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Craft a career in cabinet making

As a Cabinet Maker you will make and assemble furniture from solid timber, flat-panel or timber-based products. With our Certificate III you can specialise in particular areas such as reproduction of antique furniture, kitchen fittings, bedroom suites, office furniture, dining suites, shop fittings and occasional furniture. Course details

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LOCATION/S

Acacia Ridge

Key dates and info

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 Joe Lam

Certificate III in Carpentry

I chose TAFE Queensland because it offered the carpentry course I wanted and I had heard a lot of good feedback from past students. My experience at TAFE Queensland has been a positive one. The teachers and staff are very friendly and helpful and the teachers are very knowledgeable. I would recommend TAFE Queensland to other international students as I’ve received a high quality education here.

Joe Lam
Certificate III in Carpentry
TAFE Queensland SkillsTech



Practical skills, international qualifications.

Daniel, Certificate III in Automotive Mechanical

Daniel has had an interest in cars since he was a kid. He came to TAFE Queensland SkillsTech to get practical, real world skills to launch his automotive career. He loves the wonderful weather in Brisbane and spends his spare time playing soccer with friends he’s made from around the world.

Key dates

Provider CRICOS/RTO Code Program CRICOS Code Location Workload Delivery Key Date

TAFE Queensland SkillsTech

CRICOS 02014M | RTO 31396

094482K Acacia Ridge Full Time Classroom 10/07/2017
05/02/2018
09/07/2018
04/02/2019
15/07/2019
10/02/2020

Entry requirements

  • English Language Proficiency: Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - For a list of all English Language test accepted by TAFE Queensland International
  • 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. For more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12.

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 Immigration and Border Protection.  For more information visit Department of Immigration and Border Protection - Welfare Requirements For Student Visa Applicants under 18.

Location/s

Acacia Ridge
247 Bradman St
Acacia Ridge QLD 4110

Resources required

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Personal protective equipment:

  • safety glasses - students must wear these at all times in the workshop, or any eye hazard area as specified by the teacher
  • protective footwear - covered uppers, steel capped toes and non-slip shoes to AS2210
  • ear protection - ear muffs or ear plugs that conform to the Australian Standard AS 1269 or 1270.
  • hair protection - long hair (i.e. hair below collar length) must be restrained (hat, headband, or hair tie)
  • protective clothing (100% cotton drill) - sleeved cotton work wear or employer supplied unifrom must be worn at all times

Students failing to meet these minimum standards of dress will not be permitted entry in to practical classes.

Materials list:

  • training record book
  • scale rule: metric 1:1, 1:2, 1:5, 1:10
  • set square:  60°, 30°, 45° (size 8 or 10)
  • folding meter rule (carpenters)
  • metre scale 8 m tape
  • pens
  • pencil HB, 2H and 4H
  • eraser
  • pencil sharpener
  • calculator (non-scientific is fine)

Courses may require different resources, depending on your study location.

Timetable

Monday to Wednesday 7.30 am – 3.00 pm

Units

To achieve this qualification you will need to complete 28 units:
Core Competencies: 6
Elective Competencies: 22

Core and Elective Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
MSMSUP102 Communicate in the workplace Core
MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices Core
MSMSUP106 Work in a team Core
MSFFM2001 Use furniture making sector hand and power tools Core
MSFGN2001 Make measurements and calculations Core
MSFGN3001 Read and interpret work documents Core
MSAPMOHS200A Work safely Elective
MSFFM2010 Set up and operate basic static machines Elective
MSFFM3010 Prepare cutting list from plans and job specifications Elective
MSFFM3008 Select timbers for furniture production Elective
MSFFM3012 Set up, operate and maintain sawing machines Elective
MSFFM2002 Assemble furnishing components Elective
MSFFM2006 Hand make timber joints Elective
MSFFM2004 Apply sheet laminates by hand Elective
MSFFM3009 Produce manual and computer-aided production drawings Elective
MSFFM3022 Set up, operate and maintain computer numerically controlled (CNC) machining and processing centres Elective
MSFFM2011 Apply manufactured board conversion techniques Elective
MSFFM3019 Set up, operate and maintain automated edge banding machines Elective
MSFFM3003 Produce angled and curved furniture using manufactured board Elective
MSFFM3004 Produce angled and curved furniture using solid timber Elective
MSFFM3011 Measure and draw site layout for manufactured furniture products Elective
MSFKB3003 Check and measure fit of cabinets Elective
MSFGN3002 Estimate and cost job Elective
MSFKB3002 Determine requirements for installation of cabinets Elective
MSFKB3005 Fabricate cabinets for the built-in environment Elective
MSFKB3006 Install fitted cabinets and components Elective
MSFFM2003 Select and apply hardware Elective
MSFKB3004 Conduct on-site adjustments to cabinets and components Elective

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses.

