Cabinet Making (Furniture) – Certificate III

Apprentices will gain knowledge and skills in a broad range of areas relating to furniture making including the use of hand and power tools, selection and application of furniture hardware. furniture construction. timber selection, setting up, operating and maintaining manual and semi-automatic woodworking machinery.

HSC credit ATAR pathway
4 No

Apprentices will learn the skills and knowledge 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. There are two pathways offered within the Certificate III in Cabinet Making targeting the skill requirements of free-standing furniture makers and kitchen and bathroom cabinet makers and installers.

Outcome on completion of your HSC

  • Statement of Competencies Achieved for Certificate III in Cabinet Making (Furniture) MSF31113 from the MSF Furnishing Training Package.
  • A career path in the Furnishing industry.
  • Continuation in the Cabinet Making (Furniture) apprenticeship full time post school.

Course delivery

  • Will be delivered both on the job and off the job.Two years part time during school, followed by three years full time post-school in both on and off the job training.

Commitment required

  • Undertake a minimum of 100 days in paid employment and training.
  • Undertake Certificate III in Cabinet Making (Furniture), and complete Stage 1 of this qualification by the end of your HSC.
  • The employment and training can be undertaken during school time, after school and during school holidays.

How will you be assessed?

  • Both on the job and off the job through written tests, project work and practical exercises.
Course ATAR eligibility HSC unit credit
Cabinet Making
Total of 4 units over two years towards your HSC for the formal training component (VET course).
Industry-based learning course (optional) No

This optional course recognises the significant work component involved in the school based apprenticeship.

The course offers an additional 4 units credit towards your HSC.

This HSC VET course does not contribute towards the calculation of the ATAR.

For further information about how to sign up to this school based apprenticeship please speak with your Careers Adviser.

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