MSF31113 Certificate III in Cabinet Making

Award Course
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding


Become a qualified, trade-level cabinet maker. This course provides students with the skills necessary for the safe use and maintenance of a wide range of tools and equipment generally used on-the-job such as power tools and static machinery. The course provides full training in all aspects of cabinet making.


Qualified cabinet makers can find employment in domestic or commercial projects across several industries including manufacturing, construction and retail trade. This is a Nationally recognised qualification.


You will gain employable skills but you will also be equipped with the basic knowledge to proceed into further education in this area. You might like to think about a pathway into the Certificate IV in Building and Construction.

Course Delivery

This qualification is offered as apprentice only delivery over a 4 year period. Classes commence in February/ongoing and are held in 5 day blocks of attendance, at the Mildura and Swan Hill Campuses. This course is currently in transition; the course code, title, units and content may change in the future and further information will be provided upon enrolment and/or during the course of your training.

Entry Requirements

Each applicant will be required to undertake a Pre-training Review before enrolling to help confirm if the proposed course is suitable. It will provide valuable information about skills, knowledge, language, literacy and numeracy skills and whether the course will help in achieving learning and employment goals. Apprentices must have a registered training contract agreement with their employer.

Expected Time to Complete

4 Years

Units & Assessment
Core Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
MSFFM2001 Use furniture making sector hand and power tools 40 $52.00
MSFGN2001 Make measurements and calculations 30 $39.00
MSFGN3001 Read and interpret work documents 24 $31.20
MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices 30 $39.00
MSMSUP102 Communicate in the workplace 20 $26.00
MSMSUP106 Work in a team 30 $30.00
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
CPCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry 6 $19.50
MSFFDM4002 Collect and interpret information to support production processes 80 $104.00
MSFFM2003 Select and apply hardware 16 $20.80
MSFFM2005 Join solid timber 8 $10.40
MSFFM2006 Hand make timber joints 40 $52.00
MSFFM2010 Set up and operate basic static machines 56 $72.80
MSFFM3006 Install furnishing products 24 $31.20
MSFFM3010 Prepare cutting list from plans and job specifications 16 $20.80
MSFFM3012 Set up, operate and maintain sawing machines 24 $31.20
MSFFM3013 Set up, operate and maintain drilling machines 24 $31.20
MSFFM3014 Set up, operate and maintain joining machines 52 $67.50
MSFFM3015 Set up, operate and maintain planing and finishing machines 40 $52.00
MSFFM3019 Set up, operate and maintain automated edge banding machines 60 $78.00
MSFFM3024 Construct jigs and fixtures 40 $52.00
MSFFT4001 Coordinate on-site installation of furnishing products 40 $52.00
MSFGN3002 Estimate and cost job 16 $20.80
MSFKB2001 Prepare for cabinet installation 12 $15.60
MSFKB3002 Determine requirements for installation of cabinets 46 $59.80
MSFKB3003 Check and measure fit of cabinets 20 $26.00
MSFKB3004 Conduct on-site adjustments to cabinets and components 16 $20.80
MSFKB3006 Install fitted cabinets and components 35 $45.50
MSFKB3011 Plan kitchen and bathroom projects 80 $104.00
TLID0021 Store and handle dangerous goods and hazardous substances 40 $0.00
Your particular units of study will be determined from the core and elective units required for this qualification.

RPL is a formal assessment process that recognises relevant skills and knowledge you have already gained through previous training, work and life experiences. Contact the Institute today to discuss your options for RPL.

Indicative Fees

2023 2024
Government Subsidised $4,627 $4,856
Concession $1,833 $1,174
Apprenticeship $4,108 $4,289
Apprenticeship Concession $1,729 $1,174
RPL Government Subsidised $2,974
RPL Concession $595
RPL Self-funded $3,965
Self-Funded $5,618 $5,894

Average total fees include designated materials and will vary according to your specific unit choices and other factors.

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

For information on refunds in relation to withdrawals, transfers and cancellations refer to the following policies and procedures.
Refund of Course Fees Policy
Student Withdrawal and Refund of Course Fees Procedure

Please visit our Fees and Charges page for more information.
Intake Campus Course Details
2023 Ongoing Enrolment Mildura Campus Full Time, Classroom, Full Year, Apprentice
2023 Ongoing Enrolment Mildura Campus Part Time, Classroom, Full Year, School Based Apprentice
2023 Ongoing Enrolment Swan Hill Campus Part Time, Classroom, Full Year, School Based Apprentice
2023 Ongoing Enrolment Swan Hill Campus Full Time, Classroom, Full Year, Apprentice