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.

Entry Requirements

Students must be over the age of 16 and currently employed as an apprentice cabinetmaker signed up with an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Provider. Nominal apprenticeship duration is 4 years. Each student will undertake a Pre-Training Review before enrolling to help confirm the proposed course is suitable. It will provide valuable information about an individual's existing skills and knowledge, language, literacy and numeracy skills and whether the course will help in achieving learning and/or employment goals.

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 $44.00
MSFGN2001 Make measurements and calculations 30 $33.00
MSFGN3001 Read and interpret work documents 24 $26.40
MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices 30 $36.00
MSMSUP102 Communicate in the workplace 20 $22.00
MSMSUP106 Work in a team 30 $30.00
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry 6 $16.50
MSFFM2003 Select and apply hardware 16 $17.60
MSFFM2005 Join solid timber 8 $15.00
MSFFM2006 Hand make timber joints 40 $44.00
MSFFM2010 Set up and operate basic static machines 56 $61.60
MSFFM3006 Install furnishing products 24 $26.40
MSFFM3010 Prepare cutting list from plans and job specifications 16 $17.60
MSFFM3012 Set up, operate and maintain sawing machines 24 $26.40
MSFFM3013 Set up, operate and maintain drilling machines 24 $26.40
MSFFM3014 Set up, operate and maintain joining machines 52 $57.20
MSFFM3015 Set up, operate and maintain planing and finishing machines 40 $44.00
MSFFM3019 Set up, operate and maintain automated edge banding machines 60 $66.00
MSFFT4001 Coordinate on-site installation of furnishing products 40 $44.00
MSFFT4008 Interpret and use workplace information 54 $59.40
MSFGN3002 Estimate and cost job 16 $17.60
MSFKB2001 Prepare for cabinet installation 12 $15.00
MSFKB3002 Determine requirements for installation of cabinets 46 $50.60
MSFKB3003 Check and measure fit of cabinets 20 $22.00
MSFKB3004 Conduct on-site adjustments to cabinets and components 16 $17.60
MSFKB3006 Install fitted cabinets and components 35 $38.50
MSFKB3011 Plan kitchen and bathroom projects 80 $88.00
TLID2003 Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substances 40 $44.00

Course Assessment

  • Project
  • Practical task
  • Written task
  • Third party report
  • Other (Not Specified)
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

Apprenticeship $3,824
Apprenticeship Concession $1,606
RPL Government Subsidised $1,982
RPL Concession $396
RPL Self-funded $2,974

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

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Intake Campus Course Details
2021 Ongoing Enrolment Mildura Campus Full Time, Part Time, Classroom Based, Full Year, Apprentice Only
2021 Ongoing Enrolment Swan Hill Campus Full Time, Part Time, Classroom Based, Full Year, Apprentice Only