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Start building your career as a cabinet maker!

A course in cabinetmaking gives you the skills to specialise in a range of areas including, the reproduction of kitchen fittings, dining and bedroom suits, antique and office furniture and shop fittings. Learn how to use power tools, workshop machinery, produce manual and computer aided production drawings and estimate and cost jobs. Course details


Cairns, Townsville Trade Training Centre

Key dates and info


Recognition of prior learning (RPL): Varies / Varies
Workplace: Varies / Varies
Part time: Varies / Varies

Course details

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Key dates

Cairns Any time Part time / Varies Classroom
Any time Varies Workplace
Any time Varies Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Townsville Trade Training Centre Any time Part time / Varies Classroom
Any time Varies Workplace
Any time Varies Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

Entry requirements

Students must be indentured as an apprentice in the industry.


Gatton, Newton, Eureka and Wilkinson Streets
Manunda QLD 4870

Townsville Trade Training Centre
763 Ingham Road
Townsville QLD 4818

Resources required

Attire is to be of current industry standard with cotton drill long sleeved shirts and long pants, safety glasses and steel cap boots to be worn during workshop operations.


This course has an expected duration of 42 months, however as this is a competency based course, students may accelerate through the course in the workplace with withdrawal times as per the Individual Training Plans.

Relevant documents:

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Students need to successfully complete 28 units to gain the qualification; 6 core and 22 elective units.

MSAENV272B Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices Core
MSAPMSUP102A Communicate in the workplace Core
MSAPMSUP106A Work in a team Core
MSFFM2001 Use furniture making sector hand and power tools Core
MSFGN2001 Make measurements and calculations Core
MSFGN3001 Read and interpret work documents Core
MSFKB3006 Install fitted cabinets and components Elective
MSFKB3005 Fabricate cabinets for the built-in environment Elective
MSFKB3004 Conduct on-site adjustments to cabinets and components Elective
MSFKB3003 Check and measure fit of cabinets Elective
MSFKB3002 Determine requirements for installation of cabinets Elective
MSFKB3001 Identify processes in kitchen and bathroom projects Elective
MSFKB2001 Prepare for cabinet installation Elective
MSFGN3002 Estimate and cost job Elective
MSFFM3024 Construct jigs and fixtures Elective
MSFFM3021 Set up, operate and maintain computer numerically controlled (CNC) sizing machines Elective
MSFFM3019 Set up, operate and maintain automated edge banding machines Elective
MSFFM3012 Set up, operate and maintain sawing machines Elective
MSFFM3011 Measure and draw site layout for manufactured furniture products Elective
MSFFM3010 Prepare cutting list from plans and job specifications Elective
MSFFM3009 Produce manual and computer-aided production drawings Elective
MSFFM3008 Select timbers for furniture production Elective
MSFFM3007 Prepare and apply decorative surfaces for furniture Elective
MSFFM3005 Fabricate custom furniture Elective
MSFFM3004 Produce angled and curved furniture using solid timber Elective
MSFFM3003 Produce angled and curved furniture using manufactured board Elective
MSFFM2011 Apply manufactured board conversion techniques Elective
MSFFM2002 Assemble furnishing components Elective
MSFFF2004 Prepare surfaces for finishing Elective
TLID2003A Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substances Elective
MSAPMOHS200A Work safely Elective


Not all electives available at all campuses

CSQ Funding: $150 non-refund CSQ RPL service fee

Eligibility Kit available under "Relevant Documents" on the Course Details tab.

Enrolled students must complete a minimum of two units of gap training and must be able to use RPL for 80% of the qualification.  Gap training and RPL must be completed by 30 September 2017 to access funding.  Conditions apply.

For more information about the costs associated with undertaking an apprenticeship, please give us a call.

Additional costs

Please be aware that you will also be required to supply the following items at your cost:

  • Safety boots
  • Safety glasses
  • Cotton drill long sleeved shirts and long pants
  • Pens
  • Notepads
  • Calculator


MSF31113 Certificate III in Cabinet Making

Job prospects

  • Cabinetmaker
  • Carpenter
  • Furniture Finisher

Enrol now if you have:

  • received booking confirmed and got your Training Notice
  • checked your course cost and know which payment option is right for you (under the costs tab).
  • read the student rules and refund policy

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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 21 April 2017

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