MSF31113 Certificate III in Cabinet Making

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Next intake Ongoing 2021
LocationsEast Geelong Campus
ApprenticeshipFull-time: 4 yrs

Course description

Are you looking to start a cabinet making apprenticeship? This trade-level qualification designed for apprentices will give you the skills to specialise in cabinet making, or furniture making. You will learn measurements and calculations, environmentally sustainable work practices, to estimate and cost jobs, how to use hand and power tools, manual and computer-aided production drawings, manufacture of fitted furniture, installation of fitted furniture, manufacture of free-standing furniture, and applying stains, polishes, and decorative finishes.

Work placement/industry experience

How often do I attend?

How often do I attend?

Attendance is negotiated with employers prior to student commencement.

Possible career outcomes

  • Cabinet maker - furniture
  • Cabinet maker - kitchens and bathrooms

Apprenticeship and traineeship applicants

To become an apprentice or trainee, you will first need to find an employer willing to employ you. An Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Provider can assist you with this, and will also start your application and enrolment process. Find a local provider here

Applications & attendance

IntakeApplicationsAttendanceClassesDuration 
2021 Ongoing
East Geelong Campus 
Open: 30 Jul 2020
Close: 15 Dec 2021 
Class Day  Apprenticeship:Full-time: 4 yrs    
2021 Ongoing
East Geelong Campus 
Open: 30 Jul 2020
Close: 15 Dec 2021 
Class Day  Apprenticeship:Full-time: 4 yrs    
2022 Ongoing
East Geelong Campus 
Open: 1 Aug 2021
Close: 15 Dec 2022 
Class DayTimetable supplied once admitted
 
Apprenticeship:Full-time: 4 yrs    
2022 Ongoing
East Geelong Campus 
Open: 1 Aug 2021
Close: 15 Dec 2022 
Class DayTimetable supplied once admitted
 
Apprenticeship:Full-time: 4 yrs    

 

Students may need to complete some self-paced learning and assessment activities outside class time. This will be different for each course and will depend on a student’s level of skill and experience.

Class days and times in the above table are indicative. Prior to course commencement, changes may be necessary. Follow the link for more information on Attendance mode definitions. When you submit your application, please make sure you answer all the questions. Only successful applicants with complete applications will receive an offer. We issue offers as soon as possible. Follow the link for more information on Offer timing.

Many courses have limited places and high demand. We may close an intake before the date above. We recommend you apply early. If student numbers are insufficient we may cancel an intake or a course.

  • Applicants must be aged 16 or over at the time of course commencement
  • Any student under the age of 17 must provide a Transition from School form prior to undertaking this course
  • Applicants are expected to have literacy and numeracy skills at Year 10 or Australian Core Skills Framework Level 2
  • Apprenticeship and traineeship applicants must be currently employed under a training contract and referred by their employer.
  • You must reside in Victoria to access Victorian Government Subsidised Fees and any incentive such as Job Trainer. Full fees apply to all non-Victorian residents.
  • All applicants* must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to course commencement and will be required to provide a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate. * This requirement does not apply to secondary school students, including VCAL, VCE, Geelong Tertiary Futures Program, Mumgu-dhal tyama-tiyt and school-based apprentices and trainees (SBATs).

Each student must complete a pre-training review as part of their application. The outcome of your pre-training review assists our teachers and trainers to better understand your capabilities prior to training and enables you to be matched to the right program. Your literacy and numeracy skills will be evaluated and you may be required to undertake a separate assessment. Follow this link for more information about literacy and numeracy skills .

Practice tests

In order to prepare for your LLN, you may wish to attempt some practise tests in which you will find similar questions (with solutions too). These practice tests are not VSL approved but may be similar in question type and level of difficulty to what may be asked in the VSL approved LLN. Click here for practice tests. Please note, the VSL approved LLN cannot be resat within 3 months of undertaking it.

