Certificate III in Cabinet Making and Timber Technology - MSF30322

Federation University Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00103D

Workers with this qualification have tradesperson-level skills in the manufacture and/or installation of products, including furniture and cabinetry, made from timber and other materials.They have core skills in tool use, measuring, drawing (including computer-aided design), interpreting work documentation, preparing cutting lists, communication, teamwork, and safe and environmentally sustainable work practices. They may have specialised skills in wood machining, cabinet and furniture making, kitchen and bathroom construction and installation, marine cabinetry, coopering or drafting.Work is in a defined range of skilled operations, usually within a range of broader activities involving established routines, methods and procedures, where some discretion and judgement is required in the selection of equipment, services or contingency measures. Individuals collaborate with others to achieve quality outcomes and take responsibility for their own work. They may have some limited responsibility for the work of others.Kitchen and bathroom installers must be licensed in some states, and induction training is required for those working on construction sites.


  • Set up, operate and maintain computer numerically controlled (CNC) machining and processing centres
  • Match furnishing style and materials to customer requirements
  • Use structured problem-solving tools
  • Assemble furnishing products
  • Join solid timber
  • Install lay flat vinyl floor coverings
  • Apply plural component coatings
  • Research and organise product inspection and testing
  • Prepare for cabinetry installation
  • Set up, operate and maintain automated edge banding machines
  • Apply graining and decorative finishes
  • Make measurements and calculations
  • Set up, operate and maintain multi-head planing and moulding machines
  • Determine and document requirements for cabinetry installation
  • Apply and trim decorative additions to shopfittings and components
  • Set up, operate and maintain planing and finishing machines
  • Communicate in the workplace
  • Set up, operate and maintain routing and shaping machines
  • Produce barrels using non-fired processes
  • Plan kitchen and bathroom projects
  • Apply sheet laminates by hand
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Design, construct and test jigs
  • Fix wet area sheets
  • Produce and maintain cutting tools
  • Use furniture finishing hand and power tools
  • Select and apply adhesives in automotive and marine service and repair work
  • Prepare surfaces for finishing
  • Deliver and monitor a service to customers
  • Match and make up colours
  • Set up, operate and maintain sawing machines
  • Hand make timber joints
  • Maintain and repair barrels
  • Produce barrels using fired processes
  • Produce computer-aided drawings
  • Manufacture components for doors, windows and frames
  • Produce manual and computer-aided drawings from design concepts
  • Collect and interpret information to support production processes
  • Estimate and cost job
  • Coordinate onsite installation of cabinetry
  • Construct and install bulkheads
  • Read and interpret work documents
  • Install cabinetry
  • Produce angled and curved components using manufactured board
  • Set up, operate and maintain drilling machines
  • Work in a team
  • Select timbers for furniture production
  • Use coopering sector hand and power tools
  • Work safely
  • Produce manual and computer-aided production drawings
  • Store and handle dangerous goods and hazardous substances
  • Use furniture making hand and power tools
  • Set up, operate and maintain computer numerically controlled (CNC) sizing machines
  • Organise on-site work
  • Fabricate cabinetry
  • Construct furniture using leg and rail method
  • Work in accordance with an issued permit
  • Fabricate synthetic solid surface products
  • Prepare and apply decorative surfaces for furnishing products
  • Produce angled and curved components using solid timber
  • Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
  • Apply competitive systems and practices
  • Prepare cutting lists from design and production documentation
  • Install suspended ceilings
  • Set up, operate and maintain joining machines
  • Maintain spray equipment and booth
  • Implement continuous improvements based on standardised work practices
  • Operate basic static machines safely
  • Select and apply hardware
  • Produce computer-aided line and component production drawings
  • Apply surface coatings by spray gun
  • Prepare to work safely in the construction industry

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
SMB (Ballarat) No
  • Full-time : 4 years

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