Certificate III in Cabinet Making

Holmesglen Institute

Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00012G

This qualification is part of the Furnishing Training Package. It covers the skills and knowledge required to perform a range of skills at trade-level for those working in furniture making and those involved in the manufacture and installation of fitted furniture typically in a kitchen, bathroom and related context. Installation skills may be applied to new or renovation work. The work is in a defined range of skilled operations, usually within a range of broader related activities involving known routines, methods and procedures, where some discretion and judgement is required in the selection of equipment, services or contingency measures and within known time constraints.


  • 28 units: 6 core
  • 22 elective


  • Core: Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Communicate in the workplace
  • Work in a team
  • Use furniture making hand and power tools
  • Make measurements and calculations
  • Read and interpret work documents. Electives: Work safely in the construction industry
  • Prepare surfaces for finishing
  • Join solid timber
  • Fabricate custom furniture
  • Hand make timber joints
  • Prepare for cabinet installation
  • Determine requirements for installation of cabinets
  • Check and measure fit of cabinets
  • Install fitted cabinets and components
  • Select and apply hardware
  • Apply manufactured board conversion techniques
  • Apply surface coatings by spray gun
  • Construct chair and couch frames
  • plus more.

Standard entry requirements

Year 10 or an apprenticeship contract

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Chadstone Domestic: $14,605
International: $14,900
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