some limited responsibility for the work of others. Kitchen and bathroom installers must be licensed in some states, and induction training is required for those working on construction sites.



This is a nationally recognised accredited course.

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Career Opportunities

Students who complete this qualification will be deemed as qualified tradespeople in the cabinetmaking and furnishing industry. This may lead to further opportunities in the design, building and construction industries.

Structure & Availability

Standard Course Structure

Duration:

This program is delivered under an apprenticeship model over a four (4) year period with a combination of on-the-job training and on-campus delivery comprising face to face theory and practical.

Training consists of approximately 398 hours of study time plus on-the-job appropriately supervised experience consisting of approximately 6898 hours.


Core

Unit CodeUnit Name
MSMENV272Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
MSMSUP102Communicate in the workplace
MSMSUP106Work in a team
MSFFM2013Use furniture making hand and power tools
MSFGN2001Make measurements and calculations
MSFGN3005Read and interpret work documents
MSFFM3030Produce manual and computer-aided production drawings
MSFFM3031Prepare cutting lists from design and production documentation

Elective

Unit CodeUnit Name
TLID0021Store and handle dangerous goods and hazardous substances
CPCWHS1001Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
CPCCWHS2001Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
MSFFM2019Assemble furnishing products
MSFFM2014Select and apply hardware
MSFFM3042Fabricate cabinetry
MSFFM3038Set up, operate and maintain automated edge banding machines
MSFKB2003Prepare for cabinetry installation
MSFKB3012Plan kitchen and bathroom projects
MSFGN3006Estimate and cost job
MSFFM3041Determine and document requirements for cabinetry installation
MSFFM3043Install cabinetry
MSFFF2014Apply surface coatings by spray gun
MSFFM3026Produce angled and curved components using manufactured board
MSFFM3032Set up, operate and maintain sawing machines
MSFFM3033Set up, operate and maintain drilling machines
MSFFM3035Set up, operate and maintain planing and finishing machines

BLOCK A

Unit CodeUnit Name
MSMENV272Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
MSMSUP102Communicate in the workplace
MSMSUP106Work in a team
MSFFM2013Use furniture making hand and power tools
MSFGN2001Make measurements and calculations
TLID0021Store and handle dangerous goods and hazardous substances
CPCWHS1001Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
CPCCWHS2001Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

BLOCK B

Unit CodeUnit Name
MSFFM2019Assemble furnishing products
MSFFM2014Select and apply hardware
MSFFM3042Fabricate cabinetry
MSFFM3038Set up, operate and maintain automated edge banding machines

BLOCK C

Unit CodeUnit Name
MSFGN3005Read and interpret work documents
MSFKB2003Prepare for cabinetry installation
MSFKB3012Plan kitchen and bathroom projects
MSFGN3006Estimate and cost job

BLOCK D

Unit CodeUnit Name
MSFFM3041Determine and document requirements for cabinetry installation
MSFFM3030Produce manual and computer-aided production drawings
MSFFM3043Install cabinetry
MSFFM3031Prepare cutting lists from design and production documentation

BLOCK E

Unit CodeUnit Name
MSFFF2014Apply surface coatings by spray gun
MSFFM3026Produce angled and curved components using manufactured board
MSFFM3032Set up, operate and maintain sawing machines
MSFFM3033Set up, operate and maintain drilling machines
MSFFM3035Set up, operate and maintain planing and finishing machines

Apprentices can be accepted throughout the year. Training dates are structured upon intake. On-campus training is conducted on the CQUniversity’s Rockhampton City Campus.

This course has no residential schools.

Requirements

Completion of the bksb (Basic Key Skills Builder) online literacy and numeracy assessment prior to enrolment, unless the student has completed an equal or higher level course.

All participants in this course must be employed in an apprenticeship.

Fees & Scholarships

2024 Indicative Fees

Fee TypeFees
Fee for service$21,750
Fee for service per unit$870
RPL Fee for service per Unit$435

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Our scholarships could help you pay for things like relocation, living on campus, laptops and technology, childcare, study and living expenses, travel and more.

How to apply

Traineeships and apprenticeships need to be secured with an employer before you can start your study. Your employer will then work with CQUniversity on the training program that is right for you. If you would like to become an apprentice or trainee, visit the Australian Government Australian Apprenticeships website.