The course cost indicated is for students on an international student visa. If you are visiting Australia on a non-student visa, (e.g. partner visa, working holiday, employer sponsor etc.) please contact us directly for the price applicable to you.

Costs

Location Cost Duration
Acacia Ridge, SkillsTech $21,000 2 Years

Additional costs

Please note you may be required to pay for text books and personal protective clothing and equipment such as safety boots etc. (approx. AUD $350)

Outcome

MSF31113 Certificate III in Cabinet Making

Job prospects

  • Cabinetmaker

 Joe Lam

Certificate III in Carpentry

I chose TAFE Queensland because it offered the carpentry course I wanted and I had heard a lot of good feedback from past students. My experience at TAFE Queensland has been a positive one. The teachers and staff are very friendly and helpful and the teachers are very knowledgeable. I would recommend TAFE Queensland to other international students as I’ve received a high quality education here.

Joe Lam
Certificate III in Carpentry
TAFE Queensland SkillsTech

Application Process

Applying to TAFE Queensland International is easy. You can submit an application at any time, but get in early as positions are limited. Follow the steps below to apply to study at TAFE Queensland.

Before you apply

  1. Check the evidence required to apply for your visa

    Before you apply to study at TAFE Queensland, you should check what documents and evidence you will need to provide to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) to support your visa application.

    How to check what evidence you will need to provide to obtain a visa:

    • Visit the Student Visa (subclass 500) page on the DIBP website
    • Scroll down to the Document Checklist Tool
    • Select the country listed on your passport
    • Enter 03020E in the Education Provider CRICOS code field
    • Answer the final question: I am one of the following
    • Click the Display Evidence button
    • Read through the Documentary Evidence List to find out what you will need to submit with your visa application

  2. Review Admissions criteria and key dates

    Some courses require you to meet additional entry requirements eg. Submit a portfolio or artwork with your application. Please check individual course requirements via the Course page.

  3. Prepare your certified supporting documents

    If you are an international student applying directly to TAFE Queensland, you will need to include certified copies of the following documents to support your application:

    • Copy of passport
    • Educational certificate and academic records
    • English language test results

  4. Applying as a mature aged student

    Mature age students (at least 21years of age and with work experience/other qualifications) may be admitted into a program without meeting the formal academic requirements.
    The following documentation is required to support your application:

    • Current CV
    • References on company letterhead from current or previous employers

    Where previous study/employment was conducted in English, submit a certified letter from the educational institution/employer confirming the language of instruction/employment was English.
  5. Under 18 students

    International student visa applicants under the age of 18 will only 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. For more information visit Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.

  6. Submit your application

    Submit your application and supporting documents through TAFE Queensland's online application portal or through a TAFE Queensland Registered Agent who can guide you through the enrolment process.

    Receive your Letter of Offer

    Accepting your Letter of Offer

    Note the expiry date for acceptance.

    • Meet all conditions as outlined in your Letter of Offer and Acceptance
    • Read and agree to the Terms and Conditions of your Letter of Offer and Acceptance
    • Read the International Student Refund Policy
    • Read the TAFE Queensland student rules
    • Pay the tuition fees as stated in your Letter of Offer
    • Pay for Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) as stated in your Letter of Offer, or arrange your own OSHC for the duration of your visa.

    Next Step

    Receive your Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE -required for visa lodgement). You will use this document to apply for your student visa.

    Apply for your visa

    To apply for your student visa, visit the DIBP website and click Apply Now. Follow the steps to create your ImmiAccount and apply for your visa.

    Travel to Queensland and attend Orientation

    Once you have received your student visa, you can travel to Queensland ready to attend the TAFE Queensland International Orientation.

Orientation

At the beginning of each semester orientation events are hosted across TAFE Queensland locations.

TAFE Queensland recommends you arrive two weeks prior to your course start date to allow time to organise and settle into your accommodation and prepare for your studies.

International Orientation details are emailed to you prior to commencing your studies or they can be accessed via the Orientation Schedule.

Program specific orientations are also conducted one week prior to the start of study. This is an opportunity for you to meet your teachers and classmates, get to know your campus, and familiarise yourself with your study schedule. 

Last updated on 19 April 2017

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