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Certificate III in Cabinet Making
Certificate III in Cabinet Making

Certificate III in Cabinet Making

  • ID:HI610010
  • Level:Certificate III
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

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  • Good passes at Year 11 level or the overseas equivalent.

English Requirements


Course Information

The Certificate III in Cabinet Making will give you a range of skills and knowledge in kitchen, bathroom, installation and furniture making for the manufacture of furniture and cabinetry products.

You will learn to use a range of specialist machinery, as well as preparing and working from computer-aided drawings and associated cutting lists.

In regards to each machine, you will learn about the material you are processing and how to use the machine itself - from basic to high-end production machinery such as computer numerically controlled (CNC) machines.

You will be taught the correct setup, operational, basic maintenance, troubleshooting of machining and construction methods for furniture making and kitchens/bathrooms.

CRICOS 084377E

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Course structure

To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in:

• 28 units of competency

• 6 core units

• 22 elective units

If you have already completed other eligible elective units, these may be counted towards completion of this program.


  • Make measurements and calculations

  • Communicate in the workplace

  • Work in a team

  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

  • Hand make timber joints

  • Use furniture making sector hand and power tools

  • Prepare to work safely in the construction industry

  • Set up and operate basic static machines

  • Set up, operate and maintain drilling machines

  • Set up, operate and maintain sawing machines

  • Select timbers for furniture production

  • Prepare cutting list from plans and job specifications

  • Read and interpret work documents

  • Construct furniture using leg and rail method

  • Produce manual and computer-aided production drawings

  • Set up, operate and maintain computer numerically controlled (CNC) machining and processing centres

  • Set up, operate and maintain automated edge banding machines

  • Estimate and cost job

  • Construct jigs and fixtures

  • Produce angled and curved furniture using manufactured board

  • Prepare and apply decorative surfaces for furniture

  • Fabricate custom furniture

  • Fabricate cabinets for the built-in environment

  • Plan kitchen and bathroom projects

  • Determine requirements for installation of cabinets

  • Apply manufactured board conversion techniques

  • Prepare surfaces for finishing

  • Install furnishing products

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Pre Courses

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Pathway Courses

Pathways to further study:

  • Certificate IV in Furniture Design and Technology

  • Certificate IV in Interior Design

  • Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

  • Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

  •  Advanced Diploma of Building Surveying

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Career opportunities, include:

  • cabinet maker

  • furniture maker

  • joiner

  • wood machinist

  • assistant cabinet maker

  • assistant installer (built-in cabinets for kitchens/bathrooms)

  • production operator (within cabinet making enterprise).

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 530 ($) per year

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