TAFE Queensland

Certificate III in Cabinet Making

TAFE Queensland

Course details

CRICOS course code: 095202D

Level of study: Career Based/Vocational


A return to growth in housing construction in the next three years means cabinet makers will be in demand. The visual characteristics of timber products as well as environmental considerations of materials used will provide opportunities for kitchen and bathroom installation and other cabinet making work. Technical and design skills will also be valued by employers.

In this course you will gain skills in making and repairing fine timber products using solid timber, flat-panel or timber-based materials. You will learn processes from design through to production including producing manual and computer-aided drawings, using power tools and wood machines, and undertaking jobs within cost and time constraints. Within this course you may specialise in producing free-standing furniture such as dining and bedroom suites, antiques and office furniture; or you may learn the skills required for the manufacture and installation of kitchen and bathroom fittings.

Successful completion of either the furniture or kitchen and bathroom pathway will qualify you as a cabinet maker so you can continue to progress your trade career.


The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 22 elective units.

International Students Only
You will also be required to undertake 400 hours of vocational placement in an approved setting.


MSF31113 Certificate III in Cabinet Making

Job Prospects

  • Cabinet Maker (Kitchens and Bathrooms)
  • Cabinet Maker (Furniture)

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 11,400 Per Year Read more22,800 for the entire course
Start date: 06 February 2023
Duration: 2 years
Study mode: Full time

Acacia Ridge Campus

247 Bradman Street
Brisbane Queensland 4110

Entry criteria

Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 10 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion.

Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Home Affairs.

Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other; TOEFL: PBT score of 506; iBT score of 46 with 4 in Reading /Learning and 14 in writing /speaking; PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English) overall score of 42 with Reading /Learning /writing /speaking score of 42; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) score of 162.