  • All applicants* must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to course commencement and will be required to provide a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate. * This requirement does not apply to secondary school students, including VCAL, VCE, Geelong Tertiary Futures Program, Mumgu-dhal tyama-tiyt and school-based apprentices and trainees (SBATs).

  • Applicants must be aged 16 or over at the time of course commencement
  • Any student under the age of 17 must provide a Transition from School form prior to undertaking this course
  • Applicants are expected to have literacy and numeracy skills at Year 10 or Australian Core Skills Framework Level 2
  • Apprenticeship and traineeship applicants must be currently employed under a training contract and referred by their employer.

  • All applicants* must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to course commencement and will be required to provide a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate. * This requirement does not apply to secondary school students, including VCAL, VCE, Geelong Tertiary Futures Program, Mumgu-dhal tyama-tiyt and school-based apprentices and trainees (SBATs).

Personal Learning Requirements

There are personal learning requirements for each qualification at The Gordon. These are essential personal capabilities and skills required to successfully complete the course and be ready to work in the industry.

Please review the requirements here and consider any challenges you may have in meeting them. When applying for your course, please let us know what support you may need.

Selection mode

Core Code Hours
Communicate in the workplace MSMSUP102 20
Make measurements and calculations MSFGN2001 30
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices MSMENV272 30
Read and interpret work documents MSFGN3001 24
Use furniture making sector hand and power tools MSFFM2001 40
Work in a team MSMSUP106 30
Elective Units Code Hours
Apply manufactured board conversion techniques MSFFM2011 16
Apply surface coatings by spray gun MSFFF2006 60
Assemble furnishing components MSFFM2002 20
Construct furniture using leg and rail method MSFFM3002 64
Construct jigs and fixtures MSFFM3024 40
Estimate and cost job MSFGN3002 16
Fabricate custom furniture MSFFM3005 64
Hand make timber joints MSFFM2006 40
Join solid timber MSFFM2005 8
Prepare cutting list from plans and job specifications MSFFM3010 16
Prepare surfaces for finishing MSFFF2004 24
Produce angled and curved furniture using solid timber MSFFM3004 64
Produce manual and computer-aided production drawings MSFFM3009 60
Select and apply hardware MSFFM2003 16
Set up and operate basic static machines MSFFM2010 56
Set up operate and maintain automated edge banding machines MSFFM3019 60
Set up operate and maintain computer numerically controlled (CNC) machining and processing centres MSFFM3022 80
Set up operate and maintain drilling machines MSFFM3013 24
Set up operate and maintain planing and finishing machines MSFFM3015 40
Set up operate and maintain routing and shaping machines MSFFM3017 60
Set up operate and maintain sawing machines MSFFM3012 24
Work safely MSMWHS200 30

 

Please note that the electives listed are those delivered by The Gordon but you may not be required to complete all of these to successfully complete this qualification. In order to clarify what is required to complete this qualification, please check https://training.gov.au/Home/Tga. If you have previously completed any of the units of competency relevant to this course, you may be eligible for Credit Transfer (CT). Any previous relevant experience may qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Find out more about CT or RPL here.

Assessment is based on:

  • Hands-on projects
  • Written assignments
  • Exam
FeesRateUnitIndicative Course HoursIndicative Tuition Payable by StudentMax. Indicative Government Subsidy Total
Concession Tuition AUD $0.62 per hour 1091 AUD $676.00 AUD $15,960.00
Standard Tuition AUD $3.10 per hour 1091 AUD $3,382.00 AUD $15,960.00
Full Fee Tuition AUD $18.88 per hour 1091 AUD $20,598.00

Add the costs below to your relevant tuition fee

Materials AUD $840.00
Education Levy AUD $163.65

 

All fees and charges are correct at time of publication but may change without notice. The student tuition fees are indicative only. Additional fees may apply. Where GST is applicable to any courses or materials, the fee displayed is inclusive of the GST.

Which fee will I pay?

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Fee help and student loans

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Payment plans may be available for eligible students who need assistance to manage their fee payments.

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Date published: 1/11/2021 8:03:08 AM
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