This course can be undertaken alongside your cabinet making apprenticeship, or as a non-apprentice. Apprentices are employed in a range of fields in the furnishing industry, in areas such as furniture makers, kitchen manufacturers, shop fitters, joiners, reproduction furniture makers, furniture restorers and boat interior fitters. To become a trades-person in the furnishing industry requires the completion of an Australian apprenticeship in furnishing. To gain an Australian apprenticeship you will need to find a job with an employer willing to supervise your training. This course is designed to give you the skills you need to operate as a trades-person in cabinet making. You will also gain experience in using hand and power tools and develop the skills involved in reading and using plans to build projects. The base skills that you acquire can also be used to build your own kitchen or cabinets.
- Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
- Communicate in the workplace
- Work in a team
- Use furniture making sector hand and power tools
- Make measurements and calculations
- Read and interpret work documents
Further learning outcomes are depicted by the units you elect to undertake
MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
MSMSUP102 Communicate in the workplace
MSMSUP106 Work in a team
MSFFM2001 Use furniture making sector hand and power tools
MSFGN2001 Make measurements and calculations
MSFGN3001 Read and interpret work documents
CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
MSFFF2004 Prepare surfaces for finishing
MSFFM2002 Assemble furnishing components
MSFFM2005 Join solid timber
MSFFM2006 Hand make timber joints
MSFFM3002 Construct furniture using leg and rail method
MSFFM3005 Fabricate custom furniture
MSFFM3006 Install furnishing products
MSFFM2003 Select and apply hardware
MSFFM3012 Set up, operate and maintain sawing machines
MSFFM3004 Produce angled and curved furniture using solid timber
MSFFM3013 Set up, operate and maintain drilling machines
MSFFM3009 Produce manual and computer-aided production drawings
MSFFM3014 Set up, operate and maintain joining machines
MSFFM3015 Set up, operate and maintain planing and finishing machines
MSFFM2011 Apply manufactured board conversion techniques
MSFFM3003 Produce angled and curved furniture using manufactured board
TLID2003 Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substances
MSFFM2010 Set up and operate basic static machines
MSFFM3010 Prepare cutting list from plans and job specifications
MSFFM3024 Construct jigs and fixtures
MSFFM2004 Apply sheet laminates by hand
22 additional selectable units apply.
The assessments will enable students to demonstrate the underpinning knowledge, skills and attributes required to meet the course outcomes. A range of assessment strategies to meet different student’s needs will be selected, including theoretical and practical assessments, such as assessing outcomes of furniture you produce, portfolio, projects and observation in a simulated environment.
By successfully completing this course you will receive a nationally recognised AQF qualification.
- Furniture maker
- Furniture restorer
- Kitchen manufacturer
- Shop fitter
- Boat interior fitter
- Cabinet maker
- On-campus – The majority of teaching and assessment is conducted on-campus
- Apprenticeship – Teaching and assessment will be required to be conducted as part of an apprenticeship
- Brockley Street, Wodonga Vic
APPRENTICESHIP OR ON-CAMPUS, PART-TIME: 3 YEARS
When You Can Start
Any time for apprentices.
**Apprenticeship:** 3 days per week (Tues-Thurs) | 8 blocks per year | Time: 8am-4.30pm
**Non-Apprenticeship:** 3 days per week available (Tue-Thurs) | Block-release structure | Time: 8am-4.30pm | For more information on the structure, please contact
- You must be employed as an apprentice or trainee in cabinet making for the apprenticeship stream of this course. Employer's requirements vary but generally they require that you have successfully completed Year 10.
- Non-apprentices must be at least 16 years of age.
Government Funded $2,850.00 (Tuition $2,850.00, Materials $0.00)
Concession $570.00 (Tuition $570.00, Materials $0.00)
Fee For Service $5,700.00 (Tuition $5,700.00, Materials $0.00)
Fees Additional Information
The student tuition fees published are indicative only and can be subject to change given individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.
Funding made available to eligible individuals by State and Commonwealth Governments. If funding is utilised, this may affect future opportunities to access additional funding in the future. For more information see ‘Fee information and eligibility’ under the Enrol Now tab on the Wodonga TAFE website.
Materials Included In Fees
- Reference books
How to apply
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If employed as an apprentice and undertaking this course, you will undertake learning at TAFE for eight three-day blocks for a total of 240 hrs per year, and complete up to 80 hours of training on the job.
When You Can Enrol
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